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Santorum: I will defend the 2nd Amendment
Human Events ^ | 02/21/12 | Rick Santorum

Posted on 02/21/2012 7:15:34 PM PST by writer33

Coming from Pennsylvania, a state with a rich heritage of hunting and fishing, I understand firsthand the importance of preserving our constitutionally protected rights found in the second Amendment.

I fight to preserve this tradition, and will work to ensure these rights are not infringed upon.

As a Senator, I opposed frivolous lawsuits against the gun industry by supporting legislation, such as the Protection of Lawful Commerce Act that would protect law abiding firearms manufacturers and dealers from frivolous lawsuits attempting to hold them liable for criminal acts of third parties.

I also vehemently opposed the Assault Weapons Ban because I believe that there are more effective ways to stop gun violence, such as stricter enforcement of existing laws, than taking away the rights of law abiding gun owners.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: santorum

1 posted on 02/21/2012 7:15:41 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Apparently Santorum thinks the Second Amendment is about hunting and fishing. Somebody should ask him to read the Constitution.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 7:23:35 PM PST by dinodino
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To: dinodino

So you support RP like I do who says the 2nd amendment is for the Tyra s in govt?


4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:25:32 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: writer33

Hunting and fishing? Enforce existing laws?

How about repealing some laws and rescinding some ATF regulations?

The firearms crime rate was lower when we could order Thompson subguns with 50 round mags through the mail.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 7:27:52 PM PST by DBrow
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To: writer33

Rick, would you pledge to sign HR 822 into law?


6 posted on 02/21/2012 7:37:06 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dinodino
Santorum: ‘The Second Amendment Is There To Protect the First Amendment!’ - February 16, 2012 - ....Santorum was then asked if the Second Amendment is only for hunting and sports, to which he responded emphatically, “the Second Amendment is there to protect the First Amendment!”

His own family possesses firearms, he says, both for hunting and handguns for personal protection. He cautioned that if Obama is reelected, the Supreme Court’s Heller Decision, which holds that individuals have a right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, will be in jeopardy.

7 posted on 02/21/2012 7:37:28 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: GlockThe Vote

2A is to ensure that we can fight the government. Repeal GCA 68 and all later laws.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 7:37:56 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then why does he say stupid things?

I am unconvinced by Santorum.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 7:39:47 PM PST by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Satan, is that you?


10 posted on 02/21/2012 7:44:18 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: writer33
Mssrs. Santorum, Romney, Gingrich, Paul and even the clown in the oval orifice, you have repeatedly sworn to preserve, defend and protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic several times in your careers.

That means the WHOLE Constitution, not just this amendment or that clause.

If you choose to ignore or subvert ANY PART of it, you have forfeited your right to be in office, and should be tried for perjury at best, and treason at worst.

11 posted on 02/21/2012 7:49:09 PM PST by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“His own family possesses firearms,”

Like Romney? Or does Rick actually own “one” himself?

Perry not only admits to owning guns, he considers going to the range as a family night out, “like bowling”, he said.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 7:49:26 PM PST by DBrow
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To: writer33

Saint Rick is going to need to go to confession after this one.

Here is part of the text for the “Affordable Education Act” of 2000, which Sweater Vest the Mighty voted for:

SEC. 507. REDUCTION IN SCHOOL VIOLENCE.

(a) SHORT TITLE- This section may be cited as the `School Violence Reduction Act’.
(b) FINDINGS- Congress finds that:
(1) Every school child in America has a right to a safe learning environment free from guns and violence.
(2) The United States Department of Education report on the Implementation of the Gun-Free Schools Act found that 3,930 children were expelled for bringing guns to school during the 1997-98 school year.
(3) Nationwide, 57 percent of the expulsions were high school students, 33 percent were in junior high and 10 percent were in elementary school.
(c) GRANTS- The Secretary of Education shall award grants to elementary and secondary schools (as such terms are defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801)) to enable such schools to—
(1) develop and disseminate model programs to reduce violence in schools,
(2) educate students about the dangers associated with guns, and
(3) provide violence prevention information (including information about safe gun storage) to children and their parents.
(d) APPLICATION- To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (b), an elementary or secondary school shall prepare and submit to the Secretary of Education an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.
(e) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS- The Secretary of Education shall provide for the development and dissemination of public service announcements and other information on ways to reduce violence in our Nation’s schools, including safe gun storage and other measures.
(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated funds of up to $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2001 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the four succeeding fiscal years.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c106:2:./temp/~c106yZenPk:e80015:


13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:49:33 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: dinodino

What did he say that you find stupid? I think he sounds like a conservative.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 7:52:05 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: CainConservative

No, it’s his brother Bob J. Satan the third. You must be one of Santorum’s 7 kids.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 7:52:16 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s the thing, he sounds conservative. That’s it. He’s an opportunist running from his record, and you’ve fallen for his spiel hook line’n sinker.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 7:55:21 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: dinodino
I understand firsthand the importance of preserving our constitutionally protected rights found in the second Amendment.

By his own words, the poor simpleton thinks the RKBA is 'found in the 2nd Amendment'. Such idiotic remarks, taken with the equally idiotic remarks about hunting, do not reflect a sound, correctly grounded, INSTINCTIVE grasp of the protected right, the Framers' mortal, existentially driven reasons for protecting it, nor of the deadly motives of every totalitarian's fear and loathing of the right, down to the current changeling [imbecile] from Nairobi. The ongoing MSM circus between The Willard [Myth Romney] and The Weeper [Santorum] every day becomes more obviously a ridiculous Kabuki show - the only question being the identity of the puppeteers. The last clown who juxtaposed our God-given right and Bambi was John Kerry, a tax dodging gigolo who seems to have run to earth, but apparently role plays as a Senator from some north eastern liberal fever swamp.

17 posted on 02/21/2012 7:57:01 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Apollo5600

Apollo5600 = rat troll


18 posted on 02/21/2012 7:57:59 PM PST by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: Apollo5600

Go back to DU or Kos, ya weasel


19 posted on 02/21/2012 8:00:16 PM PST by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: Apollo5600
I have followed Santorum’s career for many years and he is my first choice in this race. I won't support a candidate who is for amnesty for illegal aliens from Mexico. Santorum is a Christian Conservative, not a Godless liberal-tarian.
20 posted on 02/21/2012 8:00:33 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:08:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bedford Forrest

“John Kerry, a tax dodging gigolo who seems to have run to earth, but apparently role plays as a Senator from some north eastern liberal fever swamp. “

And John Kerry owns a bunch of shotguns and a couple of AK’s, and shoots skeet and trap pretty regularly, albeit at a rather exclusive club. There were tons of pictures of him actually holding semiauto firearms, and some of him dusting clays.

Let’s see one of our Republican candidates brag about their score when they took in a CMP match, or be seen within a dozen feet of a firearm.

Romney has a pic from 1999 or 2002 of him in a group of Republicans, some of them holding guns or dead birds. Santorum? Gingrich?

http://liveshot.cc/images/John%20Kerry%20Hunting%202.jpg
http://liveshot.cc/images/John%20Kerry%20Hunting%204.jpg
http://liveshot.cc/images/Kerry%20Shotgun%201.jpg
http://markamerica65.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/john_kerry_shotgun.jpg

Huckabee: http://blog.electromneyin2008.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/huck_hunt.jpg


22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:11:07 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

http://aboutmittromney.com/i/guns/Romney_guns.jpg

A picture of Mitt near, but not touching, guns.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 8:15:59 PM PST by DBrow
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To: writer33

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/111226-santorum-hmed-5p.photoblog600.jpg

Santorum with a non-semi-auto, hunting.


24 posted on 02/21/2012 8:21:56 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I have followed Santorum’s career for many years and he is my first choice in this race. I won’t support a candidate who is for amnesty for illegal aliens from Mexico. Santorum is a Christian Conservative, not a Godless liberal-tarian.”

I am not a “godless liberal-tarian”. I am, however, a Christian, and not the kind of Christian that winks and looks away at serious problems within Catholic doctrine (or other various denominations). I support Newt and think he is a man of integrity, but I’d never go around celebrating their religion as the best reason to vote for them.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 8:26:45 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Apollo5600
As someone who has nearly 20 years experience dealing with this issue, that is a minor do-nothing bill.

Your boy Romney on the other hand signed a gun ban.

26 posted on 02/21/2012 8:30:39 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: writer33

“...more effective ways to stop gun violence, such as stricter enforcement of existing laws, than taking away the rights of law abiding gun owners.”

Sorry, that is a “richard-trip!”


27 posted on 02/21/2012 8:31:37 PM PST by petro45acp (NO good endeavour survives an excess of "adult supervision" (hence the American experiment))
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To: Darren McCarty

Sorry, I’m not secretly for Mitt Romney like you are.

As for that bill, it’s an example of Santorum’s wishy-washy feelings on gun control. It’s legislation like that which has lead to students getting in trouble for drawing little pictures of guns. It is specifically giving the department of education and schools, which are filled with leftists, the right to promote anti-gun propaganda at tax payer expense. His record is mixed, at best. He has supported good legislation in the past, but his speeches make me look at him as a typical senator from PA. A moderate, in other words.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 8:47:55 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: writer33
"Coming from Pennsylvania, a state with a rich heritage of hunting and fishing, home to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh where regular people exercise their God given right of self defense every day protecting their lives, the lives of their loved ones and their property, and all of the hallowed places in between where precious Pennsylvanian blood was spilled protecting our liberty, I understand firsthand the importance of preserving our constitutionally protected rights found in the second Amendment."

There. Fixed it. Now wouldn't that have sounded better?

I didn't have to think very hard to write that. It just came out. Why doesn't it just come out of him?

29 posted on 02/21/2012 9:23:52 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: writer33

Yeah, I probably should have put something in there about protecting us from tyrannical governments too. I guess I was feeling politically correct tonite. Lol!


30 posted on 02/21/2012 9:31:41 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: writer33

Santorum: “I also vehemently opposed the Assault Weapons Ban...”

Romney signed a permanent AWB (OOOooooooo, scary lookin guns!!!) while governor of Mass.

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The best predictor of whether I would vote for Mittens is his past behavior.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 5:34:34 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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