Who is Scott Brown? Gun Digest compiled information from a number of sources to provide a gun rights snapshot of the senator-elect.
Brown, 50, has represented a district in Boston's southwest suburbs since 2004, as one of just five Republicans in the 40-member Senate. He previously served three terms in the state House of Representatives.
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Scott Brown is “A” rated by the NRA Political Victory Fund.
As a state senator, Scott Brown worked to protect law-abiding gun owners from being prosecuted for defending themselves and their loved ones.
Senator Brown voted for the Reform Act, which extended firearm licenses from 4 to 6 years.
In 2006, Senator Brown voted for “An Act to Protect Target Shooters,” which protects target shooters and the manufacturers of firearms used in competition.
As a state senator, Brown indicated he supports the following principles concerning gun issues:
• Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
• Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
• Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
• Require a license for gun possession.
“I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.”
Concealed carry ok; but licenses & background checks ok too.
As state senator, Brown is considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the Bay State—supporting issues like concealed carry of firearms and earning an “A+” rating from the state pro-gun group, Gun Owners Action League.