Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken Rand Paul: 'Hatred for Trump' blocking research into ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment Masks and vaccines: What price freedom? 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.