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Karin Housley on Gun Control

 

 


Reasonable ban on bump stocks

Gun Control: Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Smith: Yes. Supports "common-sense gun laws" to keep guns from criminals & dangerous individuals: bump stock, assault weapon & high-capacity magazine bans.

Housley: No, with exceptions. Supports "a reasonable ban on bump stocks." Otherwise, focuses on enforcing existing gun laws & addressing mental health.

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods

Housley said, " I'm pro-Second Amendment. I think our gun laws are extremely important, especially greater Minnesota, where it's sportsmen-land. It's the rights of everybody in the United States, the right to bear arms."

Housley said she is not in favor of any moderate gun-control measures--namely, background checks, buyers' waiting periods or inter-state records transparency. There's already a solid law framework in place, she said, it's just a matter of applying it.

"We need to enforce the gun laws that we have," Housley said. "I don't think there is a need for more gun laws in any of the incidences we have across the country. Things have fallen through the cracks and the gun laws on the books were not enforced."

Housley characterized the high rates of gun violence as a mental health issue, one that can be addressed with increased emphasis and funding on mental health services. "That's absolutely where I want to spearhead this issue," she said. "That's where resources are needed."

Source: Brainerd Dispatch: 2017-8 Minnesota Special Senate Election , Jul 31, 2018

Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated

Legislative Summary:SF 878: License revocation after conviction; firearm suppressor.Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 39-22-6, April 23, 2015 (Sen. Karin Housley voted NAY); passed House 115-19-0, April 28, 2015; signed by Governor Dayton, April 28, 2015
Source: 2018 Minnesota Voting Records SF 878 , Apr 28, 2015

Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey.

Housley opposes the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-10 on Jul 1, 2018

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