Friday, April 20, 2007

Ron Paul for President!!!

RE: Ron Paul On Guns & Common Sense

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From: Thomas Bingham (L-CA)


Date: Apr 20, 2007 12:04 AM
Subject Ron Paul - Common Sense On Guns Rights
Body: Ron Paul - Common Sense On Guns

April 17, 2007

The gun control nuts are having a field day with the Virginia Tech killings, some calling for more gun laws and some calling for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

There’s one thing you don’t hear them mention, Virginia House Bill 1572 which was proposed in 2005. “The bill would have prohibited state universities in Virginia from enacting “rules or regulations limiting or abridging the ability of a student who possesses a valid concealed handgun permit … from lawfully carrying a concealed handgun.”"
On top of that, “a Virginia Tech official in 2006 praised the defeat of a proposal to allow students with state-issued concealed handgun permits to carry their handguns on college campuses in Virginia.”

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Those in the legislature who allowed the bill to die and those gun control nuts who praised the gun prohibition effectively made the Virginia Tech campus a gun free zone, thus insuring that the students and teachers would be left defenseless against sudden criminal attack. The way I see it, the gun control crowd made themselves unintended accomplices to the 32 murders committed by denying people their constitutional rights.

Ron Paul interviewed at The Politico:

Ron Paul: More Guns Will Deter Shootings

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a simple solution to future shooting massacres such as the one that ripped apart Virginia Tech university Monday: more guns.

“People are a little more cautious if somebody might have a gun there,” the GOP presidential candidate told Politico reporters Tuesday. “A concealed gun carried by a responsible person — that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech with one person being killed or two people being killed.”

Paul, 71, is the kind of lawmaker, and presidential candidate, gun control advocates love to hate at moments like this. And, based on public opinion polls and reader feedback at Politico.com, he’s far from alone.

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http://thenewliberty.com/?p=109

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Ron Paul: More Guns Will Deter Shootings

By: Josh Kraushaar
April 17, 2007 03:32 PM EST

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a simple solution to future shooting massacres such as the one that ripped apart Virginia Tech university Monday: more guns.

"People are a little more cautious if somebody might have a gun there," the GOP presidential candidate told Politico reporters Tuesday. "A concealed gun carried by a responsible person -- that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech with one person being killed or two people being killed."

Paul, 71, is the kind of lawmaker, and presidential candidate, gun control advocates love to hate at moments like this. And, based on public opinion polls and reader feedback at Politico.com, he's far from alone.



Echoing the views of many Americans, he sees calls for restriction on guns as an affront to freedom. The libertarian-minded Texan is one of the most outspoken defenders of gun rights in Congress. Since the obstetrician was first elected to Congress in 1976, he has never voted for a bill restricting gun ownership. And he said the tragedy in Blacksburg, Va., could have been prevented if the school allowed students and professors to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Paul, who ran for the Libertarian presidential nomination in 1988, is well known on Capitol Hill for his outspoken, maverick positions. He opposed authorizing federal funding to victims of Hurricane Katrina. He wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Education. He has called for a return to the gold standard. He argues that tighter gun control laws would have no impact on gun crime.

"It's the lack of access to law-abiding citizens to have guns in many places that increases our crime rate," he said. "We just can't prevent every tragedy of a maniac. So to pretend this happened because of lack of laws would be the wrong thing to assume."

Despite his pro-gun rhetoric, Paul also often finds himself voting with Democrats, particularly in the area of civil liberties. He was one of only three Republican lawmakers to vote against the USA Patriot Act in 2001. He expressed concern that the Virginia Tech shootings would be exploited to crack down on civil liberties.

"I know there will be a call for, 'Boy, we've got to take hold of every single gun and register the gun.' It's sort of like after 9/11, we had to worry about terrorists, but what we've done is register every American," he said. "With national ID cards, inspection and loss of our liberties, warrantless searches, we've attacked law-abiding citizens. So, no, I don't think we need more gun control for law-abiding citizens."

Paul suggested that the Sept. 11 attacks could have been avoided if the pilots on the hijacked airliners had been armed. "If terrorists knew that every pilot had a gun in the cockpit, they wouldn't have done it," he said. "They would have all been shot and wouldn't have accomplished their mission."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0407/3556.html


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