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David Schweikert on Gun Control

 

 


Strong defender of right to keep and bear arms

I have been and will always be a strong defender for the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. As a state legislator, I was a prime sponsor of the Concealed Carry Law in Arizona. In Congress, I will in no way support or vote for a bill that attempts to restrict America's first freedom.

As a gun owner and collector, I understand the importance and value in preserving our rights.

David was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2008.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, david10.com, "On The Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms.

Schweikert opposes the CC survey question on right to bear arms

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Further restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q10 on Aug 11, 2010

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.

Schweikert co-sponsored Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Congressional Summary:Amends the federal criminal code to:

  • allow licensed firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearm (currently, rifles or shotguns) to any state if the licensee meets with the purchaser and the transaction complies with the laws of the state in which the transfer is conducted and the purchaser's state of residence; and
  • eliminate the requirement that a licensee must conduct business at a gun show only in the state that is specified on the licensee's license.
  • Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of a firearm or ammunition between licensed firearms dealers at any location in any state.

    Proponent's Comments (NRA-ILA, Oct. 14, 2011): This bill would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968:

    Source: HR58/S1691 11-H0058 on Oct 12, 2011

    Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.

    Schweikert co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

    Source: HR420/S798 11-HR0420 on Jan 25, 2011

    Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote.

    Schweikert co-sponsored H.R.131

    Congressional Summary: On interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition:

    Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (NRA Institute for Legal Action, 1/16/15): Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms, regardless of state or local laws. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns and sometimes arrests. HR 131 would make clear that I, including activities incidental to the trip such as temporary lodging.

    Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (PopVox blog postings on HR 131):

    Source: Bill sponsored by 27 House Members 15_H131 on Jan 6, 2015

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