The Founders paid special attention to our right to keep and bear arms in order to empower individuals and allow for defense of one’s self. Robert has been an ardent supporter of the rights and freedoms allowed in the Second Amendment, and proudly holds a consistent “A+” rating from the National Rifle Association. As a member of Congress he has fought to protect these constitutional rights.
Robert co-sponsored a bill, H.R. 822, that would permit the carrying of a concealed firearm with a valid state-issued concealed-weapons license. In addition, he has vehemently opposed and has worked to counter the attempts to limit the Constitutional rights of gun owners, such as the Obama Administration’s exploitation of the Fast and Furious scandal as an excuse to unreasonably expand gun regulations. As a member of Congress, he will continue to defend the Second Amendment and ensure every Virginian’s right to keep and bear arms is conserved.