January 25, 2023
NSSF PROFILE Q & A: U.S. Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas)
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to post the latest of our occasional Q&A features with an elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks U.S. Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas) for agreeing to talk with us. A first-term Congressman, U.S. Rep. Luttrell serves on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee, Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Rep. Luttrell is a retired Navy SEAL.
1) Who introduced you to hunting and the shooting sports?
My father introduced me as a child, and I have loved it ever since.
2) What was your most recent hunting or shooting sports experience?
My most recent hunting excursion was a grizzly bear hunt in Alaska, and it was an unforgettable experience.
3) Describe your favorite hunting or shooting sports activity.
My favorite shooting sports are long-range shooting and boar hunting.
4) Which piece of pending legislation related to the firearm industry is particularly important to you and why?
I recently co-sponsored H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow citizens the right to carry concealed freely between states without worrying about conflicting state codes. I’m also keeping a close eye on the new overreaching ATF rule that will treat guns with stabilizing accessories like short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license to own under the National Firearms Act.
5) What do you see as the challenges and opportunities for hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts?
Our Second Amendment is always under attack, and as a Congressman and pro-Second Amendment patriot, I believe it’s my responsibility to defend it. In Congress, I’ll always look for opportunities to protect our right to bear arms.
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