As a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, John has worked hard to defend 2nd Amendment rights for the people of Arkansas in Congress and will carry that same commitment and fight to the U.S. Senate. His fierce commitment to protecting your 2nd Amendment rights has consistently earned John high scores with 2nd Amendment groups including, an A rating from the NRA and an A+ from Gun Owners for America. John has received the NRA's endorsement in Arkansas's 2010 U.S. Senate race.
“The 2nd Amendment is the cornerstone of our Constitutional rights and from which all our other freedoms are guaranteed.” – John Boozman
In Congress, John has constantly supported pro-gun pieces of legislation and voted against legislation that would infringe on gun owners’ rights. He is a cosponsor of the “Citizen’s Self-Defense Act,” which reaffirms the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms. He is also a cosponsor of the “Right to Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would allow an individual with a valid concealed firearm carrying permit to carry that weapon across state lines.
“Attempts to undermine your 2nd Amendment rights come from every angle, including efforts to strip you of your legal rights to carry. I authored the ’Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act,’ in an effort to strengthen concealed carry laws allowing law-abiding citizens who can legally carry in their home state to carry all across the country.“ – John Boozman
John adamantly opposes any plans to renew the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. He also opposes creating a national handgun registry and will fight against any legislation that seeks to do so.
“The Obama Administration has long hinted at renewing the assault weapons ban. This is a non-starter. Gun bans are a violation of the 2nd Amendment and an infringement upon the rights of honest, hardworking American people.” – John Boozman
John will continue to actively work to protect your 2nd Amendment rights in the U.S. Senate. He firmly believes the right of law-abiding Americans to own a gun, whether for sport or protection, must not be compromised.