Monday, September 25, 2006

Libertarian Party Candidates Honor the Right of Self-Defense

Calls for Annual Tax-Free Week for Firearms-Related Purchases

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, For Immediate Release, September 25, 2006

Harrisburg, PA – Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) candidates in this November’s election today issued a resolution

· supporting the right of self-defense as acknowledged by the Pennsylvania Constitution;

· condemning any who propose to infringe upon this right and thereby violate the Constitution;

· recommending that the state legislature adopt an annual “tax-free week” for firearms-related purchases in honor of our vital right to self-defense.
The candidates’ proposal contrasts with the planned introduction (scheduled for 9/26/2006) of a jumble of misguided gun control bills staged by a vocal minority of state legislators who seem to be unfamiliar with and thus simply afraid of any and all defensive weaponry.

James Babb, State Representative candidate for the 157th District in Montgomery County ( , articulates the Libertarian perspective “Self defense is a basic human right and not a privilege granted by the government.”

Tom Martin, State Senate candidate for the 30th District in Centre County ( notes “Having a tax-free week on firearms-related purchases would be an important demonstration that our freedoms are not supposed to be taxed and regulated. Not only does the first amendment protect one’s right to yell for help, the second amendment protects the means to help defend one’s self.”

Jeremy Levan, State Representative candidate for the 129th District in Berks County ( adds " I think a tax-free week on firearms related sales is a great way to celebrate a right that other countries only wish they had. "

Contact your state legislators and insist that they embrace freedom, support the Libertarian Party tax-free week plan, and reject all legislative efforts to criminalize self-defense.

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