Gun Owners of America
2000 Candidate Survey Results
General Election 2000

Utah Candidates for STATE office

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OFFICE Seeking Party First Name Last Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13§ Q14 LP1 LP2
Atty. Gen. L W. Andrew McCullough Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y    
Atty. Gen. D Reed M. Richards NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR    
Atty. Gen. R Mark L. Shurtleff                                
Auditor D Christine B. Arthur                                
Auditor L Jim Elwell Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A 2A
Auditor R Auston G. Johnson III                                
Governor IA Jeremy Friedbaum Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1ABC 2AB
Governor R Michael O. Leavitt                                
Governor D Bill Orton Y Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y    
House 01 D Eli H. Anderson                                
House 01 L Dave Nelson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y ALL 2B
House 02 R Ben C. Ferry                                
House 02 L Richard L. Partridge Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
House 03 D Mary E. Bissonette                                
House 03 R Craig W. Buttars                                
House 04 D Connie Morgan                                
House 04 R Loraine T. Pace                                
House 05 D Margaret W. Obray                                
House 05 R Brent D. Parker Y N Y Y Y NR Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 06 D William Hart                                
House 06 R Martin R. Stephens Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y NR Y Y NR NR NR
House 07 D Garth B. Day                                
House 07 R Glenn A. Donnelson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL ALL
House 08 D James R. Hasenyager                                
House 08 R Joseph G. Murray Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y NR Y NR Y   NR    
House 09 R Robert W. Foxley Y Y Y NR NR NR NR Y Y Y Y NR   NR 1AB ALL
House 09 D Neil A. Hansen                                
House 09 IA Scott James Shupe Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
House 10 L Wallis C. Burnside                                
House 10 R Lyle G. Evertsen                                
House 10 D LaWanna Shurtliff                                
House 11 D Bernie Allen                                
House 11 R Carl R. Saunders NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR    
House 11 IA Warren A. Vaughn Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 12 R Gerry A. Adair NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR   NR    
House 12 D Lani Kai Rounds                                
House 13 D AnnaJane G. Arroyo                                
House 13 L Donald A. Kingsley Y N Y Y Y NR Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1BC 2B
House 13 R Paul Ray                                
House 14 R Don E. Bush Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
House 14 D Todd D. Weber                                
House 15 R Doug Aagard                                
House 15 L Susan Green Parker Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
House 15 D Gibbs M. Smith                                
House 16 R Kevin S. Garn                                
House 16 L Laren C. Livingston                                
House 17 R Marda Dillree                                
House 17 L Joe Judd Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
House 17 D George L. Miles                                
House 18 R Roger Edward Barrus                                
House 18 D William Goldberg                                
House 18 L Daniel Roy Nelson                                
House 19 R Sheryl L. Allen                                
House 19 L Richard Hopkins Y Y Y NR NR NR NR Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 19 D Louis S. Naegle Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1ABC 1AB
House 20 R Richard M. Siddoway                                
House 20 D Jay Vance                                
House 21 D James R. Gowans                                
House 21 R Jeff McNeill                                
House 22 R Dan Cripps                                
House 22 D Carl W. Duckworth                                
House 22 L William D. Jones Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y   2B
House 22 R Jack Nielsen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 23 D Duane E. Bourdeaux                                
House 23 R Kent W. Moore                                
House 24 D Ralph Becker                                
House 24 L Joyce Jefferson N Y Y Y NR Y Y Y Y Y Y NR   Y ALL ALL
House 24 R J. Bruce Reading                                
House 25 D Scott Daniels                                
House 25 NL Lilli E. DeCair                                
House 25 R Allen Nunn Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1AB 2B
House 26 L Robert James Comstock Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y NR   Y ALL ALL
House 26 IA Renee Dale                                
House 26 D Fred J. Fife III                                
House 26 R Mont D. Miller                                
House 27 R Kathy K. Baer Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1AB 2AB
House 27 D David Litvack                                
House 28 R Afton B. Bradshaw                                
House 28 D Kelly Elizabeth Chopus                                
House 29 R Henry K. Bertoch                                
House 29 D Brent H. Goodfellow                                
House 30 D Jackie Biskupski                                
House 30 R Keith James Homer                                
House 30 L Richard R. Madsen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y ALL ALL
House 31 D Ty McCartney                                
House 31 R M. Scott Romney                                
House 32 R Ron Bigelow                                
House 32 D Necia Christensen                                
House 32 IA Cheryl Tullius Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
House 33 R John W. Cannon Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y ALL ALL
House 33 D Neal B. Hendrickson                                
House 34 D Dennis C. Carty                                
House 34 R Kory M. Holdaway                                
House 34 L Dennis K. Houseal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1AB 2A
House 34 IA Craig Perkes Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1BC 2B
House 35 D Judy Ann Buffmire                                
House 35 R Paul D. Walker                                
House 36 D Bill B. Brown                                
House 36 L M. Gene Linder Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
House 36 R A. Lamont Tyler                                
House 37 D Carol Spackman Moss                                
House 37 R Raymond Short                                
House 38 D Gary F. Cox                                
House 39 D Cindy Beshear                                
House 39 R David L. Zolman Sr.                                
House 40 D Patricia W. Jones                                
House 40 R Richard L. Walsh                                
House 41 D Patrice A. Arent                                
House 41 L J. Boyd Seal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y NR   NR    
House 41 R Mark H. Steffensen                                
House 42 D Perry Buckner                                
House 42 R Peggy Wallace                                
House 43 R Wayne A. Harper                                
House 43 D Tanya Henrie                                
House 44 D Jared Allen                                
House 44 IA Clara Bangerter Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
House 44 R Chad E. Bennion                                
House 45 D Michael Ray Olsen                                
House 45 R Morgan Philpot Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
House 46 D Karen W. Morgan                                
House 46 R Robert Warnick                                
House 47 D Kay Christensen                                
House 47 IA D. Mark Faux NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
House 47 R Bryan D. Holladay                                
House 48 D Trisha S. Beck                                
House 48 R Dan C. Simons Jr. Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 49 R Greg J. Curtis                                
House 49 D Beverly J. May                                
House 50 R Merlynn T. Newbold                                
House 50 L Wesley R. Peters                                
House 50 D Maggie Wilde                                
House 51 D Kirk Denison                                
House 51 R John Swallow Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 52 R David L. Hogue                                
House 53 D Rebecca J. Richards                                
House 53 R R. David Ure                                
House 54 R Gordon E. Snow                                
House 54 NL Debra L. Whiting                                
House 55 R Jack A. Seitz                                
House 56 D Wayne Carlton                                
House 56 R David N. Cox                                
House 56 IA Shiela E. Heindel Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
House 56 L Dwight Steffner                                
House 57 IA Jeannie Crawley Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
House 57 D Gary D. Tassainer                                
House 57 R Bradley A. Winn                                
House 58 D Gregory C. Duerden                                
House 58 R Jim Ferrin Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y   Y 1B 2B
House 59 D Phill Harmon                                
House 59 IA Stephen D. Miller                                
House 59 R Mike Thompson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
House 60 D Lonnie F. Baird                                
House 60 R Katherine Bryson Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1C 2B
House 61 R Margaret Dayton Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
House 61 IA Kevin T. Kappen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
House 61 D Lawrence Walters                                
House 62 R Jeff Alexander                                
House 62 D Fae C. Beck                                
House 63 R Steve Clark                                
House 63 D Sam Ray                                
House 64 IA Cris R. Atkin Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y   Y 1A 2A
House 64 D Robert Ingels                                
House 64 L Mark D. Lees                                
House 64 R Becky Lockhart                                
House 65 D Gene Faux                                
House 65 R Matt Throckmorton                                
House 65 L Neil Wyllie Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
House 66 IA Alan K. Jenkins                                
House 66 D John Nielsen                                
House 66 R Glenn L. Way                                
House 67 IA Matthew W. Hopkins                                
House 67 D Paul Meredith                                
House 67 R Darin G. Peterson                                
House 67 L Steven E. Thomas Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y ALL ALL
House 68 IA Frank M. Crowther Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y ALL ALL
House 68 R Michael R. Styler                                
House 69 R Leanna B. Axelgard                                
House 69 D Brad King                                
House 70 R Brad Johnson                                
House 71 R Keele Johnson                                
House 71 D Max W. Young Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1C 2B
House 72 R Demar "Bud" Bowman NR Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
House 72 IA Victor R. Schafer                                
House 73 D Louise Excell                                
House 73 R Thomas Hatch                                
House 74 R David Clark                                
House 75 R Stephen H. Urquhart                                
Senate 02 L Richard D. Barnes Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1AB 2B
Senate 02 IA Sandra Richter Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1AB 2AB
Senate 02 D Pete Suazo                                
Senate 05 R D. Chris Buttars                                
Senate 05 IA Kent L. Shelton                                
Senate 05 D Bennion L. Spencer                                
Senate 06 D James Bramble                                
Senate 06 R Michael Waddoups Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  

N

1C 2A
Senate 08 D Jim McConkie NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR    
Senate 08 R Carlene M. Walker                                
Senate 14 D Jerry Hancock                                
Senate 14 L Kerk L. Phillips Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Senate 14 R John L. Valentine Y Y Y Y Y NR Y NR NR NR NR Y   Y    
Senate 14 IA Ronald Winfield Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
Senate 16 R Curtis S. Bramble Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1B 2A
Senate 16 D John R. Curtis                                
Senate 16 IA Wayne L. Hill                                
Senate 16 NL Richard G. Thayne                                
Senate 17 IA Will Christensen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL ALL
Senate 17 D Jed Mitchell NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR   NR    
Senate 17 R Bill Wright Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
Senate 19 R Dave Gladwell Y Y Y NR NR NR NR Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1B 2B
Senate 19 D Grant D. Protzman Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y 1A 2A
Senate 20 D Joseph L. Hull                                
Senate 20 R Scott K. Jenkins Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y    
Senate 23 R Dan R. Eastman Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Senate 23 D Kathryn R. Rowley                                
Senate 25 R Lyle W. Hillyard Y NR NR Y NR NR Y Y Y Y NR NR   NR    
Senate 25 D John M. Neuhold                                
Senate 27 D Mike Dmitrich                                
Senate 27 R Will Marshall Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
Senate 28 R Leonard M. Blackham                                
Senate 28 D Dan P. Foutz, Jr.                                
Senate 28 IA Gary R. Van Horn Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    
Senate 29 R John W. "Bill" Hickman                                
Senate 29 D Terence W. Moore                                
Treasurer R Edward T. Alter                                
Treasurer L Hugh A. Butler                                
Treasurer NL Elliot J. Hulet Y Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N N N    


Some candidates apparently did not receive the Leadership Pledge. If you have questions, please contact the candidate directly. Contact information is at: http://governor.state.ut.us/lt_gover/a2000candidates.htm

§ Not all candidates received a questionnaire with this question, so a blank space does not necessarily indicate the candidate's position on this issue. Please contact candidates directly for more information regarding this issue.

* Bill Orton wrote: "I do not believe that states should establish zones where citizens may not possess firearms. However, I do believe that it is legitimate for public safety to allow homeowners, churches, and schools to prohibit people from bringing weapons into their premises. The rights of self-defense must also be accorded to those who do not want weapons brought into their homes, churches or schools." Note from UTGOA: Bill Orton and Mike Leavitt support the initiative to ban guns in schools and churches.


NOTE: Candidates for FEDERAL office (US House and US Senate) received a different questionnaire. The questions from this questionnaire are below, and we encourage you to use them when contacting candidates. Results for Federal candidates are not yet tabulated. However, Gun Owners of America's candidate RATINGS are available at: http://www.gunowners.org/vgut00.htm


Gun Owners Of America

2000 Utah Candidate Questionnaire

1. Most Americans understand that criminals will always find ways of obtaining weapons whether legally or illegally. Yet gun control forces are calling for limits on the number of firearms that a law-abiding citizen may purchase in a specified time period, usually only one per month. One-gun-a-month laws do not limit guns available to criminals, but they do require a complicated and expensive registration system to enforce.

Do you oppose "one-gun-a-month" laws that limit purchases of firearms by law-abiding citizens?

2. Gun banners have attempted to discourage gun ownership by creating a morass of differing municipal ordinances. These rules often snare innocent sportsmen merely passing through a neighboring city.

Should state law prohibit localities from placing limitations on the rights of citizens to purchase, possess, or carry firearms?

3. Pathbreaking research by University of Chicago Professor John Lott demonstrates that concealed carry laws deter crime and criminals. His book is called More Guns Less Crime. Many gun control advocates seek to impose no-safety zones and create a patch-quilt of places where law-abiding citizens may not possess a firearm for self-defense. This encourages criminals to prey on disarmed victims who such ill-conceived

Would you oppose legislation mandating no-safety zones designed to ban concealed carry for self-defense and forcing honest citizens to be disarmed?

4. Registration leads to confiscation: New York City "only registered" long guns (rifles and shotguns) in 1966. But then eight years ago, the New York Daily News (9/5/92) reported the police began confiscating those very weapons. Of course, it's easy to confiscate firearms when the government has a list of the gun owners.

Would you oppose legislation that would require that firearms purchased by private citizens be registered with law enforcement and tracked by a centralized record system administered by government agencies?

5. Gun control advocates hype the false idea that certain cosmetic features make some semi-automatic firearms "different" than others. Media hysteria has led to the misperception that semi-automatic firearms are so-called "assault weapons." All semi-automatic firearms function essentially the same.

Do you oppose legislation banning the manufacture, sale or possession of semi-automatic firearms?

6. Common ammunition magazines available for firearms are simple plastic or sheet metal boxes with springs in them. With literally millions of them already in circulation, aside from having no effect on crime, the task of banning and controlling them, even if somehow possible, would divert and waste enormous police resources needed to combat real crime and real criminals.

Do you oppose legislation banning the manufacture, sale or possession of large-capacity magazines?

7. Prohibitions against guns for 18-20 year-olds are being pushed in an attempt to undermine America’s traditional hunting and gun owning culture. Responsible young persons are being treated as if they have no gun and self-defense rights even though they are old enough to fight in the various armed forces serving this country..

Do you oppose laws that would take away the rights of 18-20 year-olds to possess a firearm?

8. Manufacturers of any product are held liable if the product is defective and causes injury. On the other hand manufacturers of kitchen knives are never held liable if a criminal uses one to stab a person. Yet some politicians want to hold gun manufacturers liable when a firearm is used to commit a crime. Their real objective is to simply ban guns.

Do you oppose laws which allow persons who are shot by a properly-working firearm to sue firearms manufacturers and/or firearms sellers (strict liability)?

9. Gun control advocates are now attacking gun shows and hyping so-called "gun show loopholes." The goal appears to be to restrict, if not eliminate, gun shows by forcing so-called "background checks" on privately owned firearms which are legally sold at these enthusiastic gatherings. It is also the first step in banning private sales of firearms which are not regulated with the government.

Do you oppose laws which would ban the sale of a privately owned firearm at a gun show unless it is reported and registered with government bureaucrats?

10. Gun control advocates push licensing systems with background checks, fingerprinting, high fees and "training" requirements as a "reasonable" measure. Once enacted, however, bureaucratic rulings, higher and higher fees, and arbitrary training requirements make it prohibitive for most law-abiding citizens to obtain a firearm.

Do you oppose government licensing to buy a gun?

11. So-called "instant" background checks are in fact computerized central gun registration systems. Only a single computer keystroke is necessary to permanently register every gun sale and gun buyer. Furthermore, anti-gunners know an "instant" check system is the foundation for so-called "one-gun-a-month" laws (as in Virginia) and other gun control schemes.

Will you oppose computerized "instant" background check legislation since it centrally registers gun sales and gun owners?

12. Most firearms experts recognize that mechanical devices, such as trigger locks, create an extremely dangerous condition, whereby a gun can be fired accidentally. In addition, these dangerous "lock up your safety" devices may render a handgun ineffective when most needed and leave an individual or family defenseless and vulnerable to attack.

Do you oppose government mandated use of trigger locks or other such hazardous "safety" devices which have the effect of making it difficult, if not impossible, to have a gun available to defend your home and family?

13. Recently, there has been proposed legislation to ban firearms possession for mere misdemeanors that may be no more serious than spanking your child or shouting at your spouse. This legislation unfairly targets gun owners, as it does not restrict other rights. If such crimes are truly serious enough to warrant the loss of gun rights, other rights, such as the Right to Vote, the right to practice a licensed profession such as teaching, law or medicine, or the right to serve on a jury, would also be forfeited, but are not. This clearly indicates that the true intention of such legislation is to demonize gun owners and ban private ownership of firearms.

Would you oppose legislation that bans firearms ownership due to simple misdemeanors, and therefore unfairly targets and victimizes legal gun owners?

14. Vermont has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. The Vermont carry law recognizes that every citizen has the right to carry a gun, openly or concealed, except to commit a crime. Thus, with no government bureaucracy or license, Vermont citizens can defend themselves. Criminals who use arms are severely punished.

Would you support Vermont-style legislation which would eliminate all requirements to pay fees and register gun owners and simply allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms openly or concealed (at the individual's discretion) for any reason except for the commission of a crime?

 


Utah Gun Rights

Leadership Pledge

  1. Vermont has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. Their law simply states that every citizen has the right to carry a gun except to commit a crime. Thus, with no government bureaucracy, Vermont citizens can defend themselves. Criminals who use arms are more severly punished.
  2. Would you support Vermont-style legislation which would eliminate all requirements to pay fees and register weapons and simply allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for any reason except for the commission of a crime?

    a. I would sponsor such legislation.
    b. I would cosponsor such legislation.
    c. I will force floor votes on such legislation.

  3. Many states issue concealed carry permits to their own residents and, in some cases, residents of other states can get a permit also. States such as Idaho, Michigan and Indiana "unilaterally recognize" other states' permits. "Reciprocity agreements" empower anti-gun bureaucrats to pressure the states involved to add anti-gun restrictions and divert precious law enforcement resources. Instead of burdening taxpaying gun owners, "unilateral recognition" lets more law-abiding Americans carry in your state, and studies show this helps prevent crime. "Recognition" is superior to "reciprocity."

    Do you support "recognition" of other states' concealed carry permits and simply allow law-abiding citizens from other states to carry firearms for self-defense?

    a. I would sponsor such legislation.
    b. I would cosponsor such legislation.


Gun Owners of America
2000 Congressional Candidate Survey

Sen. Hatch responded with written explanations for each question, so his results are not tabulated. No other candidate for Senate has responded.
No candidate for US House has responded.

PLEASE ASK CANDIDATES TO COMPLETE OUR SURVEY!

  1. Proposed legislation in Congress would require gun owners and buyers to submit to a host of new restrictions. Would you oppose any legislation that would:
    1. require handgun buyers to pass a mandatory safety test
    2. limit buyers to one purchase per month
    3. require BATF or the FBI to computerize (i.e. register) firearms owners' records
    4. increase fees for gun dealers
    5. require mandatory trigger locks or other locked storage requirements

  2. The Justice Department reported in 1989 that "Any system that requires a criminal history record check prior to purchase of a firearm creates the potential for the automated tracking or individuals who seek to purchase a firearm." This means that any background check - whether an "instant check" or otherwise - can result in a registration list of gun owners.
    1. Would you support a repeal of the 1993 Brady instant check?
    2. If yes, would you introduce legislation rerpealing this Act?
    3. If no to 2, would you co-sponsor such legislation?

  3. Would you oppose legislation requiring background checks on private firearms transactions at gun shows?

  4. So-called "assault weapons" are mechanically identical to all other semi-automatic firearms - firearms which are useful for hunting or self-defense. Nevertheless, Congress banned more than 180 typed of sem-automatic firearms based entirely on appearance of accessories.
    1. Would you support a repeal of the 1994 law banning many types of semi-autotmatic firearms and limiting magazine capacity?
    2. If yes, would you introduce legislation rerpealing this Act?
    3. If no to 2, would you co-sponsor such legislation?

  5. Would you support cutting funds for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)?

  6. Do you believe an individual has the a right to use deadly force in defending self and family from violent assault - both in or away from home?

  7. In 1996, Congress passed two gun control laws as part of a larger omnibus spending bill. This tactic is frequently used by anti-gun politicians to get controversial legislation passed - legislation which could not otherwise pass on its own merits. As a Congressman, would you oppose a crime bill or a spending bill that contained any restriction upon the people's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms?

  8. One of the gun bans enacted in 1996 is known as the Lautenberg Domestic Misdemeanor Gun Ban. It disarms otherwise law-abiding citizens for life - for offenses as slight as spanking a child or grabbing a spouse's wrist.
    1. Would you support a repeal of the Lautenberg Domestic Gun Ban?
    2. If yes, would you introduce legislation rerpealing this Act?
    3. If no to 2, would you co-sponsor such legislation?

  9. The second gun ban enacted in 1996 is known as the Kohn Gun Free Zones Ban. It would create a virtual one-half mile wide "gun free" circle around every school in America (or a 1000 foot zone going iin any one direction from any school). The Congress enacted this ban, even though the Supreme Court had stated the year before in U.S. vs Lopez (1995) that the Commerce Clause could not be used to justify banning firearms within a school zone.
    1. Would you support a repeal of the Kohl Gun Free Zones Ban?
    2. If yes, would you introduce legislation rerpealing this Act?
    3. If no to 2, would you co-sponsor such legislation?

  10. Would you oppose legislation raising the legal age of firearm possession from eighteen to 21 years old?

  11. Article I of the U. S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to exercise only the powers "herein granted" by the people. None of the powers listed in Section 8 give Congress teh authority to ban, regulate, or restrict firearms and ammunition. Given the lack of authority in the U. S. Constitution for enacting gun control, would you support a repeal of the 1968 Gun Control Act?

  12. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas stated in his concurring opinion in U.S. vs Lopez (1995) that our Constition "does not cede a police power to the Federal Government". This being the case, would you support legislation requiring that federal "police" agents must first get permission from the chief law enforcement officer of a county or city before executing an arrest or search warrant?

  13. Would you oppose a ban on any type of ammunition?

 

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