Issue Position: 2nd Amendment

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2016
Issues: Constitution Guns

The Constitution of the United States of America and its original ten amendments is one of the most unique and exceptional documents ever known to man. The cornerstone of this document is the 2nd Amendment. The Founding Fathers understood that Americans should be able to defend themselves, their families, and their homes from others and ultimately from their government. The 2nd Amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms, and this is a right we should fight to protect. When governments take away their citizens' right to bear arms, it takes away their ability to protect against those who would harm them. We have a God-given right to our lives.

Gun control does not make Americans safer, it makes them defenseless. Increased regulations will not stop criminals, but it will hinder law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. I will fight to protect the Second Amendment and continue working to stop unnecessary federal overreach.