The experience of Ben's family in Communist Cuba showed him from an early age just how precious the right to bear arms truly is. When seeking to cement their control over the masses, totalitarian regimes always come first for the guns. This is how it was in Cuba, when Castro’s regime coined the phrase “Armas? Para que?” (“Guns? For What?”). The Cuban people remember it as “Pan para armas” (“guns for bread”). In other words, “You give us your guns; we’ll give you food.” Even Ben's father, who was an officer in the Cuban Navy, was not exempt from Castro’s gun confiscations. Thankfully, we live in a country where our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to ingrain the right to bear arms into our Constitution as an inalienable right. As a gun owner and a veteran, Ben strongly supports the Second Amendment and will oppose any efforts to undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Virginians and Americans.