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Confirm Jeff Sessions

Unlike his predecessors, Jeff Sessions knows that law-abiding gun owners are not the problem

Jeff Sessions has been a staunch defender of second amendment rights his entire career in the U.S. Senate, amassing a sterling voting record in favor of gun rights while consistently taking a leadership role to defend America’s law-abiding gun owners against efforts to enact gun control. 

  • He has championed enforcement of existing federal gun laws and enhanced prosecution of violent criminals who misuse firearms
  • consistently challenged the drop in federal prosecutions under the Clinton and Obama administrations
  • has been a vocal opponent of increased gun control after the Columbine and Everytown tragedies, citing again the need for greater prosecutions of existing gun laws, not more gun control
  • a leader in protecting the gun industry against junk lawsuits with passage of the PLCAA
  • As ranking member on Senate Judiciary, Sessions led efforts to oppose Senate confirmation of Sotomayor and Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • has continued to lead NRA’s efforts to oppose ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
  • has voted consistently in favor of the right of self-defense for law-abiding citizens, including expansion of RTC to national parks, RTC reciprocity legislation, and arming pilots after the 911 attacks
  • has uniformly rejected expanded gun control, including UBCs, AW bans, and high-cap mag bans

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.