“There are some things that are not negotiable: Faith, Family, the Constitution… and you better add guns and public land if you’re a Montanan.” – Ryan Zinke
Ryan is a fifth-generation Montanan who grew up right outside Glacier National Park. Whether it’s voting against provisions to sell or transfer public lands, defending our right to bear arms or ensuring mixed use of our beautiful public lands, Ryan knows that it’s our core Montana values that make Montana the Last Best Place.
Ryan’s love and appreciation for Montana’s outdoor heritage began early and still continues to grow to this day. Ryan is one of the most outspoken advocates for better federal management of public lands and continues to introduce and support bipartisan legislation to ensure Montana’s tradition of public access and multiple use. Ryan also bucked party leadership to vote against a GOP budget that would transfer public land, and he has continually led the bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In 2015, he was critical in getting the program reauthorized for three years. Ryan also helped introduce the SCORE Act and SHARE Act; both of these bills expanded and protected sportsmen’s access to our public lands.
Ryan is a staunch advocate of our right to bear arms. He believes our Second Amendment rights protect all the others. Ryan fully supports the rights of lawful gun and ammo ownership and he will not tolerate anyone trying to take that away through Congressional or Executive action. The last thing our government should be doing is meddling in Montanans’ Constitutional right to protect themselves, their families and their property.