Firearm Friendly Freshmen Class Reports for Duty

By Larry Keane

Congress Freshman
The GOP freshman class, outnumbering Democrats by a three-to-one margin, arrived at Capitol Hill at the same time America is watching the face of gun ownership change. IMG NSSF

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The 117th Congress gaveled into session on Jan. 3 and among the new faces in the U.S. House of Representatives are dozens of firearm-friendly freshmen. It’s the most diverse Republican freshmen class ever and includes military veterans, minorities, and a historic tally of women.

The GOP freshman class, outnumbering Democrats by a three-to-one margin, arrived at Capitol Hill at the same time America is watching the face of gun ownership change. A record 21 million firearm purchases were made in 2020. That includes 8.4 million people who bought a gun for the first time last year. By all counts, the image of who is buying guns no longer fits dated caricatures. Forty percent of 2020’s gun buyers are women. African American gun buyers grew 58 percent over 2019.

The threats to Second Amendment rights are real and the new Members of Congress have staked out their position to defend those rights.

Taking the Oath

Six Second Amendment-supporting freshman members hail from Texas, including Navy veterans U.S. Reps. Tony Gonzalez and Ronny Jackson and former Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls. Former Irving, Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne was sworn in, campaigning on a message of firearm ownership and personal security for women and calling out the “defund the police” movement that puts lives at risk. Rep. Pete Sessions regained a congressional seat and former Texas state legislator Pat Fallon was also elected – both hold strong, well-known records on gun rights.

California sent five new members to Congress and all are stalwarts on the Second Amendment. Reps. Michelle Steel and Young Kim are the first two Korean-American Members of Congress and each back firearm rights. Congressman Jay Olbernolt, who was a state legislator, previously criticized California infringements on the Second Amendment, saying “I know what the solutions aren’t. The last thing we ought to be doing is taking the arms out of the hands of our concerned citizens who know how to use them properly.” Rejoining Congress are Reps. Darrell Issa and David Valadao, each with gun rights records.

Florida added Congressman Byron Donalds, a former state legislator. He said, “In Congress, you can expect me to defend your Constitutional rights, no matter the cost. Shall not be infringed, means Shall not be infringed!”

Congresswoman Kat Cammack, herself a Florida concealed carry permit holder, agreed, saying “I will always uphold and defend our Second Amendment rights. As a concealed carry permit holder and the wife of a first responder, I am adamant about protecting this most basic American right. This issue is personal to me and my family.”

U.S. Reps. Scott Franklin, Maria Elvira Salazar, and Carlos Gimenez also join the ranks from the Sunshine State.

In South Carolina, gun rights supporter Rep. Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, took back a congressional seat from a gun control congressman. Congressman Andrew Clyde will represent his Georgia district, bringing his experience as a firearm business owner and former Navy officer along with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has been vocal on her gun rights positions.

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has a well-known reputation as a Second Amendment supporter and already made a splash for gun rights by forcing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to cave on implementing new gun control rules in the House of Representatives.

The great news for gun owners and Second Amendment supporters across the country is that there are dozens of more new members who will also be allies in Congress. They’ll be needed as the threats to the firearm industry and gun owners are expected to grow.

The Stakes Ahead

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris won’t be slowed. The most anti-gun presidential ticket in history is ready to move on several gun control proposals, including plans to confiscate and ban modern sporting rifles, impose red flag laws that deny due process, suffocate firearm small businesses through regulation, and above all, eliminate the firearm industry by repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

NSSF is already forging relationships with these Members of Congress, showing them the importance of the industry to their states, districts, and the rights of the citizens they represent.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect, and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Cruiser
Cruiser
8 days ago

Next election at any level, vote for those that will keep their Oath, and hold them to it. We still hold the power of the vote.
DC is full of immoral alcoholics. These drunks are running the country, get rid of them.

Last edited 8 days ago by Cruiser
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
9 days ago

Not much they can do, they’re outnumbered.

Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago

They didn’t do anything when they weren’t outnumbered in Trump’s first 2 years.

willyd
willyd
9 days ago

The Rino’s in the Repubo-Rats Party are doing a great service to help the Demo-Rats Party, and the Supreme Court won’t even hear anything connected to the Second Amendment, so who is kidding who!!!!!!!! The trash in DC found out what we the people put up with every day about not having their private security to cover their useless political asses, they had to wait for the police to come and protect them, I can only hope it was a wake up call for them to know what we the people go through in real life!!!!!!!!!!

Cruiser
Cruiser
9 days ago

The only way to get our country back is to vote out all the incumbents.
it’s the only way to assure the RINO Swamp dwellers are gone. The Oath means nothing to them.

Last edited 9 days ago by Cruiser
Larry
Larry
8 days ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Are you even awake? Will you learn something when you go to vote out all the incumbents next time, and they all win anyway? Clearly you didn’t learn anything this time.

Cruiser
Cruiser
9 days ago

Welcome to the New United Socialist states of Amerika comrades.

Shame on every Gun Owner who voted Democrat.

GAMtns
GAMtns
9 days ago

If you live is a free (red) state and not a blue (slave) state, then get your state reps to practice nullification. Read Thomas Woods’ “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.” The Tenth Amendment among others give states final determination whether to allow Federal law to be null and void in their state. It works. It is the “rightful remedy” given to us by Jefferson and Madison. It works. Colorado nullified Federal Marijuana laws. Teach people that they can still nullify the Feds. Get your reps and governors conditioned to doing this.

3manfan
3manfan
9 days ago

Oh great, a new batch of Swamp-Rats.

Nurph
Nurph
9 days ago

So what?! Congress proved yesterday that they could give a sh*t about the peasants. We are nothing but tax revenue generators to them to pay for their lavish lifestyle. America, as our Founding Fathers intended, is dead!

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 days ago
Reply to  Nurph

So send them more money!

Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

For the dummy who downvoted, that was sarcasm.

Larry
Larry
9 days ago

Dress Up Your House With Brand New Deck Chairs!

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 days ago

Apparently you can get shadow banned here if you advocate for the Constitutional use of 2A. Enlightening.

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 days ago

Everybody should now understand, after yesterday, that none of this matters anymore. The only preservation of 2A from this point forward is by its judicious use in a proactive manner against the proper targets.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
9 days ago

Well I think it is pretty well established now that republicans will be now looked upon as terrorists. The left has it all. They will determine who is part of their socialist NWO and who is not. If you speak up against them or do anything contrary to what you are allowed to do then you will be considered a terrorist and dealt with appropriately. I wonder if that means reprogramming camps, being sent to another country for punishment or just have the UN shoot you on the spot if you are not willing to say Heil Biden and be… Read more »

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StandWith Me
StandWith Me
9 days ago

If you thought it was bad under Obama, you haven’t seen anything yet. You are fixing to see massive changes in executive branch agencies that have anything to do with weapons. You will be seeing gun rights legislation one would think was written by China or Australia or Britain that will have no trouble being approved by the House and Senate and signed by Joe Biden the CCP puppet. China cannot take over if the American citizens are armed. And do not think you can depend on the military. The top echelon is still staffed with Obama appointments. The entire… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
9 days ago
Reply to  StandWith Me

and don’t forget that Joe Kamaltoe obiden will bring the UN back in to police us helping invoke the NWO.

nrringlee
nrringlee
9 days ago

If you want to hear what it is really like to come in to Congress with grand ideas of defending liberty go to “Free the People” and listen to Rep. Thomas Massie’s great video on liberty and service in Congress. Very enlightening from a very smart guy. Here is a thought experiment I did at a gun club about 10 years ago during dark times: Ask all of the registered Republicans in the room to raise their right hand. Now, tell them to keep their hands in the air and then ask all who depend upon the Republican Party to… Read more »

willyd
willyd
9 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

So true, Nothing about riots in any city, no arrests or convictions, they are innocent protesters, AFTA, BLM, I understand their causes, but the destruction that they have done to all of those cities, no one has been arrested and charged!!!!!! Bets on that anybody in DC yesterday they will all be looking at time on the end of a rope, VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two Tier Justice System!!!!!!! Just remember the Supreme Court won’t take anything up on THE SECOND AMENDMENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about Politics!!!!!!!!

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I donated to Massie. Did he object? If not, he’s as dead to me as Tom McClintock, Rand Paul and all the other prissy “Republican” idiots.

Last edited 9 days ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

DID MASSIE OBJECT?

CRICKETS CHIRPING.

CHIRP…CHIRP…CHIRP…

Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Just found out Thomas Massie did NOT object to the coup that very likely ended the Republic. DONE with him.

Last edited 8 days ago by Russn8r
grant
grant
9 days ago

This is all fine and good, but the reality is that the Dems have control and majority all three parts of the government.
There will be no gun-rights,
There will be no fair and free elections,
There will be no free speech, right to assemble, or any other of original Constitutional rights of our Founders, or nothing of our original history.
And there is no one or nothing to stop it now.
Those are the facts.
Das Willkommen to the Peoples Republic of Amerika

Last edited 9 days ago by grant
nrringlee
nrringlee
9 days ago
Reply to  grant

Only if you submit. Rights are inherent in our humanity. Only we can surrender them. And please remember one clear truth about the Progressive New Left: they talk a lot but there is no fight in them.

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Totally correct.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
9 days ago
Reply to  grant

United Socialists of America.

Go ahead, give it a thumbs down. I would but the system won’t let me.

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 days ago
Reply to  grant

Only thanks to RINOs, NeverTrumps, corrupt traitors, cowards & fools in our own command post – far more destructive than the open enemy outside the wire. For the NeverTrumps hated him so much they signed a suicide pact. Got what they wanted, but tried to have their cake & eat it too, as if bending us over for a coup d’etat on Trump would sate the Dems’ thirst for power. The legislatures of the stolen states could’ve stopped the steal, without corrupt executive permission. But they hid behind cowardly specious arguments & did NOTHING, demoralized the USA-1st base, ran the… Read more »

Last edited 9 days ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r
10 days ago

Is this a joke? Another NSSF happy meal for chumps. Kevin McCarthy was Ryan & Boehner’s waterboy, a streetwalker for the “US” Chamber, “cheap labor” & 1-way “free trade”, all of which are destroying gun rights. And he’s coup collaborator. When will conservatives and gun owners WAKE UP?

Last edited 10 days ago by Russn8r
Larry
Larry
9 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

The NSSF is to gun owners what the US Chamber of Commerce is to conservatives.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
10 days ago

Praise them all. You should have heard Boebert address the floor today. She killed it. She is an inspiring speaker and she has my utmost respect. Her first comment put everyone against guns in their place before she started in protesting the election.

Russn8r
Russn8r
10 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Praise Kevin McCarthy, coup collaborator and “cheap labor” RINO?