Hagedorn Statement on Biden’s Gun Control Actions

April 8, 2021
Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Actions related to gun control:

“The Biden Administration has the audacity to claim that these Executive Actions are a response to a ‘historic spike in homicides’ in cities. After Democrats in Congress and major urban areas have spent the better part of a year actively working to undermine and defund the police, President Biden now wants to sell law-abiding citizens on the idea that taking away their guns will put a stop to violent crime. How dumb does he think we are?

“The President is taking these unilateral steps because he knows that he does not have congressional support to impose measures that would violate Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, without due process. At the end of the day, the Administration is shamefully papering over the damage Democrats have done to public safety over the past year. If President Biden is truly serious about cracking down on violent crime, he needs to publicly support enhanced resources and training for police departments and officers, not stand idly by as his party works to demonize and erode trust in law enforcement.

"First District constituents can count on me to defend the Second Amendment and the inalienable right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms for self-protection and other purposes. I will continue to oppose and vote against the Democrats’ agenda of gun control, national registration, banning classes of firearms and gun confiscation.”

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.