Mike Rogers: Fighting for our rights in East Alabama

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The Second Amendment is one of our most deeply held rights as Americans especially here in East Alabama.

President Obama is infringing upon our cherished right by recently announcing executive action to tighten gun control laws.

In response to his unlawful action, I joined my colleagues on a bill of disapproval.

During his time in office, the president has shown blatant disregard for the Constitutional rights of Americans and has continuously overstepped his power by circumventing Congress and our lawmaking process to do whatever he wants.

As a gun owner myself, I am strongly opposed to any action that places any type of restrictions on our right to bear arms.

Just last week, I signed onto H.R. 4321, the Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act.

This legislation would make any executive action that infringes on the power of Congress or on the Second Amendment be null and void while prohibiting funds for it.

I am one of the most ardent defenders of our Second Amendment rights in the House.

This Congress I have cosponsored five bills that help protect our gun rights.

One of them that has gained much attention is H.R. 3126.

This legislation would prohibit the Commissioner of Social Security from furnishing the name of any individual in a report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System unless a Federal court has determined the individual to be mentally defective.

This administrative action is another attempt by the anti-gun left to chip away at our rights. Remember their strategy, just like with President Obama’s executive orders, is to whittle away at our rights until the government gets in control of everything in our lives.

That’s why we must stay vigilant and fight. I will continue to stand up for the United States Constitution and fight for our Second Amendment rights.

Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District. He is in his third term.

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