Anti-gun Democrats made good on their promises this week, advancing two extreme gun control bills through the U.S. House of Representatives. While there remains a slim pro-gun majority in the upper chamber, your U.S. Senators need to hear from you NOW to ensure the Second Amendment firewall stays intact and stops this treacherous legislation in its tracks. The first of the bills to pass was H.R. 8, which proponents falsely portray as a “universal” background check bill. Supporters of the bill want Americans to believe that criminals who currently obtain firearms through illegal markets and straw purchasers will somehow stop when all private transfers are banned. The other bill, H.R. 1112, seeks to do away with a critical provision of federal law that prevents the FBI from effectively vetoing retail gun purchases by indefinitely delaying firearm background checks. Please contact your Senators TODAY and tell them to oppose H.R. 8, S. 42 and H.R. 1112. You can use this link to send them an email or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
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!