Jack Conway on Gun Control
Believes in right to bear arms and self-protection
Jack Conway is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He received an A rating from the National Rifle Association and was one of the only Democrats the NRA endorsed during his race for Attorney General. As Attorney General, Jack has always supported
the rights of gun owners.
The NRA has praised Jack's efforts to protect the rights of gun owners. In joining the NRA's Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court, Jack asked the Court to hold that the
Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the 14th Amendment. As Attorney General, Jack has also joined an Amicus Brief in
Kolbe v. O'Malley and Jackson, et al. v. San Francisco, et al, cases related to the Second Amendment. Jack believes in the right to bear arms and the rights of our citizens to protect themselves.
Source: 2015 Kentucky Governor campaign website, ConwayOverly.com
, Aug 11, 2015
I support the 2nd Amendment
Conway indicated he supported the following principles concerning gun issues.
Source: Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 2002
- Enforce existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
- Require manufacturers to provide
child-safety locks on guns.
- Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
- Conway added, "I support the 2nd Amendment--and believe there is nothing wrong with owning a gun for personal protection or recreation."
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms.
Conway 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
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.
Conway scores A by NRA on pro-gun rights policies
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).
What the Grades Mean:
Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010
- A+: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
- A: Solidly pro-gun candidate including voting record.
- AQ: A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record.
- B: A generally pro-gun candidate; may have opposed some pro-gun reform in the past.
- C: A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions.
- D: An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
- F: True enemy of gun owners' rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate.
- ?: Refused to answer the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners' rights.
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