Senator John Boozman on Why He Loves The Second Amendment

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation continues its series of interviews with pro-Second Amend politicians. IMG iStock-1271805899

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation continues its series of interviews with pro-Second Amend politicians. This time they’re interviewing U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.).

1) Who introduced you to hunting and shooting sports?

My father introduced me to shooting sports, so it’s something that has always been present in my life. My dad grew up during the Great Depression, joined the military when he was 17, and ended up as a waist gunner on B-17s. For me, growing up in Arkansas and especially in my family, we just always had a variety of firearms around the house. So, from a very early age, he taught me about shooting and handling firearms and was also very strict about gun safety.

2) What was your most recent shooting sports/hunting experience?

My most recent shooting sports activity was going to requalify for my Concealed Carry license. It lapsed during the pandemic when I wasn’t getting out as much, and I wanted to make sure that I would have a good showing under pressure. So I got some friends together, and one of my daughters also joined us, and we went out to the range and did some target practice. Luckily, I was able to qualify again so it was a fun and productive day.

3) Describe your favorite shooting sports or hunting activity.

My favorite outings are duck hunts. It doesn’t get any better than duck hunting in Arkansas – getting up early and being out on a cold, crisp morning, being with friends, and watching the waterfowl fly in and the other wildlife around you – it is really special. And also watching the dogs work during the course of the hunt and appreciating their ability to perform their duties with so much skill and excitement. The whole experience is just so enjoyable and memorable, and getting to do it with friends and family just makes it that much more so.

4) Which piece of pending legislation related to the firearm industry is particularly important to you and why?

I believe the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021 is one of the most important pieces of firearm protection legislation currently being debated this congress. We’ve seen a major increase in firearm purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is critical that we ensure that no elected politician or Washington bureaucrat can restrict access to firearms by declaring gun violence a public health emergency. This inalienable right enshrined in our Constitution does not stop during emergencies or natural disasters, and I intend to work hard to pass this critical legislation.

5) What do you see as the challenges and opportunities for hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts?

I think one of the most pressing challenges we recently faced was the nomination of David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). His deeply flawed interpretation of our right to keep and bear arms was very troubling and I’m pleased we were able to organize enough opposition to defeat his nomination. Mr. Chipman’s nomination can serve as a reminder of how critical it is to stand up against the serious threats facing the rights of gun owners as well as for firearms manufacturers and sellers, and the shooting recreation industry. Sporting enthusiasts and hunters can seize this opportunity to educate others in their community on responsible gun ownership and the benefit it has for many Americans across the country.


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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2gats
2gats
1 month ago

And one more thing……THIS A$$HOLE VOTED TO RATIFY A FRAUDULENT ELECTION! why would I care wtf this a$$hole has to say????? And why would anyone trust him?

2gats
2gats
1 month ago

What’s his record and why isn’t he agitating more?

sick of politicians who talk 2A as elections approach.

where is national reciprocity? Why isn’t it reintroduced every time it fails? Why hasn’t he been introducing it?

What 2A protections has he introduced and how often??

spare us the “I’m one of you, I like ma guns”

SK
SK
1 month ago

He’s up for re-election next year. Jan Morgan will be getting my vote. I’m sure Mitch Inc will be trying to bury her.

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago

Scripted questions, and canned responses. Let’s see his record on protecting our God given rights from the scum who would trounce on them!

greyrider
greyrider
1 month ago

You should talk to Jan Morgan, his Republican opponent, to see what a real 2A warrior should be…..

Duane
Duane
1 month ago

He could be a fudd from what we learned here.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

These interviews are always so weak.

I couldn’t care less about his duck hunting (and I hunt ducks).

The question should be: “What new gun control do you support at the federal level?”

If he says none, then start asking him detailed questions (including whether he supports red flag laws).

If he instead responds with Fix NICS, universal background checks or some other gun control proposal say “thank you” and walk out/hang up the phone.

The very fact that he spent time talking about hunting is suspicious.