View Full Version : Weld states RKBA is a counter to oppressive government

10-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Weld expands his stance on RKBA:

As he extended his argument, Weld did not rely on the more mainstream arguments about sportsmen and home protection. Instead, he adopted the classical liberal approach—the one the Founding Fathers favored—of insisting that personal firearms ownership is essential for the defense against a tyrannical government.

In nations where the state has deprived the citizens of guns, Weld noted, liberty has not fared so well. That defense of gun ownership, in particular, is telling; it is usually not one offered by lukewarm gun controllers looking to hide their opposition to gun rights. Like many ideas of small-l libertarians, it harkens back to the natural law on which our Bill of Rights is based.


10-06-2016, 03:34 PM
He first explained that these two rights are not at all contradictory. Weld continued on to state that the Second Amendment was created for the reason of preventing against the excesses of a tyrannical government. He continued on to state that the track record of liberty in nations deprived of the right to bear arms is not a good one. Per usual, he went on to describe his past as a federal prosecutor, and explained that there is still a need to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and those with mental illnesses.

Read more: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/weld-second-amendment/#ixzz4MLJbOASf

The most improved Republican since Walter B. Jones?. Switching to Libertarian seems to have done wonders for him.