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Richard Randall on Gun Control


Second amendment is not negotiable

The rights of the American people are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise the Bill of Rights. It is utter nonsense for us to accept government permits in order to exercise an inalienable Second Amendment right. The term "well regulated militia" does not mean "subject to government regulation" or that only the National Guard is allowed to carry guns. It is necessary to understand the definitions common in America during the time of our war for independence. "Well regulated" meant "well prepared". Every man was expected to have a rifle. He was also expected to be ready to USE that rifle within 60 seconds of the alarm being sounded. Hence the term "minute man". It is disingenuous for anyone to promote the argument that "militia" refers only to the National Guard in light of the fact that the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791, and the National Guard wasn't formed until the early 1900's.
Source: Campaign website, www.lpcocandidates.org/randall/, "Issues" Oct 14, 2004

End all restrictions on weapons and ammunition

I oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, regulating or requiring the ownership, manufacture, transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition. I oppose all laws requiring registration of firearms or ammunition. I support repeal of all gun control laws and demand the immediate abolition of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

I oppose any government efforts to ban or restrict the use of tear gas, "mace" or other self-protection devices. I further oppose all attempts to ban weapons or ammunition on the grounds that they are risky or unsafe. I favor the repeal of laws banning the concealment of weapons or prohibiting pocket weapons. I also oppose the banning of inexpensive handguns ("Saturday night specials") and semi-automatic or so-called assault weapons and their magazines or feeding devices.

Source: Campaign website, www.lpcocandidates.org/randall/, "Issues" Oct 14, 2004

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