I support the 2nd Amendment. I believe that all American
Citizens unless convicted of a certain class of felony involving violence and the criminal convictions having to do with intentional violence, and who are
of sound mind. Should be allowed to own firearms for self-defense, if they wish to
do so. Private gun ownership is guaranteed by the Constitution.
I encourage people to own firearms for all lawful purposes, because as the courts have ruled time and time over again. Law Enforcement Officers are not legally required to protect you. Therefore, I also believe that if you are licensed
And/or can own a certain firearm in one state, that
License/firearm should be valid and legal in every state.
When it comes to firearms licenses, I feel they should be good
For life, or renewed at no further expense to the individual once one is issued. And should be valid unless you commit an infraction that would have denied you one in the first place. I do agree with suspension of a firearm licenses in a situation where the firearm owner is facing a criminal complaint that would allow for the loss of the firearm license, as long as the license and firearms are returned at no expense when the case was over.
I also strongly believe that there should be no conditions upon being granted a license.
I also believe that licenses should not be granted at the discretion of a Police Chief or a Judge, owning firearms is a right, not a privilege!