FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2021
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House rams through gun control bills H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446
Two gun control bills are fast tracked to the Senate
Washington D.C. – The National Association for Gun Rights is urging the U.S. Senate to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Both were passed by the House on a 227 to 203 vote, and 219 to 210 vote.
“Nancy Pelosi and her cronies didn’t waste any time shoving gun control down our throats,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 egregiously violate the constitutional right to keep and bear arms without infringement by unduly restricting the ability of law-abiding citizens to sell and purchase firearms.
“Universal Background Check” bills like H.R. 8 are thinly veiled gun registration schemes, and are unconstitutional, ineffective, and unenforceable.
The so called “Enhanced Background Check” bill, H.R. 1446, allows government bureaucrats to delay performing background checks on any gun owners they choose by up to two weeks or more.
H.R. 1446 also puts the onus on the gun owner to petition the U.S. Attorney General to beg permission to complete the purchase if they don’t get a decision in those two weeks. The whole process can take over a month to complete.
“A right delayed is a right denied, and these two bills put law abiding citizens at risk by creating unnecessary delays and hurdles to gun ownership. When a single mom is in danger, she doesn’t need to be told she can protect herself in a couple of weeks – and when lifelong neighbors and friends want to privately exchange firearms, the federal government has no business being involved in their transaction.” concluded Brown.
The National Association for Gun Rights opposes H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 and all efforts to expand and “enhance” background checks (i.e. gun registration) on firearms purchases.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.