Rep. Jackson Fights to Defend Second Amendment Rights
To ensure we provide for our national security, last week I supported a procedural step in the lengthy process of authorizing funding and setting policy for the entire U.S. Military by voting in favor of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included in the large bill is a red flag provision that will undermine gun rights, which I am vehemently opposed to. I have made my frustration clear with my colleagues and have received assurances from House Republican Leadership that this unconstitutional provision will be removed during the next step of the process in Conference Committee.
I supported the NDAA because I am a member of the House Armed Services Committee and voting in favor will allow me to have a voice in the Conference process so I can ensure this horrible provision is removed. If for some reason that does not happen, I will vote NO on the final version of the NDAA when it comes to the House Floor for a vote in a few months. As an ardent defender of the Second Amendment, I will work aggressively with my House and Senate colleagues to make sure no attack on gun rights becomes law. I have been and will continue to be 100% pro-Second Amendment, without ANY exceptions, and will NOT support passage of red flag laws. Period.