As a member of the National Rifle Association, and avid hunter, it is in my view that the framers were very clear in their message when crafting the United States Constitution. Our founders adopted the Second Amendment, so the American people would have the means to defend themselves from a tyrannical government should it become a threat to liberty. I’m a staunch defender of the Second Amendment.
You can be assured, that as a member of Congress I will vigilantly work to defend the right to keep and bear arms because it is foundational to all other Constitutional rights and to our American liberty. Human rights do not derive, as many erroneously believe, from government. Rather, our rights are conferred upon us by God. It’s the responsibility of government to acknowledge those rights, and protect them.