Rep. Hudson Calls Out Misleading Gun Control Bills

By Larry Keane

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Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) isn’t given to hyperbole. When he speaks, he means what he says. It’s worth paying attention. IMG: iStock-496689884

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) isn’t given to hyperbole. When he speaks, he means what he says. It’s worth paying attention.

It’s too bad his fellow Members of Congress would rather listen to gun control sycophants instead of serving the people they were elected to represent.

U.S. Rep. Hudson lit into U.S. House of Representative Democrats for rushing gun control bills to the floor for a vote. Two bills are being pushed that were passed by the House in the last Congress, but never got attention in the Senate. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, was introduced by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).

Rep. Hudson ripped Congress for capitalizing on half-truths to rob Americans of their Second Amendment rights at a Republican press availability this week.

Call It What It Is

“Unfortunately, the Democrats in Congress are not serious about ending gun violence,” Congressman Hudson said. “And it’s obvious by the bills – they’re bringing up four this week – which would do nothing to have stopped a single mass shooting in this country, yet, they threaten the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Rep. Hudson reminded reporters that he is a father of a five-year-old attending school and the concerns of criminal misuse of firearms in schools resonates deeply. He pointed to concrete action championed by Congress including the Fix NICS Act, named for NSSF’s FixNICS campaign, that compels federal agencies and provides resources to states to submit all disqualifying records especially adjudicated mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Firearm retailers rely on NICS records being up to date and accurate when running point-of-sale instant background checks for a firearm sale.

“The Democrats have rushed two bills to the floor, no regular order, no hearing time,” Rep. Hudson continued. “They have allowed no meaningful input from Republicans and – and these bills, again, would have not stopped a single mass shooting, not Newtown, not Charleston, not Parkland, not Las Vegas, not Sutherland Springs, would not have stopped the shooting of our former colleague, Gabrielle Giffords because her shooter passed a background check.”

The North Carolina congressman lambasted gun control Members of Congress for rushing legislation that’s disingenuous.

“H.R. 8 fails to recognize the fact that every commercial gun sale in America requires a background check today,” Rep. Hudson explained. “And H.R. 1446 creates delays for law-abiding citizens, could be indefinite to acquire a weapon and would have not closed the Charleston loophole.”

Rep. Hudson explained that the failure on the murders in Charleston, S.C.’s Emmanuel AME Church was a matter of law enforcement not sharing disqualifying criminal information with the FBI. He said that a fix would be Rep. Tom Rice’s H.R. 1518, a bill that codifies current NICS practices.

Legislation That Works

Rep. Hudson also announced the introduction of The STOP II: Classrooms Over Conference Rooms Act, which would add an extra $100 million a year to fund the STOP School Violence Act. That law was signed in 2018 to make schools safer by providing resources to harden schools and train students, teachers, and local law enforcement to help stop school violence before it happens. The funds for Rep. Hudson’s bill are taken from money allocated to the U.S. Department of Education to rent conference rooms in Washington, D.C.

“Republicans have meaningful alternatives and we have six bills that have been introduced last week and this week,” Rep. Hudson explained. “We will be pushing to end gun violence. Our legislation would actually address this problem. The Democrats are concerned about taking away our Second Amendment rights, and the two bills this week will simply erode those rights.”


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gunnerdd517
gunnerdd517
7 months ago

another posturing republican politician. Where were all these republicans when Trump was in office ? I believe Republicans are happy when Democrats are in charge. Then all they have to do is complain that they can`t do anything, and blame the Democrats. They both are good at wagging the dogs behind in our faces.

Equalizer
Equalizer
7 months ago

I am totally sick of hearing people parrot the Socialists’ labeling. There is no such thing as “gun violence” and we need to start telling everyone. There has never been a violent gun and I don’t see how there can be. What some call “People” are violent. An inanimate object is not and can not be violent. So let us ALL push the fact to everyone that there is no such thing as gun violence. As long as we support Socialist labeling we give them support.

JohnBored
JohnBored
7 months ago

The democrats do not want to stop gun violence or any other violence. They wish to keep an issue that they can use to curtail freedom of citizens. The democrats want the total disarmament of the American people and a monopoly of violence resting with the federal government. They wish to turn us into a police state, yet they want to defund and abolish most state and municipal police. Take away the local police’s ability to enforce the law and take away citizens right and means of self-defense. Their ultimate goal is to reduce the working class and middle class… Read more »

chocopot
chocopot
7 months ago

“And it’s obvious by the bills – they’re bringing up four this week – which would do nothing to have stopped a single mass shooting in this country, yet, they threaten the rights of law-abiding citizens.

And that, Rep. Hudson, is and has always been the goal of “gun control”: the gradual disarmament of law-abiding citizens so they cannot represent a threat to a totalitarian government controlled by the Left.

Boz
Boz
7 months ago

ANY so-called “gun control” is NEVER about stopping crime, saving lives, for the children, etc. It is ALWAYS about disarming the American Citizen. Remember that and act accordingly.

CDR V.
CDR V.
7 months ago

Please advise JSNMGC, that John Rutherford is not a Florida Senator. That aside, I am disappointed in Marco Rubio. As a member whose family escaped Communist Cuba, he should not be supporting anything that infringes on our lawful 2A rights.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  CDR V.

Oops – thanks.

tetejaun
tetejaun
7 months ago

Poor try, commiecrat. I am sure a couple RINOs would like to take away some firearms, after all, they are the communist democrat’s useful idiots…like you. The TAPS ACT seeks to find threats where no threats exist. If you own a gun…or a pool cue…or a car, etc., you are a threat, unless you vote democrat. The ‘threat’ is not based on IF you are a bad person, but whether you speak of the Constitution and Freedom. The communist democrats hate that. The TAPS ACT is 100% unconstitutional as it is subjective, no facts needed to convict. This is what… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Are you having a stroke?

Stag
Stag
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I think he’s definitely touched in the head as my grandmother used to say.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

Both bills passed the House:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/03/11/8-house-republicans-break-with-party-to-back-expanded-gun-background-checks/?sh=edf736222c29

H.R.8 – Republicans voting for it:
Vern Buchanan (FL)
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
Maria Salazar (FL)
Andrew Garbarino (NY)
Chris Smith (NJ)
Fred Upton (MI)
Carlos Gimenez (FL)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)

H.R.1446 – Republicans voting for it:
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
Chris Smith (NJ)

Still checking for the NRA press release condemning the “Pro 2nd Amendment” Republicans.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It will be interesting to see if 10 Republicans in the Senate vote for either bill so they pass without a filibuster. Here are eight possibilities:

Susan Collins, ME
John Cornyn, TX
Chuck Grassley, IA
Lisa Murkowski, AK
Mitt Romney, UT
Marco Rubio, FL
John Rutherford, FL
Pat Toomey, PA

Do you have two more candidates?

Stag
Stag
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

That scumbag Cornyn has already said he wants UBC.

Last edited 7 months ago by Stag
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  Stag

That’s why I put him on the list. He is a weasel:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?441884-1/president-trump-calls-comprehensive-gun-bill

So mature, so reasonable.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

As CDR V. pointed out, Rutherford is a Representative. So, the list is three short.

hippybiker
hippybiker
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Former Governor Rick Scott is my other Republican Senator from Florida!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Yeah, a good addition to the list of possible “yes” votes. He will do the political math and vote accordingly.

hippybiker
hippybiker
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

As a citizen and Gun Owner fro: the State of Florida, I’m sadly ashamed of those turn coat, so called Republicans from MY State that voted for this trash!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Thank you for doing what the article should have done. I am burning those names into my brain.
Funny, they are all east coast.

Last edited 7 months ago by musicman44mag
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

You’re welcome, but the article may have been written just before the vote was taken.

There are many, many more Republican legislators all across the country who will vote for more gun control.