Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement on President Obama’s gun proposals:
“The horrific event in Newtown was heartbreaking and protecting our children must be at the top of the priority list as a nation.
"However, I will not support any measure that infringes on our Second Amendment rights.”
Rep. Tom Graves said, “As the father of three and the husband of an elementary school teacher, it has been devastating to see the loss of life at the hands of armed madmen.
In the aftermath of these tragedies, our nation has at once been united in grief and divided by a political agenda put forward by the president. The political agenda disregards the reality that violent criminals and murderers do not live by the laws of our land. It focuses on the re-regulation of lawful gun use, with the least consideration given to the rights of people to protect themselves, their families and their places of community gathering. I will continue to defend Second Amendment rights and oppose legislation that seeks to infringe on or intimidate people from exercising those rights.”