Second Amendment

  1. This platform affirms the traditional meaning of marriage and the sanctity of human life, defends religious freedom and Second Amendment rights and calls for a balanced budget amendment. This platform is an invitation. It invites every American to consider what kind of country we want to be. An America where every person matters, every worker has an opportunity to work and every family can aspire to a better future. We invite Americans to consider this platform: a call for dramatic change in government, from stagnation to prosperity, from an entitlement society to an opportunity society.

    This platform is a pledge.

    - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaking today at the Republican National Convention about the party’s platform. McDonnell is serving as chairman of the Committee on Resolutions at the convention.
  2. [Thompson] knows that the right to keep and bear arms can only mean one thing. Keep means it’s mine and you can’t have it!”

    - Rock star Ted Nugent pledged his support for former Gov. Tommy Thompson — and Second Amendment rights — in the heated Wisconsin Republican Senate primary at an event in Sturtevant, Wis. last week. 

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  3. The shooting in Colorado has re-ignited the debate about Wisconsin’s concealed-carry and Second Amendment rights. Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R) share their opinions about gun control.

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