Issue Position: Protecting Your Right to Bear Arms
"I am committed to safeguarding the rights of law-abiding American citizens, and in the Senate I will be a consistent voice for the second amendment and fight attempts to weaken those rights that are granted in the Constitution." - Senator Bob Corker
As a hunter and sportsman, Senator Bob Corker is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. He believes the constitution provides law abiding citizens the freedom to keep and bear arms.
Support for Restoring the Second Amendment. Senator Corker was one of the original Cosponsor of S.1001, a bill to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. Under current law, the citizens of Washington DC are required to register all privately owned firearms and possession of a handgun within the Washington DC city limits is prohibited. This bill would allow the ownership of a firearm, including a handgun, in Washington DC.
Prohibit funding for groups who infringe on the Second Amendment. Senator Corker voted for an amendment that would prohibit any funding to foreign organizations that infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of lawful American citizens.
Support for Conceal and Carry Laws. Senator Corker supports allowing state conceal and carry laws that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in National Parks and Refuges if state laws allow it.
Support for National Shooting Sports Foundation. Senator Corker supported the nomination of a National Shooting Sports Foundation representative to be appointed to the Defense Trade Advisory Group to represent the interests of small arms manufacturers. This appointment will protect the interests of small arms manufactures within this group.