Skip to comments.Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation
Posted on 08/06/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Texas Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul continues to champion constitutional rights. His latest endeavor is a bill that would abolish gun-free zones, ultimately permitting teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. Predictably, anti-gun groups are calling the legislation extremist.
CNS News reports, H.R. 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011, would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and remove all federally created criminal safety zones.
The Gun-Free School Zones Act was first enacted as section 1702 of the Crime Control Act of 1990. The text of the act reads, It shall be unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm that has moved in or that otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.
Pauls bill will permit individuals, including teachers, to carry firearms onto high-school and middle-school campuses.
The Gun-Free School Zones Act faced adamant opposition from Second Amendment advocacy groups like Gun Owners of America, which has indicated its support for Pauls legislation.
According to a news release from Gun Owners of America, the Gun-Free School Zones Act protects criminals. The release points to attacks at Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Fort Hood, all of which are government facilities where the private possession of firearms was prohibited.
The release continues, Its time to say NO to criminal safe zones. And a great place to start is the blatantly unconstitutional Gun-free School Zones Act.
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wRONg PAUL is a loon. That he is occasionally makes sense doesn’t mitigate the underlying wacadoo in his losertarian ideology.
Let’s all bow down and worship Ron Paul!
We've been sold a bill of goods with this republican party.
What a bunch of sell out sob’s.
At least Ron Paul understands constitutional mandate of the federal government.
Under the democrats and republicans, we've gotten nothing but bigger, more intrusive, controlling, expensive federal government.
I look at Paul's voting record, granted not perfect, but he has voted time and time again to reduce the size, scope and powers of the federal government.
That's more than I can say for the rest of the no good republican party.
Even if the ironic idea of turning facilities charged with teaching the Constitution into Constitution-free zones (more than they already are for the kids) WERE a good idea, it would be a good idea for STATE legislation. This is far from federal jurisdiction.
I agree with you—Ron Paul does sometimes seem to go ‘round the bend a bit, but I know he loves this country, which is more than we can say for a lot of the yahoos we have in Congress today.
Of course I agree with banning “Gun Free Zones”Notice my tag which has been in place for at least the last two years.
The trouble is that Paul can’t win any office outside of his safe little district, not even in Texas, so he is a conman that raises millions from gullible people for the fun and lifestyle of his fake presidential runs.
Sure, it's not perfect, but it's a hell of allot better than the handbasket that republicans and democrats have us in now.
The dems and pubs spend millions, both of them, to keep candidates outside the status quo out of contention.
The American people are fed lies, half truths and out right misinformation to keep the current electoral system intact.
Election cycle after election cycle, the same ol, same ol.
The biggest joke to date is the attempted re-branding of John McCain as the “Maverick for Change”. What a joke.
If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catching the same ol big mouth bass.
It's time for real change. Maybe not Ron Paul, but Americans need to upset the status quo up in Washington and elect a viable conservative businessman to the White House.
If the republican party wants independents conservative support...fix the freakin candidates.
At least with this dumb@$$ up on Pennsylvania ave, we know what we are up against. Shysters like McCain and a whole host of RINOs, we have no idea what they stand for.
Remember compassionate conservatism? Yea, how’d that work out? More debt, more outsourcing, less exporting of American products, open borders and more social programs.
Not to mention damn close to passing Amnesty for twenty million law breakers from Mexico. Quite the record.
Says the guy with the Bristol Palin book plug in his tagline...
That’s right a New York Times best seller, there shouldn’t be any reason for tag line to bother you.
Impress me by introducing legislation exercising calling up of volunteer militia; for training by the Texas National Guard.
The libtards’ heads would explode!
Agree with you especially on foreign policy and his view of Islamofascism, but I also have to admit that George Allen and Rick Santorum support abortion and things like ethanol subsidies. Joe Barton, Dana Rohrabacher and Trent Franks have been pro-terrorist (i.e., pro Pakistan) while claiming to be Tea Party supporters. People like Karl Rove have been anti-Tea Party and have ganged up with the Dims to beat Tea Party candidates like Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell. Yet others like George W Bush are partners of people like Clinton. The problem is that people actually support the people I have named.
People get annoyed at conmen, and his gullible people putting him up as though he is Presidential material rather than a career congressman that could never even win state office in Texas gets tiresome as the decades pass.
>>People get annoyed at conmen<<
Man, I thought you was talking about the Bush family for a minute.
Ron Paul is on the right side of issues the majority of time. The same cannot be said for most other politicians. Would the country be in the sorry state it currently finds iteself in if Paul had been elected president instead of Obama?
I understand thinking the man is weak on foreign policy, which is a fair criticism (and there are many others, to be sure), but all of our national policies are weak under the Obamanation.
I guess I just don’t understand the vitriol that is directed at Paul by many Freepers.
So right you are.
Sometimes guns kill privilged classes, even if its a suicide.
If only because Ron Paul considers them a right guaranteed by the Constitution.
Obviously, enough people arent annoyed with him if he is still getting money. And I doubt he cares if someone who would not vote for him anyway is annoyed at his actions.
That was odd reasoning, every little cult leader manages to get enough people to support him, I was speaking of the mass of sane conservatives that find his eternal presidential con game annoying.
There is a reason why the fellow has been frozen into a congressional district that he cannot break out of, and seeks to constantly collect funds from a small national following, he craves the lifestyle and attention, yet cannot win any other office.
The deal is, he doesn't march in lock step with the majority of Republican insiders, or Democrats, who have driven this country into a ditch.
He also came out against Obama's massive deficit bill, and called it an illusion and a fraud.
Maybe his positions and the reasons for them are a little to deep for you to comprehend. You must be a product of the years of dumbing down Americans that has been taking place in our schools for generations. I’m not a fan of Ron Paul’s but his positions certainly make a lot more sense than most of the idiots in DC. Especially your leader.
That #%*#@! Obama!
Oh wait... it was signed into law in 1990.
I would never vote for an antigun politician. If they don’t respect the 2nd amendment, they’re not worth it. If Ron Paul supported a proposal that supported property rights over gun rights, I wouldn’t vote for it.
98% of the time Ron Paul is correct. Anyone who criticizes him is wrong about 99% of the time. His critics are usually the loons. TeaParty people are always right, their critics are always wrong.
Personally, I don’t see him in that light.
Who did he blame for 9/11?
I blame the US Federal Government for a fair portion of the problems in the world. Don't you?
I also would never conflate the US Government with America.
Right now - I am for Bachmann and ron paul.
Well, then it's up to you to learn to separate Sodom on the Potomac from America. I can't help you.
You mean you are like cut and run and think the majority of the problems in the world are America’s fault? Do you agree with him that 9/11 was our fault? Do you also feel that if we appease our enemies they will just leave us alone?
Why do you hate America so much? Why do you keep trying to equate the good country America with that vile city DC?