The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms and clearly prohibits the federal government from infringing upon the rights of law abiding citizens to protect themselves. This has not stopped Washington politicians and special interest groups from trying to take this right away. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will fight any effort to compromise the rights it guarantees. I successfully passed legislation that has become law that removes decades old federal restrictions and prohibits future federal restrictions on the rights of law abiding Americans to carry fire arms in accordance with state laws when visiting national parks. I also successfully fought to protect the Second Amendment rights of our nation's veterans, who risked all to protect the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution for all Americans.