Previously The Gun Rights Questionnaire has been sent to Senator Scott Rupp and he provided his answers here. IN August, a GOP primary will be held for the seat now held by Senator Rupp. His opponent at this time is MO State Representative Cynthia Davis. She answers the Gun Rights Questionnaire.
Here is my reply to your questionnaire:
1. Do you believe that the Constitution is the "supreme law of the land"
and that the Bill of Rights acknowledges our birthrights?
Yes. The constitution is the only document sparing us from full blown
socialism. I love the way the constitution was written believe every
word was put into it for a very good reason.
2. If so, should these rights be pro actively protected from
infringement by all levels of government, including city, county and
Yes. The national government has an insatiable appetite for power and
will always seek to encroach ever more on wrenching power away from the
citizens. Sorry to sound cynical, but just observe history.
3. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider constitutional.
Any law that restricts a persons natural rights without due process.
The right to defend ones person and property from unjust use or seizure
is a natural and fundamental right.
4. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider unconstitutional.
Requiring innocent citizens to get permits. The bad guys don't need
5. Does the right to bear arms include the right for any peaceable
citizen to carry them concealed without a permit, as in Vermont?
6. Do you believe that Americans have a right to own, use and carry
weapons of military pattern, and will you use the prestige of elected
office to publicly promote that right?
Yes. Switzerland is a great example. I have been told that nearly every
household has a gun and that most men are required to serve in the
military as well as keep a weapon in their homes in good working order in
case of emergency.
7. Do you support or oppose registration of weapons?
Why? It doesn't mean anything. Evil governments can use this to disarm
their citizens. It happened to my grandfather right before they began
the genocide and killed his father and all his brothers and sisters. See
my Capitol Report: http://www.cynthiadavis.net/PDFs/cpr100304.htm
8. Do you support or oppose licensing requirements to own or carry
I oppose the licensing requirements because they have turned a right into
a privilege. However, I got my "Concealed Carry Weapon" permit for
philosophical reasons. I want to have the ability to carry a gun should
I desire to do so. I also want my county sheriff and all the law
enforcement officers to know that there is a lot of demand for such a
popular product. People need to be able to protect themselves.
9. What specific gun laws will you work to get repealed?
I have filed three bills this session pertaining to firearms:
HB1232 removes language that prohibits guns in churches.
HB1239 extends the length of time a concealed weapon permit is valid. I
would have liked to have made this a lifetime permit, like they have in
Indiana, but thought we could do it one piece at a time.
HB1230 is "The Missouri Firearms Freedom Act"---This language is largely
borrowed from Montana. I figured if it worked in Montana, it should be
good here as well. It says that what is made in Missouri in the way of
guns and ammunition cannot be subjected to national government so long as
it stays in Missouri.
10. If elected, will you back your words of support for firearms rights
up with consistent actions? How?
I have been endorsed of the NRA several times for having an "A" rating.
I also send out an e-mail every week helping to shape the conscience of
my constituents. Please see this one because it will show you what I
have been doing: http://www.cynthiadavis.net/PDFs/cpr091105.htm
Please let me know if you need anything else.
Representative Cynthia Davis
Mrs. Davis appears to be in support of our Second Amendment rights. Mrs. Davis has filed legislation pertaining to protecting and expanding our natural right to defense. She does put her money where her mouth is.