Duncan Hunter

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    With Ron Paul looking to not be a winner in 2008, what do folks here think of Duncan Hunter? He came in third in a straw poll recently (114 to Giuliani's 121), and here are his own words on the Second Amendment.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1782788/posts

    Well? While I may not see eye to eye (Second Amendment is really about government control more than crime control), how many other presidential candidates have committed to writing that the Second Amendment is not about hunting?

    He strikes me as a far better choice than Giuliani or McCain, although I must admit I want to study his positions and history more. I confess I do not know a whole lot about him.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

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    Gun Owners of America gives him an A rating (harder to get than NRA's rating).
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

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    http://www.issues2002.org/CA/Duncan_Hun ... un_Control
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

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    He was a Ranger in Vietnam.

    173rd Airborne
    75th Army Rangers


    Bronze Star.


    And his own son served two tours in Iraq.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

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    He was the author of the Secure Border Fence Act.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

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    Took first place in a republican precinctmen straw poll in Arizona.
     
  7. Adam5

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    I'll have to give him a closer look when I'm not supposed to be working, but I like what I see in that letter and on his website.

    Will not having national name recognition hurt his chances of being elected?
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

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    From townhall.com:

     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

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    Eugene Volokh, a name some of you may recognize, places him in the "top tier" on the Second Amendment, along with Ron Paul.

    He puts Romney in the "poor" category, below even John McCain, which is still above the Second Amendment record of all but one Democratic candidate (even the southern ones) (the exception is Richardson, from New Mexico, who was issued his CCW recently).


    http://volokh.com/posts/1169537461.shtml
     
  10. Adam5

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    "Strongly Opposes topic 2:
    Require companies to hire more women & minorities

    YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions:

    NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges"

    No offense to anyone, but there is no reason why blacks and hispanics can't compete with everyone else for college admissions and jobs. As far as "black colleges" are concerned, if I started a "white college" the NCAA and ACLU would have a fit.
     
  11. Watch_Their_Hands

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    His position and voting record concerning gun rights in relation to the 2nd Amendment is a good one, but his not having national name recognition will most likely kill his chances of being elected. Elections are about $ and name, whether national or local.
     
  12. Adam5

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    +1
     
  13. Gunstar1

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    You are forgetting that it is still quite a while before the vote will take place. There is well over a year before anyone has to decide. That is plenty of time to get your name recognized.

    Checkout this latest update.

    http://thelibertysphere.blogspot.com/20 ... straw.html
     
  14. GeorgiaGlocker

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    I will certainly have to give him a closer look as well. Giuliani is certainly no friend of the 2nd Amendent although he trys to sell himself as if he is.
     
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    I choose death before voting for Giuliani.
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

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    Well, that is third place in two of them.
     
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    Giuliani claims that he inhereted NY's gun laws, and I'll agree that he did. BUT, if he were a true friend of the RTKBA, he would have done something to change them. HE DID NOTHING !
     
  19. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Long Shot Conservative


     
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