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Rand Paul talks guns during GOP debate

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Rand Paul calls for punishment if Congress can't reach a long-term budget deal MORE (Ky.) was quick to defend the Second Amendment Thursday during the first Republican presidential debate.

“I don’t want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington,” Paul, a libertarian, said to cheers from the crowd.

The Kentucky senator was the first candidate to talk about guns during the debate.

He also recently said the “government should get out of the marriage business altogether,” in an op-ed for Time magazine following the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized gay marriage.

“It’s hard to argue that government’s involvement in marriage has made it better, a fact also not surprising to those who believe government does little right,” Paul wrote.