Bobby Bright on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Oct 05, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

2nd Amendment

As a young boy growing up in the Wiregrass, Bobby has many fond memories of hunting and fishing with his brothers and father. Like so many families in southeast Alabama teach their children, he learned at an early age to use a gun responsibly and be a respectful sportsman. Since then, Bobby has passed these values along to his children and worked to preserve this tradition for future generations.

As legislator in Washington, Congressman Bright has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and a nationally recognized advocate for an individual’s right to own and carry a firearm. Also a member of NRA himself, Bobby firmly believes in the Second Amendment and understands that firearm ownership is a way of life in Alabama. Just as he did as Mayor of Montgomery, Congressman Bright will always support the hardworking men and women in law enforcement and work to decrease crime, enforce current laws, and keep families safe while preserving the rights of individuals to bear arms as outlined by the Constitution.

Congressman Bright has pledged to oppose any new laws restricting the rights of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms, including H.R. 45, the Blair-Holt Firearms Licensing Act. In the 111th Congress, he supported legislation that allowed gun owners to keep their firearms on federal lands. He also joined many of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Obama Administration opposing any efforts to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban. As long as he is in Congress, Congressman Bright will stand firmly against any efforts to restrict Second Amendment rights.



Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5162; Second Amendment Enforcement Act - Cosponsor

Amends specified law prohibiting the killing of wild birds and wild animals in the District of Columbia to declare that nothing in it or any other provision of law shall authorize or be construed to permit the Council, the Mayor, or any governmental or regulatory authority of the District to prohibit, constructively prohibit, or unduly burden the ability of persons otherwise not prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law from acquiring, possessing in their homes or businesses, transporting for legitimate purposes, or using for sporting, self-protection or other lawful purposes, any firearm neither prohibited by federal law nor subject to the National Firearms Act. Denies the District any authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms. Declares that nothing in such prohibitions shall be construed to prohibit the District from regulating the carrying of firearms by a person, either concealed or openly, other than at the person's dwelling place, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person.

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