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Dino Rossi on guns?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by twoclones, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where does Dino Rossi stand on guns and the Second Amendment? I didn't find anything about it on his Issues page.
     
  2. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    Great question, I e-mailed him asking just that and will post his response. It wouldn't hurt if others e-mailed asking the same thing.
     
  3. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    Well as you can see Attorney General McKenna and Didier have no issues.

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  4. haythrower

    haythrower SW WA Member

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    I too sent an email requesting his position.
     
  5. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    If you look at a site called ontheissues he is pro gun rights, heck I think all the repubs running for Washington state are pro 2a. I think it was Dino who voted for concealed carry back in the day.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Dino_Rossi.htm
     
  6. Jeppi

    Jeppi Bellingham New Member

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    If I remember correctly there was a table at the Monroe gun show a couple of weeks ago promoting Dino Rossi, so you would assume that he is on our side
     
  7. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    That didn't exactly give me the warm fuzzies. The fact that Rossi has zero about his Second Amendment position on his website causes me concern. Just about anyone would be better than Pork Patty but I'm not yet convinced Rossi is on our side.
     
  8. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    "I strongly support every law-abiding American citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, and I just as strongly reject any attempts by any level of government to infringe on that right.
    Best,
    Dino"
     
  9. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I suspect Rossi is yet another Republican who will pay lip service to the Second Amendment but will do no more than maintain the status quo once in office.

    He has plenty to say on other topics that aren't even mentioned in the Constitution but I can't find a single Rossi quote on firearms or the Second Amendment.

    Google "dino rossi" "taxes" = 131,000 results with lots of quotes on Rossi's position

    Google "dino rossi" "abortion" = 72,600 results with lots of quotes on Rossi's position.

    Google "dino rossi" creation evolution = 19,800 results, full of Rossi pandering to the religious right.

    Google "dino rossi" "guns" = 12,200 results - the first hit is this thread. Not a single quote, and most of the articles aren't even about Rossi.

    Google "dino rossi" "second amendment" = 4600 results - again, the first hit is this thread, not a single quote from Rossi on the first page.

    I challenge anyone to get a detailed pro-2A/RKBA statement from Rossi in writing, telling us what he will do to further our Second Amendment rights? Is he committed to rolling back unconstitutional state and federal firearms laws? Does he believe in national reciprocity for concealed carry? What is his position on the Firearm Freedom Acts?

    Or is he yet another Republican who thinks minor concessions (like allowing people their constitutional right to carry in national parks) makes him a standout pro-2A conservative candidate?
     
  10. wence5

    wence5 Vancouver, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Well one thing is for sure and for certain, we know where the soccer mom with tennis shoes stands, and she will do anything BO tells her to.
    Even though I voted for Didier, I will support Rossi in November.
     
  11. haythrower

    haythrower SW WA Member

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    I received the same message from one of Rossi's staffers.
     
  12. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    I suspect ______ is yet another ___________ who will pay lip service to the Second Amendment but will do no more than maintain the status quo once in office.

    Fill in the blanks and name one, just one politician who will keep their promise as far as the 2nd Amendment goes.

    I'll start, Sarah Palin because I believe she is the ONLY political figure out there who is honest. But this isn't about here, it's about your candidate. Your turn 8ball. Murray? :bluelaugh:
    Cantwell? :bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh:
     
  13. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    I challenge anyone to get a detailed pro-2A/RKBA statement from _________ in writing, telling us what he or she will do to further our Second Amendment rights? Is he or she committed to rolling back unconstitutional state and federal firearms laws? Does he or she believe in national reciprocity for concealed carry? What is his or her position on the Firearm Freedom Acts?

    Your verbiage, I just added the female gender since we have two liberal/socialist/democrat females representing the state of Washington.

    8ball, can you fill in the blank or just because almost all Republicans support the 2nd Amendment and no liberal/socialist/democrats do that you hate all republicans?:bluelaugh:
     
  14. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Here's what I mean by a pro-2A politician, versus a 'status quo' politician like Rossi.

    Rep Cliff Stearns and Rep Rick Boucher, who sponsored H.R. 197-- the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act." This bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state, to carry a concealed firearm in any other state if the permit holder meets certain criteria. In states that issue permits, a state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. In states that do not issue carry permits, a federal standard would apply. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would simply require the states to recognize each other's carry permits, just as they recognize drivers' licenses.

    Rep Steve Calise who sponsored H.R. 1074 -- "The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act." This bill would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968. The bill would update certain procedures applicable to commerce in firearms and remove certain Federal restrictions on interstate firearms transactions.

    Rep Steve King, IA, who sponsored S. 941/H.R. 2296-- the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act." This bill would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codify longstanding congressional policies in the firearms arena. Of highest importance, S. 941 and H.R. 2296 totally rewrite the system of administrative penalties for licensed dealers, manufacturers and importers of firearms. S. 941 and H.R. 2296 would allow fines or license suspensions for less serious violations, while still allowing license revocation for the kind of serious violations that would block an investigation or put guns in the hands of criminals. This will help prevent the all-too-common situations where BATFE has revoked licenses for insignificant technical violations -- such as, improper use of abbreviations, or filing records in the wrong order.


    Rep Dennis Rehberg who sponsored H.R. 442-- The "Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act." This legislation would provide a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members could register firearms acquired overseas between June 26, 1934, and Oct. 31, 1968, without fear of prosecution.
     
  15. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't really see this as being pro Second Amendment. Isn't it illegal for the Feds to keep a database of privately owned guns?
     
  16. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    Good post, thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

    I will look into these two gentlemen.

    I myself do not believe in the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act", do not feel permits should be necessary to carry a firearm. Just my $.02
     
  17. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    If not it should be!
     
  18. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    No doubt, but at least there are politicians out there who are willing to stand up for the 2A instead of allowing the unconstitutional status quo. HR 442 was needed because the ATF was going after the families of WW2 veterans for war trophy firearms.

    Here's a Dino Rossi bumpersticker for you:

    VOTE ROSSI - THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS

    :bluelaugh::bluelaugh:
     
  19. Ragingpit

    Ragingpit Rochester,WA Member

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    You might wanna check out Ron Paul bud, Kicks Palin's butt in civil liberties...
     
  20. Coalburner

    Coalburner Whatcom County, WA Member

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    His gun issues page is two sentences long, not encouraging. If you read Murray's page all the way through on the same website, it seems as if she may be more pro 2A than Rossi. She certainly seems to have a longer pro 2A track record, at any rate. Before anyone flies off the handle, I'm a young guy and I have only been voting for a few years, so I'm sure I don't know about all the horrible things Murray is responsible for sans socialized health care. Not endorsing either candidate, just saying. Just because the NRA sends you a pro-Rossi primer (I got one), doesn't mean you shouldn't do your own research. :)