"I, like many natives of Upstate New York, grew up in a hunting family and own a gun. I learned at an early age how to safely handle a gun and I believe that every law-abiding citizen should always have the right to own arms."
"In September 2007, I introduced a resolution to make Hunting and Fishing Day -- the 4th Saturday in September -- a nationally recognized holiday. I have also cosponsored a resolution to recognize hunters for their continued commitment to safety.
"In Congress, I have also sponsored measures to protect and open up more federal land for conservation programs that will promote and allow hunters and fishermen to enjoy their passion for the outdoors."