Robert Bentley on Gun Control
Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment
When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alabama. I am, and have always been, a strong supporter of the Constitution on which our nation and our states were founded.
I believe we are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator, and that the Constitution serves to Protect those Freedoms. Freedoms such as those guaranteed in the Second Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.
The 10th Amendment, which guarantees those powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, or to the people. It is the people who give power to the States.
And let us be reminded that as our country was being established, the States created the Federal Government, not the other way around."
Source: 2014 Alabama Gubernatorial website, BentleyForGovernor.com
, Sep 1, 2014
Respond to active shooters but guarantee Second Amendment
I believe we are endowed with certain freedoms by our Creator, and that the Constitution serves to protect those freedoms. Freedoms such as those guaranteed in the Second Amendment, which protects the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.
We also will make sure our teachers--and students--are safe and protected. The events in Connecticut of last December are a grave reminder that protecting our schools, and ensuring the safety of our students, our teachers & our bus drivers should always
be a top priority.
I've asked to develop a strategic plan for preventing and responding to incidents of active shooters. Through use of training, technology through Virtual Alabama and public engagement, we hope to prevent tragedies from happening.
A Homeland Security hotline is now posted on the Governor's Office website. Anyone can call that number and report suspicious activity. Calls are anonymous and are connected to the state's intelligence and information sharing operation.
Source: 2013 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature
, Feb 5, 2013
Protect right to purchase, own, carry and use firearms
Source: Campaign website, robertbentley2010.com, "The Issues"
, Nov 2, 2010
- I will defend Alabama's sovereignty from federal encroachment, consistent with the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution.
- I will protect each Alabamian's right to legally purchase, own, carry and use firearms.
- I will ensure the state
government does not hinder city and county government operations.
- The Second Amendment clearly grants every American the right to own firearms. As Governor I will protect each Alabamian's right to legally purchase, own, carry, and use firearms.
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