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  • Right of Gun Ownership

    by Representative Doug Collins

    Posted on 2013-01-14

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    COLLINS of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COLLINS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my grave concern over recent media reports that the administration is considering issuing executive orders to further their radical anti-gun control legislation.

    The battle to protect the Second Amendment rights of all citizens rages on in Congress, and this is the appropriate place for such debate--not in the dark of night through executive orders as the Obama administration has become so fond of doing.

    Gun control advocates prey on the fears of Americans, claiming that stricter gun laws will result in reduced gun violence. That theory is false and is dangerous to the sanctity of the United States Constitution. Security can only come through the preservation of individual liberties such as the right to defend one's home and one's family. We should protect the right to keep and bear arms as fiercely as we seek to protect the rights of free speech, the freedom of religion, and of due process.

    I urge my colleagues to oppose any efforts by the administration to restrict the rights of gun ownership through executive orders and commit to the American people to tirelessly defend all of their constitutional rights on the floor of this House, including the right of gun ownership.


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