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Joel Dykstra on Gun Control

Republican Challenger


No need for additional laws or restrictions on guns

Gun rights are fundamental to the freedoms we enjoy. Anything that erodes our constitutional right to bear arms undermines those freedoms and risks further deterioration of our national character and our liberty.

There is no need for additional laws or restrictions on guns to protect American citizens from criminals that better enforcement of the laws already on the books would not accomplish. More restrictions on 2nd Amendment rights will only limit the ability of good people to defend themselves.

Source: Campaign website, www.joeldykstraforsenate.com, "Issues" Apr 4, 2008

Rated A- by National Rifle Association

Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Representative Dykstra a grade of A- (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates-irrespective of party affiliation-based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire. In 2004, NRA-PVF was involved in 265 campaigns for th US House & Senate, winning in 254 of those races. These victories represent the re-election of pro-gun majorities in both the US House and Senate.

NRA relies on a very simple premise: when provided with the facts, the nation's elected officials will recognize that "gun control" schemes are an infringement on the Second Amendment and a proven failure in fighting crime. The importance of this premise lies in the knowledge that, as one U.S. Congressman put it: "The gun lobby is people.'"

Source: NVA-PVF political rankings Jan 1, 2007

Other candidates on Gun Control: Joel Dykstra on other issues:
SD Gubernatorial:
Mike Rounds
SD Senatorial:
John Thune
Tim Johnson


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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