Hultgren's Record on Gun Reform
Representative Hultgren has a record that shows he will not support gun reform. Here are the facts and his record.
Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.R.38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017" which allows people with concealed carry permits to legally cross state lines with their weapons, despite the laws of the state they travel to. (https://votesmart.org/bill/24312/62138/18199/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017#.Wn3AXHXLAfI)
He did not support the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, which had 149 co-sponsors. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4269/cosponsors)
He did not support the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, which had 176 co-sponsors. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5087/cosponsors)
Over 17,000+ American children and teens are injured or killed each year due to gun violence. Hultgren doesn't support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. (http://thedailybeast.thisisyourreponguns.com/#Pane=detail&rep_id=R000580. http://www.bradycampaign.org/gun-violence/topics/children-and-gun-violence)
He voted to authorize the sale and possession of firearms and ammunition to any veteran deemed mentally incompetent. (https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/58745#.W9kdtmhKg2y)
He co-signed a letter demanding the ATF reverse their ban on armor-piercing ammunition. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/10/how-angry-gun-owners-shouted-down-a-ban-on-armor-piercing-bullets/?utm_term=.6e168b7c906c, Read the letter and see Hultgren’s signature for yourself - #156.)
Hultgren was rated 93% by National Rifle Association in 2016 & 2018, the second most favorable rating in all of Congress. (https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/6382/peter-roskam/37#.WmubdHXLAfI)
Facts matter. Voting records matter. Will Randy Hultgren protect our communities and our children from gun violence? He hasn’t worked to do it yet, why trust him to in the future?