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I am a strong, life-long supporter of the Second Amendment and the protection of law-abiding citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. Along with the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion, the Founding Fathers believed the Second Amendment was important enough that it warranted inclusion in the Bill of Rights, and held that this right was the personal and fundamental right of all citizens. Like many Central Washingtonians, I grew up responsibly exercising my constitutional right to bear arms, and I am a longstanding advocate for the protection of those rights. During my time in the Washington State Legislature, I received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and I have continued my ardent support of the Second Amendment since coming to the United States Congress. Law-abiding citizens should not have to fear the federal government regulating their firearms out of existence and Congress must remain on the watch for any efforts to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. I opposed the Obama Administration’s recent backdoor attempt to restrict the Second Amendment by banning popular rifle ammunition. As your Congressman, I will remain a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and oppose any attempts to encroach on your right to bear arms.

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Newhouse Acts to Stop Gun Grab, Defends Constitution in Landmark Supreme Court Case

Jul 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to uphold the constitutionally-protected Second Amendment rights of all Americans, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and 174 other lawmakers in sending a joint amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the petitioners in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v.

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Newhouse Defends 2nd Amendment, Introduces Legislation to Designate Firearms Industry Workers as “Essential”

Jun 22 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Second Amendment is Essential Act. This legislation would categorize the firearms industry as a critical infrastructure sector and those it employs as critical infrastructure workers.

Second Amendment

Newhouse Opposes Tax on Disabled Veterans, Calls on ATF to Withdraw Proposed Stabilizing Brace Guidance

Jun 15 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Rep.

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Newhouse Backs Legislation to Remove Unconstitutional Tax on Firearms Transfers

May 12 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Rep. Ashley Hinson (RI-IA) and 59 Members of Congress from across the country to introduce the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises Act (RIFLE Act). Under current law, there is a $200 tax on the transfer and purchase of firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act.

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Politicizing Violence for Political Gain

Apr 13 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

We all agree that senseless acts of violence are unacceptable, and in our nation of law and order, there is no room for gun violence. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is utilizing heartbreaking crimes to push its agenda.