Jake LaTurner on Gun Control
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an A rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020.
Jake was twice elected to the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017. Seen as an innovator and champion of conservative reform, he has an A+ rating from the NRA for leading the successful passage of Constitutional Carry.
Analysis by The Wichita Eagle: HB 2502 bundles most of the Legislature's gun-related legislation for the session. The bill says public employers, such as cities and counties, cannot forbid employees from carrying concealed weapons while on duty. Public employers should not have the power to endanger their employees by restricting them from carrying a firearm for protection, Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, said during the Senate debate.
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 32-6-2 on May/1/16; State Sen. Jake LaTurner voted YES; Passed House 92-28-5 on May/1/16; Signed by Governor Sam Brownback on May/11/16
Everytown.org analysis 2/6/15: The Kansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, condemned the passage of S.B. 45, legislation that would effectively dismantle the state's concealed carry licensing system. Kansas would become one of only five states to allow people to carry hidden, loaded guns in public places without any training or license required.
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 85-39-1 on Mar/25/15; Passed Senate 31-8-1 on Mar/25/15; State Sen. Jake LaTurner co-sponsored and voted YES; Signed by Governor Sam Brownback on Apr/2/15.
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