You have to appreciate the fact that there is a strong response from the Representatives in Congress for the State of Texas. Perhaps it comes down to our large following from the State or the large number of Reps, or simply the conviction to speak their mind no matter what the consequences may be. Granted in a state like Texas, we are pretty sure that Pro-2A is the ways to go for most to remain in office. Our latest response is from Congressman Joe Barton of the 6th Congressional District.
Thank you for contacting me with your view regarding gun control and the Second Amendment. First, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their life in the tragedy that took place in Connecticut. However, taking rights away from responsible citizens will not prevent future horrific events from happening.
The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and I am a consistent supporter of that right. I believe that violent crime must be reduced, but I will not support measures that infringe upon the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.
I support an individual's right to defend themselves, their family, and their property with a legally obtained firearm. This right is put in jeopardy by those advocating stricter control measures. The gun control movement hurts law-abiding citizens and businesses, not the criminals who care nothing for the law. I believe we can better reduce the misuse of firearms by strongly enforcing laws already on the books and maintaining responsible judiciaries.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please let me know how I may be of further assistance to you.
Member of Congress