Led by Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), a group of Conservative members of Congress are relaunching the “Second Amendment Caucus” for a major gun rights push under the new Congress and President Donald Trump.
The original Second Amendment Caucus was launched in 2004, but was renamed and became a “task force” in 2009. Under Congressman Massie’s leadership, the group’s focus will be redirected to tackle the gun rights opportunities now available to the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, as well as the Trump White House.
Massie, one of the most conservative members of Congress, has long been a major supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, defending the Second Amendment against any and all attacks from the radical left.
“The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades,” Massie said in a statement announcing the relaunch of the caucus. “I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda.”
North Carolina’s own, Congressman Mark Meadows, the new Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is also on board as a founding member of the Second Amendment Caucus. Meadows, like Massie, has always stood up for gun rights while serving in Congress.
“The Second Amendment is one of the most fundamental liberties in our nation’s history, and I’m honored to join my colleagues in a concerted effort to defend it,” Rep. Meadows said in a statement. “When the American people spoke on November 8, they provided conservatives a unique opportunity to advance principles and legislation that put the rights of Americans and our Constitution first.
“I look forward to working with my fellow caucus members to developing a pro-Second Amendment agenda and sending a clear message that the rights of our citizens shall not be infringed.”
In addition to pushing a pro-gun agenda in Congress, the caucus will also bring many guest speakers to Capitol Hill, including “firearm experts, constitutional scholars, and pro-gun groups” who will address the importance of the Second Amendment and specific pieces of legislation to protect gun rights.
To ensure the caucus remains true to it’s intention to advance only the most pro-gun legislation possible, membership into the caucus will only be awarded to the Congressmen who have the highest pro-gun voting record, and have displayed a proven ability and history of “drafting and sponsoring pro-gun legislation.”
Outside of Massie and Meadows, other founding members of the Second Amendment Caucus include: Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina), Ted Yoho (R-Florida), Brian Babin (R-Texas), Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), Ken Buck (R-Colorado), Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia), Justin Amash (R-Michigan), Jody Hice (R-Georgia), Dave Brat (R-Virginia), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania), and James Comer (R-Kentucky).