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Issue Position: Second Amendment

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Conservatives stand with the Constitution.

"To ensure domestic tranquility" is an idea as old as the Republic. This phrase was wisely placed in the Preamble to the Constitution. When we think of the kind of society we want, our goal must be a nation in which law-abiding citizens are safe and feel safe. Our Second Amendment rights as Americans make this possible.

"…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Some would argue that the ownership of guns increases crime in America, but during 2009, when the sale of guns and ammunition increased dramatically, the violent crime rate declined. If more guns lead to more crime, why didn't we see a huge jump in crime in 2009?

Hunting, sport shooting, collecting guns, and defending our homes are all part of the American and Oklahoma culture. Owning and carrying a gun does not mean you are a radical; it means you are an American. We need to maintain the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. It is basic to our Constitutional freedom.

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