2nd Amendment

I affirm the individual right recognized by the 2nd Amendment to keep and bear arms. I believe the only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights: life, liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression.

I oppose all laws at any level of government requiring registration of, or restricting, the ownership, manufacture, or transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition.

I believe Law-abiding, responsible citizens do not and should not need to ask anyone’s permission or approval to engage in a peaceful activity. Gun ownership, by itself, harms no other person and cannot morally justify criminal penalties. I think current gun laws are unconstitutional, the 2nd amendment clearly states “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall NOT be infringed

When politicians and police seek to ban semi-automatic “assault rifles”, they ignore the fact that only honest citizens will comply, criminals will still have them. Such a ban will only increase the criminals’ ability to victimize the innocent.

I believe that politicians and the police should encourage gun ownership, as well as education and training programs. A responsible, well-armed and trained citizenry is the best protection against domestic crime and the threat of foreign invasion. America’s founders knew that and it is still true today.

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people’s liberty’s teeth. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.” – George Washington

“The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”Samuel Adams

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”  James Madison

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