As a staunch advocate for the Second Amendment and a proud candidate for California’s 51st Congressional District, my commitment to preserving and expanding the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms is unwavering. The Second Amendment is a fundamental part of our American heritage, symbolizing the freedoms and liberties our forefathers fought to establish and protect. It’s more than just a right; it’s a cornerstone of our national identity, ensuring that every law-abiding citizen has the means to defend themselves, their families, and their communities.
I stand firmly against any legislation that infringes upon these rights. My support for reciprocity legislation for individuals allowed to carry concealed firearms underscores my belief in the importance of maintaining and respecting the autonomy of law-abiding citizens. This legislation, particularly those that foster Constitutional Carry without imposing national standards, respects the diversity of our states while ensuring the fundamental right to self-defense is uniformly recognized across state lines.
The attempt to ban certain types of semi-automatic firearms, mislabeled as “assault weapons,” is not only a misunderstanding of the issue at hand but a direct challenge to the Second Amendment. These firearms, used responsibly by millions of Americans, are integral to their right to self-defense. Similarly, proposals to limit magazine capacity are arbitrary measures that do not address the root causes of violence but rather penalize the responsible gun owner.
The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1996, while well-intentioned, overlooks the reality that laws do not deter those intent on harming. Instead, we should empower responsible individuals to protect our schools and communities. Likewise, the ban on firearms on Army Corps of Engineers lands unnecessarily restricts law-abiding citizens’ rights in vast expanses of our country, limiting their ability to hunt, shoot, and protect themselves in these areas.
The rights of young Americans aged 18-20 to keep and bear arms must also be defended. These individuals can vote, serve in the military, and make significant life decisions; they should not be denied their constitutional rights. Furthermore, the lack of due process in the “no fly-no buy” legislation is deeply concerning, as it could unjustly strip citizens of their rights based on an opaque and unaccountable process.
My opposition to Universal Background Checks and the Biden Administration’s backdoor attempts at implementing them is grounded in a commitment to preserving individual freedoms and preventing undue government overreach. The requirement for federal approval for private transactions between law-abiding citizens is an unnecessary intrusion into personal liberties.
Moreover, the repeal of the 1993 Brady Instant Check, the Schumer Amendment, and other regulations that infringe upon the Second Amendment without effectively addressing the issues of violence and crime in our society is essential. Legislation requiring judicial hearings before veterans can be stripped of their Second Amendment rights, the ability for citizens to purchase handguns across state lines, and the repeal of burdensome requirements on gun dealers are all measures that respect the rights and freedoms of Americans.
Deregulating suppressors, removing short-barreled rifles and shotguns from overly restrictive classifications, repealing the Lautenberg Misdemeanor Gun Ban, and opposing international agreements like the ATT that threaten our sovereignty and Second Amendment rights are all critical to ensuring that our freedoms remain protected.
My platform is built on the principle that law-abiding citizens should not be penalized or restricted by ineffective and unconstitutional measures. Instead, we must focus on policies that respect the rights of individuals, address the root causes of violence, and ensure the safety and security of all Americans. As your representative, I pledge to support, defend, and expand the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in California’s 51st Congressional District and across our nation.
Vote FUJI FOR CONGRESS to preserve and expand the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, or before in February with your California mail-in ballot.