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Second Amendment

When I was sworn into Congress, I pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States—including the Second Amendment. The Founders understood that the right to keep and bear arms is necessary to the security of a free state, so they drafted the Bill of Rights to ensure that government did not mess with our sacred liberties.

In spite of the clarity of the Second Amendment, leftists continue to try and trample on our enumerated rights. The Second Amendment is not open for debate, and I oppose the continuous, sustained, and unceasing attacks on our Constitution. When the government limits an individual's ability to lawfully purchase or carry firearms, it effectively disarms law-abiding citizens while allowing criminals to act unchecked.

I supported two efforts opposing gun control activist and lobbyist David Chipman’s confirmation as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. I cosponsored the SAFER Voter Act, legislation that lowers the legal gun-purchasing age to 18—the age people can be drafted and legally serve in the military. Additionally, I cosponsored Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act to prohibit imposing gun control measures under the guise of a national emergency.

I will always guard the sacred text of our Constitution, and I oppose gun grabs, mandatory gun buy backs, the creation of a national firearm registry, the criminalization of common transfers of firearms between family members and neighbors, and any other policies the radical left pursues to attack the Second Amendment.