With many looking toward the next four years as a boom time for gun rights, this story from Fox News says House Republicans are re-launching a caucus with the goal of advancing pro-gun legislation in Washington D.C.
The story says Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) will be chairing the third iteration of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus. Earlier versions were active from 2004-2008 and from 2009 to 2013.
“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. “I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda.”
The group plans to lead efforts in the House to “pass meaningful firearms legislation” and protect against any infringement of the Second Amendment.
Members of the caucus include Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; Ted Yoho, R-Fla.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Ken Buck, R-Colo.; Alex Mooney R-W.Va.; Justin Amash, R-Mich; Jody Hice, R-Ga.; Dave Brat, R-Va.; Warren Davidson, R-Ohio; Scott Perry, R-Pa.; and James Comer, R-Ky.
Eligibility for membership will depend on a representative’s voting record and his or her commitment to the caucus’s founding principles, the story says.
The story says the caucus will invite firearms experts, constitutional scholars, and pro-gun groups to speak and testify before them.
“Preserving the right to keep and bear arms is essential to maintaining freedom and liberty in our country,” said former Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) in the story. Broun chaired the caucus from 2009 to 2013.