Brad Ellsworth on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Jul 14, 2010

Summary

Although not in office during any key votes, Congressman Ellsworth has voiced support for the second amendment. 

 

Official Website Statements

Second Amendment

I have been a law enforcement officer for most of my career and a hunter all my life. My experiences have taught me the value of responsible firearm ownership and usage. I value our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and recognize the positive impact hunters and sportsmen have on wildlife preservation and environmental conservation. As your representative in Washington, I will strongly protect your Second Amendment rights and oppose legislation that would impose burdensome regulations on law-abiding gun-owners.

 

Campaign Website Statements

Gun Rights

In addition to being a lifelong hunter, Brad served as a law enforcement officer for over two decades. Those experiences reinforced Brad’s belief in the importance of protecting Hoosiers’ Second Amendment rights. He opposes any legislation that would impose burdensome regulations on responsible, law-abiding gun owners. In fact, the National Rifle Association gives Brad an “A” rating for his strong support of our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

 

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5162; Second Amendment Enforcement Act - Cosponsor

Amends specified law prohibiting the killing of wild birds and wild animals in the District of Columbia to declare that nothing in it or any other provision of law shall authorize or be construed to permit the Council, the Mayor, or any governmental or regulatory authority of the District to prohibit, constructively prohibit, or unduly burden the ability of persons otherwise not prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law from acquiring, possessing in their homes or businesses, transporting for legitimate purposes, or using for sporting, self-protection or other lawful purposes, any firearm neither prohibited by federal law nor subject to the National Firearms Act. Denies the District any authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms. Declares that nothing in such prohibitions shall be construed to prohibit the District from regulating the carrying of firearms by a person, either concealed or openly, other than at the person's dwelling place, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5552; Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require: (1) excise taxes on recreational equipment to be due and payable on the date for filing the return for such taxes (i.e., quarterly); and (2) the Secretary of the Treasury to assess and collect, in the same manner as delinquent taxes are assessed and collected, mandatory orders of restitution for victims of crime. Increases by 0.25% in the third quarter of 2015 the estimated tax payments of corporations with assets of not less than $1 billion. Provides for compliance of the budgetary effects of this Act with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1399; District of Columbia Personal Protection Act - Cosponsor

To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 4900; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 6691; Second Amendment Enforcement Act - Cosponsor

To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

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