Jim Gilmore on Gun Control
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Jim Gilmore is a member of the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors and has spent much of his life working to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. Jim Gilmore believes the right to keep and bear arms is entitled to the same protection as every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
As Governor, Gilmore created Virginia Exile to get guns out of the hands of criminals. His efforts as Attorney General and Governor, including the abolition of parole and truth in the sentencing of criminals, reduced Virginia crime rates to a 25-year low.
Gilmore, a member of the Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association, has been an outspoken advocate for the Second Amendment. "I have always believed that personal and responsible firearm ownership is a fundamental right guaranteed to us by the Constitution and we must only punish those who use firearms illegally to commit crimes," says Gilmore. "I will vote to ensure the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens are never infringed upon by the Federal government."
Gilmore notes, "Today is another reminder of the necessity of appointing strict constructionist judges who properly interpret the Constitution.
A: I am a supporter of Second Amendment rights, and all of the other rights under the Bill of Rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a reflection that we as Americans can be trusted to be free.
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