Principals

  • Secure our Constitutional Freedoms
  • Promote access to safe and secure shooting ranges
  • Keep federal lands open for recreational activities

The ability to purchase and possess firearms is a right protected by the Constitution, and is a significant part of our country’s early history and tradition. To further strengthen our access and rights, I have previously sponsored and am an original cosponsor of the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, that allows excise tax funds paid by hunters and recreational shooters to be used in greater percentage for the cost of construction and expansion of public target ranges. Having public ranges is crucial to meet the growing need for additional places for target shooters to participate in their sport: providing hunters a place to sight in rifles and shotguns before hunting season, for people to take firearm safety and hunter education courses, and for recreational target shooters to enjoy their sport.

Spending the day with wounded warriors in East County

I have also cosponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019, that allows a qualified and eligible individual who has a concealed carry permit from one state to carry their concealed firearm in another state that allows concealed carry firearms.

Finally, I have introduced the Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act, a bill that would make it legal for military spouses to purchase and own handguns in the state that their husband or wife is permanently stationed while on active duty. Because active duty military frequently move across the country, it is burdensome to change their home of record every time they are reassigned, especially if it is a temporary assignment. While the bill extends the current military exemption of state residency to spouses, it does not in any way remove their responsibility of complying with all other federal regulations.

Hunting in Imperial Valley with my daughter--good marksmanship is a family tradition

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