State of Missouri Archives: on Gun Control

Catherine Hanaway: 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 Missouri campaign website May 10, 2016

Lester Turilli: 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

Eric Greitens: 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 Oct 9, 2015

Peter Kinder: 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 Sep 9, 2015

Chris Koster: 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

Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them

HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments
Bill Passed House (105 - 50) ; Rep. Jason Kander voted Nay
Source: VoteSmart synopsis of 2009 Missouri voting records Apr 16, 2009

Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions

Source: 1996 Missouri National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1996

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