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John Cornyn's Public Statements on Issue: Guns

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip)
Date Title
Dec. 6, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. John Cornyn, Hearing on the Fix NICS Act
Nov. 20, 2017 Esty Introduces House Version of Major Gun Legislation, "Fix NICS Act"
Nov. 17, 2017 Reps. Culberson and Cuellar Introduce Gun Background Check Bill
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - L aw-abiding gun owners can and should be allowed to purchase and possess firearms. But we must #FixNICS and enforce the laws already on the books prohibiting those convicted of violent acts from having guns.
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - Tragic. This must stop. Help us pass #FixNICS bill that will help list #domesticviolence abusers on prohibited list for purchases, which is current law. Shooter at #SutherlandSprings had a felony conviction.
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - The bipartisan #FixNICS Act is also supported by the @NSSF and the @GLFOP
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - We must all do our part to prevent another disaster like #SutherlandSprings from happening again. Thanks to @SenatorTimScott, @senorrinhatch, and @SenDeanHeller for the support to #FixNICS
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - For years, agencies and states have failed to upload criminal critical records to NICS without consequence. I introduced the #FixNICS Act with bipartisan support to fix this systemic problem.
Nov. 12, 2017 Tweet - Fix background checks, not gun control. Thanks to law abiding gun owner Stephen Willeford countless lives were saved.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - If the shooter was dishonorably discharged, federal law prohibited him from buying or possessing any firearms #SutherlandSpringsShooting
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - "A domestic violence conviction disqualifies gun purchaser on background check #SutherlandSprings"
Nov. 5, 2017 Tweet - Truly heartbreaking news in #Sutherland Springs. Please say a prayer for First Baptist congregation, first responders & the community there
Oct. 6, 2017 Letter to Mr. Thomas E. Brandon, Acting Director AFT - Review of Obama-era Bump Stock Ruling
June 21, 2017 New Strange Bill to Shore Up Second Amendment Protections
Feb. 27, 2017 Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill
Feb. 15, 2017 Cornyn Votes to Repeal Obama-Era Rule Threatening Some Texans' Second Amendment Rights
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Dept. of State - Gunsmiths Regulations
Aug. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State - In Defense of the Second Amendment and Small Businesses
June 20, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 16, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 25, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed
April 13, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Jan. 21, 2016 Mental Health and Safe Communities Act
Jan. 11, 2016 Gun Control and Mental Illness
Jan. 8, 2016 Cornyn Response to the President's Executive Action Restricting Second Amendment Rights
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act - Conference Report
Dec. 8, 2015 Senate Democrats Block Cornyn Proposal to Prevent Suspected Terrorists from Purchasing Firearms
Dec. 7, 2015 Presidential Strategy to Defeat ISIS
Oct. 8, 2015 U.S. Rep. McSally Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Help Prevent Gun Violence
Oct. 8, 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016-- Motion to Proceed
Aug. 5, 2015 Cornyn Introduces Mental Health and Safe Communities Act
Aug. 3, 2015 Daines Leads 27 Senators in Urging State Department to Halt Misguided ITAR Changes
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Anthony Dearth, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary - International Traffic in Arms Regulation
June 18, 2015 Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina
May 4, 2015 Cornyn Statement on Garland Shooting
March 10, 2015 Letter to Todd Jones, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Limiting Sporting Ammo
March 9, 2015 Letter to Todd Jones, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - M855 Ammunition
Feb. 12, 2015 Cornyn Introduces Bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
July 10, 2014 Sen. Cornyn Introduces Measure To Ensure Concealed Carry Reciprocity
April 15, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Firearm Tracking Technology
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Cancel All Contracts with Russian Arms Firm
Jan. 13, 2014 Sen. Cornyn Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: The 2nd Amendment
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Core Values
Dec. 4, 2013 Cornyn Applauds Move to Enforce Background Checks on Texas Navigators
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Sept. 25, 2013 Sen. Cornyn Challenges Obama Administration On Unconstitutional U.N. Arms Treaty
Sept. 2, 2013 Cornyn, Carter, Williams Unveil New Bill to Support Victims of Fort Hood Shooting
Aug. 23, 2013 Cornyn Statement on Fort Hood Verdict
April 18, 2013 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
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