State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Gun Control
Uphold right solemnly confirmed by 2d Amendment
We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right, which antedated the
Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.
Source: 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial campaign website
Mar 25, 2020
Education, not regulation and confiscation
I believe it is the right of Americans to protect themselves. The government should be involved in gun education, not confiscation. Hunters safety should be reinstated into schools. I believe all citizens should be trained in self defense,
private property rights, gun use, cleaning, proper storage, capacity, and capability as a requirement to graduate high school. This would result in safer, stronger, responsible communities. Education not regulation is key.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org
Oct 1, 2017
2nd Amendment is the most important one
Tom knows the 2nd Amendment is the most important one we have.
As an outdoorsman and hunter, Tom knows how important gun ownership is to people across the state. He will always protect North Dakotans' rights to own and shoot a gun.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial websiteTomForNorthDakota.com
Oct 1, 2017
Opposes gun-control legislation except assault weapons ban
Q: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
A: No. However, would favor reinstating former assault weapons ban.
Source: VoteSmart 2016 North Dakota Political Courage Test
Aug 8, 2016
Strengthen gun rights
Robert Marquette has launched his campaign. Issues listed on Marquette's website include auditing the Federal Reserve,
strengthening gun rights and opposing legislation that would negatively impact the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota Senate race
Feb 22, 2016
Obama has overreached on gun control
On guns, Burgum said the president has overreached. "Obama has to be the greatest president ever for the gun industry," he told me. "The more he tries to take away gun rights, the more gun sales go up.
If we're trying to solve the problem for safety with children in schools, let's address that. If we have to solve the problem with mental health, let's do that.
Source: Grand Forks Herald on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race
Jan 24, 2016
Deadly force ok in self defense against an intruder
Sponsored HB 1319: Vote to pass a bill allowing the use of deadly force in self defense against an intruder. Highlights:
Source: North Dakota voting records (VoteSmart Synopsis)
Feb 12, 2007
- Justifies the use of deadly force in self defense in cases of unlawful entry
- Forbids the use of deadly force if the intrude
has a legal right to be in the area, if the home owner is committing illegal activities, or if the intruder is a police officer
- Provides immunity from civil action if deadly force is legally justified
- Applies to homes and occupied vehicles.
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