Here's what I found:
- Vocal 2A supporter: “I want no mistake to be made,” Canterbury testified. “I take a back seat to no one in my reverence for the Second Amendment."
- Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for 16 years. Opposed NFL's no guns for off duty officers policies.
- Believes that law enforcement should protect the 2A rights of law abiding citizens.
- Opposed making firearms trace data public.
- Supported the Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act
- Supports increased enforcement the laws prohibiting straw purchasing.
- Opposed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
Those are the facts here are my thoughts:
In regards to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, in my opinion, this bill was never intended to pass. It was a case of massive overreach that was doomed from the start. At the time, we likely could have gotten the bill through the Senate If it had contained minimum training and background checks standards. The lack of these is exactly why the Fraternal Order of Police, which Canterbury heads, opposed the bill. It also gave Democratic Senators in pro-gun, pro-carry states cover to oppose the bill. Sure, it gave House members the ability to say they voted for it, but that is all. Had we accepted reality and including a training and background check standards, we would have reciprocity today.
In regards to everything else, he is light years better than any other BATFE director in the recent past, perhaps ever.
What are your thoughts?