Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.24.23

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I have hit the ground running in the new legislative session of Congress and will review a part of my agenda today. Obviously, over the two years of this Congress I will introduce more bills to best represent the people of the 9th Congressional District. 2nd Amendment Last month, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) finalized a rule to expand the definition of…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.15.22

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Seeing the Democrats continue to push the same failed policies with the hope of different results, I can’t help but think of a gambler who has already lost big but who remains at the table hoping the next roll of the dice will pay off. Let’s start with spending. An early priority of President Biden and his party’s congressional majorities was the so-called “American Rescue Plan” that…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 8.1.22

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Serving as the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District has meant putting a lot of miles on my car. Getting around the 29 jurisdictions in the district’s current boundaries as well as to Washington, D.C., requires frequent travel here and there. Even so, the driving I did on July 28-29 was quite a lot for one day. That legislative week in the House of…

Griffith Opposes Assault Weapons Ban

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting no on the assault weapons ban: “The assault weapons ban is an unconstitutional infringement on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. I will always stand up for the Second Amendment, so I voted no on this gun ban.” ###

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.27.22

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As the Supreme Court term draws to an end, it releases decisions on the cases it has heard. These decisions can have far-reaching effects in American life. Several of the decisions released in the final days of this term affirmed important constitutional rights and principles. They deserve to be commended for upholding the vision of our Founding Fathers of a government of limited powers…

Griffith Opposes Senate Gun Legislation

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against legislation originating in the U.S. Senate imposing new restrictions on gun ownership: “The Senate’s gun bill threatens the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners. It supports red flag laws at the state level but does not in my opinion include sufficient guarantees that these laws respect…

Griffith Statement on Victory at Supreme Court for Second Amendment

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down a restrictive New York gun law in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen: “The Second Amendment is part of our Constitution. It guarantees the right to bear arms, and that right should not be treated with less consideration than the other rights protected by the…

Congressman Griffith’s Weekly E-Newsletter 3.12.21

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The freedoms guaranteed by the Second Amendment should not be considered less than the other freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights. Legislation to restrict rights such as free speech, freedom of the press, and due process during criminal proceedings would rightly raise an outcry. The right to keep and bear arms should not be considered differently, and I will never vote to infringe…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 1.13.20

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The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is one of our most important rights. I strongly support the Second Amendment, and many Southwest Virginians proudly and safely exercise it. Many gunowners are concerned that this right will be in jeopardy under the new majorities in the Virginia General Assembly. The first actions of the new assembly, which began on January 8,…

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