The Second Amendment exists as a bulwark against those who would deprive the American citizen of his life, his liberty, or his property. This is the essence of the Second Amendment. I believe that our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a natural, God-given right, just as our First Amendment right to free speech and our Fourth Amendment right to privacy is the same.

I stand, and have always stood, in the defense of all American's constitutional rights. I have helped lead the fight to ensure that our Second Amendment rights are not diluted with ill-conceived "reforms" that fail to address the issue of violence in our communities, and do nothing but impose restrictions on law-abiding Americans' rights.