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Issue Position: Second Amendment

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Chris Gibson is an outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms and to protect one's life, loved ones and property. As a student of history, Chris understands that our Founding Fathers were passionate about the need for an informed and armed electorate to prevent tyranny. Thomas Jefferson himself wrote that "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." As Congressman, Chris will oppose any legislation which restricts the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms for protection or for sport.

Chris will cosponsor federal legislation such as:

H.R. 17 which reinforces the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home and provides for the enforcement of such right; and

H.R. 197 which provides a national standard for reciprocity, that is, the right of an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm in a particular State to carry a concealed firearm in other States.

Chris would also work with Second Amendment rights advocates to protect gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits intended to hamper their ability to produce and distribute firearms.


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