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Dave Brownlow on Gun Control

Constitution Party Senate Challenger


Individual right to gun ownership, not collective right

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy: "Absolute right to gun ownership"?

A: DO SUPPORT--the bill of rights protects individual rights, not a collective right.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Jun 22, 2008

Any ban on any gun directly conflicts with Constitution

The 2nd Amendment does not bestow some special new right to us. It merely affirms our inalienable right to self defense and guarantees access to the means with which to exercise it. Therefore, any ban based on gun style, size, caliber, rate of fire, magazine capacity, etc. is in direct conflict with the Constitution & should be immediately repealed.

Notice that the "right of the people to keep and bear arms," does not limit us to the little peashooters they allow us to keep. While modern nasty looking guns were not around when the 2nd Amendment was written, that is precisely the kind of capability our founders intended for a well armed militia--as they were well aware that there could come a time when the people may need to use some extra persuasion to reign in a rogue federal government.

Only a government-educated lawyer could read the words "the right of the people," and conclude that the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment are limited to "the people" in the National Guard.

Source: Campaign website, www.davebrownlow.com, "Key_Issues" Jun 21, 2008

Other candidates on Gun Control: Dave Brownlow on other issues:
OR Gubernatorial:
Ted Kulongoski
OR Senatorial:
Gordon Harold Smith
Jeff Merkley
Ron Wyden


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)

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Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
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DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
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KS:Roberts
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LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
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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
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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