The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on two restrictive gun control bills this week, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Please contact your U.S. Representative today and urge them to oppose this misguided legislation!
H.R. 8 would impose so-called “universal” background checks on law-abiding gun owners. So-called “universal” background checks will never be universal, because criminals do not comply with the law. H.R. 8 cannot be enforced without a federal gun registry, will not prevent crime, and will turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or many family members. Common firearms transfers would become crimes under this bill, resulting in penalties of up to one year in prison and/or a $100,000 fine.
H.R. 1446 would turn a constitutional right into a privilege and eliminate the necessary three day proceed to sale provision under the federal background check system. In its place would be an indefinite delay on exercising a constitutional right simply by the inaction of the government. The three-day default transfer window is a deliberate safeguard of a constitutional right, not a loophole. Adding arbitrary and indefinite delays will wrongly affect millions of people and make it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families.
Again, please contact your U.S. Representative today and urge them to oppose this gun control!