The National Rifle Association gives Thad an "A+" rating. Thad believes that the Second Amendment right of the American people to keep and bear arms is not negotiable. He has countered all efforts to erode this bedrock, constitutional right, supporting legislation and legal challenges to protect that right, and opposing efforts such as the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty which threaten it. The right to arm was so important to the Founders of our nation that they enshrined it in our Bill of Rights. Thad believes that government interference in this basic American protection undermines the foundation of freedom on which our great nation was built.
Thad is proud of his contributions to Mississippi and American law enforcement. He has worked tirelessly to properly equip our policemen and first responders to fight crime and to protect life and property. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he stood by the side of law enforcement and successfully led efforts to rebuild Mississippi's public safety communications system through the nation's best wireless, interoperable network for first responders. Thanks to Thad's leadership, Mississippi families are safer and better prepared to survive disasters and combat criminal activity.