FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019
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U.S. House Passes Universal Gun Registration
Washington D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the universal Brady registration bill, on a nearly party line vote of 240-190.
“This is a sad day for each and every law-abiding gun owner in the United States,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
Passage of H.R. 8 marks the most significant gun control bill to pass either chamber of Congress in nearly 25 years.
H.R. 8 effectively bans law-abiding Americans from privately selling their firearms to close friends and neighbors unless they subject themselves to a Universal Brady Registration check.
The House will also likely pass H.R. 1112, which extends the Brady registration check waiting period, delaying the ability of citizens to lawfully purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer.
“A right delayed is a right denied -- there’s no other way to put it. And to top it all off, none of these heinous gun control measures will do a single thing to stop mass shootings, which always happen in so-called gun free zones.” said Brown.
H.R. 8 was almost universally supported by the entire House Democratic Caucus – and even attracted a handful of moderate Republicans who were too scared to stand up for the Bill of Rights.
“Each and every Member of Congress who supported and voted for this nonsense legislation should be ashamed, especially the Republicans who campaigned as pro-gun but turned their backs on everyday gun owners. You can bet we won’t forget how they voted.” said Brown.
The fate of these bills now lie in the U.S. Senate.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation's second largest pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members and supporters nationwide.