Last updated on: 4/30/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Libertarian Party Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense. Private property owners should be free to establish their own conditions regarding the presence of personal defense weapons on their own property. We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition.”

“Libertarian Party 2014 Platform,” www.lp.org, June 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest and fastest growing political party. Libertarians engage in a variety of projects, working for everyone’s liberty on every issue.

The Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who realized that the politicians had strayed from America’s original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results. Their vision was the same as that of America’s founders — a world where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, a world of peace, harmony, opportunity, and abundance.

Libertarians are practical; we know we can’t make the world perfect. But, it can be better. Libertarians will keep working to create a better, freer society for everyone. As William Allen White said: ‘Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.'”

“Introduction: America’s Third Largest Party,” www.lp.org (accessed Apr. 30, 2015)

Mission:

“As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.

We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power…

Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.”

“Libertarian Party Platform,” www.lp.org/platform, June 2014

Other:
National political party
Contact Info:
Phone
202-333-0008
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
www.lp.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?