Thursday, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt continued her campaign’s efforts to raise awareness of her policy positions by releasing a memo regarding her stance on the Second Amendment.
In speaking to what she saw as the importance of upholding law-abiding American citizens’ gun rights, Britt made mention of the nationwide spike in crime.
“As crime skyrockets across the country thanks to dangerous liberal policies and anti-law enforcement rhetoric, it is more important than ever that law-abiding citizens exercise our Second Amendment rights,” she declared in the memo.
Britt pledged to introduce legislation shielding firearm manufacturers and dealers from financial targeting, sponsor nationwide concealed carry reciprocity, and work to legislatively prohibit the implementation of “red flag” laws.
“Gun grabbers use so-called “red flag laws” as a gateway to push their disarming agenda,” the candidate stated. “In reality, a “red flag law” is an abridgment of the Second Amendment and can be abused to take away the right to self-defense with no due process.”
Additionally, she announced her intentions to end the $200 transfer tax on rare guns levied under the National Firearms Act.
Britt, whose private sector experience includes the practice of law, vowed to author an amicus brief in support of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association’s case against New York’s Second Amendment restrictions.
According to Britt, the Second Amendment serves as a “critical check” against government tyranny.
“The Second Amendment is a critical check against the timeless tyranny of government,” stated Britt. “Our Founders wisely knew that the Second Amendment will always be necessary to protect our God-given, inalienable right to defend ourselves, our families, our freedom, our homes, and our communities.”
She concluded, “As the Biden Administration continues to put law-abiding, hardworking Americans in their crosshairs, we must stand firm and preserve the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children. In the Senate, I will always fight to defend our Second Amendment rights and our Christian conservative values.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL