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Jake LaTurner on Gun Control

 

 


Second amendment is a foundational right

The second amendment is a foundational right in our constitution. I believe the right to protect yourself and defend your family was created by God.

iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an A rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 KS-2 House race , Nov 3, 2020

A+ rating from NRA for passage of Constitutional Carry

Born and raised in Galena, Jake is a 6th-generation Kansan. Faith in God, the importance of family, love of country and the dignity of work are just some of the values he learned at a young age. Jake and his wife have worked to pass these same values on to their four children.

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.

Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LaTurnerForSenate.com , Jul 19, 2019

Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions

Legislative Summary: HB 2502: The bill amends the Weapons Free School Act to prohibit school districts from adopting policies preventing organizations from conducting activities on school property solely because the activities involve the possession and use of air guns.

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

Source: The Wichita Eagle analysis of Kansas voting records HB 2502 , May 1, 2016

Allow concealed carry of guns without a license

Legislative Summary: SB 45: The bill adds language allowing the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license issued by the State, as long as that individual is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under either federal or state law.

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.

Source: Everytown.org analysis of Kansas S.B. 45 voting records , Mar 25, 2015

Anti-gun control, according to PVS survey.

LaTurner opposes the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-10 on Sep 9, 2020

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Gun Control: Jake LaTurner on other issues:
KS Gubernatorial:
Carl Brewer
Derek Schmidt
Greg Orman
Jeff Colyer
Kris Kobach
Laura Kelly
Sam Brownback
Wink Hartman
KS Senatorial:
Barbara Bollier
Barry Grissom
Dave Lindstrom
Greg Orman
Jerry Moran
Kris Kobach
Pat Roberts
Patrick Wiesner
Roger Marshall
Susan Wagle
Incoming Republican Freshmen 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshmen 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: replacing Marcia Fudge (D, SPEL Nov. 2021)
OH-15: replacing Steve Stivers (R, SPEL Nov. 2021)
TX-6: replacing Ron Wright (R, SPEL July 2021)
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