Marchant Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights, Preserve Access to Recreational Hunting and Fishing

U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) on Friday voted to pass H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also known as the “SHARE Act.” This legislation takes steps to protect Second Amendment liberties and eliminate overreaching federal regulations that could restrict access to federal land that should otherwise be available for recreational hunting and fishing.

In advance of Friday’s vote on the SHARE Act, which passed the House 242-161, Marchant issued official remarks for the Congressional Record urging support of the bill. These remarks can be found below or accessed here.

“Mr. Speaker: I rise in support of H.R. 2406, the SHARE Act.  This legislation would protect Second Amendment rights and prevent unnecessary federal regulations from limiting access to outdoor sporting activities.

“Activities like hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting contribute billions of dollars to our economy. But, it’s impossible to put a dollar value on what they mean to millions of American families. 

“For many Texans – myself included – hunting and fishing are more than simple hobbies. They are family traditions that get passed down through generations. These traditions bring us together and teach invaluable lessons about gun safety and environmental responsibility.

“Passing the SHARE Act will protect 2nd Amendment rights and help ensure that our sporting traditions can continue for generations to come.

“I call on all my colleagues to join me in supporting this important legislation.”

For more information about the SHARE Act and its provisions, please click here.