This week two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. Please ask your Representative and Senators to oppose H.R.8 and S.42. Additionally, you can call your U.S. Representative and Senators at 202-224-3121 via the Capitol Switchboard.
Make no mistake, anti-gun bills are being drafted to be immediately sprung upon the public in the aftermath of any exploitable tragedy. Today’s unpredictable, crisis-driven, and largely online public discourse can quickly create enormous momentum behind ill-conceived efforts before rational thought has a chance to intercede. Gun control activists count on this and will be biding their time to unleash their campaigns whenever possible.It will obviously be more difficult now for the NRA to pursue its positive legislative agenda in Congress, but that will not stop us from trying. Please contact your Representatives to urge them to oppose all new gun control today!