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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Second Amendment Rights

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of each American to keep and bear arms. It states that this right shall not be infringed. In recent years, some have tried to infringe on this right, not through the legislative process, but by taking issues to court. Specifically, there seems to have been a recent effort to sue those who manufacture and sell guns in an attempt to hold them liable for the actions of those who misuse guns after they purchase them. The U.S House of Representatives has attempted to address this problem. I was pleased to support passage of H.R. 1036 in a previous Congress to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others. In passing this legislation, Congress re-emphasizes that in our crime-fighting efforts, we should be going after and punishing those who break the law, not those who keep it.

More on Second Amendment Rights

January 5, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama's announcement of various executive actions on gun control:   
June 10, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has introduced H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self-Defense Act of 2015. This bill will reign in the Obama Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF has attempted to ban ammunition used in the popular AR-15 rifle. The bill will eliminate the ATF's illegitimate authority to prohibit this .223 caliber ammunition.
April 17, 2012 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012.  The legislation helps protect hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on our nation's public lands from special interest groups looking to impose new restrictions aimed at limiting such activities.
January 15, 2009 Op-Ed and Speech
Bishop op-ed on change in NPS to now allow gunsin parks.
June 16, 2008 Press Release
The House Committee on Natural Resources has cleared a bill sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop which would enable a land exchange between Bountiful City and the U.S. Forest Service.  The legislation, H.R. 3473, allows the Forest Service to increase the total federal acreage of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest by acquiring more than 1,600 acres currently owned by Bountiful but within the boundaries of the forest.  In exchange, Bountiful is set to receive certain sections of land which are currently under Forest Service control but are adjacent to the city.
October 24, 2007 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop that will ensure there will be no federal infringement of Second Amendment rights on certain public lands.The provision, which came in the form of the Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 1483, a bill to expand and create certain National Heritage Areas, stipulates that all designated lands within these areas would be exclusively governed by state and local laws regarding hunting, fishing, and the possession or use of a weapon, trap, or net.