Sam Clovis on Gun Control



Opposes more gun restrictions

Question topic: More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Clovis: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

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

A: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jan 24, 2014

2nd Amendment is about liberty, not just gun rights

I am a member of the National Rifle Association, the Hawkeye Rifle and Pistol Club and a holder of a concealed-carry permit. Suffice it to say that I will always support and defend Second Amendment protections. However, protecting the Second Amendment is about much more than gun rights.

Liberty is the second unalienable right mentioned in our Declaration of Independence. Liberty, which is more than freedom, deals with the exercise of free will, the exercise of conscience and actions that protect the soul. The Second Amendment is the complete manifestation of all these factors as we live our lives in America. Liberty must be protected at all costs.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, Iowans4SamClovis.com, "Issues" , Nov 11, 2013

Reduce gun violence but not by punishing gun manufacturers

Bruce Braley [noted that current gun laws] "immunize gun manufacturers, who get the economic benefit of that protection and use it to fund all of the legislative assaults on rational measures to reduce gun violence." Trial lawyers, the largest block of donors to Braley's campaign, would reap massive legal fees if Braley had his way on gun manufacturer liability,

Sam Clovis responded, "You know Congressman Braley has been in Washington too long when he believes Iowans would support his position that recent assaults on our Second Amendment by the US Senate weren't liberal enough. Our state deserves a Senator who will stand up for the Second Amendment. It is clear Braley wants to advance the left's agenda by raising the specter of liability for gun manufacturers in relation to gun violence. Reducing violence is a goal we all share, but punishing manufacturers, lawful gun dealers and gun owners by infringing on our Second Amendment is not the way to achieve it."

Source: The Iowa Republican on 2014 Iowa Senate race , Jun 13, 2013

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