The police cannot be everywhere.
The United States is a large and very open country. Drug prohibition has put guns into the hands of many criminals, and has fueled some of the most violent gang and turf wars that rival even the most brutal periods of alcohol prohibition. How then can the government compassionately tell someone that they have no right to defend themselves from harm from whatever source with lethal weapons?
The 2nd amendment is not meant to provide hunters with the right to shoot animals for meat. It was not only just meant for persons to be able to carry protection against criminals. It was meant to keep the government honest as well. The 2nd amendment was meant to enumerate one of our rights that come from our humanity; the right to be secure in ones property and in ones person.
I would never support any law that takes away that right. I would also never support a law that would make it illegal for gun rights groups to buy advertising criticizing a federal legislator for voting for gun control.
I support the following bills:
- H.R. 1096 which includes provisions for repealing the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and the Federal Firearms License Reform Act of 1993
- H.R. 3305 which would allow pilots and specially assigned law enforcement personnel to carry firearms in order to protect airline passengers. Had this been law in 2001, I firmly believe that the events of 9/11 would not have been possible.
- H.R. 1146 which would end our membership in the United Nations.
The 2nd amendment goes hand-in-hand with the 4th amendment. How many pro-gun politicians voted for the Patriot Act which gives the government the right to search your home without a warrant, when you're not home, leave listening devices, and use any and all information to create a prosecution on any charge regardless of their original reason for the search? I would never vote for any law that restricts the 2nd or 4th amendments in any way.