February 07, 2013

Republican Virginia Foxx on the Second Amendment

In a recent editorial published in the Jefferson Post, Congresswoman Foxx (R-NC) expressed her views on the second amendment and recent actions by the government in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. The Congresswoman reminds us that the Constitution defines what the federal government cannot do. The second amendment reads, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Foxx recognizes that,
Rep. Virginia Foxx (foxx.house.gov)
“In the wake of devastating tragedies, well-meaning people feel compelled to 'do something' and the government, likewise, to intercede. But good intentions don’t often make good, or constitutional, laws, and they certainly are no match for those set on being lawless.” 
She further cautions that the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms should not be infringed by law-makers taking hasty actions after a national tragedy. Congresswoman Foxx assures, 
“As the President’s gun control proposals are introduced and the legislative details they contain come to light, I will scrutinize them from a constitutional perspective.