In an effort to learn candidates’ views, I am providing a gun rights questionnaire to Tennessee political candidates. Here are candidate Jeff Ownby’s answers:
Sunday, March 21, 2010 4:19 PM
1. Do you believe that the Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” and that the Bill of Rights acknowledges our birthrights?
Yes the Constitution is the law of the land, and the Bill of Rights acknowledges our rights
2. If so, should these rights be proactively protected from infringement by all levels of government, including city, county and state?
Yes, the Founding Fathers wanted it that way.
3. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider constitutional.
The Second Amendment
4. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider unconstitutional.
The law the City of Knoxville passed banning carry permit owners from carrying in City parks.
5. Does the right to bear arms include the right for any peaceable citizen to carry them concealed without a permit, as in Vermont?
6. Do you believe that Americans have a right to own, use and carry weapons of military pattern, and will you use the prestige of elected office to publicly promote that right?
Yes on Both
7. Do you support or oppose registration of weapons? Why?
Oppose, it is not the Governments or anybody busy how many guns I have or what kind.
8. Do you support or oppose licensing requirements to own or carry firearms?
I do have a license to carry, but it does not stop anyone from carrying if they want to.
9. What specific gun laws will you work to get repealed?
I will have to look over the laws that are on the books under the County, before saying which one I would if any.
10. If elected, will you back your words of support for firearms rights up with consistent actions? How?
Yes, I am a NRA member and will support any persons right to carry or own guns.
This questionnaire was developed by National Gun Rights Examiner Dan, and is used with his permission. The original site for these questions is HERE. To see his other Examiner works, go HERE. David also writes the War on Guns blog, which can be seen HERE, and writes in Guns Magazine. HERE is a sample from that publication.
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