Second Amendment

As a supporter of the Second Amendment, I believe the right to bear arms is a fundamental principle upon which the founders built our nation. This right must be preserved for future generations.

More on Second Amendment

March 11, 2021 Press Release
"I will always defend the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans," said Congressman Moolenaar. "Right now, every commercial gun purchase in America goes through the national background check system, but today's legislation goes too far. It would give the FBI unlimited time to dig into the background of every person who purchases a gun. An unlimited timeframe is an abuse of power against law-abiding Americans and they would have no legal recourse to defend their Constitutional rights."
May 20, 2019 Press Release
This legislation is a common-sense solution that allows the federal law enforcement officers to purchase and keep the firearm they have been training with and maintaining for years. I am proud to have the support of my Democratic colleague Henry Cuellar from Texas, as well as the support of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents the men and women who work hard to keep our country safe.
February 28, 2019 Press Release
“Last year, I supported a new law to help fix the national background check system with more funding so states could update the system with timely information and keep guns out of the hands of people who are already prohibited from owning them. I voted against today’s legislation because it would presume all gun owners are guilty and create unfair delays for law-abiding Michigan residents who want to purchase a gun and exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
February 27, 2019 Press Release
“I support the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. Every commercial gun purchase goes through the national background check system. The legislation put forward by the Democrats today would create legal jeopardy for Michigan residents who enjoy our state’s outdoor heritage and hunting with their families.”
December 6, 2017 Press Release
As always, I strongly support the Second Amendment rights of all Americans. Just as a driver’s license is valid across state lines, this legislation will allow those who have valid permits to carry across state lines. The bill also improves the background check system so states will submit more records and help stop those who are already legally prohibited from buying a gun.
February 2, 2017 Press Release
"No hardworking Michigan resident should have their Second Amendment rights and due process rights taken away by unaccountable bureaucrats. Those rights are enshrined in our Constitution and I will always fight to defend them."