Congressman McHenry strongly supports the Second Amendment to the Constitution. He has continually defended the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase, use, and keep personal firearms. Congressman McHenry is also a proud member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Congressman McHenry introduced legislation in the 114th Congress that would stop the Obama Administration from implementing a ban on popular ammunition. His bill, H.R. 1365, The Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act, prohibited the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives from banning popular types of AR-15 ammunition that millions of sportsmen and enthusiasts use.
Congressman McHenry also co-signed an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the District of Columbia's gun ban. The Court's ruling shared the view of Congressman McHenry that the right to bear arms is, in fact, an inalienable individual right.
Gun control laws only endanger honest citizens. Criminals are not deterred by additional rules and regulations prohibiting gun ownership. Strict enforcement of existing law and stiff penalties for offenders is the key to reducing gun violence in the United States.Congressman McHenry is currently a co-sponsor of legislation that will protect and promote Second Amendment rights, including the U.S. Military Right to Carry Act, Firearm Lockbox Protection Act of 2019, and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, allowing for concealed carry reciprocity among states.