I fully support the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners to protect their families and property. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I consistently voted to protect our hunting and fishing rights. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, I pointed out that it was the evil acts by humans and not guns that should be blamed for that horrible event. I even published an opinion piece in The Greenville Journal entitled Slouching Toward Depravity where I concluded that ". . . weak-willed pundits and politicians will try to take away our guns or anything else that will grab them a headline, while we watch our children devoured by an increasingly depraved society."