Sen. Sessions Voices 2A Support, Vows To Prosecute Violent Criminals

posted on January 12, 2017

During his confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., voiced his support for the Second Amendment. 

“I do believe the Second Amendment is a personal right, it’s a historic right of the American people …” Session said. “It’s just as much a part of the Constitution as any of the other great rights and liberties that we value.”

During the hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas: “Can you assure us that you will make prosecuting those people who cannot legally possess or use firearms a priority again in the Department of Justice and help break the back of this crime wave that’s affecting so many people in our local communities like Chicago or Baltimore, and particularly minority communities?”

“I can, Sen. Cornyn,” Sessions responded. “I’m familiar with how that plays out in the real world. My best judgment, colleagues, is that properly enforced, the federal gun laws can reduce crime and violence in our cities and communities.”

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