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Opposed rule reporting impaired people for background checks

Sullivan voted to rescind an Obama administration rule that requires the Social Security Administration to report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System anyone who receives benefits for certain disabilities, "The Obama administration's rule unlawfully strips away Second Amendment rights, without due process, from law-abiding citizens," Senator Sullivan said. "We cannot deny constitutional rights to law-abiding Americans with disabilities."
Source: Alaska Senate press release on sullivan.senate.gov for 2020 , Feb 15, 2017

Right to bear arms is an individual right

Defending and fighting for Alaskans' Second Amendment rights: Sullivan has consistently fought to defend Alaskans' individual right to bear arms. As Attorney General, he was part of a briefing to the US Supreme Court with other state Attorneys General encouraging the Court to hear the case McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Supreme Court accepted the case, and Sullivan and other Attorneys General filed an additional brief to the Court arguing that it should hold--for the first time in American history--that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is an individual right that applies to all American citizens. In the landmark McDonald case, the Supreme Court did just that, thereby dramatically enhancing the Second Amendment rights of all Alaskans.

As DNR Commissioner, Sullivan's department partnered with the National Rifle Association to help finance the future construction of an outdoor shooting range in the Matanuska Susitna Valley.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website Sullivan2014.com "Accomplish" , Dec 5, 2013

Prohibit state and local governments from denying gun rights

Governor Sean Parnell today praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its ruling that the Second Amendment of the Constitution confers an individual right to firearm possession even outside of the federal enclave of Washington, D.C.

In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the high court ruled for the first time that the right to bear arms applies to all Americans. The ruling expands upon last year's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

The State of Alaska was among the states that asked for Supreme Court review of McDonald and that signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of handgun owners in Chicago and the suburb of Oak Park. Alaska was likewise involved in Heller.

"It is through the right to bear arms that our other rights are secured," said Governor Parnell.

"Today's landmark ruling prohibits state and local governments from denying Americans their right to bear arms, which is an issue close to the heart of Alaskans," said Attorney General Dan Sullivan.

Source: Press release from Alaska Governor's office, "Supreme Court" , Jun 28, 2010

Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry.

Sullivan signed Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators

Press release in support: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) cosponsored legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines. Hyde-Smith has added her support to the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), which would allow qualified individuals to carry a concealed handgun into another state in accordance with that state's laws. Concealed carry permits are not transferrable between states under current law.

"For law-abiding gun owners with concealed carry permits, this legislation would affirm their ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in other states with right-to-carry laws," Hyde-Smith said. "This is sensible legislation that recognizes states' authority to issue firearms licenses and permits, while supporting the rights of gun owners."

Boston Globe Op-Ed (12/14/17) in opposition, by Mayor Marty Walsh: We're grateful for the common-sense laws that help us do our jobs. We will fight any national policy that threatens to send us backward. That includes a bill called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. It would force each state to recognize the concealed-carry standards of every other state, even those with dramatically weaker standards for who can get their hands on a gun. Given that the gun lobby has blocked the creation of a national database, it would be extremely difficult for local police to determine whether those out-of-state permits were even legitimate. Law enforcement all over the country strongly opposes this legislation.

If the US Senate passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity, people from other states who have criminal histories, who would never pass a background check in Massachusetts, would be able to carry a loaded, concealed gun into our neighborhoods. We know this is a bad idea. Our police officers, our neighbors, and the responsible gun owners of Boston agree.

Source: Press release on bill S.446 sponsored by 40 Senators 18LTR-CCCR on Apr 26, 2018

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