Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This right, acknowledged in and guaranteed by the Second Amendment, is essential for the preservation of liberty. It guarantees all other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Furthermore, it allows Americans to protect their families, their homes, and their own lives. As a concealed carry permit holder and gun owner, Mia understands the importance of responsible gun ownership. Therefore, she will continue to firmly oppose efforts to further restrict our Second Amendment rights just as I have done during the 114th Congress.
The following represent some of the actions Mia has already taken to protect the Second Amendment rights of American citizens:
• Cosponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which permits authorized concealed carry permit holders to carry concealed firearms into other states that permit concealed carry
• Cosponsored the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act, which removes the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) to interpret clauses in federal law in an attempt to undermine the purpose of the Second Amendment
• Cosponsored the Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act, which would ultimately allow trained military personnel to carry firearms and defend themselves on military bases
• Consistently supported the rights of sportsmen to hunt and participate in responsible recreational activities