Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2006
Gun Control

The 109th Congress should
  • repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968,
  • defund Project Safe Neighborhoods,

  • reject efforts to bar municipal lawsuits against gun manufacturers,

  • stop the illegal compilation of gun-owner registration lists from the National Instant Check System.
  • use its constitutional authority over the District of Columbia to overturn D.C.’s handgun ban and enact a ‘‘shall issue’’ concealed carry licensing statute,

  • enact legislation that would authorize airlines to arm pilots who volunteer and complete appropriate training.

Call him a pacifist, but Kevin Craig does not like guns. He deplores gun violence. For this reason he opposes all gun control laws. Such laws give ever more powerful guns to the greatest gun-wielding force on the planet: the State. The guns (and tanks) directed against a church in Waco, Texas, were enforcing a gun-control law.

The Second Amendment was not designed to protect the rights of hunters and gun collectors. It was designed to protect the rights of armed revolutionaries to defend themselves against their government, overthrowing it if necessary. The United States of America was born out of an armed revolution. Any politician who advocates gun control laws arguably violates her oath of office to support the principles of the Constitution.

Kevin Craig opposes all armed revolution. He also opposes intrusive government laws which abridge unalienable rights and foster armed revolution. 

The problem is not guns, it is criminal hearts and defenseless victims. Kevin Craig believes that law-breakers buy guns to commit crimes, while law-abiding citizens buy guns to prevent crimes, and do so successfully millions of times a year. Jurisdictions with laws against guns are jurisdictions with laws against the law-abiding, laws which raise barriers to self-defense against crime -- to the benefit of law-breakers. Lawbreakers do not obey laws. "Liberty Under God" -- not gun control laws -- is the answer.

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