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Second Amendment

Second Amendment:

  • Congressman Mooney introduced the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act along with Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA). This bill would remove unnecessary burdens on law-abiding gun owners and improve the ability for members of our military to exercise our Second Amendment rights.

Specifically, the bill would do the following:

  1. Licensed dealers to transfer firearms (rifles, shotguns and handguns) to out-of-state buyers so long as the transaction complies with the laws of the state of both the transferor and the transferee.
  2. Licensed dealers to sell firearms at out-of-state gun shows provided that the laws of the state of both the transferor and the transferee are complied with.
  3. For face-to-face transfer of firearms between licensed dealers. Currently dealers must ship a firearm, significantly increasing the risk of theft in the process.
  4. Members of the Armed forces and their spouses to purchase firearms as residents of their state of legal residence, the state in which their permanent duty station is located, and the state in which they maintain a residence while serving at their permanent duty station. Currently, members of the Armed Forces may only purchase firearms as residents of the state in which their permanent duty station is located.

Other Bills:

  • Congressman Mooney is a cosponsor on many important bills that protect the Second Amendment, including:
    • Hunting Bills:
      • H.R. 3799- Hearing Protection Act of 2015
      • H.R. 2710- Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
      • H.R. 578- Recreational Lands Self Defense Act
    • Concealed Carry Reciprocity:
      • H.R.923-Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
      • H.R. 986-Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015
    • Travel:
      • H.R. 4348- DC Personal Reciprocity Act
    • Ammo
      • H.R. 3802- Alternative Ammunition Manufacturing Act
    • Other
      • H.R. 3516-Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act
      • H.R. 2611- Collectible Firearms Protection Act
  • Congressman Mooney sent a letter, along with a group of other Members, asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to stop its efforts to ban certain ammunition used for hunting and other purposes. Following receipt of the letter, ATF abandoned this effort. 

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More on Second Amendment

April 26, 2021 In The News
The founders of the United States named some of the most important provisions of our Constitution in the Bill of Rights; the Second Amendment states that it is the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms. If this is written in our Constitution, why are democratic law makers aiming to take this right away?
April 18, 2021 In The News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a string of mass shootings in the United States, U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., remains opposed to changing federal gun laws.
March 13, 2021 In The News
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Rep. Mann is working to eliminate rules and regulations surrounding short-barreled rifles. Representative Tracey Mann (R-Kan. 01) says he and 18 original cosponsors introduced the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021.
March 12, 2021 In The News
Below is a press release from Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith: U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-Ariz.) today introduced the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) to prohibit states, localities, or any other organization from using federal funding to maintain gun registries.
February 9, 2021 In The News
The Senate voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s veto of a bill to require background checks for person-to-person sales, rentals or transfers of shotguns and rifles. Iterations of the 2020 bill, sponsored by Sen. Susan Lee (D-Montgomery), have cycled through the General Assembly since 2016.
January 4, 2021 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement after the passage of the H. Res. 8 – the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress: “I ran for Congress and have now taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution. That fight began in earnest as House Democrats attempted to stop Members of Congress from exercising their Second Amendment rights. I led eighty-two of my colleagues in fighting back, and we won. I promise I will never stop defending your Constitutional rights.”
December 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney Votes to Protect the Second Amendment

Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) voted in favor of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act to ensure that law abiding gun owners can transport their weapons across state lines. Congressman Mooney is also a cosponsor of the bill and released the following statement:

“When I was elected to serve the people of the Second District of West Virginia, I made a promise to my constituents that I would protect their Second Amendment rights. Today’s vote is a fulfilment of that promise.

September 7, 2017 In The News

MARTINSBURG — U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-Charles Town, says he’s all ears to hear what his constituents have to say.

To that end, Mooney listened to questions and complaints in a one-hour “telephone town hall meeting “ conducted on Tuesday. Mooney fielded questions from residents living in the 17 counties he represents on topics ranging from health care, to jobs to illegal immigration, to opioid addiction to taxes.

Mooney represents West Virginia’s 2nd District.

March 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.

 “Tonight, President Trump laid out an optimistic agenda that will change America for the better. I am pleased that President Trump is keeping the promises he made to voters in November. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump to bring back jobs to communities that have been devastated by the past eight years of former President Obama,” said Rep. Alex Mooney.

March 1, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. –Yesterday evening, Congressman Alex X. Mooney hosted a telephone town hall meeting with XXX constituents from the Second Congressional District.  

 “Telephone town hall meetings allow me to hear input and answer questions from constituents in all 17 counties, from Harpers Ferry to Hurricane, spanning 343 miles across West Virginia. I appreciate hearing the passion and views from my constituents during our productive issue based discussions.