21 Democratic Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Pelosi to include “a provision in the Rules Package” “to ensure that Member of Congress may not possess firearms”.
There has to be room in the “Big Tent” for principled standard-bearers who caution us when we stray from core principles. I’d argue they should all be.
After all, if Americans can’t be trusted in the Capitol, or a campus, store, church or school armed, they can’t be trusted armed anywhere.
I would have rather seen a clean, stand alone H.R 38 National Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill passed, but this bill, with the “Bump Stock Provision & Fix-NICS attached, is fine by me..
The GOP leader of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), threw cold water on the bump stock regulation discussion.
This legislation would allow individuals with a valid concealed carry permit issued from their home state to carry their firearms in the District of Columbia…
“This isn’t about conservation. This is about reducing Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights. “
Gun-free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments, said Massie.
True gains will depend on the effectiveness of the caucus. Much of that depends on who its members are, and if gun owners make their continued expectations known.
Many states are in competition for being the most egregious offenders but none of them top the illegal laws which have been enacted in New Jersey.
The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades.
We expect the Court to recognize that the State Department exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress & violated the 1st, 2nd, & 5th Amendments to the Constitution, said Rep. Massie.