Minnesota has its own unique way of life, traditions, and culture. I am a strong advocate of Minnesota's hunting and fishing heritage, and I firmly support the right of law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
Our Founding Fathers considered this right so fundamental that they protected it in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Second Amendment states that the people's right to keep and bear arms may not be infringed, and I believe that citizens who are in compliance with the law should not have that guaranteed right taken away. I am a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus which is a bipartisan group of nearly 300 U.S. Representatives and Senators committed to fish and wildlife conservation and preserving opportunities to hunt, fish and trap.
Additionally, I firmly believe the right to life extends to all people - including the born and unborn. I am a member of the bi-partisan Congressional Prayer Caucus and believe that our nation must never be ashamed of its Judeo-Christian roots and faith.