"In Wyoming, we don't ask for much from Washington. We do ask that Washington limit its intrusion on our land, water and especially our Second Amendment rights. That's not a lot to ask in the grand scheme of Washington, but it is critically important to the constituents who sent me to fight for them."--U.S. Senator John Barrasso, who won't vote to confirm Eric Holder as the nation's attorney general."During Holder's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing he stated that gun control is not on this administration's agenda. He also said that he still supports regulating private gun sales, banning ammunition and semi-automatic assault weapons. Given Holder's career of attacks on the Second Amendment, his nomination continues to be of great concern to me. I am not convinced his philosophy on the Second Amendment is acceptable to the people of Wyoming and gun owners across the United States.
Agendas and intentions can change quickly. Our nation's highest law enforcement officer must be committed to protecting and defending our individual rights to keep and bear arms. I intend to vote no on the nomination of Eric Holder."