Protecting the Constitution

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Rob has fought to protect the U.S. Constitution and to protect the constitutional rights of Virginia citizens.  He believes that the U.S. Constitution is intended to protect the liberty of Americans by limiting the authority of the Property-Rights-Collagefederal government to certain enumerated powers.

Rob was the co-author of the Virginia Property Rights Constitutional Amendment to prevent eminent domain abuse.  This amendment is in response to the Supreme Court’s infamous Kelo v. City of New London decision, which allowed the government to take property and transfer it to another private individual.  In 2012, Virginians endorsed the Amendment with 74% of the vote.

Rob has been repeatedly recognized for his work to defend both the U.S. Constitution and the Virginia Constitution:

  • Virginia Property Rights Coalition – 2007 “Deepest Gratitude for (HB 2954) to the people of Virginia”
  • Virginia Property Rights Coalition – 2008 “John C. Marshall Award”
  • American Conservative Union – 2012 “Defender of Liberty Award”

With regards to the Second Amendment, Rob believes that it ensures the right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms for hunting, target shooting, self-defense, and other reasons. Rob is a gun owner, a concealed carry permit holder, an NRA member and a longtime member of the Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club near his home in Charlottesville. His voting record has received an “A” score from the NRA.