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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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Second Amendment

As a proud gun owner and founder of a small rifle manufacturing company, I strongly believe that the Second Amendment protects our individual right to keep and bear arms.  Gun-related tragedies generate pressure to pass restricting legislation, but they would simply undermine the rights of law-abiding citizens without accomplishing their intended purposes.  I will oppose all legislation that unconstitutionally restricts the right to keep and bear arms.

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More on Second Amendment

October 5, 2017 In The News

Oklahoma congressman shares his thoughts on the gun control debate on 'Fox & Friends.'

October 5, 2017 In The News

A GOP lawmaker who founded a rifle manufacturing company in 2010 demonstrates how a so-called “bump stock” device works in an interview with The Hill TV.Using one finger as a trigger and another to pull the “trigger,” Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell (R), a combat veteran and retired Army lieutenant colonel, walked through how a bump stock, or a “novelty” product for some gun owners, operates.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell (R) weighs in on the gun control debate and whether Australia’s confiscation of guns can be implemented in the U.S.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss the renewed calls for gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Russell, who is the only gun manufacturer in congress, believes we should look at the facts and have a discussion on gun legislation but believes the greater issue is protecting our constitutional freedoms and making sure we don't assume gun owners are guilty before proven innocent.

Listen here for the full interview.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Oklahoma congressman on 'Fox News Tonight' calls for 'comprehensive solution' for protecting the public.

October 3, 2017 In The News

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said Republicans have not scheduled a plan to vote on a bill known as the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act, which would make purchasing gun silencers easier.

Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., who founded firearms maker Two Rivers Arms, believes the massacre in Las Vegas shouldn’t be a part of the debate to pass the bill.

July 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – This morning, during the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee’s hearing on Firearm Inventory and Control Practices, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) addressed some of the falsehoods that were disseminated during the hearing about firearms. Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-4) followed up with Congressman Russell to delve deeper into these statements, and cleared up many misconceptions being perpetuated in the gun-control debate.

June 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered the following statement on the utter disregard of the rules of the US House, the disrespect for our Republic and its institutions by lawmakers on the US House Floor:

"We must never allow some deceptive, fabricated movement on civil rights take away the Bill of Rights. The people of the United States are sovereign through its republican form of government--not the mob."

 

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June 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Oklahoma Representative Steve Russell (OK-5) called for serious discussions on guns as House Democrats waged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday. Russell called the sit-in "nonsense" during a Connect to Congress discussion with FOX 25. The sit-in, led by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, calls for a house discussion and vote on gun violence legislation.

 

January 12, 2016 In The News

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night, Talk Media News spoke with members of the House Republican party to get a sense of what they see as the important issues facing the country in the year to come.