NSSF Profile Q&A: US Rep. Lisa McClain

Michigan Rep. Lisa McClain. IMG House.Gov
Michigan Rep. Lisa McClain. IMG House.Gov

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The NSSF sat down with Michigan Republican representative Lisa McClain to talk with her about the importance of shooting sports and the Second Amendment.

NSSF Editor’s Note: We are pleased to post the latest of our occasional Q&A features with an elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports. We thank U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) for agreeing to talk with us.

1) Who introduced you to hunting and shooting sports?

I grew up in Michigan, and hunting has always been a big deal there. Especially in the thumb area that I represent now, the overwhelming majority of people are hunters. So, I grew up knowing what opening day was every year and having friends that would take trips up North to hunt throughout the season. It’s a part of being a Michigander.

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

While my Congressional schedule doesn’t give me a ton of time to hunt or shoot anymore, I try and make time to head to the range every once in a while. So, my most recent experience was a few months ago at a local range in Michigan with some friends.

3) Describe your favorite hunting or shooting sports activity.

I have always enjoyed heading to the range and having friendly sharp-shooter competitions with friends and family. We keep it at the “just for fun” level and end up having a blast every time.

4) What are your priorities related to the Second Amendment, and why is the firearm industry particularly important to you?

There have been several pieces of legislation passed by Democrats this year relating to guns, but what is most important to me is the effort to federalize red flag laws. Democrats have been trying to stick red flag laws in just about every piece of legislation they possibly can, from the NDAA to funding bills for the government each year. I have always, and will always, oppose red flag laws, and I’m constantly on the lookout for lines in Democratic legislation that could point to including these unconstitutional provisions.

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

The biggest challenge right now is the relentless efforts of the anti-Second Amendment groups that are fighting tooth and nail to limit our right to keep and bear arms. This impacts every gun owner in America, including hunters and those who participate in shooting sports. However, I see an opportunity to change the narrative of the gun debate by highlighting what hunting and shooting sports contribute to society. There is so much good that comes from these efforts that we should never downplay it during times of debate.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

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musicman44mag

What is your opinion on AR 15’s, or other semi auto rifles that take a magazine or semi auto pistols and magazines that hold over 10 rounds? Where was that one? If your going to ask someone questions about their opinion on shooting sports, ask the questions that are pertinent. Yes red flag laws are a subject to be discussed as they are unconstitutional but what is really the hot button topic of today? I think not allowing semi auto actions and magazines that hold over 10 rounds is more important. We already have red flag laws. Let’s stop the… Read more »

Choogie

Amen Brother. Where was that question? Granted, we need more like her but I want someone in the middle of the fight to throw some real punches and make them land with the power of our Constitution and the courage, knowledge and wisdom to follow through in the face of any adversity. Stand up and be counted for the truth and back the cowards down. Fight for what is RIGHT!

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Jonesy

If that was the whole interview, I kind of wished that the question about asking was what she thought of the rep (republican) who wanted to get rid of the Pittman-Robertson Act, and the ramifications of such.

Bubba

Even the NSSF shows how stupid they are.
Softball questions with scripted answers.
ASK THE TOUGH Questions.
We need those answers.
That way when the time comes to hang people for treason and lying to their constituents we have the needed information. Swift and clean. Innocent until proven guilty.. Hold the Rhinos accountable as well as the Libtards…

Stag

The NSSF is as reliable as the NRA when it comes to politicians they like to shine the light on.