As a long-time NRA member and hunter, I have always supported the 2nd Amendment rights of Kansans. I believe that the United States Constitution was written to permanently protect these rights as individual rights that can be exercised by any law abiding citizen.
My voting record has been 100% pro-gun, and this is why the National Rifle Association has consistently awarded me the rating of "A+." In addition to being the only A+ rated candidate in this race, I have also received the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America and many state and national leaders.
In the last legislative session, I was a key senate leader in urging the adoption of an amendment to the Kansas constitution that will guarantee an individual's right to own a gun. That amendment will go before Kansas voters in November 2010. I have also been a tireless advocate for allowing concealed carry weapons permits, preventing frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers, and putting a stop to government confiscation of legal weapons, particularly during natural disasters.
As your congressman, I will be a strong and consistent ally for sportsmen and gun owners, and I will always support the 2nd Amendment.