Greg Abbott continues to protect 2nd Amendment rights by preparing to challenge potential federal laws that limit gun rights. He was also one of the first Attorneys General in America to challenge the Obama Administration's efforts to use the United Nations to regulate guns in the United States.
As an avid hunter and member of the Texas State Rifle Association and National Rifle Association, Greg Abbott will continue to fight any federal government overreach that aims to disrupt the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans.
Stockman noted, "Impeachment is one of the many options, including lawsuits and other actions, we can take to defend the Constitution." Stockman said he has attorneys investigating whether the president has violated the Constitution, and, if so, then it would be time to consider that step. "But it's the last resort, and it's a very serious step," he cautioned.
CORNYN: Adam Lanza stole his mother's guns. A background check wouldn't have stopped that incident. A background should have stopped James Holmes in Tucson. It should have stopped the Virginia Tech shooter because their background check information about his adjudicated mental illness was not forwarded to the FBI's background check. In other words, I think the mental illness issue is the common element that we ought to be focused on. But I'm not for symbolism over substance. I think we can't just pat ourselves on the back and say we're passing enhanced penalties for trafficking or other issues or background checks when they don't really go and solve the problems that caused these terrible tragedies.
I will be an active and strong voice to defend the rights of law abiding Americans to purchase and possess firearms. I strongly support the right to carry and I will oppose any Presidential nominee for any office requiring Senate approval who will not acknowledge and protect our individual rights under the 2nd Amendment.
When the 2nd Amendment speaks of a “well-regulated militia,” it means local groups of individuals operating to protect their own families, homes, and communities. They regulated themselves because it was necessary and in their own interest to do so. The Founders themselves wrote in the Federalist papers about the need for individuals to be armed.
Gun control makes people demonstrably less safe--as any honest examination of criminal statistics reveals. It is no coincidence that violent crime flourishes in the nation’s capital, where the individual’s right to self-defense has been most severely curtailed.
"Today we signed a bill that gives Texans who feel the need to carry a weapon to protect themselves the right to do so," the governor announced at the signing ceremony, "assuming they are properly licensed and trained to do so."
The law required citizens who were 21 or older, with no criminal histories, mental illness, or substance abuse problems to undergo 10 to 15 hours of training and pass a proficiency exam before receiving a 14 year permit (which cost $140) from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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