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Why I Support the Second Amendment -- and Democrats Should Too

I think Conservs make a big mistake in solely tying gun freedom to the 2nd A. In general, they tend to make this mistake in trying ALL freedoms to the const. This is why they're losing imho. Gun freedom isn't a function of a legal doc.--which can be interpreted any which way--but of inherent human rights.

As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners. As a concealed weapons permit holder, I value the freedom to exercise my Second Amendment right as protected by the Constitution and in accordance with gun laws designed to promote safe, responsible use. The right to bear arms is a unique and fundamental aspect of American liberty because, when exercised responsibly and in accordance with the laws in place, it makes our families and our property safer.

Last week, I announced I would join efforts to...