Last updated on: 4/27/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Rand Paul, MD Biography

Title:
US Senator (R-KY)
Position:
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“Gun control laws only restrict access to responsible gun ownership. High risk individuals will still be able to acquire firearms even with an increase in prevention. I do not support any proposed gun control law which would limit the right to gun ownership by those who are responsible, law-abiding citizens.”

“Second Amendment,” www.paul.senate.gov (accessed Mar. 30, 2015)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United States Senator (R-KY), 2011-present
  • Member, Senate Tea Party Caucus, 2011-present
  • Recipient, TIME “100 Most Influential People,” 2013
  • Founder, Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, 1995
  • Founder, Kentucky Tax Payers United, 1994-2000
  • Former practicing ophthalmologist, Bowling Green (KY)
Education:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Attended Baylor University, 1981-1984
Other:
  • Born in Pittsburgh, PA on Jan. 7, 1963.
  • Married with three sons.
  • Son of Ron Paul, MD, former US Representative (R-TX) and Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012.
  • Twitter handle: @SenRandPaul
  • Rand Paul left Baylor University before graduating in order to attend Duke Medical School.
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?