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

J. Murray Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 8:36 AM
Educational funding has a self-reinforcing element to it driven by failure. Succeeding schools do not get funding increases while failing schools tend to get more resources. Since schools fail or succeed not by funding, but by other factors, failing schools get into a funding loop. Failure leads to more funding, but funding doesn't matter thus continued failure and more funding. Hence why failing districts are also the most expensive. Cheaper school districts are cheap because they're already doing well. And this is why I'm opposed to the entire concept of public school. Government doesn't understand anything beyond spending more money to try and solve problems.

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...