Stace Nelson: Leading by Example on 2A
The Second Amendment, sometimes called “2A,” was added to the US Constitution in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The spirit of the amendment is to specifically prohibit government from trampling the natural right of anyone to use arms (be they firearms or other kinds of weapons) to defend, by force if necessary, the lives and property of themselves and others. Of course, the ability to own and carry weapons is indispensable if one hopes to exercise such a right.
The chart below details the record of the five Republican candidates in South Dakota’s US Senate race this year. Twenty-two bills from the South Dakota Legislature are examined from the year 2011 to 2014.
It is appropriate to ask any candidate for office, “What have you done in the past to protect my right to keep and bear arms?” This is especially true for US Senate candidates. Voters should know how prepared candidates are to honor the oath to support and defend the US Constitution, including the precious Second Amendment.
The two videos below give a sampling of what Stace Nelson has said and done over the last four years while a state Legislator when it comes to defending the right to keep and bear arms. Both are from the 2014 session.