Americans have a right to keep and bear arms, and it shall not be infringed upon.

I have supported and passed policies that empower responsible, safe gun owners to better protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

When it comes to safe, responsible gun laws, Florida is the model for the rest of the nation. With our crime rate at a 46-year low, it should be clear that the best way to protect our citizens is to provide them with the opportunity to protect themselves. That’s why I have supported and passed legislation to reinforce the protections of our concealed weapon holders and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

We will never be able to root out all crime completely, but we can do more when it comes to allowing our citizens to protect themselves. I will continue to fight for responsible and sensible gun rights that encourage safety and self-defense.