Who is Scott Brown? Gun Digest compiled information from a number of sources to provide a gun rights snapshot of the senator-elect.

Reuters

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.

National Rifle Association

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.

Milwaukee Examiner

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.

In His Own Words

“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.”

OntheIssues.org

Concealed carry ok; but licenses & background checks ok too.

Gun Owners of America

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.