The right to keep and bear arms is a God-given, inalienable right enshrined in our Constitution. God did not make us with teeth or claws, scales or quills, or with poisons or repelling odors for our defense. He gave us our intelligence, and by extension, our hands to make implements to aid in our survival. All human beings have the God-given right of self defense. Americans are a unique and free people in the world that understand that.

My defense of the 2nd Amendment is not academic. As lawmaker of the year twice for the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association, no lawmaker in the state senate expanded our gun rights more. I also own a small rifle manufacturing business called Two Rivers Arms. I actually know the muzzle end of a rifle. I know the laws, the regulations, the headaches and the issues from start to finish when dealing with those trying to take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

In Congress, I will fight to eliminate senseless regulations which only serve to curb our right to bear arms and I will fight to ensure our Federal government never oversteps its constitutional authority on the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.


Steve Russell was a member of the U.S. Army.  Use of this military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.