For the last seven years, President Obama has used his executive orders to dodge the legislative process. It looks like his eighth and final year in office will be no different.
As a new year begins, the president is launching a new attack on the Second Amendment. He has completely missed the mark on this issue. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding American citizens to bear arms and defend their families, and it is unimaginable that the president would seek to infringe upon this right given to us by our founding fathers. It is puzzling and frightening to me that the president seems to be more concerned with restricting law-abiding Americans than he is with putting an end to fundamentalist Islamic terrorists.
While it is possible that steps such as increasing the number of prosecutions for crimes committed with a firearm could help reduce gun violence, limiting the Second Amendment right of law-abiding American citizens is not the answer. I firmly believe that law-abiding American citizens have the right to own firearms, and I am committed to ensuring that the Second Amendment is not infringed upon.
Member of Congress