View Full Version : Modern Whig Party's stance on firearms rights

05-12-2009, 3:45 PM
Not good. How do they tie the 2nd to weed?


Second Amendment
We support the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Our general viewpoint is that states can regulate firearms to whatever their local values dictate, but these regulations must be reasonable and can't be too costly or otherwise prohibitive to a point where it would violate the constitutional right. In fact, we lump the issue of firearms more with illegal drugs since statistics demonstrate that the majority of gun crimes - with some notable exceptions - are related to illicit drugs. In this regard, we support legalizing marijuana with the caveat that it be highly regulated and heavily taxed. Revenue from this heavy tax, as well as savings gleaned from ending marijuana enforcement and punishment, can help combat the drugs that have been shown to fuel gun violence.