The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution ensures the ability of decent, hardworking Americans to own guns, whether for sport or for protection. This integral part of the Constitution must not be compromised. Only a government that does not trust its citizens would refuse them the right to bear arms.
We must provide the law enforcement community with the tools necessary to combat society's criminal element, and we must ensure that the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens are not infringed upon. Sportsmen, hunters, gun enthusiasts and citizens concerned for their personal safety have a right to own guns for these legitimate purposes. I am proud to be a concealed weapons permit carrier myself and in Congress, I will fight to protect these rights for South Carolinians.