Protecting Your Right to Bear Arms

Protecting Your Right to Bear Arms

“I am committed to safeguarding the rights of law-abiding American citizens, and in the Senate I will be a consistent voice for the second amendment and fight attempts to weaken those rights that are granted in the Constitution.” - Senator Bob Corker

As a hunter and sportsman, Senator Bob Corker is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. He believes the Constitution provides law abiding citizens the freedom to keep and bear arms.

Support for an Individual Right: Senator Corker supports the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions striking down DC and Chicago gun laws and affirming that gun ownership is an individual right protected throughout our country.

Support for Restoring the Second Amendment: Senator Corker was one of the original Cosponsors of S.1001, a bill to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. At that time, the citizens of Washington DC were required to register all privately owned firearms and possession of a handgun within the Washington DC city limits was prohibited. This bill would have allowed the ownership of a firearm, including a handgun, in Washington DC.

Prohibit funding for groups who infringe on the Second Amendment: Senator Corker voted for an amendment that would prohibit any funding to foreign organizations that infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of lawful American citizens.

Support for Gun Manufacturers and Dealers: Senator Corker is a Cosponsor of the BATFE Reform and Firearms Modernization Act (S. 941) and the Firearms Fairness and Affordability Act (S.632). These two bills would ease several of the unnecessary and unfair burdens of complying with federal licensing and tax laws for firearm manufacturers and dealers.

Support for Conceal and Carry Laws: Senator Corker voted for an amendment that supports state conceal and carry laws by allowing people to carry concealed weapons in National Parks and Refuges if state laws allow it.

Support for National Shooting Sports Foundation: Senator Corker supported the nomination of a National Shooting Sports Foundation representative to be appointed to the Defense Trade Advisory Group to represent the interests of small arms manufacturers. This appointment will protect the interests of small arms manufactures within this group.