Brownback in Ames, Iowa today.
AMES, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback fired a few shots today, though not at any of his opponents.
The Kansas senator spent some time on a shooting range in Ames, Iowa - a town also known for a certain well-known straw poll coming up August 11 - and emphasized his position on gun rights to a group of reporters.
"We have a Second Amendment," Brownback said. "It is a right to bear arms, and those should be stood by and those should be honored as a right an individual has."
Brownback said he holds an 'A' rating from the National Rifle Association but that he is not currently a member. The campaign said he's hunted on several occasions.
"I don't think there should be more gun control. I think there should be more education," he said.
Brownback fired an AR-15 rifle. And in case you're wondering, he didn't quite hit the bull's-eye but wasn't too far off from the target either.
"Am I low, high?" Brownback asked after his first shots. "Where'd that go?"
"Just over the top of the target," said an onlooker.
–CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch