May 18, 2007
Thank you for writing me regarding the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is good to hear from you on this important issue.
We Must ensure the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens are not infringed upon. Sportsmen, hunters, gun enthusiasts and citizens concerned with their personal safety have a right to own guns for these legitimate purposes. The ability of decent, hard-working Americans to own a gun, whether for sport or protection is clearly defined in the Constitution and must not be compromised. Only a government that does not trust its citizens would refuse them the right to bear arms.
Since coming to Congress, I have worked very hard to defeat efforts to erode our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Rest assured, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will continue to ensure the rights of gun owners will not be further infringed upon.
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