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  • Defending the Second Amendment

    by Representative Todd Rokita

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    ROKITA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ROKITA. Mr. Speaker, any constitutional lawyer should know that Congress is supposed to write the laws and the executive branch is supposed to follow them, as written. Implementing more gun control through executive fiat is not what is needed, and it is not what is legal.

    Enforcement of the current law is what is needed by this executive, and it is what this President should be doing. Instead, for example, he lets prisoners out of jail to contribute to the violence.

    Mr. Speaker, the right to self-defense is God-given. It is vital in order to protect people and property against criminals, and it is a hedge against tyrants, and it shall not be infringed.

    To those who would challenge these rights, Mr. Speaker, I leave you with these words: ``A well-regulated militia necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.'' ____________________

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