Congress 2021 Intros 2100+ Bills & Only Four are Pro-Freedom Bills

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Congress 2021 Intros 2100+ Bills & Only Four are Pro-Freedom Bills

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- The new session in Congress is trotting away with over 2,100 introduced bills.  The recent buzz has revolved around all the freedom limiting bills, especially those introduced by Jackson Lee from Texas. Buried deep in that pile are a few pro-freedom bills that have been reported on, such as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a Bill that will add more protections when conducting an interstate transport of a firearm, removal of SBRs from the NFA, and the Hearing Protection Act.  All is not lost, as we have been in a fever over the gunpocalyptic bills.

Many are under the impression that the egregious anti-freedom bills that have been introduced are really put in place as a tactic of using the Overton window.  The civil rights-hating progressives are trying to move the bar so far that the civil, law-abiding, gun-owning, community will settle with some of the lesser provisions of other bills.  As if we dodge a bullet with more crumby laws with somewhat fewer restrictions, and I dare say “compromise.”

Just to review, there have been no compromises concerning firearm legislation that in any manner acts to benefit freedom lovers.  The compromises always come in “us” folding to pressure and really is a direct correlation of the formerly mentioned Overton tactics.

Recently, civil rights activist Tony Simon, creator of The 2nd is For Everyone was discussing an interesting concept in a recent podcast. Simon, a champion for gun rights and freedom talked about how the gun owning community goes “ga ga” over certain politicians that fervently talk a big game when it comes to supporting Second Amendment rights.  And in reality, all credit should go to Simon here, he was the one that sparked my own curiosity and made very compelling arguments in the show, give it a listen.

Four Bills Out Of 2,100

I did a quick look into some of the 2,100 introduced bills.  What I would consider “pro-gun” or really, pro-civil rights can amount to four.  Four bills out of 2,100 aim to enhance our freedoms, or rather remove unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.  There are over 18 anti-freedom or “anti-gun” bills that have been introduced.  So where on Earth are all the pro 2nd Amendment Congresscritters?  Four bill is the best they got?!?

In the episode, Simon points out that Representative Lauren Boebert recently ran on a very pro 2nd Amendment platform.  At the same time, Simon talks about bills that she has introduced or sponsored as a freshmen Congresswoman.  Here are the four bills that Boebert has sponsored so far:

  • H.R.374 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) World Health Organization Accountability Act
  • H.R.375 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) No Mask Mandates Act
  • H.R.376 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) Paris Agreement Constitutional Treaty Act
  • H.R.859 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To prohibit the President from issuing moratoria on leasing and permitting energy and minerals on certain Federal land, and for other purposes.

Nothing that has been introduced by her thus far has anything to do with the 2nd Amendment.  For someone that ran real heavy on a pro-freedom platform, I personally find this odd.

Another congressman that Simon pointed out was Representative Dan Crenshaw.  Crenshaw also has voiced strong support for protecting the 2nd Amendment.  Let’s see which bills he has sponsored that remove unconstitutional restrictions we have in place.

Here are the bills that Crenshaw has sponsored so far:

  • H.R.522 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) Conservation Funding Protection Act
  • H.R.1045 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To amend the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to amend the definition of eligible facilities request, to codify the 60-day time frame for certain eligible facilities requests and certain eligible telecommunications facilities requests, and for other purposes.

Review the list,,, zero, zero bills were introduced to support the 2nd Amendment.

This is in no way to undercut or talk negatively about Crenshaw or Boebert.  This is just pointing out that two people that ran on platforms that support the 2nd Amendment have yet to bring forward their own solutions to unconstitutional provisions in our current law.  Before we go about high-fiving each other and singing grand praise for people that run for political office on such platforms, it’s important to see what they actually do.  Crenshaw in the last legislative session introduced ZERO “pro-gun” bills as well.

We need to hold all our members of Congress to task on these issues, and now is a perfect time to reach out to those that campaigned as champions of freedom and ask them “Where are your ‘pro-gun’ bills?”  The new talking points that we, as a pro-freedom community, should revolve around accountability and that means them being put to task on putting their money where their mouths are.  Reach out to all the pro-freedom legislators and tell them that simply holding back bad legislation is not enough…we need them to also introduce bills that support our freedoms.


John Petrolino is a US Merchant Marine Officer, writer, author of Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use and NRA certified pistol, rifle, and shotgun instructor living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws. You can find him on the web at www.johnpetrolino.com on twitter at @johnpetrolino and on instagram @jpetrolinoiii .

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donfranko
donfranko
1 month ago

An example: AOC. hated and loved, but not afraid to speak up even when she has no idea what she’s talking about. Boebert and Crenshaw should take a lesson there. You have to make your “bone” right away to become a mover and shaker. Playing nice, going along, being a “team player” doesn’t always get the job done. Republicans held the house, senate, and WH for two years after Trumps election, and did nothing, nada, zip, zilch about protecting or promoting our 2A rights. We need sheep dogs, not sheep.

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  donfranko

“An example: AOC. hated and loved, but not afraid to speak up even when she has no idea what she’s talking about.”

Thanks, but I had already figured out that she was a female.

Vern
Vern
1 month ago

Boebert comes from the freer side of the state, so she might be trying to the feel of what she has gotten into back east. She is also having a lot thrown at her by the democrats right now as they are trying to unseat her.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

There are 435 members in the U.S.House of Representatives and putting any blame on a rookie freshman representative for not filing a pro gun piece of legislation is a slap in the face of all gun owners, if you want to place blame put it on the professional office holders that have been there for years and do nothing to further gun rights, not a first term rookie. While I’m at it, over 2100 bills have been filed in the house, don’t we have too many laws on the books to begin with? A waste of time and money is… Read more »

Arny
Arny
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The rookies need to start somewhere, if they want to remain there. Oh that’s right they don’t need US.

TEEBONE
TEEBONE
1 month ago

Petrolino –

Get the hell out of New Jersey. Anyone who can leave but doesn’t is a traitor.

</sarc>

Seriously, can’t you do better than NJ? Hell, PA is just across the river…

willyd
willyd
1 month ago
Reply to  TEEBONE

But is getting worse with Wolfe and the Attorney General!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
1 month ago

If there is a wrong you fight it, if you don’t, you become part of it.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Notice it is an un-proteted site and the person doesn’t write using proper English, punctuation or grammar.

YOU ARE A SCAMMER FOR THE LEFT!!!!!!!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Thank God if they are not introducing bills for our 2nd amendment rights they can at least vote against the ones that try and take them away and vote yes for the ones that protect or advance our 2nd amendment rights. I think Boebert might be laying low so the fire that the demonrats have against her dies down before she steps back up to the plate. Her action or non action can be based on what she does or doesn’t do but don’t forget in the big scheme of things you want to be a team player. Maybe House… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

“I have never taken my gun onto the House floor.” – Lauren Boebert https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1356295548802912257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1356295548802912257%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coloradopols.com%2Fdiary%2F152891%2Flauren-boebert-is-only-pretending-to-carry-a-gun I don’t care if she did, but she is supposed to be fighting for our rights, not the rights of government employees. I doubt the reason she excluded rights protected by the 2nd Amendment from the five key policy areas on her website was because she was following instructions from McCarthy. I doubt the reason she didn’t file a position statement on H.R. 8 was because she was following instructions from McCarthy. Republican politicians are bad because Republican voters tolerate bad Republican politicians. It would be… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I doubt the reason she didn’t file a position statement on H.R. 8 was because she was following instructions from McCarthy.

As I stated. Your comment is pure speculation just as mine is. Yours’s is no more right than mine is wrong.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Well, if she didn’t file a position statement because McCarthy told her not to, then I’m even more critical of her.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

McCarthy is a “team player” with Democrats. We don’t need Republican “firecrackers” to be team players with McCarthy:

https://noqreport.com/2019/09/01/kevin-mccarthy-calls-common-sense-solutions-gun-violence/

Vern
Vern
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

The democrats are doing everything they can do to unseat her right now, they want a pure democrat state, even though the only blue you can see on the state map is the I-25 corridor. A very thin line but everyone who moves here from califonya lives on the corridor, most of the population in the state lives very close to it.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago

“This is in no way to undercut or talk negatively about Crenshaw or Boebert.” John Petrolino, why? Why not hold them accountable? Crenshaw cashed-in on his hero status and, while I’m still hopeful she will do something, Boebert cashed-in on her drama. Crenshaw is anti-2nd Amendment and Boebert has fought for the right of government employees to continue carrying where non-government cannot. Who cares? Second Amendment activists should be holding people accountable for not writing (with help from others) position papers arguing against gun control legislation. When someone runs largely on “I’ll fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights” and then… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  John Petrolino

John Petrolino, I understand and I appreciate the article. I wasn’t criticizing you (you may have just pulled the punch a bit). Crenshaw did not get slapped down as hard as he should have by others in the media in the past. Republican voters love the military and too frequently overlook authoritarianism when promoted by a veteran. Boebert has a lot of people white-knighting for her. There is serious work to be done and she needs someone behind the scenes to help her use data to put together arguments (that is just not her strength and we shouldn’t be pretending… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by JSNMGC
gregs
gregs
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

i agree, all local, state and federal elected politicians swore an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. on the campaign trail they support our rights, but once they hold office they completely forget all that. little marco down here in fl is a classic example of that. i have written letters to politicians, both parties, to the local papers when crap like this happens to inform them and others how these people they voted for have reneged on their promise and support for freedom. if they don’t defend freedom and our… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  gregs

Many Republican voters love soundbites.

Vern
Vern
1 month ago
Reply to  gregs

Never count on the MSM to back anything connected to freedom, they are pro-slavery under the communists.