Badnarik/2nd Amendment

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Posted on 07/05/2004 4:26:38 AM PDT by MikeJ75<http://www.freerepublic.com/~mikej75/>

Mebane, NC (PRWEB) July 5, 2004 -- While Bush and his staffers have pledged multiple times to sign the bill into law if passed, GOP lawmakers are vowing that it will not be allowed on the House or Senate floor, thus protecting Bush from losing the support of the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA).

Late last week, the Gun Owners of America issued an alert suggesting that Feinstein may slip her semi-automatic weapon ban to any "appropriate" legislative vehicle. Consideration of such legislation is scheduled to come up as early as Tuesday.

Speaking at a July 4 gun rights rally at Mace Sporting Goods in Mebane, Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik aimed a few short words at not just Feinstein, but Republicans, as well.

"That Feinstein would use parliamentary procedure to slip in yet another attempt to deprive us of one of our most fundamental individual rights is not surprising. The even scarier issue is that Bush has already promised, in advance, to sign such a bill.

Cleary, when an issue as major as the Assault Weapons Ban is supported by Feinstein, Schumer, Bush and Warner, it is yet another indication that both of the major parties are, in fact, the same."

Badnarik has previously stated that if there is any hot ticket issue for him, it is the right to keep and bear arms. He has pledged that one of his first acts, if elected, is to prioritize repealing the over 20,000 unconstitutional gun laws currently on the books.

Yesterday, in a statement posted on the Badnarik web site blog, campaign spokesperson Stephen Gordon challenged the NRA with, "Should the NRA choose to endorse Bush, after his commitment to sign the Assault Weapon Ban, they will, in fact, be clearly showing their disdain for the Second Amendment and everything the organization claims to represent.

As Bush has already indicated his support to take firearms away from law abiding citizens, to support him now shows clear evidence that the NRA is not a gun rights organization, but merely a fund raising operation for those who blindly follow GOP dictates."

Badnarik concludes Gordon's statement with a line from his position paper which states "Don't even THINK about taking my guns! My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment."