Raul Labrador on Gun Control
It is time to enact 'stand your ground' legislation in Idaho
Q: Where do you stand on enacting "stand your ground" legislation in Idaho?
The issue: "Stand your ground" is a self-defense law that allows someone to use deadly force, instead of retreating, if they feel their safety is threatened at work, in their
vehicle or other public settings. It is based on the "castle doctrine," a centuries-old law that allows someone to use deadly force while defending their home.
Labrador: "Idaho must always defend the Second Amendment rights of our citizens.
That is why I believe it is time to enact 'stand your ground' legislation in Idaho. Idaho should provide solid legal protection to people who must resort to deadly force in the protection of lives and property. As governor,
I'll support and promote legislation protecting law-abiding citizens who stand their ground, or use force without retreating, in defense of themselves, their families and their fellow Idahoans."
Source: Idaho Statesman on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial debate
, Feb 25, 2018
Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment
Raul is a strong supporter of the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. He has always received an A rating from the National Rifle Association. Like he did in the Idaho Legislature, Raul will be an outspoken advocate and defender of your
right to keep and bear arms in Congress. Raul is the only candidate who has a proven record of voting to protect and strengthen your 2nd amendment rights.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, labrador4idaho.com, "Issues"
, Nov 2, 2010
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms.
Labrador 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
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.
Labrador 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.
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