On Monday, March 6, the House State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 23-1219, a gun-control bill that requires a 3-day waiting period between firearm purchases and possession. Please contact the committee members now and ask them to OPPOSE HB 23-1219, which would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen!
Criminals will not be affected by waiting periods. Most state inmates who were in possession of a firearm at the time of their arrest obtained the firearm through an illegal source or from a friend or family member. Proponents of the waiting period claim it is a “cooling off period” that supposedly gives the prospective buyer time to reconsider their intentions and protect against impulsive actions. This argument has no logical basis. Two-thirds of gun owners own more than one gun. A cooling-off period for these gun owners could not possibly have an effect, as they already own other firearms.
This has never been about public safety. This is purely about politics, and the anti-gun majority simply wants to pass more bills to satisfy their gun-banning base. Stay tuned to your inbox and www.nraila.org for updates.