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 a 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, which would ensure due process is protected when the federal government falsely denies an individual the right to purchase a firearm.

Here are some other examples of my work to defend every American’s Second Amendment rights:

  • Every fundamental American right must be protected, including the Second Amendment. That is why I am a cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This important bill allows individuals who have a concealed carry permit to be recognized in other states that also permit concealed carry permits.
  • Sportsmen preserve an important pastime in America and protecting hunting access is an important part of this heritage. This Congress I became a cosponsor of the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act, which would allow individuals to carry firearms on millions of acres of Army Corps lands.
  • Unnecessary federal restrictions impair safety measures and the proper use of firearms. That’s why I am a co-sponsor of the Hearing Protection Act, which would eliminate a $200 tax on transfers of suppressors.

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