McCain Says Yes To Guns

Since the shootigs at Virginia Tech most of the candidates have been quiet except to express sorrow, but not John McCain. He has used this as an opportunity to declare his support of the second amendment, and the right to bear arms. McCain said at a rally on Tuesday, “We have to look at what happened here, but it doesn’t change my views on the Second Amendment, except to make sure that these kinds of weapons don’t fall into the hands of bad people.” “I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon,” McCain said. “Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.” The only other candidate to speak about guns since the shootings was Rudy Giuliani who told a crowd, “this tragedy does not alter the Second Amendment.” He believes it is up to the states to determine their own laws on gun controls, not the federal government. As New York mayor and Senator candidate he advocated strict gun controls. He has changed his mind a bit, just like NRA member Mitt Romney who also once advocated stricter gun controls. I really have not heard any rally cries to ban guns since the Virginia Tech tragedy, except maybe from the Brady bunch, and I don’t expect to. There really was no reason for McCain to express all this support for his second amendment rights. It looks like he is taking a preemptive shot at the left for no reason.
Alan Cosgrove

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