(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) are urging the Obama Administration to withdraw their reclassification of a popular type of ammunition, which will make it much harder for consumers to purchase that ammunition and diminish gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. Vitter and Scalise are challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposal to classify M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.”Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter today made the following comment in advance of President Obama’s scheduled announcement of his gun control proposals tomorrow.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced their Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would guarantee the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines in accordance with the laws of individual states. The bill balances the constitutional rights protected by the Second Amendment with the rights of each state to enforce its own laws regarding concealed firearms.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden for his second term as Louisiana’s U.S. Senator. Vitter took the oath of office shortly after noon (view video here).
“Wendy and I are honored to be chosen by the people of Louisiana to continue to serve and fight for them in Washington. And I’m particularly excited about the new makeup here in Congress, with many more colleagues committed to an agenda of mainstream conservative reforms,” said Vitter. “I’ll continue to keep my focus on important Louisiana needs like restoring our coast and ending the job-killing de facto moratorium, while also advocating for major national priorities like fiscal responsibility and repealing Obamacare.”
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following statement after his vote to oppose the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court:Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today applauded the Supreme Court’s ruling guaranteeing that the constitutional right to bear arms cannot be restricted by laws at the state level.
“Today’s common-sense decision was a huge victory for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” said Vitter. “The Constitution guarantees every law-abiding American the right to own firearms, and that’s a right that no government at any level should be able to take away. As the Senate considers the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, I hope my colleagues will be paying close attention to her record to determine whether she would rule in line with the Constitution or whether she would legislate from the bench.”
Vitter, Thune Introduce Bill to Allow Law-Abiding Individuals to Carry Concealed Weapons across State Lines