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I will answer questions on the 2nd amendment from both historical and present day applications. I will answer questions on the right to keep and bear arms and the significance of this right. I will not answer questions that require legal interpretation or those that are outside of my areas of expertise.

Experience in the area

I have studied the 2nd amendment from a historical view. I have certified as an NRA Range Safety Officer. I am a Federal Firearms License holder, and have a CCW permit. Since 2004, I operated my own gunsmithing shop and offer custom pistolsmithing services. I have served a 4 year term as an elected offical on the Montrose Colorado City Council, becoming Mayor in my 4th year. I am well versed on the US Constitution and firearm laws.


NRA, NAHC, M1 Garand Collectors Association


Smith & Wesson Club 1852 fall 2007 issue.


NRA hunter safety course, NRA Range Safety Officer training, Colorado CCW permit holder, Federal Firearm Licensee, professional pistolsmith.

Past/Present Clients

Valhalla Shooting Club

What do you like about this subject?

I like the fact that in America, we can own and carry firearms as one of our Constitutional rights.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn more on how to protect our 2nd amendment rights using all available means to do so.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Second Amendment, like most other articles in the Bill of Rights, was adopted from the English Bill of Rights of 1689 which, in turn, was based on centuries of English Common Law. "

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The framers of the Constitution were under no pressure from the NRA when they wrote "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

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Recent Answers from Dan Haynes

2013-02-26 foid card:

Jimmy,    Thanks for asking. The State of Illinois requires an FOID card even though the right to keep and bare arms is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. All of the states have gun laws that may or may

2013-02-24 State to State Law:

Steve,    The dealer will either call NCIS with the information or submit the information electronically on line. Yes you should be all right with your current state. You will know if your old record shows

2013-02-24 State to State Law:

Steve,    Thanks for asking. The form that all Federally Licensed dealers use in #4473. The question have you ever been committed should be answered truthfully. If they found out that you falsified information

2013-02-23 how long must yow wait for your gun?:

Joe,    Thanks for asking. A DUI should not affect your ability to buy a handgun. I do not believe that Oregon considers a DUI a felony, so you should be all right. If you run into problems, get some legal

2013-01-18 I need more of an understanding of the 2nd amendment.:

Janet,    Thanks for asking. Why was he arrested after 9 years of doing all right? What was the charge exactly. Unless you are a felon under federal firearms laws you may own a gun.     The Second Amendment


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