Where do the candidates stand?

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election, 2nd Amendment | Posted at: Saturday, 12 January 2008

The Bush Administration is taking the side of the DC gun ban in the case now before the Supreme Court. The aminus brief filed by the Solicitor General essentially says that bearing arms should be held to be an individual right, but that local governments should have the ability to infringe upon those rights.

It will be interesting to see how the presidential candidates come down on this. Especially Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, who both presided over communities with strict gun control laws and haven’t been as strong an advocate of the Second Amendment as some of the other candidates.

Somebody needs to ask them if they support the President’s action.

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One Response to “Where do the candidates stand?”

  1. Fautor Says:

    The Solicitor General’s filing in Parker v. DC illustrates why conservatives must vote for their next president based upon principle rather than pragmatism. Pragmatism is the pernicious enemy of constitutionally ethical policy, which is to say policy which respects constitutionally guaranteed individual rights.

    http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2008/01/government_file_1.php#comments

    http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2008/01/nra_statement_o.php

    Go, Fred, go!