Second Amendment Stance of 2016 Presidential Candidates

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Sep 10, 2015.

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  1. plodder

    plodder Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Deep in a bunker behind the cheddar curtain
  2. basicblur

    basicblur Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    Since I'm retired, I spend way too much time with the "news" (across a number of networks) on as background noise. I had pretty much come to the same conclusion as Alan Gura, who was recently discussed the subject on one of Tom Gresham's recent Gun Talk podcasts (links to podcast below).

    From what I remember in his interview, of all the candidates, he thinks Ted Cruze would expend political capital in order to get justices on SCOTUS that were friendly to the 2nd Amendment.
    (I seem to recall him saying although he considered Ted a friend, he didn't know if he would vote for him?)

    Long ago Tom pointed out we don't know who wrote Trump's stance on the 2nd Amendment, but it is probably one of, if not the best put out.

    Many have wondered where Trump's conversion has come from - it's widely reported his sons have schooled him on the 2nd, as both are hunters and firearms enthusiasts, which could be a very good thing - maybe they have more sway with him than outside consultants and political hacks?

    Fer myself, it's ABC (anybody but Clinton) - hopefully the GOP will give us a candidate without blowing up the party in order for the current power brokers within to maintain control, thus handing the election to the dark side.

    Sun, 14 February 2016: Guntalk 02-14-2016 Part A
    Hour One - Guest Alan Gura, Atty.

    Direct download: 021416guntalkA.mp3 OR http://guntalk.libsyn.com/ (about 2/3 way down the page)
  3. Midwest

    Midwest Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    This information about John Kasich just came out on WND dated yesterday. Somehow a letter from Bill Clinton thanking Kasich for his vote on the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was released and it is said to be causing problems for Kasich.

    Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich


    "A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail.

    Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.”

    The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to a report by Top Right News.

    The issue at stake was the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.

    “This is a letter Kasich does not want voters to see…and it could cost him dearly on Tuesday,” Top Right News reports."


    In all fairness, a lot has happened since 1994. He become Governor of Ohio twice and has not vetoed any pro-gun bill and now he has an A rating from the NRA (according to the article).


    "As governor, by contrast, Kasich’s record has been unambiguous: He has not vetoed a single pro-gun bill passed by the Republican-dominated general assembly."
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