North Carolina Freshmen Voice Concerns to the President

North Carolina Freshmen Voice Concerns to the President
Rep. Hudson Authors Letter to the President Opposing New Gun Control Measures

CONCORD-U.S. Representative Richard Hudson sent a joint letterto President Barack Obama to voice his concern that the President’s broad gun control measures violate our Constitutional rights and sidestep a much-needed, thorough dialogue on gun violence. The letter, signed by all of the freshmen from North Carolina- Rep. George Holding (NC-13), Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08), Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-09), expresses concern that the sweeping new measures reject the viewpoints and values of millions of firearm owners in North Carolina and throughout the United States.  

“As North Carolinians who represent a state filled with sportsmen and women, responsible gun owners, and law-abiding citizens who wish to protect themselves, we vehemently oppose the measures the President has taken to limit our Second Amendment rights,” the North Carolina freshmen said. “We will work to ensure that our constituents and the citizens of North Carolina maintain the ability to exercise their Constitutional freedoms, regardless of the President’s power grab.”

Rep. Hudson added, “I understand that some people believe new gun restrictions are the solution to preventing acts of mass violence, but we can stop criminals from hurting others without taking away anyone’s Constitutional rights. We need a thoughtful conversation on how we can rectify the root cause of the problem; unfortunately, the President’s actions don’t afford Americans that opportunity.”

“We need a thoughtful discussion about the best ways to protect our citizens, but I am concerned that the President’s proposals go too far,” said Rep. Holding. “Protecting American families is essential, but we need to recognize the difference between millions of law abiding American gun owners and a few deranged individuals. Any future action must be carefully considered in light of our right-to-bear-arms as defined in the Constitution and affirmed by the Supreme Court.”

Rep. Pittenger added, “Last year, 77,000 violations of existing gun control regulations were not prosecuted. Instead of calling for even more regulations, President Obama should use his bully pulpit to bring attention to the heart of the matter – the culture of violence that has infected our society. Only when our nation regains its moral footing our children be truly safe.”

The full letter to the President can be read here.


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