5 Ways the Next Congress Can Protect Gun Rights


President Obama’s famous words on executive actions, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” was not reflective of a temporary mindset. No, this is how all future liberal presidents plan to govern. Hillary Clinton, if elected president, will need to be checked by a Republican Congress in every issue area. She will especially need to be checked on the issue of firearms.

Hillary Clinton sadly misunderstands our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. Earlier this year, Mrs. Clinton remarked, “I do support comprehensive background checks, and to close the gun show loophole, and the online loophole, and what’s call the Charleston loophole, and to prevent people on the no-fly list from getting guns.” Americans are rightfully concerned that if Congress continues to miss opportunities to pass pro-gun related policy, one president can forever change our Second Amendment.

The president’s increasingly large share of power, through agencies and departments, threatens our very republic. In order to safeguard our liberties against not only future presidents, but against the rulemaking process, Republicans in Congress need to have an agenda.

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the many great ideas our country was founded upon. Our founders envisioned the right for we the people to privately keep and bear arms.

Most on the Left, and some on the Right, hold contempt for the Second Amendment and would love to see it further restricted. The Left finds it inconceivable that citizens should be able to own firearms.

I hold the view that the individual right to own a firearm is protected by our Second Amendment. The founders were specific in their language when the words “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

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