A couple of weeks ago I wrote Congressman Rob Bishop about supporting gun rights and standing against the anti-gun media, administration, and members of Congress. I have to say that I have been very impressed by his responses to me in previous letters, and this was no exception.
By all that I can tell, he will stand true to the Constitution. But don’t take my word for it, read his words to me:
Dear Mr. Bowden,
Protecting the Second Amendment has been one of my top priorities, both during my time in the Utah House of Representatives as well as in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have consistently and strongly supported the rights of Americans to own and carry firearms. The Second Amendment is a guarantee of an individual right of protection against others, including the government.
I do not believe that a ban should be placed on assault weapons or large ammunition magazines. If Senator Feinstein, or anyone else, were to propose legislation recommending this, I would vote against it.
If the President were to place an Executive Order in regards to any type of Second Amendment issue it would be up to the courts to decide if it were unconstitutional, but I will do everything in my power to see that this is worked out legislatively rather than by a gross overreach of executive authority.
Last session, I supported H.R. 1036 which prohibited civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others. Society has never been made safer by taking guns from law abiding citizens. History has clearly proven this. My highest priority is to protect your right to keep and bear arms.
Thank you again for your email and please feel free to contact my office again.
Rob Bishop, Member of Congress
So there you have it folks. Only real critique I have is that the magazine capacity is different for different firearms (i.e. a 30 round magazine is standard for the AR15 and AK47, not hi capacity) and he used the term I hate, “assault weapons.”
Other than that, I would like to say kudos for the stance Congressman Bishop has taken to defend our rights.