The Senate passed S 3, the “Domestic Violence Reform Act,” yesterday by a unanimous vote and sent it to the House to be considered for concurrence.
While legislators stated their goal was to not exceed federal restrictions of firearms as they relate to domestic violence convictions and related orders of protection, some wording may not be clear enough to ensure that is the case. NRA still has some unresolved concerns regarding the potential impact of the language. During this legislative process, many of our requested changes have been accepted, but time for this session is running out, and proponents of the bill felt there is not enough time to make all of the changes we requested and still meet the deadline for bill passage this year.
While we are disappointed, NRA will work next year to ensure that the provisions of the legislation passed this year that may have unintended consequences are fixed. Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators and expressed their concern about this piece of legislation.