Senator Grassley Blocks Gun Control on Senate Floor

On December 2, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) attempted and failed to pass H.R. 8, the dangerously flawed, so-called “universal” background check bill. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On December 2, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) attempted and failed to pass H.R. 8, the dangerously flawed, so-called “universal” background check bill. As you may recall, Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun allies in the U.S. House passed this misguided legislation earlier this year. H.R. 8 would do nothing to prevent crime, could not be enforced without a federal gun registry, and would turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for simply loaning a firearm to friends or family members.

Sen. Murphy tried to bypass regular order, normally consisting of a committee hearing and markup, and instead offered a “unanimous consent” request to pass H.R. 8. Under unanimous consent, the Senate can pass legislation without any debate or a recorded vote. Fortunately for law-abiding gun owners, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, objected to Sen. Murphy’s unanimous consent request–effectively blocking H.R. 8 from moving forward.

In response, Sen. Grassley offered an alternative unanimous consent request for S.1775, the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021–legislation that would actually reduce violent crime while bolstering protections for law-abiding gun owners.

S. 1775 would increase prosecutions and penalties for those that violate the myriad of gun laws already on the books –an approach NRA has supported for decades. Further, the bill would ensure that National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) contains appropriate records so the system is fast, accurate, and fair. Moreover, S. 1775 would prevent Americans from being unjustly stripped of their Second Amendment rights without due process, as well as strengthen protections for the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition.

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, Sen. Murphy objected to S. 1775’s consideration. This objection is merely more evidence that Sen. Murphy and his gun control allies in the U.S. Senate are not interested in prosecuting criminals or ensuring constitutional protections, but instead seek to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

Sen. Murphy’s failed attempt to ram H.R. 8 through the U.S. Senate is a good reminder that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters must remain vigilant against any and all attempts to limit that right. We applaud Sen. Grassley for standing up to protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.


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RJL

The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale. Despite a massive amount of historical evidence to the contrary, there is a substantial body of Americans, many occupying positions of… Read more »

Glypto Dropem

I am always completely embarrassed by the entire congressional delegation from Kommiecticut, but especially the two IDIOTS in the US Senate, “Fishface” Murphy and “Slimeball” Blumenthal. They will settle for nothing less than complete nationwide civilian disarmament. Within seconds of swearing their Oath of Office, they violate it steadily for the next 6 years.

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RJL

They are both Anti-Constitutional, Enemies of the United States…

Stag

“S. 1775 would increase prosecutions and penalties for those that violate the myriad of gun laws already on the books –an approach NRA has supported for decades. Further, the bill would ensure that National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) contains appropriate records so the system is fast, accurate, and fair.”

Grassley is a butter and a fudd and he proves it, along with the NRA, by backing arms laws. The gun laws already on the books are unconstitutional and both he and the NRA want those unconstitutional laws enforced.

JSNMGC

Yes – I mentioned that in the other thread. Grassley shot down one bad bill and proposed another bad bill.

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Tionico

Grassley’s proposed bil NEEDED to get poofed. Glad it did. There re FAR tooo many unconstitutionallaws concerning arms on the books. And he wants to rigourously enforce all of them? No thanks, CHuck.
How’s about a Congressional review of all 23,000 or so of them, and dump every one of them that infringes upon anyone’s right to arms?
Hows about redefining what crimes warrant loss of on’e’s right to arms? Fail to pay your tax or child support bill is grounds for disarming someone? Possessing a gramme of some herb some gummit wonks think is a no-no?

YankeeBill

I escaped the now-commie state of Connecticut 25 years ago. What’s going on there these days gives me great pain. Senator Murphy and Mr. Blumenthal are prime examples of the crap emanating from the one-time Constitution State. A state that was built on the back of the firearms and military weapon industry. Colt, Remington, High Standard, Charter Arms, Electric Boat, Pratt&Whitney and Ratheon to name a small portion of those industries that called Connecticut home. Countless smaller manufacturers and vendors to that industry too. Many have left for greener pastures, as did I. Now, the liberals seem to have forgotten… Read more »

hippybiker

A lot of people are also escaping from States like CN and coming in my adopted State of Florida. Unfortunately, a lot of these people are very misguided and want to bring their Bull Scat political ideologies here!
If you come here, we welcome you. Just leave that Scat at the State line. We like it the way it is here!

swmft

I second that ,and we need a every right minded person must have a gun and at least 20 rounds for it, all tax payer funded ranges (police ranges too) have open days withe instructors to help newbies be safe

swmft

why has no one arrested these criminals under title 18 oh wait a law that protect bor we cant enforce that

Frdmftr

No forgiveness is necessary.

Glypto Dropem

You forgot Marlin, Winchester, and Mossberg.

Hazcat

Don’t thank him here where he will never see it. Send a thank you to his office. https://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

james

Done! Many members of Congress don’t take comments unless you live in their district or state. Glad that Chuck blocked it.

swmft

sent him a thankyou too we need more like him

USMC0351Grunt

“…Sen. Murphy objected to S. 1775’s consideration. This objection is merely more evidence that Sen. Murphy and his gun control allies in the U.S. Senate are not interested in prosecuting criminals or ensuring constitutional protections, but instead seek to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.” THIS would be good cause to have Senator Murphy removed from office as he is working against the Constitution, a violation of his oath of office. His removal would send a loud signal to ALL Congress and Senate that WE, The People are starting to DO OUR JOBS by maintaining our elected REPRESENTATIVES… Read more »

Magnum

Thank You Senator Grassley for protecting our 2nd Amendment!

uncle dudley

A mid-west Senator shows common sense and prevails over an east coast progressive.
Senator Grassley knows that in fly over country people have great use and need for firearms, whether it be for protection or sport.
Good job Senator Grassley.
Thank you.

james

East Coast Sen. with his head up his rear end.