Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) helped pass legislation to defend Americans' Second Amendment Rights. With House passage of the Preservation of the Second Amendment in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges Act, law-abiding citizens will be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights in national parks without fear of prosecution.
"The Second Amendment guarantees citizens the right to bear arms, and Congress has a responsibility to defend and promote that right," said Cassidy.
Cassidy co-sponsored the Preservation of the Second Amendment in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges Act (H.R. 1684) in response to a March 19 federal court ruling that overturned an Interior Department policy allowing citizens to carry firearms in national parks in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
On May 12, the Senate voted 67-29 in favor of an amendment attaching H.R. 1684 to the Truth in Lending Act (H.R. 627), which passed in the House with Cassidy's support.
The bill now goes to the White House for the President's signature.