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Brian Schweitzer on Gun Control

Democratic MT Governor

 


Gun control means, "You control yours & I'll control mine"

In 2009, Schweitzer signed a law that exempts Montana-made firearms from federal regulations. "It's a gun bill, but it's another way of demonstrating the sovereignty of the state of Montana," he said after signing it. Schweitzer recognizes his position on guns as one major reason he'd struggle in a Democratic primary. His credo on gun control, he told students at Montana State University earlier this year, is: "You control yours, I'll control mine."
Source: Michael Warren in The Weekly Standard magazine , Dec 23, 2013

Believes in right to gun ownership

Schweitzer and his campaign ran ads showing him walking through the weeds, clad in hunter orange and camo, holding a rifle. The sporting community is a demographic Schweitzer can relate to. He himself is a hunter and fisherman. He received an A- from the National Rifle Association.
Source: Blue Man in a Red State, by Greg Lemon, p.133-134 , Jun 25, 2008

Protect our 2nd Amendment rights

Q: What principles do you support regarding guns?

A: As an NRA member with an “A” rating, I will protect our 2nd Amendment rights. I will ensure access to Montana’s public lands for hunting, fishing and recreation.

Source: 2004 Montana Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2004

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