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Paula Overby on Gun Control

 

 


I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?

A: Oppose--The second amendment specifies the need for a well-regulated militia which certainly assumes some level of accountability. As such, I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership. Just as citizens claim the right to use weapons for protection, citizens have the right to claim protection for the misuse of those weapons. That said, I believe the extreme levels of gun violence in America filters down from a high level of militarism promoted by the weapons manufacturers. It is evidenced by weapons as a major US export, surplus military transfers to local police departments through the 1033 program,

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Minnesota Senate candidate , May 13, 2018

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