Over the past few months, the Libertarian Party has been in the spotlight, and questions have been raised regarding the Libertarian position on gun rights and related issues. In order to address these concerns, the Libertarian Party of Colorado passed the following Resolution:
WHEREAS, Libertarians affirm that self-defense is an inherent human right;
WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Colorado oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition;
WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Party and the Libertarian Party of Colorado affirm the right of due process and deny the legitimacy of “victimless crimes”;
WHEREAS, the government has steadily encroached upon these rights by illegitimately regulating and restricting access for firearms and ammunition and may further seek to deprive people who have been convicted of no crime of their inherent right to full self-defense by denying their civil and inherent rights to obtain firearms and ammunition;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Colorado opposes any policy which would deny access to any firearms or ammunition to any person simply for being placed on any government watch or no-fly list and reaffirms its call to repeal and oppose any existing or proposed firearm and ammunition regulations.
State Chair Jay North, on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Colorado, has formally submitted this Resolution to the Libertarian National Committee and asked that it pass a similar resolution to clearly declare the Party’s position.
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