Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Stewart Reacts to the President’s Proposal on Gun Control

Jan 16, 2013
Press Release


Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) issued the following statement following President Obama’s proposal on Gun Control:

“Recent and saddening acts of violence have brought conversations about guns to the national stage. These acts of violence, as terrible as they are, should not be used by the White House as justification to revoke the rights outlined in the United States Constitution. The idea that the White House has suggested using Executive Orders to enact gun control laws is unacceptable. I support the Second Amendment and believe the right to keep and bear arms is a personal and absolute right. I am convinced that gun control is not the way to prevent tragedies, like the one in Newtown, and will likely only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against the evil in the world. I plan to do all in my power to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”

Read the President's proposal, here.