Gun Owners of America
Romney, Huntsman Stonewall Gun Owners
As New Hampshire voters get set to head to the polls, Mitt and Jon Huntsman continue to ignore requests from gun owners that he return the GOA candidate questionnaire.
Thank to your efforts, we’ve heard from most of the Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. But Romney and Huntsman continue to turn a deaf ear to the Second Amendment community.
Romney’s stonewalling is no surprise. After all, he is on record supporting a semi-auto ban and waiting periods for gun purchases. Still, he has the audacity to travel around the country claiming to be a supporter of the Second Amendment.
If he truly has “changed his spots,” then why not commit in writing to support specific Second Amendment issues?
For instance, would he veto a semi-auto ban, something he signed into law as Governor of Massachusetts? Will he reverse the Obama administration’s support of the massive UN small arms treaty? And what about executive orders, gun owner registration, and a host of other issues important to gun owners?
Jon Huntsman views on gun rights are largely unknown, but as the former Utah governor creeps up in the polls in New Hampshire, gun owners are becoming increasingly interested in his positions.
Huntsman said over the summer that he would “absolutely veto” a semi-auto ban, but he has not elaborated further.
There are some 100 million gun owners in America. It is outrageous for ANY candidate for elected office to ignore this vast segment of the population.
ACTION: Please contact the Romney and Huntsman campaigns and urge them to complete the GOA candidate questionnaire.
Romney campaign contact info
Phone: (857) 288-3500
Huntsman campaign contact info
Phone: (603) 836-5643
Use your vote on the jury to stop this and send everyone you know to www.fija.com to learn about jury nullification. If they can't get a conviction on a firearms possession charge or carrying then their laws are of no use to them. Any unconstitutional law is of no avail if we the people refuse to convict anyone based on any law that is promulgated outside constitutional authority or by any extra constitutional agency i.e. BATF, EPA, FBI, IRS, DEA, DOEnergy, DOEducation, Food Safety Act, and ect. Jury duty is a chance for any patriot to have a direct affect on any thing that the gov. does that infringes on the second amendment or any other liberty for that matter. This does require educating ourselves on the constitution of course. It isn't that complicated. The language is in fact pretty clear and it was designed to be understood. No law degree needed. Judges and prosecutors will lie to you and tell you that as a juror you don't have a right to find according to the dictates of your conscience but that is an outright lie. We have the right and duty to judge both the facts and the LAW. They try to tell you that you must only judge the facts as presented and again that is an outright lie. So, when called to jury duty don't mention tea party or admit to knowledge of your ability to nullify unconstitutional or unjust law or application of law. Just tell them what they want to hear.
Why argue "laws" the Constitution FORBIDS Congress and the states from even thinking about making? Learn the Facts. Spread the Truth. They can only lie to you so long as you do not know the facts.
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American...[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
--Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive."
--Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).
"The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpation of power by rulers. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally ... enable the people to resist and triumph over them."
-- Joseph Story, Supreme Court Justice, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, p. 3:746-7, 1833
"Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it."
--Richard Henry Lee, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788
"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
-- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789