Guns

I support the 2nd amendment right of citizens to have guns. But we need sensible restrictions on the ownership and use of weapons. We need comprehensive background checks for mental illness, prior weapon mis-use, criminal and/or possible terrorist connections. I oppose Open Carry and Campus Carry. These are simply a capitulation to a radical gun lobby and gun manufacturers. The nation has survived 200+ years without these laws and we have a society free from fear. This will change that, without contributing to safety. Restrictions on certain types of assault weapons, high capacity cartridges, and ammunition. Support for "smart" guns that can prevent suicides and accidental deaths. The pro-gun lobby will be shrill about how this restricts a constitutional freedom. It does no such thing. I do not support taking away anybody's guns, whether they are for personal protection, hunting, or other recreation.


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    I am a strong believer of the 2nd Amendment, armed citizens ensure that they are able to protect themselves against criminals and that the government doesn’t become tyrannical. Whenever restrictions are implemented it makes it easier for the government to take away our rights.

    Christopher Brian Monday

    U. S. Representative,
    COOKEVILLE, Tennessee

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    Janet S Everhard MD

    U.S. Representative,
    New Richmond, Ohio

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    I am a Life Member of the NRA and support the second amendment. It is the Founding Fathers way of protecting our other rights under the Constitution.

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    I strongly support the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Law abiding citizens should have the right to own firearms for their own protection. If you take firearms away from the law abiding citizens, only the criminals will have firearms. How safe is that?

    Sanford W Kahn

    LONG BEACH, California

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    I support the 2nd amendment, but I see both sides. I believe there SHOULD be legal restrictions and background checks. Waiting 3 days to get a gun shouldn't be a problem. High-power assault weapons SHOULD BE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN Though it's officially unconstitutional to require citizens to get a driver's license, it is nevertheless the law. Which projectile causes more deaths---guns or cars?

    Nathan Smith Jones

    State Representative,
    Provo, Utah

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    The 2nd Amendment was written to give citizens the ability to fight back against tyrannical government. It is a God-given right only recognized by the Constitution. I believe the reasons to deny an individual the right to "keep and bear arms" are very limited; to violent felons, individuals with orders of protection and mentally unstable individuals. There should not be any "gun-free" zones.

    Mark Lovell

    State Representative,
    Eads, Tennessee

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