NSSF Denounces Gun Ban Passed by House

The NSSF formally denounces the House’s passing of a so-called ‘assault weapons’ ban. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, condemns the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, as amended. The legislation ignores the Constitutional right, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, for law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms that are in common use. NSSF estimates that there are over 24.4 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation in America between 1990 and 2020.

“This legislation is as dangerous as it is revealing of the contempt that the House Democrats hold for the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Chairman Jerrold Nadler admitted during debate in his committee that he didn’t care the legislation was unconstitutional and defied Supreme Court precedent. Democratic representatives are not fulfilling the interest of ‘the People,’ instead representing special-interest gun control groups that seek to disarm law-abiding citizens and scapegoat them for crimes committed by others.”

The MSR remains the most-popular selling centerfire semiautomatic rifle in the United States today. There are more MSRs in circulation today than there are Ford F-Series trucks on the road. The Supreme Court upheld that commonly-owned firearms are lawful for private ownership in both the Heller and Bruen rulings. Banning of an entire class of semiautomatic firearms can be viewed as nothing short of an outright infringement of Second Amendment rights – rights which belong to the people and not the government. This legislation, however, also includes some semiautomatic shotguns and handguns.

This legislation does nothing to improve public safety, as it doesn’t address criminals acting without regard for the law or innocent life. Instead, it will put the lives of those who obey the law at greater risk by denying them an entire class of firearms that are used for home defense.

The previous 1994 Assault Weapons Ban proved to be ineffective at reducing crime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded the “assault weapons ban” did not result in crime reduction.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows more murders were committed by individuals using knives, fists, and clubs than by those using any rifle – not just MSRs like AR-15s.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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StLPro2A

How does one insert a meme picture as a posting??

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ashort

I really did not get where the NSSF is denouncing anything. The only thing I read was what Hr 1808 Intel’s of, and the blatant infringement of the government ignoring the Supreme Courts and the U.S. Constitution. If there is a such a thing as “WE THE PEOPLE” the government would not be doing any of this. and according to the government it is just a phrase on a piece of worthless historical document, and is to be ignored. and you know! I have to agree, because there has never been any show of “WE THE PEOPLE” since the U.S.… Read more »

Wild Bill

Five of them sit on the bench at the Supreme Court.

Stag

I see you Butters/Fudds are still cherry picking which unconstitutional arms laws you want to support.

GomeznSA

Stag – yep it’s not like there are already some 20,000+ ‘gun control’ laws in existence or anything. Never mind all the other laws ‘prohibiting’ crimes, like say murder or assault or robbery. It would ‘almost’ seem like criminals commit crimes in spite of all the laws, rules and regulations don’t apply to them.

hippybiker

I hold to the solution to the problem as related in the book “Beyond This Horizon” written by Robert Anson Heinlein in 1942…”An armed society is a polite society manners are good when one may have to backup their actions with their life.”

Our Legacy III

I find it amusing that some people really believe that the government is just trying to keep us safe. It’s a bunch of bull bc if that were true then they would ban alcohol again. Here’s the proof that they don’t care about safety. MORE THAN THREE TIMES MORE people (140,000) die from excessive alcohol use each year than from firearms, and that includes suicides. This is according to the CDC, that number is the average from 2015-2019. https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/features/excessive-alcohol-deaths.html Then factor in DWI fatalities which is another 10,000 per year. (MADD). If safety was truly their priority then alcohol would… Read more »

Russn8r

NSSF: Quisling of the Year. Appease gun grabbers then act SHOCKED, SHOCKED that they’re still hungry.

NSSF “NEUTRAL” on “Safer Communities” betrayal of 2A-4A-5A-etc
http://www.ammoland.com/2022/06/where-gun-groups-stand-on-red-flag-laws

“NSSF encourages the Senate to continue negotiations to arrive at a package that provides solutions to make our communities safer.”

They wrote that when it was already a DONE deal thanks to their betrayal. NSSF gives weasels a bad name.

john

Now that the house the democratic house and the republicans that voted for hr 1808 has this made any American safer. No not one bit !!! Not one law , not one bill passed has saved any lives when it comes to crazy insane criminals wanting to commit such violent acts. The real criminals are the elected who speak out of both sides of their lying mouths. Revolving door justice for criminals that terrorize over and over again while the liberal socialist democrat party panders to them for votes. The elected the 545 have again demonstrated that justice is not… Read more »

Finnky

Not quite true. Just ask anyone who was in Greenwood Mall 7/17/22. Indiana’s concealed carry and constitutional carry laws made a significant difference – or do you think Dicken would have carried illegally?

Other than such common-sense gun-control reform — I have to agree with you. Might be more accurate to say “No legal restrictions on firearms ownership have saved lives or made any of us safer.”

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john

There should be no infringements on our constitutional rights that is the point. The elected do not get to pick and choose to suite their political base.