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Congressman Thomas Massie

Representing the 4th District of Kentucky

Second Amendment

I will work vigorously to defend the rights of gun owners.  The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is not principally about hunting or recreation.  In fact, the Second Amendment to our Constitution is our Founding Fathers’ restatement of our natural God given right to defend life, liberty, and property.

I’m a decade-long concealed carry permit holder and Class III firearms collector.  When I was twelve years old, my father bought me my first gun, an H&R .410 shotgun.  In the course of hunting in the woods of Kentucky, he taught me the great responsibility that comes with ownership of a firearm.  Now that I am a father of four, I enjoy teaching these same lessons to my children through hunting and target practice.

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Jun 25, 2017 In The News

When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit. Thanks to armed officers guarding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, only five people were wounded.

But although members of the congressional leadership are provided security details, the rest of us have to count on luck. “When congressmen and senators are off the Capitol Hill campus, we are still high-profile targets, but we have zero protection,” Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama told John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Massie Takes Shot at Lead Ammunition Ban


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's last-minute ban of lead ammunition on national wildlife refuges one day before President Trump assumed office. 

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
For Immediate Release   Lorenz.Isidro@mail.house.gov
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017   (202) 225-3465  
 
Dec 8, 2016 Press Release
For Immediate Release
Lorenz.Isidro@mail.house.gov
(202) 225-3465
Thursday December 8, 2016 

Republican Congressmen Form the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of U.S. Representatives, led by Congressman Thomas Massie, launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
Dec 17, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie and 14 members of the House of Representatives filed an amicus brief to Defense Distributed v. United States Department of State in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The attorney for the plaintiff is Alan Gura, who successfully argued McDonald v. City of Chicago and Heller v. District of Columbia before the U. S. Supreme Court. The brief is intended to advise the appellate court and support the plaintiff’s case.
Jun 9, 2015 Press Release
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed an amendment by Congressman Thomas Massie to block the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) from banning common rifle ammunition. The amendment, which was part of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill, passed 250-170.
Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 86, the Safe Students Act, which would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.
Jul 24, 2014 Press Release
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Massie introduced an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 that would block the District of Columbia from using taxpayer dollars to enforce the following DC laws: the Firearms Registration Amendment Act of 2008, the Inoperable Pistol Amendment Act of 2008, the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012, and the Administrative Disposition for Weapons Offenses Amendment Act of 2012.
 
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Massie Introduces Amendment to Restore the Right to Bear Arms in the District Of Columbia