Protecting Your Right to Bear Arms
As your sole Representative in Congress, I have sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Throughout my entire career in Congress, and service on the National Rifle Association Board, I have done just that. The right for every law abiding citizen to keep and bear arms is one of the Constitution’s most important amendments. I pledge to continue opposing any bills which violate our 2nd Amendment rights and will strongly support any legislation which protects this fundamental freedom.
As we go forward, I will closely monitor proposed regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that seek to prohibit anyone involuntarily committed to a mental institution from purchasing a firearm, including both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Previous statutes only prohibited individuals committed to an inpatient facility from purchasing a firearm. Congress can and must do more to keep mentally ill individuals from harming themselves or others. However, I believe further federal investment in mental health services is the answer. Unilateral actions by the Administration targeting mentally healthy citizens’ right to keep and bear arms is not. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to stand against any regulation or legislative proposal that violates the Second Amendment.