From a Media Release written by Nick Boss for the LP Radical Caucus:
Recently, President Donald Trump announced that he would “push for comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health’ for gun sales, saying that the age of purchasers should be raised to 21 and bump stocks should be banned.” (1)
The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) strongly opposes this decision. Per Section 1.13 of the LPRC Platform, “The Right to Self-Defense”:
We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, sale, manufacture, transport, or transfer of firearms, ammunition, or any other tool that could be used for self-defense, including any requirements for background checks. Accordingly, we support abolishing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and favor the implementation of fully-legal carry of weapons, open or concealed, without any permit requirement.
Trump’s decision violates our inherent right to self-defense by restricting access to firearms by banning bump stocks and arbitrarily not allowing anyone under 21 years old doubling down on the background check requirement. This also creates a slippery slope that could in the future lead to further erosion of our Second Amendment rights.
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For more information on the Radical Caucus’ position on laws regulating individual ownership of weaponry, contact Tyler Danke, Marc Montoni or Susan Hogarth via Board@LPRadicalCaucus.org
The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRadicals) is a caucus formed in 2006 in the United States Libertarian Party by Susan Hogarth, Marc Montoni, and Morey Strauss who opposed removal of much of the material in the Party Platform during the 2006 National Convention. The first iteration of the LP Radical Caucus was active from 1972 to 1974 with the second iteration being active from 1979 through 1984.