Jim Banks on Gun Control
The right to responsible gun ownership has been under attack for decades. Jim is an avid sportsman who enjoys the opportunity to exercise his right to hunt and thinks that all Hoosiers who choose to do so have that right. In fact, as a State Senator, Jim Banks co-authored legislation that would add language that protects an individual's right to hunt, fish and farm to the Indiana Constitution.
Jim has authored more pro-gun legislation than any other candidate running for Indiana's Third District. He's actively identified ways to protect Hoosier gun owners' rights under Indiana law and worked hard to implement those policy ideas at the Statehouse.
Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state:
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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