2nd Amendment Rights
- If one believes in the Constitutions, they should support the right to own guns and firearms, but Wayne believes “a well regulated militia” has been lost in the mix of bluster.
- Mr. Steele was not for banning any certain gun or ammo until the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting in which police did not engage the shooter even though they were also armed with military-grade weapons to overtake him. Now Wayne is for banning AR-15s and AK-47s. Since police are going to rely on Supreme Court cases DeShaney v. Winnebago County and Castle Rock v. Gonzales which ruled they don't have protect the public, then citizens should not have weapons to overpower police.
- Bump stocks and high-capacity magazines should be banned.
- A ban on the sales of firearms and ammo to those under 21 years of age should be passed federally.
- Red flag laws should be a federal mandate. Felony indictment should be pursued for those who make false red flag reports in retaliation of a friend or family member for wasting the court's and People's time.
- Those who are severely mentally ill should not be allowed firearms: schizophrenia; untreated PTSD or Major Depressive Disorder; those who have had a suicide attempt within the past 5 years; and those who have not sought adequate treatment since.
- A process where two mental health professionals and a court decision should be the only way rights are suspended, besides those named above, and all three must agree.
- A process to regain rights after rehabilitation should include two mental health professionals and a court decision, where all three agree.
- Those who have attempted or committed unlawful murder should not be allowed firearms.
- Someone who has been convicted of a violent misdemeanor like domestic assault, violent felony, rape, incest, and human and drug trafficking should lose their right to own firearms for life. It should not be the blanket felony rule in any state.
- Those who have legally lost their rights should have random house checks to make sure they are in compliance with their revocation status.
- Background checks should be completed before issuance of any ownership of firearm. No time limits on how long the background check can take to come back before issuance should be allowed.
- Background checks should occur on all private and gun show sales and gifts. People’s legal status to own a gun may be unknown if they have never purchased a gun through a store, or their legal status to own a gun may have changed since their last purchase.
- Once the background check is complete, the name and location of the firearm purchase should be deleted from the national background check system; no national gun registry list should be allowed.