David McIntosh on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Feb 22, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

2nd Amendment

“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

My 2nd Amendment platform begins and ends with that statement. This Amendment deserves a much more honest treatment than most candidates afford it. For too long, politicians have done a great disservice to the Bill of Rights by relegating the 2nd Amendment to a quaint privilege for sportsmen, conjuring images of hunters wearing blaze orange. The reality is that it is a fundamental right so highly revered that the Founding Fathers purposefully placed it in the Bill of Rights following our right to free speech, press, assembly, and the petitioning of government. It represents the Constitutional guarantee of our liberties, as well as our right to protect our families and our homes.

I have a clear record of unflinching defense of the 2nd Amendment, holding a lifetime A rating from the NRA-ILA, as well as being a lifetime member of the NRA. And, as your congressman, I will continue to be a staunch guardian of our right to bear arms. 

Voting Record

Gun Show Background Checks

In 1999, the House attempted to pass legislation to close a loophole that allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. The Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act failed to pass in the house due to very little support from the Democrats and only moderate support from the Republicans. David McIntosh voted against the Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act.

David McIntosh voted against the Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act.

Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

In 1997, the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban passed as an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill for that year. The act banned shipment, transport, ownership and use of guns or ammunition by individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, or who are under a restraining (protection) order for domestic abuse in all 50 states. The act also makes it unlawful to knowingly sell or give a firearm or ammunition to such persons. David McIntosh voted in favor of the legislation containing the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the legislation containing the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban.

Gun Free School Zone Act

In 1997, the Gun Free School Zone Act passed as part of the Omnibus spending bill for that year. The act banned the possession of a firearm while in a school zone. The text of the legislation also contained a number of findings about the dangers of firearms to the nation. It was passed in the same legislation as the Domestic Violence Offender Ban. David McIntosh voted in favor of the legislation containing the Gun Free School Zone Act.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the legislation containing the Gun Free School Zone Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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