To the Editor:
Despite what many liberals will tell you, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear: “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” We need to send a leader to Washington who understands that every American has the right to defend themselves and their families, which is why I will be supporting Tim Derickson for Ohio’s 8th congressional district.
Tim Derickson doesn’t just pay lip service to our Second Amendment rights; he puts them into action every day. As a concealed carry permit holder and member of the National Rifle Association, Derickson understands that the Second Amendment is crucial to keeping America free and safe.
During his time as a state legislator, Derickson has stood up for our Second Amendment rights time and time again. He removed unfair laws on gun owners and supported state-by-state reciprocity agreements so that if an Ohio resident received a concealed handgun license from another state that has entered into an agreement with Ohio, that license is recognized. He also supported reducing the minimum hours requirement for a firearm certification from 12 to eight, so that fewer barriers stand between Ohioans and their ability to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm.
Now more than ever, we need someone to represent us who will not compromise when it comes to defending our Second Amendment rights. Join me in voting for Tim Derickson for Congress, so that we can send a message to Washington that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
— Bill Martin