John McCain on Second Amendment issues.


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bestseller92
January 30, 2008, 09:50 AM
I won't vote for him in the primary, but if he's the nominee, he's certainly better than Hillary or Hussein. Here's his website page on gun issues:

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/77636553-6337-4ecd-b170-49e1c07d2fbd.htm

John McCain believes that the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is a fundamental, individual Constitutional right that we have a sacred duty to protect. We have a responsibility to ensure that criminals who violate the law are prosecuted to the fullest, rather than restricting the rights of law abiding citizens. Gun control is a proven failure in fighting crime. Law abiding citizens should not be asked to give up their rights because of criminals - criminals who ignore gun control laws anyway.
Gun Manufacturer Liability

John McCain opposes backdoor attempts to restrict Second Amendment rights by holding gun manufacturers liable for crimes committed by third parties using a firearm, and has voted to protect gun manufacturers from such inappropriate liability aimed at bankrupting the entire gun industry.


"Neither justice nor domestic peace are served by holding the innocent responsible for the acts of the criminal."

-Senator John McCain




Assault Weapons

John McCain opposes restrictions on so-called "assault rifles" and voted consistently against such bans. Most recently he opposed an amendment to extend a ban on 19 specific firearms, and others with similar characteristics.

Importation of High Capacity Magazines

John McCain opposes bans on the importation of certain types of ammunition magazines and has voted against such limitations.

Gun Locks

John McCain believes that every firearms owner has a responsibility to learn how to safely use and store the firearm they have chosen, whether for target shooting, hunting, or personal protection. He has supported legislation requiring gun manufacturers to include gun safety devices such as trigger locks in product packaging.

Banning Ammunition

John McCain believes that banning ammunition is just another way to undermine Second Amendment rights. He voted against an amendment that would have banned many of the most commonly used hunting cartridges on the spurious grounds that they were "armor-piercing."

DC Personal Protection

As part of John McCain's defense of Second Amendment rights, he cosponsored legislation to lift a ban on the law abiding citizens of the District of Columbia from exercising their Constitutional right to bear arms.


Criminal Background Checks

John McCain supports instant criminal background checks to help prohibit criminals from buying firearms and has voted to ensure they are conducted thoroughly, efficiently, and without infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens.

Background Checks at Gun Shows

At a time when some were trying to shut down gun shows in the name of fighting crime, John McCain tried to preserve gun shows by standardizing sales procedures. Federal law requires licensed firearm sellers at gun shows to do an instant criminal background check on purchasers while private firearm sellers at gun shows do not have to conduct such a check. John McCain introduced legislation that would require an instant criminal background check for all sales at gun shows and believes that such checks must be conducted quickly to ensure that unnecessary delays do not effectively block transactions.

The Firearm Purchase Waiting Period

John McCain has opposed "waiting periods" for law abiding citizen's purchase of firearms.

The confiscation of firearms after an emergency

John McCain opposes the confiscation of firearms from private citizens, particularly during times of crisis or emergency. He voted in favor of an amendment sponsored by Senator David Vitter prohibiting such confiscation.

Stiffer Penalties for Criminals who use a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime

John McCain believes in strict, mandatory penalties for criminals who use a firearm in the commission of a crime or illegally possess a firearm. Enforcing the current laws on the books is the best way to deter crime.

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madmike
January 30, 2008, 10:00 AM
Yeah, he's also the one who wanted to "register" everyone attending gun shows and RECORD WHAT BOOKS were sold at gun shows.

He's so-so on the Second Amendment. He craps all over the First.

"Better than Hillary" is like saying that "stewed moldy brussels sprouts are better than horse manure," or that "Nickelback is better than four autistic kids with spoons beating on trash cans."

Standing Wolf
January 30, 2008, 10:02 AM
John McCain introduced legislation that would require an instant criminal background check for all sales at gun shows and believes that such checks must be conducted quickly to ensure that unnecessary delays do not effectively block transactions.

He has supported legislation requiring gun manufacturers to include gun safety devices such as trigger locks in product packaging.

Where's it say that in the Second Amendment?

MarshallDodge
January 30, 2008, 10:04 AM
I agree that he will protect our gun rights better than Hillary or Obama. The biggest thing we need to do in this election is win back whatever seats we can in the house and senate. If we do that then there will be little pressure on the President.

ArfinGreebly
January 30, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Old Fuff
January 30, 2008, 10:14 AM
Arizonians learned long ago to ignore what John McCain says and watch out for what he does. He is a typical RINO who often supports the Democrats in the Senate. :scrutiny:

Without question he would be better then the two leading Democrat candidates on many issues. But it is likely if he was elected a lot of bills that a Democrat controled congress sent to the White House would get signed that wouldn't today. Some of those might be "reasonable" gun control legislation. :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

ExSoldier
January 30, 2008, 10:26 AM
Here's my take on the whole thing:

~Little Boy asks his mom a question~ "Mommy, do ALL fairy tales begin with 'Once upon a time?'"~Mom answers~ "No son. Sometimes they begin with 'If ELECTED I promise to....'"

McCain's stance on the 2nd Amendment according to his website reads like it was written by a healthy Charlton Heston back in the good ol days. Reality is far different. McCain tried to shut down all gunshows. He was a champion for an AWB/mag ban.

Then there are his views on other issues like immigration. I suspect, if he's elected, there will be full steam ahead on the merger between USA/Canada & Mexico. His "outreach to latinos" chairman used to work for Vicente Fox and espouses a Mexico FIRST philosophy. McCain is for amnesty, plain and simple.

He might make a decent Commander in Chief and he might do well in the WOT but I'm not certain he feels the issues on the southern border tie in to that problem.

He's been endorsed by the NY Times. That alone makes my skin crawl.

He's "Butt Buddies" with the Clintons. Both of them. Gives me another round of the creeps.

The only sure way to protect our way of life (absent a disaster like a nuclear 911) is to utterly control the US Congress. If conservatives control the Senate, then no antigun or antifreedom treaty gets ratified. No antigun judge gets confirmed. If conservatives control the House of Representatives, no antigun or antifreedom initiative gets any funding. Same for the agency funding. Shut down the BATFE by cutting off their money. ALL spending must originate in the House of Representatives. But that's really the only sure fire way to win this.

Justin
January 30, 2008, 10:57 AM
1.) John McCain is a cryptofascist and I'll vote 3rd party before I vote for him.
2.) This isn't activism related.

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