Issue Position: 2nd Amendment

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014

Dr. Dan Benishek believes the right to bear arms is a fundamental right that should be protected for all law-abiding citizens of the U.S. The Framers of our federal government listed this amendment as the Second in the Bill of Rights as they believed a well armed populace was essential in assuring the preservation of freedom for the United States.

"As a sportsman for all my life, I am a strong supporter of Americans' right to bear arms for hunting and self defense. I am proud of my membership in the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America. In Congress, I am actively fighting to protect these rights." -- Dr. Dan Benishek

As an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Benishek is aware of the important role that firearms play in the daily lives of Northern Michiganders. Hunters and sportsmen have proudly excised their Second Amendment rights for hunting, recreation, and shooting sports.

Dr. Benishek seeks to assure that law-abiding citizens have access to firearms for recreational and safety. Since coming to Congress, Dr. Benishek has supported measures that protect Northern Michiganders' Second Amendment rights and introduced legislation to ensure sportsmen have access to federal lands. Dr. Benishek believes it is important to make sure that future generations of sportsmen in Northern Michigan will be able to enjoy the same opportunities as those do today.