Bruce Poliquin has a proven pro-Second Amendment record and is committed to protecting your right to self-defense!
Supports Right-to-Carry: Cosponsored Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, which would ensure that law-abiding Mainers with a valid concealed handgun permit are allowed to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Supports America’s Hunting Heritage: Voted for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act, which would open and protect access to public lands for hunting, allow citizens to carry firearms on Army Corps land and prohibit the EPA from banning traditional hunting ammunition and fishing tackle.
Opposes Operation Choke Point: Voted for legislation that prohibits the Obama Administration from executing an abusive practice, known as Operation Choke Point, in which the Department of Justice intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms dealers.
Opposes “Universal” Background Checks: Opposes the Clinton/Obama/Bloomberg “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms which, according to the Justice Department, is only enforceable through a federal firearms registry.
Opposes Semi-Auto Ban: Opposes any ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreations shooting, and self-defense.
Opposes a Federal Gun Database: Opposes ATF circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans’ long gun purchases.
Opposes Anti-Gun Executive Actions: Cosponsored the Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act, legislation that would protect the Second Amendment rights of millions of law-abiding citizens from bureaucratic abuse by the Obama Administration.
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