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John Thune is "A+" Rated by NRA-PVF

Supports Pro-Gun Judges
Thune voted to confirm numerous pro-Second Amendment judges to the federal judiciary, including Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supports Right-to-Carry
Thune voted for Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, which would ensure that the millions of law-abiding Americans who can carry a concealed firearm in their home state are able to do so in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.

Opposes Semi-Auto Bans
Thune voted against a failed semi-auto ban that would ban commonly owned firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.

Opposes Criminalizing Private Transfers
Thune voted against the Biden/Schumer so-called “universal” background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, which is only enforceable through a federal firearm registry.

Opposes Backdoor Gun Bans
Thune voted to repeal an Obama/Biden-era scheme that forced Social Security recipients to choose between their benefits and their Second Amendment right to possess a firearm.

Supports Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
Thune voted for legislation that would protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights

Opposes Government Blacklists
Thune voted against legislation denying persons on secret government lists their Second Amendment right to purchase or own a firearm without due process.

Opposes Government Confiscation
Thune voted against Red Flag gun confiscation schemes which would strip Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans without due process.

Supports South Dakota Sportsmen
Thune voted to expand access for hunting and shooting, benefitting sportsmen throughout South Dakota and the country.


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