WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04) today responded to President Obama’s request to Congress for increased gun control measures with the following statement:
“As an American and citizen soldier, I am a tireless supporter of Second Amendment rights and the protection for individuals to keep and bear arms. The requests the president made of Congress today fly in the face of those rights, and demonstrate an increasingly reckless disregard for the Constitution and congressional authority. I will not support such measures. I also applaud Governor Bryant and the state legislature for taking actions to protect the rights of Mississippians at the state level.”
Palazzo is an active member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and cosponsored eleven measures supporting gun rights in his first term, including the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 and the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, both of which passed the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress.
Rep. Steven Palazzo