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Second Amendment and Kerry



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After winning the New Hampshire primary, John Kerry told CNN, “I’ve been a hunter all my life, and I’m a gun owner, and I’ve never
thought of going hunting with an AK-47. I believe in the Second Amendment.”
Indeed, while Kerry has almost always voted with the anti-gun lobby, on May
17, 2000, he was part of the 69-30 Senate majority that passed a non-binding
resolution urging respect for Second Amendment rights. The resolution,
Amdendment no. 3150by Senator Lott began: “(a) FINDINGS.–The Senate makes the following findings: (1) The Second
Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of each
law-abiding United States citizen to own a firearm for any legitimate
purpose, including self-defense or recreation.” The resolution concluded
that “It is the sense of the Senate that:…The right of each law-abiding
United States citizen to own a firearm for any legitimate purpose, including
self-defense or recreation, should not be infringed.”

Senator Kerry has pledged that as President he would only appoint judges who support Roe v. Wade.
Accordingly, it is reasonable to ask Senator Kerry if he will promise to
appoint only judges who agree with Kerry that “The Second Amendment to the
United States Constitution protects the right of each law-abiding United
States citizen to own a firearm for any legitimate purpose, including
self-defense or recreation.”



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