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A Word from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

September 9, 2016 Dear Mr. Gardner, Thank you for contacting me about federal gun legislation. It is good to hear from you and I appreciate the opportunity to respond.
             As you know, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirms that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Our Founders rightly understood that government is not the source or author of rights, but that God gives us rights by nature. In order to secure those rights, “we the people” institute government. As a father and a husband, I have a natural right to defend my family and my property that pre-dates government, and I am a robust defender of our Second Amendment because it is a mechanism that the people use to retain and defend their God-given rights. When I was sworn in as a U.S. Senator, I took an oath that I would faithfully uphold all of the Constitution, including the Second Amendment. On June 12, 2016, a terrorist named Omar Mateen, who was influenced by the ideo…