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"Opposed the 1994 federal assault weapons ban and opposes a 10-year extension of the ban. Opposed 3-day gun show background check requirement in favor of a 24-hour check. Opposes mandatory trigger locks for handguns. Says gun-control measures do not reduce crime." Source: CNN Election 2008 Issues - submitted by GS2AC Member Daryn B.
12/7/2007 "...The Des Moines Register surveyed presidential candidates about their stances on gun control." "Democrat Bill Richardson and Republicans Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson said they would not support reinstating the [assualt weapons] ban." Submitted by member John J. PDF
11/28/2007 - Fred Thompson said "The Second Amendment is not a choice thing; it's in the Constitution." In answer to another question he replied "I own a couple of guns, but I'm not gonna tell you what they are, or where they are." - Review of YouTube Republican Debate Hosted by CNN in an article by Jim Geraghty in National Review On Line. This was submitted by GS2AC member John J.
11/24/2007 Thompson touts gun rights, blasts rivals. "LADSON, S.C. (AP) -- White House hopeful Fred Thompson called his trip down an aisle of rifles, shotguns and pistols at a gun show Saturday "a day in paradise," and criticized his leading Republican opponents for past positions on gun control..." - Article submitted by Jim W.
THOMPSON: “Yes. Absolutely. The court basically said the Constitution means what it says, and I agree with that.” (FOX News' "FOX News Sunday," 3/11/07)
10/24/1994 “Thompson said it's important to ensure that law-abiding citizens can purchase a weapon to protect themselves from criminals who already have guns.” (Commercial Appeal , 10/24/94) National Rifle Association, "NRA U.S. Senate Key Votes," 1994, 1996 PDF
Votes: S. 254, Roll Call Vote #134: Amendment adopted 50-50: R 6-49; D 44-1; May 20, 1999, Thompson voted Nay;
S. 254, Roll Call Vote #111: Motion agreed to 51-47: R 49-6; D 2- 41, May 12, 1999, Thompson voted Yea;
S. 254, Roll Call Vote # 122: Amendment adopted 78-20: R 34-20; D 44-0; May 18, 1999, Thompson voted Nay;
FOX News You Decide 2008. Fred Thompson on the Second Amendment. You Tube video.
Fred Thompson on Gun Control - On The Issues
Gun Owners of America Presidential Candidates And The Second Amendment
Fox News interview with Chris Wallace on 3/11/2007:
THOMPSON: Well, I'm against gun control generally. You know, you check my record. You'll find I'm pretty consistent on that issue.
WALLACE: So this federal court appeals court ruling this last week, I guess Friday, in the case of D.C. you'd be perfectly happy to have people have handguns in their homes?
THOMPSON: Yes. Absolutely. The court basically said the Constitution means what it says, and I agree with that.
"You check my record. You'll find I'm pretty consistent on that issue." - 2007 interview in WorldNetDaily - Article
From Fred Thompson's blog on 4/19/2007 on the Virginia Tech shootings.
"Whenever I've seen one of those "Gun-free Zone" signs, especially outside of a school filled with our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, I've always wondered exactly who these signs are directed at. Obviously, they don't mean much to the sort of man who murdered 32 people just a few days ago."
Voted in 1999 to kill Lautenberg amendment mandating all gun sales at gun shows be completed by federally licensed gun dealers, background checks to be completed on all buyers at the gun shows and forces gun show promoters to register with the Treasury Department. Article
Voted in 1998 to kill the Boxer amendment mandating trigger locks be sold with every gun purchase regardless of whether or not a lock was already owned. Article
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