2nd Amendment

2nd Amendment

We, as citizens of the United States, have a right granted by God and protected by the Constitution to arm and protect ourselves.  The right to bear arms is a fundamental truth outlined in the 2nd amendment and laws to regulate that right will result in nothing less than tyranny.  This is one area in which the federal government has a role to play. That role is to protect the rights of American citizens to keep and bear arms.  Concealed carry permits should be treated like driver’s licenses and marriage licenses and be recognized across the country.

Red flag laws and gun control laws are slippery slopes to an inevitable takeover of gun ownership in this country.  Red flag laws give people the opportunity to judge their neighbor – if they do not like you as a person, they can report you and have your guns taken away.  That directly infringes on our second amendment rights. What’s the long game plan for red flag laws? They are the next step in the left’s attempt to totally ban guns.

Totalitarian and Communistic governments take away the right for their citizens to protect themselves before the oppression.  A people that cannot defend themselves can be easily controlled. History has proven this time and time again. Make no mistake about it, the left’s attempt to deprive us of our rights to protect ourselves has little to do with safety and everything to do with control.  – and as a Congressman I will fight these efforts as long as I have breath in my lungs.

Like so many leftist policies, their approach to gun safety is misguided.  They often argue that violent gun crimes will disappear when guns are banned.  We don’t need more laws restricting American rights. We have the laws, and the laws need to be enforced.  In most criminal cases where violent gun crimes are involved, there are other crimes tied to the case and frequently the crimes associated with gun violence are dropped.  Murder has always been illegal. Doing it with a gun doesn’t make it more illegal. We need to step up and strongly enforce the laws we have.

Good guys with guns save lives.  The violent church shooter in Texas earlier this year wasn’t supposed to even have a gun, but he received one illegally.  The bad guys are going to find guns whether they are illegal or not. Gun control laws keep guns out of the good people’s hands and makes us more vulnerable against the bad guys who are going to find them anyway.  If it wasn’t for the hero at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas, who used his lawfully concealed firearm and eliminated the threat, many more people would have been severely injured or killed.

I will protect our Second Amendment Rights.