Bobby Schilling on The Second Amendment

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

GUN RIGHTS

As stated in The Constitution, 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' It is the responsibility of our elected officials to uphold this Second Amendment right; however, in September 2008 my opponent Phil Hare voted against allowing law abiding citizens of Washington, D.C. the right to own a gun. Despite his vote, this bill passed overwhelmingly. The right to defend ones’ self is paramount to sustaining a free society. If you put a hammer and a gun on a table, neither are good or evil, the person that picks up the hammer or the gun makes that determination.

 

Voting Record

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

In November of 2011, the House passed the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. The legislation was designed to amend the federal criminal code to authorize a person who is carrying a government-issued photographic identification document and a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry a concealed handgun in another state in accordance with the restrictions of that state. It passed the House with the support of almost all Republicans and about 1/4 of the Democrats. Bobby Schilling voted in favor of the reciprocity legislation.

Bobby Schilling voted in favor of the reciprocity legislation.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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