Bill Cassidy on Gun Control
Our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger
Dr. Cassidy is proud to have an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. As the Sportsman's Paradise, Bill will fight to ensure that Louisiana will not surrender its right to practice these traditions, nor will it surrender
the right of its citizens to defend themselves. Under the agenda of President Obama and his liberal allies in Congress, our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 Louisiana Senate race
, Oct 22, 2014
Supports constitutional right to bear arms
Bill maintains an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association, and will always promote and defend Second Amendment Rights.
He understands that the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2011 House of Representatives website, "2nd Amendment"
, Oct 30, 2011
Kansans cherish our right to keep and bear arms
Bill Cassidy will defend the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens. According to the NRA, Cassidy is a “solidly pro-gun candidate” who has supported NRA positions on key votes in the Louisiana Legislature. Cassidy agrees with the NRA, and:
Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.billcassidy.com, “Issues”
, Nov 4, 2008
- opposes banning of ammunition magazines;
- opposes imposition of a new waiting period;
- opposes federal firearm licensing or registration;
- opposes “one-gun-a-month” restrictions
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.
Cassidy 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
- Virtually all interstate transfers directly between private citizens are banned; so are nearly all interstate handgun sales by licensed dealers.
- Firearms dealers may only do business at their licensed premises or (since 1986) at gun shows in their own state.
- Dealers may not even transfer firearms to one another face to face, away from their business premises.
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.
Cassidy co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act
Source: HR420/S798 11-HR0420 on Jan 25, 2011
- Provides a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record any firearm acquired before October 31, 1968, by a veteran while a member of the Armed Forces stationed outside the continental United States.
- Grants such an individual limited immunity with respect to the acquisition, possession, transportation, or alteration of such firearm before or concurrent with such registration.
Extends such immunity to a veteran who attempts to register a qualifying firearm outside of the amnesty period if the veteran surrenders the firearm within 30 days after being notified of potential criminal liability for continued possession.
- Transfers each firearm qualifying as a curio or relic which has been forfeited to the United States to the first qualified museum that requests it
- Publishes information identifying each such firearm which is available to be transferred to a museum.
- Makes a prohibition against transfer or possession of a machine-gun inapplicable to museums.
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry.
Cassidy signed Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators
Press release in support: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) cosponsored legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines. Hyde-Smith has added her support to the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), which would allow qualified individuals to carry a concealed handgun into another state in accordance with that state's laws. Concealed carry permits are not transferrable between states under current law.
"For law-abiding gun owners with concealed carry permits, this legislation would affirm their ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in other states with right-to-carry laws," Hyde-Smith said. "This is sensible legislation that recognizes states' authority to issue firearms licenses and permits, while supporting the rights of gun owners."
Boston Globe Op-Ed (12/14/17) in opposition, by Mayor Marty Walsh:
We're grateful for the common-sense laws that help us do our jobs. We will fight any national policy that threatens to send us backward. That includes a bill called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. It would force each state to recognize the concealed-carry standards of every other state, even those with dramatically weaker standards for who can get their hands on a gun. Given that the gun lobby has blocked the creation of a national database, it would be extremely difficult for local police to determine whether those out-of-state permits were even legitimate. Law enforcement all over the country strongly opposes this legislation.
If the US Senate passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity, people from other states who have criminal histories, who would never pass a background check in Massachusetts, would be able to carry a loaded, concealed gun into our neighborhoods. We know this is a bad idea. Our police officers, our neighbors, and the responsible gun owners of Boston agree.
Source: Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators 18LTR-CCCR on Apr 26, 2018
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