Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Democrat joins 2nd Amentment Caucus

Congressman Christopher Carney (D-10) became a member of the bipartisan Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, which is dedicated to the right of lawful individuals to own firearms as stated in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“As an avid sportsman, I value the time I spend taking my own children hunting. As a Member of Congress, I know that we must fight to preserve the Constitutional right for individual citizens to keep and bear arms. Hunting and shooting sports are valued traditions in Pennsylvania, and I will always fight to protect the Constitutional right to bear arms,” said Congressman Carney.

The Second Amendment Caucus is opposed to the banning of firearms, their accessories, their manufacture and their importation, and recognizes the right of lawful citizens to carry a weapon both at home and while traveling the nation.

“I have been vigilant to the assaults hurled upon the Second Amendment during my time in office and I joined the caucus to continue the fight,” continued Carney. “The Constitution is clear on this—Americans have the right to bear arms, and I will fight to protect it.”
- source Pocono News

Well that's close Chris but you forget about something. First the 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting and sports (target and trap) usage. It's about people being secure on their own property from the bad guys and a tyrannical government.

You also neglected to mention this tidbit:

Chris opposes the over-regulation of guns owned by responsible Americans. Firearms safety education is an essential aspect of gun ownership, helping create a culture that respects the rights of gun owners and acknowledges their responsibilities. Chris supports a waiting period for handguns and restrictions on certain types of "special" ammunition to help ensure that neither falls into the hands of criminals or terrorists.
- source Chris Carney on Gun Control

Criminals and terrorists both are going to manage to get their hands on handguns and ammunition no matter what kind of laws you pass to keep them out of the hands of law abiding citizens.

Thanks for the help Chris, but you need to go back to 2nd Amendment school for another semester or two.

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