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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Second Amendment

The Second Amendment is an essential civil right and a significant part of our heritage in Minnesota. Our founders understood that an individual’s right to keep and bear arms is a crucial individual liberty, and protection against tyrannical government. Citizens must remain vigilant in order to protect their rights, and the ability to lawfully exercise these rights should remain free from government intrusion.  This is why I introduced the Firearm Due Process Protection Act in the 114th Congress, and am a cosponsor of legislation such as the Hearing Protection Act and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. I took an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and believe that serving in the government establishes a public trust. Those privileged to hold this trust are responsible for representing the American people with integrity, and ensuring that the Constitution is upheld and defended.

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March 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) reintroduced the Firearm Due Process Protection Act. This legislation would provide an enforcement mechanism for Americans to ensure their Constitutional right to own a firearm when unjustly denied by the federal government.  

April 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. --  Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) yesterday introduced H.R. 4980, the Firearm Due Process Protection Act. This legislation would ensure that Americans are able to correct false information that causes the federal government to deny their Constitutional right to own a firearm.

January 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the below statement following President Obama’s announcement of executive actions on gun control:

“Today, the President failed to adequately address our country’s glaring mental health problem and prevent acts of terror in our homeland. Instead, the President’s unilateral actions today diminish the rights of law-abiding Americans, all while circumventing the legislative process.