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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Second Amendment

Congressman Evan Jenkins is a proud supporter of the Second Amendment rights for all law-abiding Americans. West Virginia has a proud tradition of using firearms for sport, and the federal government should not infringe on their right to bear arms.

Congressman Jenkins will stand up to any federal attempt to infringe on Americans’ fundamental rights. He will protect not only the rights of West Virginians but of all Americans. Congressman Jenkins has opposed attempts to limit law-abiding citizens’ constitutional rights and will continue to push back against these actions.

Congressman Jenkins has stood with his colleagues in stopping the previous administration’s overreach, helping to halt the Justice Department’s attempt to ban commonly used ammunition. He is also a proud cosponsor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow a person with a valid concealed carry permit or license to carry a concealed weapon in any state that does not permit concealed carry.

 

More on Second Amendment

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight:

January 10, 2016 Columns

President Obama has yet again used executive overreach to force his agenda on the American people, this time through executive actions tightening gun ownership and sales. Congress has already rejected these policies through bipartisan votes, and this action is another example of the president overstepping his constitutional authority to circumvent the people’s voices in Congress.

January 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on President Obama’s executive actions on Second Amendment rights:

“President Obama is yet again using executive overreach to force his agenda on the American people – policies that have already been rejected by Congress. This announcement is another example of the president overstepping his constitutional authority and using executive actions to circumvent the people’s voices in Congress.

March 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the decision of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to shelve a proposed ammunition ban.

Rep. Jenkins joined 237 of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones expressing concerns with the ATF’s proposal.