Last Updated on July 14, 2022
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) introduced legislation that seeks to repeal the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” which went into law earlier this week.
Boebert bashed the idea that the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” was constitutional or truly bipartisan.
“The so-called ‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’ tramples on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and will have no significant impact in stopping mass shootings and deterring gun violence,” the Colorado Republican said in a press release.
“This poorly written law was negotiated behind closed doors by a small group of Senate RINOs that do not reflect the interests and values of the American people,” she added.
Boebert criticized the gun control bill for never being negotiated openly in Congress. “Shockingly, this bill was rushed to the floor a few days after introduction and didn’t receive a single congressional hearing or markup despite the legal implications for millions of gun owners in America,” she explained.
The U.S. Senate voted on the legislation after Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) privately came to a deal.
Boebert introduced the “Shall Not Be Infringed Act” which, if passed, would “fully repeals this unconstitutional bill and defends the Second Amendment rights of all Americans.”
Rep. Boebert slammed the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” for its focus on red flag laws.
“Rather than hardening building security and allowing resources to be spent on training and staffing schools with more armed personnel, this bill seeks to bribe states with promises of Washington money for adopting red-flag gun seizure laws,” Boebert noted.
While Boebert’s bill most likely will not be voted on before the midterm election, if Republicans secure a majority in the House and/or Senate in November, her bill could potentially repeal the recently passed gun control legislation.
A multitude of prominent Republicans co-sponsored Boebert’s bill. The list includes Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Also on board are Reps. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Jody Hice (R-GA), Mary Miller (R-IL), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Dan Bishop (R-MI), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Bob Good (R-VA), Randy Weber (R-TX), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Scott Perry (R-PA), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Brian Babin (R-TX), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Chip Roy (R-TX), Ben Cline (R-VA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX).
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