Second Amendment

I remain steadfast in my support for the Second Amendment and the individual right to keep and bear arms. Law abiding citizens are less safe when they are stripped of this Constitutional right by gun control policies that only target them, rather than the perpetrators of violent crime involving firearms. I strongly opposed recent actions that make it a criminal charge to simply possess a weapon in areas where they had historically always been permitted, such as Virginia’s Capitol square. Unsuspecting law-abiding citizens will now be branded as criminals simply for walking on one side of the street versus the other. Many of the ill-conceived polices approved the past two years do not serve a valid public safety purpose and will not deter those wishing to do harm.