Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gun Control

The following was written in November 2013 as a response to the questionnaire for federal candidates seeking an endorsement from the Liberty Caucus of the Republican Conference (i.e., the Republican Party).

Here is the link to the original questionnaire:

This is my answer to Question #3.

3. A
   (The federal government has the Constitutional authority to enforce an individual right to keep and bear arms; but not to require registration of firearms ownership, limit magazine capacity or gun features, or require waiting periods for weapon purchases)
   The federal government has the constitutional authority to (A) enforce an individual right to keep and bear arms. The right to keep and bear arms is natural, fundamental, and inalienable, and the significance of its appearance in the Bill of Rights is that the states permitted the federal government to come into existence only under the condition that it not interfere with that right.
   There is no constitutionally enumerated authority for the Congress to (B) require registration of firearms ownership(C) limit magazine capacity or gun features, or (D) require waiting periods for weapons purchases.
   The only powers which the federal government has that pertain to arms are the power to enjoin the states from prohibiting the importation of arms and arms components, and the power to ensure that states provide the people with equal protection under the law in regard to the right to keep and bear arms.

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