I strongly support the Second Amendment, which protects "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The plain language of the Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms, something the Supreme Court upheld in both District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago. Since being elected to Congress, I have been committed to protecting the important rights our nation’s founders incorporated into the Constitution regarding firearms.
Like many South Dakotans, I grew up with an enormous respect and appreciation for firearms, hunting, and the outdoors. As your U.S. senator, I will continue promoting issues important to South Dakota’s outdoorsmen and protecting the numerous hunting traditions we enjoy.
|3/15/15||Protecting Our Sporting Heritage|
|3/10/15||Thune: ATF Overreach Could Limit Law-abiding Citizens’ Right to Bear Arms|
|7/9/14||Thune Offers Amendments to Sportsmen’s Bill|
|3/12/14||Following Pressure From Thune, OMB Announces Restoration of Funding to Sportsmen Trust Funds|
|9/13/13||Klobuchar, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Ammunition and Fishing Tackle from Unnecessary EPA Regulation|
|3/20/12||Thune, Vitter Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Would Balance Rights of States, Individual Gun Owners|
|4/22/11||Preserving Our Hunting and Fishing Traditions|
|1/14/11||JOINT COLUMN: Working Together for South Dakota|
|10/8/10||The Pheasant Hunt Tradition|
|6/28/10||Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Rights|