State of Missouri Archives: on Gun Control
Support 2nd amendment rights AND background checks
I'm Jason Kander [wearing a blindfold and assembling a rifle as he speaks].
Senator Blunt has been attacking me on guns. [Inserts bolt release lever and then bolt carrier].
Well, in the army, I learned to use and respect my rifle. In Afghanistan,
I volunteered to be an extra gun in a convoy of unarmored SUVs. And in the state legislature I supported Second Amendment rights. [Attaches receiver to barrel assembly].
I also believe in background checks so the terrorists get their hands on one of these [assembling last piece into place and removing blindfold]. I approve this message [extends shoulder stock and locks it into place with a loud click]
because I'd like to see Senator Blunt do this.
[Removes blindfold and holds fully-assembled rifle.] [Text: Jason Kander for U.S. Senate]
Source: AdWatch on 2016 Missouri Senate race
Oct 5, 2016
Endorsed by NRA; overrode veto of gun rights
The Democratic nominee, Attorney General Chris Koster, was a GOP state senator until switching parties in 2007. He's won endorsements this year from the National Rifle Association and Missouri's major agricultural organizations, all of whom typically
Koster backed the GOP Legislature's hallmark accomplishment--a 2014 income tax cut enacted by overriding Nixon's veto--and also sided with Republicans when they overrode Nixon's veto of a gun-rights law this September.
Source: Associated Press on 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial race
Oct 1, 2016
Protect our freedoms, including the Second Amendment
As a conservative outsider, my priorities will be jobs, education and restoring trust in our government. Missourians are desperate for quality jobs because politicians have let them down.
I will enact ethics reform to end the culture of corruption and protect our freedoms - including the Second Amendment. As a Navy SEAL, I know how vital gun rights are to our security.
Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial Race
Sep 19, 2016
Right to bear arms differentiates America as a free nation
Ever since I was a Marksman First Class in the NRA as a girl, I have always believed that the right to bear and carry arms is what differentiates America as a truly great and free nation. We cannot stop fighting to protect our Second Amendment rights.
As Speaker of the House, I supported concealed carry and persuaded 18 Democrats to join us in overriding the Governor's veto. Making concealed carry the law of Missouri for the first time was one of my greatest legislative achievements.
I will always support the Second Amendment. An armed citizenry is, as ever, the best defense against tyranny. Action Plan:
Source: 2016 HanawayForGovernor.com Missouri campaign website
May 10, 2016
- Support passage of a Constitutional Carry bill that will allow law-abiding Missourians to carry concealed weapons without
asking the government's permission first;
- Propose laws allowing responsible campus carry, as well as carry in other public places;
- Fight all federal efforts to build a national gun database or restrict Missourians' gun rights in any other way.
Constitution is clear, so just encourage responsibility
Encourage responsibility in gun usage, along with education. ˙The˙Constitution is clear in allowing Americans the right to bear arms. I am a gun owner and use firearms in hunting. Understanding and familiarity of firearms is key to safety.˙Hunter safety
courses provided by the˙Missouri Department of Conservation˙have been an excellent instructional program for gun safety for new and old hunters.˙Education on guns, ammunition, and laws are helpful in reducing accidents and promoting responsibility.
Source: Email interview on 2016 Missouri candidacy by OnTheIssues
Apr 25, 2016
Defend right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms
THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS CLEAR. I believe we must always defend the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
I am a life member of the NRA and a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
Source: 2016 Missouri Governor campaign website EricGreitens.com
Oct 9, 2015
Led fight to pass right to carry law
Peter led Missouri Republicans in the fight to pass right to carry,
and he holds the NRA's highest A+ rating.
Source: 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial campaign website PeterKinder.com
Sep 9, 2015
Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms
Koster is under increasing pressure from leaders of his own party.
This summer, Koster backed the controversial "right to farm" and "right to bear arms" amendments that voters decided this summer. Many Democrats opposed those ideas.
Source: Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race
Oct 17, 2014
Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them
HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments
Bill Passed House (105 - 50) ; Rep. Jason Kander voted Nay
Synopsis: Vote to pass a bill that lowers the minimum age for a concealed weapon permit, allows deadly force in instances of private property
protection, and allows concealed firearms in any higher education institution; Highlights:
Source: VoteSmart synopsis of 2009 Missouri voting records
Apr 16, 2009
- Lowers the minimum age requirement for obtaining a concealed carry endorsement from 23 years of age to 21 years of age
- Removes the provisions
without a duty to retreat from the property, against a person who unlawfully enters, remains after unlawfully entering, or attempts to unlawfully enter private property
Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions
Principles which Farmer supports regarding guns:
Source: 1996 Missouri National Political Awareness Test
Jul 2, 1996
- Support expanding the nationwide federal ban on the public sale of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
- Maintain all state registration procedures and state restrictions on possessing firearms.
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