Greg Steube on Gun Control



Fervent supporter of the 2nd Amendment

As a lifelong sportsman, I am a fervent supporter of the 2nd Amendment. I believe in the right to self-defense and self-preservation and the right to keep and bear arms to protect your life, home, and family. I am fighting for these rights in Congress to ensure that they will be protected for generations to come.
Source: 2018 Congress website steube.house.gov for FL-17 election , Nov 21, 2019

More pro-gun bills than any Florida legislator

Source: NRA 2018 endorsements for Congressional FL-17 election , Nov 5, 2019

Gun Free zones leave Floridians defenseless

Florida looks poised to pass a bill that expands a new and voluntary school security program by allowing trained and vetted classroom teachers to carry guns. This year's proposal to arm willing classroom teachers is the type of legislation that Steube tried for years to pass without success. "I just don't think that [gun-free zones] should be the law of Florida," said Steube. "I don't think people want to be sitting ducks waiting for law enforcement to show up and save them."
Source: Tampa Bay Times on 2018 Congressional FL-17 election , Apr 12, 2019

More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety

Q: More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

A: Strongly Disagree

Source: Heritage Alliance iVoterGuide: 2018 Congress FL-17 election , Sep 9, 2018

Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting

Legislative Summary: SB7026: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act: To comprehensively address the crisis of gun violence, including gun violence on school campuses. SB7026 temporarily restricts firearm possession by a person undergoing a mental health crisis and when there is a threat of violence.

NRA-ILA opposition: The Florida Senate will take up SB-7026, a bill that punishes gun owners, which includes:

  1. Makes it a felony for any person under 21 to purchase any firearm either privately or from a dealer.
  2. Minimum 3-Day Waiting Period on ALL FIREARMS.
  3. Every year it confiscates 10% of the license fees paid by CW license holders to pay for the care of victims of mass shootings.
  4. Bans the sale and transfer of Bump Stocks.

Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate 20-18-0 on Mar/5/18; State Sen. Greg Steube voted NO; Passed House 67-50-3 on Mar/7/18; Signed by Governor Rick Scott on Mar/9/18

Source: NRA-ILA on Florida legislative voting record SB7026 , Mar 5, 2018

Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey.

Steube opposes the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale.

Steube voted NAY the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".