As a supporter of the Second Amendment and our natural right to self defense, I pledge to oppose all elected officials and candidates who seek to diminish this right regardless of political affiliation. Defending my family is my OBVIOUS, SELF-EVIDENT right, and Rhode Island lawmakers must protect law abiding citizen's obvious and natural right to keep and bear firearms. In 2016, Rhode Island placed an abysmal 42nd in Guns & Ammo ranking for Best States For Gun Owners. My lawmakers must work to make it easier for gun owners to exercise their rights through rolling back unnecessary regulations and harsh laws.
Legislators must NEVER vote to make our state an even worse place for law-abiding citizens to defend their families. I will oppose all anti-self defense initiatives that include, but not limited to:
- The criminalization of the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten rounds. There is no proof that this will do anything to save lives, but it WILL limit our right to defend ourselves and our families as well as, upon passage, WILL make criminals of law abiding citizens who have done nothing wrong.
- Restrictions on carrying of firearms on public property. Gun free zones are a welcome sign to those who wish to kill or destroy the lives of those we value most.
As lawmakers vote on legislation, so I will vote next November. We must improve, not worsen, the ability of our state’s citizens to defend themselves.