As a lifelong Texan, I know firsthand the importance of gun ownership to those of us who call the Lone Star State home. I am fully committed to supporting the Second Amendment as a protected right guaranteed to individuals in the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald decisions re-affirmed these important Constitutional rights.
I am pleased to join with like-minded Members of the Congress to advance important legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. As a Member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, we are working together to protect these rights.
I am fully supportive of legislation to ensure that those with conceal carry permits are able to carry from state to state. I have also co-sponsored legislation to ensure that firearms owners are able to transport their firearms from one state to another without having them confiscated. And as a co-sponsor of the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act, I am committed to ensuring federal authorities do not restrict the right to carry on federal recreation lands, like those managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
We must reject efforts by the Obama Administration and liberals in the Congress to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American citizens. Such restrictions have no effect on law-breakers, but simply undermine the rights of law-abiding gun owners.