Issue Position: Gun Control
I believe that gun control legislation is violative of both the letter and the spirit of the United States Constitution. The Second Amendment of the Constitution reads:
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.
To combat crime in our communities, we need stronger penalties. I will vote against all attempts to infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens. It is a foremost right of all American citizens to be free from the fear of violent crime in our homes, our streets and our communities. We cannot demonstrate any tolerance for crime in our society.
Individuals who commit crimes with firearms should be dealt with quickly and effectively. I support the death penalty and imprisonment without parole. We must ensure that criminals are held accountable for their actions, that they receive swift and certain punishment commensurate with their crimes, and the protection of innocent citizens takes priority over other objectives.