The United States Supreme Court announced earlier this year it would hear a major case regarding an individual’s right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside of their home represents a critical moment for all Americans who value safety and security. The Second Amendment guarantees that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Unfortunately, many liberal states are attacking this fundamental right by requiring concealed carry applicants to justify their need for the permit, empowering authorities to reject applications from law-abiding Americans for arbitrary reasons or for no reason at all.
In keeping with my oath of office to protect and defend our founding charter, I will not support unconstitutional gun restriction laws, just as I would not support a law that restricts gathering for a peaceful assembly. For my leadership and action on these issues, I have a career grade of “A” with the National Rifle Association of America and a career grade of “A+” with Gun Owners of America.
In response, I have proudly cosponsored H.R. 38, which would validate and extend the authority of state level concealed carry permits across state lines. This important piece of legislation would prevent law-abiding citizens who possess a concealed carry permit from becoming caught up in the restrictions of another state, simply by exercising their Second Amendment rights, and traveling freely around the country with a concealed firearm. This crucial bill strengthens one of America’s most fundamental rights, and ensures law abiding citizens are not prohibited from traveling the country freely. This bill, contrary to the opinions of some in the news media, in no way simplifies the process by which someone obtains a concealed carry permit, nor does it allow anyone who has previously been prohibited from buying a gun to obtain one.
To read more about this important 2A legislation, including the bill text, click here.