I have a consistent track record of firm support for gun owners. I'm a member of the NRA with an A rating, and during my time in the Indiana legislature, I helped author and pass Indiana's lifetime handgun permit. The 2nd Amendment is not about hunting or sportsmen. Too many politicians and anti-gun interests have diluted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment down to merely something for those that enjoy the outdoors. It's not. It's a basic, untouchable right that the Founding Fathers revered so highly, they included it in the Bill of Rights. It's one of our Constitutional guarantees as citizens of a free society, and in an unsafe world, it's a guarantee to protect our families and our homes. Those that don't share this view continually seek to erode our Constitutional rights. As your United States Senator I won't waiver when I get to Washington. I'll continue to be a firm and consistent defender of the 2nd amendment, and send a message to Washington that your rights aren't up for discussion.