Bill Flores on The Second Amendment
Bill Flores states that he opposed the Chicago handgun ban and supports second amendment rights.
Opposition to Chicago Gun Ban
In June of 2008, Mr. Flores noted his support for the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned the handgun ban in Chicago.
STATEMENT: Flores Hails Supreme Court Decision Applying Second Amendment to State and Local Gun Laws
Posted on June 28, 2010
BRYAN, TX – Bill Flores, the Republican nominee for Texas’ 17th Congressional District, released the following statement today regarding a 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court that applies the Second Amendment to state and local gun laws:
“Today’s ruling is good news for Americans who want to see their Second Amendment rights protected, not infringed upon by activist states and local governments. Across the country in places like New Jersey, Chicago and Washington, D.C., laws exist that drastically limit the fundamental rights of Americans to legally possess firearms – in direct violation of the Second Amendment.
“The right to keep and bear arms is fundamental to our way of life and today’s ruling goes a long way to protecting that right for all Americans. If I am elected to Congress I will continue to support the rights of gun owners.”
Campaign Website Statements
Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights
I am a gun owner, a Concealed Handgun License holder, and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). As such, I am fully aware that the 2nd Amendment is as fundamental to our American heritage as every other part of the Constitution. I will always support our 2nd Amendment and stand in the way of those who wish to criminalize this important right of our citizens.
National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
In November of 2011, the House passed the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. The legislation was designed to amend the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry a concealed handgun in another state in accordance with the restrictions of that state. It passed the House with the support of almost all Republicans and about 1/4 of the Democrats. Bill Flores voted in favor of the reciprocity legislation.
Bill Flores voted in favor of the reciprocity legislation.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.