FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2019
The National Association for Gun Rights opposes HR-8 Universal Brady Gun Registration
Washington D.C. – The National Association for Gun Rights is urging every Member of Congress to oppose and withhold their signatures from any bill containing a so-called “Universal Background Check”.
“We’re not surprised that Pelosi and her cohort of anti-gun Democrats are pushing failed gun control yet again,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
“Even with 100% compliance, such a law will not stop individuals with ill intent from acquiring firearms if they have no prior history of criminal behavior. Nor will the expanded paper trail help prosecute criminals after a crime has been committed,” said Brown.
Better known as Universal Brady Gun Registration, so-called universal background checks are unconstitutional, ineffective, and unenforceable.
These failed laws prevent law-abiding citizens from lawfully exercising their God-given right to keep and bear arms by forcing them to undergo a federal background check before being able to purchase or transfer a firearm. This stands in complete opposition to the entire Bill of Rights which was designed to limit the power of the federal government.
The original Brady law enacted in 1993 was unconstitutional and wrong, and expanding this law to all firearms transfers is foolish.
“Successful implementation of a Universal Background Check law requires the creation of a firearms registry. Background checks under the current law are already de facto gun registration, and with every transfer of a firearm being documented on an ATF form 4773, the government would have access to a list of every firearm purchased through a dealer, who purchased it, what they look like, and where they live.” said Brown.
The National Association for Gun Rights opposes all efforts to expand background checks on firearms purchases.