What Second Amendment Supporters Should Ask Those Running For Congress

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- If Second Amendment supporters don’t understand the importance of controlling Congress by now, there isn’t much more that can be said. Control of the House of Representatives in 2013 prevented sweeping federal laws that would have punished millions for an act of madness they did not commit.

These days, running for the United States House of Representatives is a very expensive proposition. It takes millions of dollars. For a seat in the United States Senate, it will probably take tens of millions of dollars. Even primary races will be expensive, in some cases, more so than the general if the seat is safe for one party or another.

The questions you ask a candidate for Congress are just as much figuring out what you have to work with as they are in selecting a candidate. This isn’t to say that Second Amendment supporters don’t have a chance to be decisive, and in primaries, they can be decisive, but the scale of the elections are something to be considered.

With that in mind, here are some questions to ask a candidate running for the House of Representatives:

For those running for the United States Senate, a number of additional questions ought to be added:

  • Would you commit to opposing the confirmation of anti-Second Amendment extremists to the federal bench?
  • Would you insist that nominees to the CDC repudiate pushing gun control policies?
  • Would you press nominees for U.S. Attorney to implement Project Exile-type approaches?
  • Would you also hold oversight into the conduct of BATFE and FBI regarding the Second Amendment?

We may not get perfection in every congressional candidate, but knowing what we have to work with is important in and of itself. Should Larry Hogan run for Senate, for instance, he would represent an improvement over Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen or Ben Cardin. The fact is, Second Amendment supporters have a lot of work to do when it comes to defeating anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal level.

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Don’t ask a Damn thing. TELL them to support the 2nd Amendment if they expect your support. Period…


How about…..why should I anoint you with the insider trading franchise for my district?

Wild Bill

I wish that I had said that!!

Henry Bowman

Silly Harold, so clueless and ineducable. Politicians always lie to get into office!
Dan “Crawdad” Crenshaw admitted to Kaitlin Bennett that he lied to voters to get elected into Congress, because he knew the gun-owning Republicans of his solidly conservative district would have NEVER voted for him and his gun-ban, red-flag agenda!
So Harold, explain why you think you can trust a candidate when you known damn well that they’ll all lie to you with a straight face!?


that is why a noose should be applied, any elected official that wants to significantly change their position over what people voted them in for must stand in a special election to be replaced or affirmed

Henry Bowman

There needs to be felony penalties to ANY elected officeholder who violates their Oath of office. Preferably a long prison term and steep financial penalties. Break their power, break their wallet. Those two things are what every politicians holds nearest & dearest. The fact that politicians holding federal office start with thousands and retire with millions proves my point.


Very costly, well, until you get rid of the turds.

Henry Bowman

Which Don? Mafia don, Donald Trump, or Don LeMon?

Henry Bowman


Henry Bowman

I looked several times and couldn’t find a Don.
You wouldn’t be yanking my chain, would ya? 🙂


So don’t vote?

Henry Bowman

Actually, the elected criminals assume that your vote is your consent, and they may well be right. Think about how they propagandize everyone from early childhood all the way to adulthood with their “get out the vote” propaganda.

What if they held an election and nobody voted?


You do have a wide range of conspiracy theories.


Again with the list of questions. There are only two that need to be asked.

• Do you believe that all arms laws are unconstitutional?
• Will you oppose all new arms legislation and work to repeal what has already been enacted?


We know what should be. We have to work with what is.

Roland T. Gunner

Harold, what village do you live in? Because you absolutely, positively, without a doubt, are their village idiot.