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  • Rep. Bishop Responds to Executive Actions on Gun Ownership
    Posted in Press Release on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement of various executive actions on gun control: “The President is out of touch. He is exploiting tragedy for political gain. His proposals would not have prevented the recent tragedies our nation has endured. His requirements will not make the country safer. Criminals, not the countless citizens who obey the law, should be punished for their crimes. Enforcement of our current laws is how we keep g... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop is Chief Sponsor of Bill to Defend 2nd Amendment
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    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. This legislation will also eliminate ambiguity in current code that could allow the ATF and the Admi... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Votes in Support of Sportsmen’s Heritage Act
    Posted in Press Release on April 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Public Lands, Government Reform

    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. “This legislation importantly preserves the rights of hunters, fishers and recreational shooters and ensures that they continue to have the opportunity to access our nation’s public lands. Radical s... Read more

  • Bishop Hails Passage of Amendment Restoring 2nd Amendment Rights on National Park Land
    Posted in Press Release on May 20, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    Washington, DC—Today, Rob Bishop (R-UT), Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee, praised the passage of legislation that will restore Second Amendment rights on federal lands. Congressman Bishop was the original pioneer of efforts to reverse outdated laws that prevent individuals complying with federal and state laws from exercising their right to carry a concealed firearm while visiting national parks and wildlife refuges. Since October of 2007, Bishop cons... Read more

  • Telling the Second Amendment to Take a Hike (Bishop Op-Ed in Human Events)
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 15, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Public Lands

    Bishop op-ed on change in NPS to now allow gunsin parks. Read more

  • Committee Passes Bishop Lands Bill Benefiting Bountiful City
    Posted in Press Release on February 13, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Public Lands

    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 current... Read more

  • Bishop Provision Protects 2nd Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Release on October 24, 2007 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Public Lands

    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 po... Read more