State of Texas Archives: on Gun Control
Strongly supports our constitutional right to bear arms
As an avid sportsman, David strongly supports our constitutional right to bear arms. David will fight to uphold our Constitutional rights here in Texas and across America.
Source: 2012 Senate Campaign website, dewhurstfortexas.com, "Issues"
Apr 2, 2012
- David extended the term for a concealed handgun
license (CHL) from 4 to 5 years
- David cut the CHL cost for Texas seniors by half
- David passed legislation allowing employees to take and store their firearms in their vehicle while at work
Elizabeth Ames Jones:
Defend right to purchase and possess firearms
Our individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms is under attack. I grew up hunting and a love for the outdoors was instilled in me at an early age.
I will be an active and strong voice to defend the rights of law abiding
Americans to purchase and possess firearms. I strongly support the right to carry and I will oppose any Presidential nominee for any office requiring Senate approval who will not acknowledge and protect our individual rights under the 2nd Amendment.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.jonesfortexas.com
Jul 17, 2011
Restore militia system--everyone trained in proper gun use
Roland supports the following principles regarding Gun Issues:
Source: Texas Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
May 2, 2008
- Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
- Eliminate enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Eliminate restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- Roland adds, “Restore constitutional militia system in which everyone is trained in proper use and assigned regular duties in defense + law enforcement.”
Opposes the DC Gun Ban; it’s not just a “collective right”
An appeals court in Washington DC issued a ruling that hopefully will result in the restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in the nation’s capital. It appears the Court rejected the DC’s nonsensical argument that the 2nd Amendment confers only a “collective
right,” something gun control advocates have asserted for years. Rights, by definition, are individual. “Group rights” is an oxymoron.
When the 2nd Amendment speaks of a “well-regulated militia,” it means local groups of individuals operating to
protect their own families, homes, and communities. They regulated themselves because it was necessary and in their own interest to do so. The Founders themselves wrote in the Federalist papers about the need for individuals to be armed.
makes people demonstrably less safe--as any honest examination of criminal statistics reveals. It is no coincidence that violent crime flourishes in the nation’s capital, where the individual’s right to self-defense has been most severely curtailed.
Source: Weekly column, “Texas Straight Talk”
Mar 12, 2007
George W. Bush:
Arrest for guns in school; track juvenile offenders
Bush’s 1999 legislative record included:
Source: GeorgeWBush.com/News/ “1999 Texas Legislative Record”
Jun 25, 1999
- Required automatic detention [until released by a judge’s order] for juveniles who carry firearms illegally or commit crimes with a gun.
- Expanded beds for housing violent juvenile offenders.
- Created a
spotlight program to team police with probation officers to track violent juvenile offenders.
Maintain existing restrictions on firearms
Sadler supports the following principles concerning gun issues.
Source: Texas State 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
Maintain state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
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