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Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives Next Week

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives Next Week

As we reported last week, anti-gun members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with two gun control bills. These bills will be on the House floor next week, so please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112.

H.R. 8 would impose so-called “universal” background checks. But, this legislation doesn’t address how criminals actually acquire their firearms, it creates traps for law-abiding gun owners, and it’s been proven not to work.

While H.R. 8 is bad, H.R. 1112 is worse. Under that bill, gun sales from licensed dealers would be subject to the discretion of federal officials. Through either malice or incompetence, the legislation creates an unworkable system where gun buyers could be placed in an endless loop of background checks and would never actually receive the firearms they wish to purchase.

It’s now imperative that you take action to stop this ineffective and unconstitutional gun control. Please use this link to let your elected officials know that you won’t be blamed for the actions of violent criminals.  Ask your Representative to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R 1112. Additionally, you may call your U.S. Representative using the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

 

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