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Why I Support the Second Amendment -- and Democrats Should Too

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 12:01 PM
Senator Rubio, You appeared on Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor" (~4-6 weeks ago) after Bill laid out his talking points. O'Reilly has no clue about the 2nd Amendment and "assault weapons." In his Talking Points, he said that such weapons need to be registered. When you came on immediately afterward, you said, "I agree with your talking points, Bill." Does that mean you favor registration, or was that just a mental lapse? Please clarify, as you make no mention of a stance against gun registration here, in an otherwise fine article.

As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners. As a concealed weapons permit holder, I value the freedom to exercise my Second Amendment right as protected by the Constitution and in accordance with gun laws designed to promote safe, responsible use. The right to bear arms is a unique and fundamental aspect of American liberty because, when exercised responsibly and in accordance with the laws in place, it makes our families and our property safer.

Last week, I announced I would join efforts to...