Hyde-Smith Bill Would Forbid Use Of Federal Money For State Gun Registries

Miss. Senator’s GRIP Act Would Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy Rights.

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Hyde-Smith Bill Would Forbid Use Of Federal Money For State Gun Registries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – -(Ammoland.com)- In light of some states placing restrictions on gun owners, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today introduced legislation to ensure federal funding cannot be used by states, localities, or any other organization to maintain gun registries.

The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) would clarify existing law that prohibits the use of any federal funding by states or local entities for the storage or “listing” of sensitive, personal information related to the legal ownership or possession of firearms.

“Not a single federal dollar should be used for states or cities efforts to target law-abiding gun owners,” said Hyde-Smith, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“My bill would ensure no federal funds are used, either intentionally or not, for these misguided gun control efforts. This legislation is needed to ensure the federal government is not involved in exploiting the personal information of law-abiding people who own or purchase firearms legally,” she said.

Under current law, the federal government may not store information acquired during the firearms background process. The Hyde-Smith bill clarifies that this prohibition extends to the use of federal funds by states, localities, and other groups for the creation or maintenance of a full or partial gun registry.

The Hyde-Smith measure has been endorsed by the NRA.

“This important legislation will block the use of federal funds to support gun registration schemes. As a strong Second Amendment advocate, Senator Hyde-Smith continues to fight to uphold law abiding citizens’ constitutional right to self-protection. I applaud her efforts and thank her on behalf of the NRA’s six million members,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

The measure does not include any limitations related to state recordkeeping for permitting, law enforcement-issued firearms, or lost or stolen firearms.

 

LINK GRIP Act One-Page


U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

About U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Mississippi since April 2, 2018. She was the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce from 2012 to 2018, the first woman to hold that office. www.hydesmith.senate.gov

  • 4 thoughts on “Hyde-Smith Bill Would Forbid Use Of Federal Money For State Gun Registries

      1. @Jim M, It you are referring to our Second Amendment Civil Rights, then … it is complicated … The corrupt Congress passed the Gun Control Act. The corrupt president signed it into law. A corrupt S. Ct. found the GCA a Constitutional exercise of Congress’ commerce power, even though Congress intended and still intends to abridge the peoples’ Second Amendment Civil Rights rather than control commerce.
        When writing the GCA, Congress did not specifically pre-empt any other state statutes, county enactments, city ordinances or bureaucratic rules, which quietly signaled the states, counties, cities, and the BATFE that the federal government would not object if the those various entities further reduced, diminished, and restricted the Civil Right to keep and bear arms of all U.S. citizens.
        And that secret lack of specific pre-emption language remains the the basis for state, county, city and bureaucratic infringements today. The way out of this is to reveal the secret, and support the president’s efforts to drain the Washington District of corruption swamp.

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