I asked each of the major Republican candidates for governor and US Senate to oppose the Democrat gun banAB1934
which would create the new crime of openly carrying an unloaded handgun in the State of California. I got a response fromChuck DeVore
today,"I already have several times -- I have an "A" rating from the NRA in six years of voting."
I've also asked the Democrat Jerry Brown but I don't expect an answer. Jerry Brown still has his knickers all in a twist because of my articles criticizing his association with the Michael Jackson cult followers. There is obviously no point in asking Barbara Boxer her opinion of AB1934.
Chuck DeVore on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms
I believe the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
The Bill of Rights’ Second Amendment is clear:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The founders believed that armed people were citizens while an unarmed public were subjects. They believed the people themselves were the best bulwark against tyranny.
My own record over three terms in the California State legislature shows that I back my beliefs up with votes.
This is easy for me. Not only am I following my oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution when I vote against bills that infringe on the liberties of law-abiding citizens, but, reams of data show that strict gun control laws do not reduce crime. In fact, numerous case studies show the opposite: that when gun control laws go into effect, law-abiding people are put at the mercy of gun-toting criminals.