State of Oregon Archives: on Gun Control

Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment

I believe that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was meant to protect the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Contrary to what many liberals think, the right to hunt was not the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect us, as Americans, against the tyranny of the government. As a conservative, I was endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), during my 2012 campaign for State Representative.
Source: 2016 Oregon Senate campaign website, Oct 9, 2015

Monica Wehby: Protect all constitutional rights, especially 2nd Amendment

Our founders created this country because they felt like they were being oppressed by a distant government who was not adequately representing their concerns or protecting their livelihood. The leaders of this nation banded together to create a document that would enshrine forever what they fought for into a system of laws. The constitution they created is without question the most perfect document man has ever produced on how to balance liberty and government.

As a doctor, Monica Wehby has taken her oath to protect a patient's right to privacy very seriously. As Oregon's US Senator she will take that same seriousness to her pledge to protect and defend the US Constitution. Wehby will fight to protect all of our constitutional rights and especially the 2nd Amendment. She will strongly oppose the UN Arms Treaty which infringes upon our right to keep and bear arms. A constitutional right is an inalienable one and our politicians must always remember that.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website,, "Issues" Mar 18, 2014

Jim Huffman: Oppose restrictions on right to bear arms

Candidate Survey. Selected OPPOSE for: "Imposing government restrictions on an individual's right to keep and bear arms."
Source: The Abigail Adams Project: 2010 Oregon Primary Election Aug 11, 2010

Jeff Merkley: Maintain restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms

Source: Oregon State 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

John Kitzhaber: Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession

Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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