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Allen West on Gun Control

 

 


Supports permitless concealed carry of handguns

West accused Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican and staunch gun rights advocate, of blocking legislation to allow people over 21 to carry a handgun without a permit. Patrick fired back saying that despite "just plain lies from outside agitators" the bill was on its way to a vote. Still West persisted, accusing Patrick of adding poison pills to the legislation. Patrick's political team said that wasn't true, and the measure was later passed by the Legislature and signed by Abbott.
Source: Houston Chronicle on 2022 Texas Gubernatorial race , Jul 6, 2021

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.

West co-sponsored Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Congressional Summary:Amends the federal criminal code to:

  • allow licensed firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearm (currently, rifles or shotguns) to any state if the licensee meets with the purchaser and the transaction complies with the laws of the state in which the transfer is conducted and the purchaser's state of residence; and
  • eliminate the requirement that a licensee must conduct business at a gun show only in the state that is specified on the licensee's license.
  • Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of a firearm or ammunition between licensed firearms dealers at any location in any state.

    Proponent's Comments (NRA-ILA, Oct. 14, 2011): This bill would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968:

    Source: HR58/S1691 11-H0058 on Oct 12, 2011

    Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.

    West co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

    Source: HR420/S798 11-HR0420 on Jan 25, 2011

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