The Second Amendment

Congress cannot change the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment — the right to defend of one’s self, family and property is fundamental.

However, consistent with that, I strongly support universal background checks and restrictions on certain assault weapons. I also support mandatory minimum sentences for firearm crimes, including carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.

I support the concept of President Obama’s recent executive order on background checks, though I believe it should have been accomplished through legislation.