Senator Hyde-Smith Vows To Oppose Gun Control Hidden In Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has taken a stance against all the anti-gun provisions in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1620) or VAWA.

The Senator does want to see VAWA pass but without all the anti-gun sections of the bill. She clarified her position to AmmoLand News and vowed not to vote for the bill if it has any of the many anti-gun provisions. Several other key Republicans have not been as transparent with their intent.

“There’s a reason VAWA hasn’t been reauthorized since 2018, namely the unwillingness of Democrats to abandon contentious provisions on gun control and other issues that distract from the true mission of protecting women,” Senator Hyde-Smith told AmmoLand News.

“Until those radical ideas are dropped, I doubt there are 60 votes in the Senate to pass VAWA reauthorization, which is what I said in my testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week. They certainly won’t have my vote if there’s anything in the bill that infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”


A look at Senate Testimony:


Democrats in the Senate have hidden several anti-gun provisions inside the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Anti-gun groups have used the title of the bill to try to push gun control through the Senate disguised as a bill to help women. Both Republicans and Democrats are against violence against women, but large chunks of the bill do nothing to protect women.

The bill has been one of the centerpieces of President Joe Biden’s “Gun Crime Prevention Strategy.” The bill has several anti-gun provisions built into the language. Some Republicans seem OK with compromising away the rights of their gun-owning base.

According to Politico’s Huddle, Senator Jodi Ernst (R-Iowa) is ready to pass the bill with the anti-gun provisions intact. Sen Ernst is the lead GOP negotiator for the talks on VAWA with the Democrats.

From Huddle:

“Ernst told Huddle that she sees a path forward for VAWA, including on firearms provisions which have held up negotiations for years. “I think we’ve found a potential solution on that,” she told Huddle, without additional details. “We’re just running the traps,” she said.”

The anti-gun provisions are buried in the bill surrounded by other measures that have bipartisan support. The goal of inserting anti-gun provisions in the bill is to put Republicans in an unwinnable situation. If Republicans pass the bill “as is,” Democrats help fulfill Biden’s promise to get gun control passed in Congress. If Republicans vote against the bill, then Democrats can attack Republicans for not defending women. Voters are tired of weak Republicans giving in to this political theater and it is time for Republicans in Congress to grow some stones and hold the line on our right to keep and bear arms.

The sections of the current Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act bill that are most concerning to gun owners are the following:

  • Section 102: Includes federal grants to fund firearm seizures.
  • Sections 801 and 802: Includes a new form of “red flag” gun confiscation orders and new and expanded misdemeanor gun bans.
  • Sections 1201 and 1202: Provides greater funding to prosecute tens of thousands of NICS denials—including law-abiding gun owners who receive false-positive denials.
  • Section 1203: Provides special appointments and deputizations to prosecute new gun controls

The bill already passed the House by a vote of 244 for the bill to 172 against the measure. Rep John Carter (R-TX) and 28 other Republicans voted to pass the bill.


Weak House Republican that already voted YES for this bill loaded with Gun Control:

  • Balderson Republican Ohio YEA
  • Bice (OK) Republican Oklahoma YEA
  • Bost Republican Illinois YEA
  • Carter (TX) Republican Texas YEA
  • Cole Republican Oklahoma YEA
  • Davis, Rodney Republican Illinois YEA
  • Diaz-Balart Republican Florida YEA
  • Fitzpatrick Republican Pennsylvania YEA
  • Gimenez Republican Florida YEA
  • Gonzalez (OH) Republican Ohio YEA
  • Issa Republican California YEA
  • Jacobs (NY) Republican New York YEA
  • Joyce (OH) Republican Ohio YEA
  • Katko Republican New York YEA
  • Kim (CA) Republican California YEA
  • Malliotakis Republican New York YEA
  • McCaul Republican Texas YEA
  • Meijer Republican Michigan YEA
  • Miller-Meeks Republican Iowa YEA
  • Mullin Republican Oklahoma YEA
  • Reed Republican New York YEA
  • Simpson Republican Idaho YEA
  • Stauber Republican Minnesota YEA
  • Steil Republican Wisconsin YEA
  • Stivers Republican Ohio YEA
  • Upton Republican Michigan YEA
  • Valadao Republican California YEA
  • Van Drew Republican New Jersey YEA
  • Young Republican Alaska YEA

Gun Owners need to remind Sen Ernst and the other Republicans in the Senate that they need to keep their promise to protect gun rights for all Americans. AmmoLand News thanks Sen Hyde-Smith for stepping up and promising not to pass the bill with any anti-gun provisions included.


About John Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Arny
Arny
12 days ago

Women have equal rights. That also includes the right to self defense. So why do they need this bill ? Start another private charity for them.

Finnky
Finnky
11 days ago
Reply to  Arny

Most women can afford their own firearms or can borrow from friends or family.

Better solution would be mandating basic firearms training in K-12 public school. If women felt confident in their abilities and with their right to self defense I’m sure many would exercise the right.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
11 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Don’t we have enough government mandates already?

You’re sounding a little JLS there.

Russn8r
Russn8r
13 days ago

Not surprisingly, that list is a bunch of a-holes who voted to certify the coup d’etat in January

swmft
swmft
13 days ago

it would seem that in florida we should have pro gun cubans, but more than a few seem to be castro plants not freedom loving but control mongering

Russn8r
Russn8r
13 days ago

Cindy’s one of The Magnificent Six who had the courage & integrity to oppose certifying the fraudulent electors of both AZ & PA:

Cindy Hyde-Smith
Josh Hawley
Ted Cruz
John Kennedy
Tommy Tuberville
Roger Marshall.

Whereas L0Libertarian RIN0 Rand Paul sabotaged them, sabotaged Trump, lobbied extensively to certify the Xiden Junta.

Why was this censored, AmmoLand?

Last edited 13 days ago by Russn8r
swmft
swmft
13 days ago

much easier to have a white list think there is only 4 or 5

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
13 days ago
Reply to  swmft

They play a good whack a mole game on people though, Looool.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
13 days ago

Your Rino’s will even replace known Rino’s with unknown Rino’s to keep their Hollywood production going just look at what just happened to Vernon Jones, Loooool.

It’s a great big club and you run no part of it, Looooool.

Last edited 13 days ago by Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
13 days ago

If I combine my multiple lists of Rino’s it will make a list of the entire Republican party minus 5 or less.

You been had boys, Lol.