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You Cannot Suspend Constitutional Rights

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New Mexico’s governor apparently believes she can suspend constitutional rights.  She’s about to be proven wrong. I’m talking about Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who signed an order Friday suspending the lawful possession of firearms in public places around Albuquerque for the next 30 days. This, following some truly horrific gun violence recently.  I want to be very…

My Thoughts on ATF's Stabilizing Braces Policy

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Supporting our 2nd Amendment, I just voted in favor of an important bill in the House. This is H.J. Res 44, for those who have reached out to my office. At issue was a highly inappropriate overreach by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). Without authorization by Congress, the ATF has implemented a policy that reclassifies pistols with stabilizing-brace attachments as…

Victory for 2A and Privacy Rights

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Good news. Earlier today, Visa & MasterCard both announced a "pause" in their plans to track the sale of gun and ammunition purchases. This is a BIG WIN for our 2nd Amendment and privacy rights, but this fight is far from over.   Here's what's going on:   Many of the products or services you purchase have what's known as a "merchant category code." It's usually…

Remarks at CPAC

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It was an honor be part of a special forum this morning at CPAC with Rep. Scott Perry, where we covered a wide variety of important issues facing Congress. The weaponization of government, border security, the Speaker's election, China, and more... nothing was off limits. Give a listen!

Commitment to America

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I get a lot of questions about what Republicans will do next year when we take back control of the House of Representatives. These are important questions. After all, we can talk forever about spiraling inflation, record illegal immigration, rising violent crime, foreign policy disasters, fentanyl crisis, “woke” education programs, out of control government bureaucracies, etc. But it’s…

Thankfully We’ll Never Have To Know

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Elisjsha Dicken

On Sunday, a lone gunman began opening fire in the food court of a shopping mall in Greenwood, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.  Police say he fired 24 rounds within two minutes, killing three and injuring two others. Nobody knows why, nor does it matter at this point. Nearby was Elisjsha Dicken, pictured here, who took quick action to stop the gunman. Elisjsha was legally armed…

Huge Win from the Supreme Court

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BREAKING: Huge win moments ago from the Supreme Court, which just issued a major ruling on the 2nd Amendment.  The Court struck down a New York state law that requires citizens show “proper cause” in order to apply for and receive a concealed carry permit.  That law has now been ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Essentially this decision says that you, as a private citizen, have a…

No Guardrails

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Let me be clear about the gun control legislation currently working its way through the Senate: I’ll be voting NO if & when this bill comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives soon. I don’t care who in the Senate is supporting it. The way this bill handles red-flag laws (among other things) is inappropriate and will NOT have my support. Many people ask me, “What will it…

What’s Your Solution, Ralph?

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“What’s your solution, Ralph?” I get that question all the time, especially when I talk about wasteful spending in Congress and our $30 trillion in federal debt. Friends, our nation is heading for financial ruin. I’m so tired of being asked to vote “yes” on new spending bills with no offsets. I’m tired of bloated, wasteful government. I’m tired of agency heads who claim they can't do…

None of These Measures Get to the Root of the Matter

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Tonight, Democrats will pass a wide variety of gun control measures in the House of Representatives. All restricting 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  All arguably unconstitutional. I’m voting NO along with most of my Republican colleagues. None of these measures get to the root of the matter. None of these so-called “common sense” proposals deal with what’s causing…