Second Amendment and Gun Rights

The Second Amendment is a constitutional right and should not be infringed. I’m a member of the National Rifle Association and have consistently received an ‘A’ rating from them. I was proud to receive the endorsement of the NRA in my 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections.

I’m also a proud combat veteran, trained and proficient in the use of handguns and rifles. I know firsthand their deadly force, and I know the attention and respect they deserve. The best gun advocates are always responsible gun owners.

  • Cosponsored H.R. 2620, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act, which protects second amendment rights by preventing the federal government from banning popular types of rifle ammunition and making it easier for law-abiding gun owners to transport their firearms across state lines.
  • Voted to repeal an Obama Administration rule that would have allowed the federal government to bar individuals, including veterans from owning guns without any due process. (H.J.Res. 40, Roll Call 77, February 2, 2017)
  • Cosponsored H.R. 1365, the Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act, which prevents the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) from falsely classifying M855 ammunition as armor-piercing and from instituting a ban on the sale and manufacture of ammunition for rifle use.
  • Cosponsored H.R. 986, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, which allows any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry and provides legal protection for law-abiding concealed carry permit holders.