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A CAREER DEDICATED TO GOOD PUBLIC POLICY

Hunters And Dog

SECOND AMENDMENT

DeLay Gun Permit
Rep. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, is trying to cut in half the fee for applying fora permit to carry a concealed weapon. He's doing it so more people will apply, he said Tuesday. DeLay is lead sponsor of House Bill 1322, which would reduce the$100 fee to $50.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, February 

Gun-Owners Group Endorses DeLay
A Springfield, Va.-based gun-owners group is endorsing former state Sen. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, in his bid for attorney general this year, the group's executive director said
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, April 1, 2006

HOUSE CANDIDATES TRY TO PUT OWN STAMP ON ISSUE
State Sen. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, questioned most favored nation trade status for China. He said the country is developing nuclear weapons that can reach American shores, is hostile to Taiwan and can't keep its word on trade agreements. He also said he had the strongest stance on the Second Amendment right to bear arms of any Republican in the race.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Sept. 7, 2009

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TAXES

A Proposed Constitutional Amendment that would Eliminate the Sales Tax on Food
Rep. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, is trying to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 5 ballot to repeal the sales tax on food.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, April 2, 1996

Bed-Tax Bill for Nursing Homes
State Sen. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, an opponent of the bed-tax bill, said he feared the governor had made a mistake. "I think it's a an absolute slap in the face to every senior citizen that finds themselves paying their own nursing home cost," DeLay said. "Can you imagine if we raised taxes on working people $1,500 to $2,000 a year?"
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, March 10, 2001

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Gunning for the PSC
Gunner DeLay, the Republican candidate for attorney general, feels that the Arkansas Public Service Commission's present structure and performance on behalf of Arkansas ratepayers "stinks to high heaven."...As attorney general, DeLay said, he'd propose sweeping legislative reforms inside the commission. He believes, as do I, that our state's three PSC commissioners must be publicly elected rather than appointed by the governor because the present structure allows no accountability.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, MaY 9, 2006

Gunner Fumes Over Gas
Whether one agrees or not with all the political views of GOP attorney general candidate Gunner DeLay of Fort Smith, you've got to admire his vigilance as a digging watchdog when it comes to utility rate increases.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Dec 15, 2005

DeLay: Don't Let Utilities Fund Race 
Former state senator and Republican candidate for attorney general Gunner DeLay of Fort Smith said Monday that he wants to bar campaign contributions from utilities to candidates for attorney general, which he says are unethical and a conflict of interest.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Oct 18, 2005

 
 
 
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GOVERNMENT REFORM

ABORTION BILL
STIFFENS PENALTY

House Bill 1733 by freshman Rep. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, was approved by a vote of 13-6. It needed 11 votes to go to the House floor for consideration.
Arkansas law states that an abortion of a "viable fetus" can be performed only to protect the "life or health of the woman." Violations are classified as Class A misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, March 8, 1995

PROPOSED LAW WOULD SPEED FOI APPEALS
FORT SMITH -- State Rep.-elect R. Gunner DeLay of Fort Smith said Friday he will propose legislation requiring the state Supreme Court to expedite appeals hearings for Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed with the court.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Nov. 21, 1994

SEX-CRIME LAWS TARGET OF INITIATIVE BY DELAY
Republican attorney general candidate Gunner DeLay on Friday called for several new measures intended to toughen state sex crime laws, including life sentences for rapists and people convicted of having sex with young children,and legislation that would allow authorities to prosecute people suspected of preparing online to lure a child for sex.
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Sept. 30, 2006

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Defining issue Immigration and Gunner DeLay
GUNNER DeLAY, the state senator from Fort Smith, may have been more accurate than he ever suspected when he called illegal immigration the defining issue of the race to succeed Asa Hutchinson in Congress. It certainly seems to have defined him. Until he spoke about, or rather against, immigration, this contest had been marked only by the standard campaign fliers
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette,August 10, 2009

3rd District Hopefuls Weigh Resolve to Wage War
State Sen. Gunner DeLay, R-Fort Smith, said he was the only candidate in the race who has emphasized "border security" since the race began.
"If our borders are open to illegal immigration, they are open to terrorism," said DeLay, who has declared illegal immigration to be the "defining issue" of the race.

Arkansas-Democrat Gazette,Sept. 18, 2001

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PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Huckabee appoints DeLay to Prosecuting Attorney Post
"Gunner has shown a commitment to justice without regard to giving anyone preferential treatment, and will do an excellent job as prosecutor," Huckabee said through a spokesman.DeLay, a 43-year-old former state senator and representative who lost the race for attorney general to Democrat Dustin McDaniel of Jonesboro, said, "I'm very excited about it, and extremely grateful to the governor for the opportunity to serve the people."
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Nov. 6, 2006