In a bold move to dismantle gun control measures, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has presented the Shall Not Be Infringed Act. This proposal seeks to repeal the firearm regulations implemented by the 117th Congress, asserting that these measures violate the Second Amendment.
Boebert has never shied away from her staunch support of the Second Amendment, firmly stating, “No amount of gun control will ever eliminate evil in our society.”
The Congresswoman referred to cities like Chicago and New York, contending that stricter gun laws have turned these locations into “criminal safe havens.” She criticized advocates for police defunding who simultaneously push for stringent gun control, arguing that this leaves everyday Americans defenseless.
The bill has garnered support from other members of Congress. Congressman Byron Donalds condemned the previous legislative agenda of Nancy Pelosi, which he perceived as unconstitutional in its approach to curbing Second Amendment rights. Expressing his support for the Shall Not Be Infringed Act, Donalds described the move as a “legislative fight for American freedom”.
Boebert’s proposed bill, H.R. 3212, aims to repeal provisions from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the 2023 Appropriations Omnibus, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2023, and the 2023 NDAA. The detailed repeal provisions include the reversal of laws that, in Boebert’s view, disarm law-abiding citizens, criminalize private gun sellers, and impose undue waiting periods for rifle purchases.
The bill also proposes to cut the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) budget increase, defund the Department of Education’s efforts to mandate so-called safe storage, and reverse decisions that “weaponize” the Veterans Affairs (VA) against veterans. Here’s a snapshot of the changes:
Changes to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:
- Repealing a program bribing states to pass red flag laws.
- Repealing the decision to criminalize private transfers by reclassifying private sellers as gun dealers.
- Repealing the federal waiting period for some adults to purchase rifles.
- Repealing laws that disarm adults for mere misdemeanors.
Changes to the 2023 Appropriations Omnibus bill:
- Cutting the ATF’s 14.1% budget increase.
- Cutting $14.4 million for the ATF to maintain its illegal gun registry.
- Cutting $700+ million in bribes for states to pass red flag laws.
- Reversing the decision to weaponize the VA to attack veterans with gun confiscation.
- Defunding the Department of Education’s efforts to mandate so-called safe storage.
- Defunding VA and HHS programs that track where veterans are storing their guns.
- Defunding programs that discourage women from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
- Defunding research that labels conservative gun owners as dangerous right-wing radicals.
Changes to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2023:
- Repealing the law that directs law enforcement to criminally investigate people who fail firearm background checks, even though 90% of the time the system falsely denies a law-abiding citizen their right to bear arms.
- Defunding a program that enables the ATF to deputize local police to enforce federal gun laws.
Changes to the 2023 NDAA
- Repeal provisions creating a firearm storage provision that could be used to later justify a nationwide mandatory so-called safe-storage program.
The Shall Not Be Infringed Act has received the backing of Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Association for Gun Rights.
Aidan Johnston, Federal Affairs Director of GOA, emphasized the importance of the bill, asserting that Congress has no authority to restrict the Second Amendment. Hunter King, Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association for Gun Rights, praised the bill as a corrective measure to the damage done by Democrats and Republicans In Name Only (RINOs).
Cosponsors of the legislation include various representatives, including Rep. Mary Miller, Rep. Troy Nehls, Rep. Ralph Norman, Rep. Andy Ogles, and Rep. Byron Donalds, among others.
The full text of the Shall Not Be Infringed Act is available for public perusal, providing a comprehensive look at this potential game-changer in American gun control law.
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