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Bob McDermott on Gun Control

 

 


Oppose background checks to register gun from out of state

SB69: Requires county police departments under certain conditions to fingerprint, photograph, and perform background checks on individuals who wish to register a firearm that was procured out-of-state.

Hawai'i Free Press summary: These requirements are so onerous that if one acquired an antique firearm or an unusable or unserviceable firearm, then they would still have to undergo the entire background check, registration and fingerprinting process. Hunters and shooters beware, precious vacation, shooting and hunting time will be spent in long registration lines while fingerprinting, photographing and background checks are conducted on you and your already legally-possessed firearm!

Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate 23-1-1 on Apr/30/13; Passed House 48-3-0 on Apr/30/13; Rep. Bob McDermott voted NO; Signed by Governor Neil Abercrombie on Jul/9/13

Source: Hawai'i Free Press on Hawaii legislative voting record SB69 , Apr 30, 2013

Rated 93% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.

McDermott scores 93% by NRA on pro-gun rights policies - Also 92% from Hawaii Rifle Association

While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.

The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).

Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010

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