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Christopher Reed on Gun Control

Republican challenger


2nd Amendment is an individual right

Reed celebrates today with 2nd Amendment rights supporters after the Supreme Court ruled in DC vs. Heller that the Washington, D.C. gun ban was, indeed, unconstitutional.

Reed stated, "It is unfortunate the citizens of our nation's capitol were deprived of their right to self-defense for over 30 years, but beginning today we can reverse the dangerous misinterpretations of our Constitution."

Since the 2nd Amendment was ratified in 1791, the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. Reed has always believed that the right is an individual right. The Supreme Court reaffirmed that principle. "It is ridiculous that the government would force vulnerability on its own citizens. Tom Harkin supported this gun ban for 32 years."

Reed warns that although the victory should be celebrated, gun rights advocates should stay vigilant against future attempts to take away your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Source: Campaign Press Release, "Supreme Court Decision" Jun 26, 2008

The only gun-owner & hunter in this race

He is the ONLY veteran in this race, the only gun-owner & hunter in this race. He did not get in the race "late", otherwise he wouldn't be on the ballot. He is the ONLY candidate in this race who speaks about the major issues freely, and backs up each position he takes with facts, data, insight & lets voters know exactly where he stands on each issue without wishy-washy avoidance or aloofness to the subject or task at hand. He is simply an Iowan who wants to go to Washington to represent other Iowans.
Source: Campaign Press Release May 19, 2008

Individual right to hunting guns and hand guns

Q: What is your position on the second amendment?

A: While in the Navy I was stationed in Virginia Beach. They had a concealed weapons law that law helped lower street and person to person crime, because no one knew who was and who was not carrying a concealed weapon. Thugs and bandits had to decide whether it was worth chancing a robbery. The 2nd amendment means individuals have the right to keep arms. Not just hunting guns but hand guns as well. I am committed to maintaining the 2nd amendment.

Source: The Iowa Brigade, email questionnaire Apr 2, 2008

Other candidates on Gun Control: Christopher Reed on other issues:
IA Gubernatorial:
Chet Culver
IA Senatorial:
Chuck Grassley
Tom Harkin


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
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DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
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MA:Kerry
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MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
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