State of Idaho Archives: on Gun Control

Brad Little: Second Amendment is a sacred trust

As a lifetime member of the NRA, I am a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment in Idaho is a sacred trust guaranteed by our Constitution--a fundamental and irrevocable right. Not only are guns vital to our way of life, they are important to our economy.
Source: 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial website Sep 1, 2017

Tommy Ahlquist: Oppose weakening right to bear arms

Some of Tommy's fondest memories of growing up are of hunting with his father. As a lifelong hunter and gun owner, he will defend and protect our Second Amendment rights. He will oppose any legislation that weakens the constitutional right to bear arms by responsible, law abiding citizens.
Source: 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial website Aug 8, 2017

Jerry Sturgill: Keep guns from terrorists, but we have enough laws

Sturgill, a lawyer, said he understands and supports the Second Amendment, but he said he would support efforts to "keep guns away from people who are terrorists or are insane." The country has enough gun control laws, Sturgill said, but they need to be enforced more effectively.
Source: Post-Register coverage of 2016 Idaho Senate race Jul 1, 2016

Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands

Mitchell said that, after jobs and the economy, he would focus on protecting Idahoans' right to hunt, fish and recreate on public lands. "Our public lands belong to all of us, and they should not be turned over to the state where they could be put up for sale."
Source: 2014 Idaho Senate campaign website, Jan 14, 2014

Gary Peters: Common sense safety measures, including background checks

We must come together to protect our children from gun violence and I think President Obama put a comprehensive package on the table. There is no single solution to ending gun violence, but we must do what we can to avert future tragedies, including common sense gun safety measures, expanded background checks for gun buyers, and school safety initiatives. In the days ahead, I will be urging my colleagues in Congress to put partisanship aside and work to prevent gun violence.
Source: Press release, "Gun Violence", re: 2014 Idaho Senate race Jan 16, 2013

Raul Labrador: 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,, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms

Jerry Brady believes in the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution and opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign website, Nov 7, 2006

Brad Little: Opposes constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish

Legislative Summary:Legislative Outcome: Sen. Little voted NAY; failed Senate 18-16-1, March 1.
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on SJR 106 Mar 1, 2006

Russ Fulcher: Establish constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish

Legislative Summary:Legislative Outcome: Sen. Fulcher voted AYE; failed Senate 18-16-1, March 1.
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on SJR 106 Mar 1, 2006

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