Defending the Constitution and removing red tape | By Rep. Rick Gundrum

Defending the Constitution and removing red tape | By Rep. Rick Gundrum

Washington Co., WI – The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is arguably the most important right within the hallowed document. By preserving and defending the Second Amendment, we can protect our access to all of the other Amendments which appear in its text. The Founding Fathers knew that individual protection was so paramount to the preservation of the United States that they were sure to explicitly list it. As President Ronald Reagan said in 1983, “… the Constitution does not say that government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Unfortunately, time and again government has anointed itself as the distributor of that right. Both the federal government and a variety of state governments have sought to put infringements on your right to keep and bear arms. Many legislators, both in Congress and State Legislatures across the United States, are working every day to protect your Second Amendment rights and erode some of the unnecessary infringements placed upon it. I am proud to join these individuals across the country by introducing Assembly Bill 518 with State Senator Duey Stroebel. Assembly Bill 518 (or Senate Bill 516 in the Wisconsin State Senate) is important concealed carry reciprocity legislation. AB 518 removes burdensome red tape by simplifying the current system presently in place. The bill allows anyone who is authorized to concealed carry from another state to concealed carry […]

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