Todd Young has a proven record of support for our Second Amendment freedoms and will continue to oppose the anti-gun agenda of Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton.
Why NRA-PVF endorses Todd Young
Todd Young is the best Senate candidate to protect your Second Amendment rights!
Opposes Anti-Gun Supreme Court Justices Opposes anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court, such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. He also sponsored a resolution in Congress stating that the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court should only be filled by a strong pro-gun nominee.
Supports Right-to-Carry Cosponsored and voted for Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, which would ensure that law-abiding Americans with valid concealed handgun permits would be able to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. Barack Obama does not trust you to carry your firearm for self-defense, but Todd Young does!
Opposes Ammo Ban Signed a letter to the Obama Administration opposing its flagrant attempt to ban the most popular and widely used ammunition in America.
Supports America’s Hunting Heritage Voted for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act, which would open and protect access to public lands for hunting, allow citizens to carry firearms on Army Corps land, and positively impact sportsmen in Indiana and throughout the country.
Opposed Attorney General Eric Holder Voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on both criminal and civil charges for the flawed and tragic Fast and Furious scandal.
Opposes Operation Choke Point Voted for legislation that prohibits the Obama Administration from executing an abusive practice in which Department of Justice intimidates banks into refusing or severing financial services to legally operated ammunition and firearms dealers.
Opposes Federal Gun Registry Voted to prohibit the Department of Justice from centralizing records of Americans’ long gun purchases.
Opposes UN Gun Ban Treaty Opposes any international treaty by the United Nations or other global organizations that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.
Supports Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights Voted for legislation that would protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
Opposes “Universal” Background Checks Opposes the Obama-Bloomberg universal background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms which, according to the Justice Department, is only enforceable through a federal gun registration.
Opposes Semi-Auto Ban Opposes Senator Dianne Feinstein’s failed semi-auto ban that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.
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