Now that Democrats are back in control of the House, they're wasting no time going after the Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans.
Wednesday afternoon, House Democrats passed "universal background check" legislation. The law doesn't target criminals, but instead Americans who may need to use a firearm for self-defense.
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw explained his vote against the legislation earlier today.
Here’s what you left out: #HR8 wouldn’t have prevented any of the horrific tragedies you just mentioned.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 27, 2019
People have a right to protect themselves, and you should not remove that right for feel-good policies that won’t actually DO any good. https://t.co/Ni17cOb2jH
The National Rifle Association is slamming the legislation and vows to destroy it in the Senate, where it is unlikely to get enough votes to pass.
“This extreme gun-control bill will make criminals out of law-abiding Americans. It will also make it harder for good people to defend themselves and their families. Criminals, on the other hand, will continue to get their firearms the way they always have – through the black market, theft, and straw purchases. Forcing more government paperwork and additional fees on good people trying to exercise a constitutional right will do nothing to make Americans safer. On behalf of our members and supporters, the National Rifle Association will continue to fight to preserve the constitutionally protected right to self-defense.”
President Trump has vowed to veto the bill if it gets to his desk.