Reader: Gun rights must be protected

Our Founding Fathers came up with the Second Amendment for a reason. They understood the need for a citizenry to be able to defend themselves, their families and their country. They understood that this was a God-given right and enshrined it in the Constitution, guaranteeing its protection.

This has been well-accepted and understood in our country, yet the radical left has spent a lot of effort in recent years trying to undermine this right. The latest attempts have come in the form of two bills, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Both of these bills would expand burdensome background check regulations and make it harder for West Virginians to purchase firearms needed to defend ourselves.

Unlike many in Congress, Alex Mooney understands the importance of the Second Amendment, and has consistently defended our rights from radical liberals. Most recently, Congressman Mooney opposed both of the aforementioned bills, understanding that they do nothing but undermine our rights.

Additionally, Mooney has supported legislation such as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would expand our rights to defend ourselves in states across the country. These actions by Congressman Mooney highlight his dedication to defending our rights in Congress.

Pat Elza



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