Yesterday and today, committees in both chambers held public hearings for a number of anti-gun bills. Despite these being “public” hearings, the committee chairs manipulated the hearings in order to make it seem that public sentiment is one-sided in favor of the bills. A large crowd of Second Amendment supporters took the time out of their schedules to show up, but the House Judiciary Committee cut off testimony after hearing 2.5 hours of just gun control supporters and told anyone else wishing to testify to “come back next week.” The Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary and Public Safety Committee pulled a similar stunt, only allowing two well-known opponents to testify: researcher John Lott and violent crime survivor Nikki Goeser.
The NRA team was present throughout all of this and is working with pro-gun lawmakers to shine a light upon these discriminatory practices, as the committees are determined to quickly rubber stamp these bills and send them on.
The committees will hold votes on the bills next week. NRA-ILA will keep you updated. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox.