RNC: On the issues: Second Amendment
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2016
Republican convention delegates have hear about perceived threats to the Second Amendment throughout the event. For Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, delegate Rick Morelli, the need to maintain the right to bear arms is sorely needed, given recent events throughout the world.
“People sometimes feel unsafe with everything that’s been going on, quite frankly,” he said. “I’m not all that concerned with people carrying guns around me because if somebody would go out and try to shoot someone, I’d feel more comfortable if there was somebody else who had a gun with them.”
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, also defended the right to bear arms, noting that the right was given not just for defense from criminals but also from an oppressive government.
“Our founders knew the dangers posed by an intrusive federal government, and the right to keep and bear arms is a guaranteed right because freedom in part depends on it,” he said. “The Republican party is committed to defending this right in a responsible manner.”