Representative Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-04) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 7910, the Unconstitutional Gun Restrictions Act, a radical and blatantly unconstitutional gun control bill.
“It didn’t take long for Joe Biden and House democrats to use the tragedies in Buffalo and Texas to push for more gun control measures. They blatantly disparage our God-given and Constitutionally protected right to self-defense. As crime rises to record levels across our country, thanks to democrat socialists who run our major cities, self-defense is more important than ever. In Washington, D.C., the democrats suggest with a straight face that if it wasn’t for a gun, these murderers would be well-adjusted individuals. Millions and millions of people are law abiding gun owners, knife owners and car owners. If a knife, car or gun is used in a crime, it is the person using those tools that should be prosecuted for their actions. Punishing law abiding gun owners is non-sensical and I won’t stand for it.
The truth is, schools remain the most unprotected institutions in America, yet democrats hide from the fact that they pushed legislation to defund school police protection and fought to remove armed police from schools. I proposed a bill to harden school security. It cost a fraction of the $62 billion we just sent to Ukraine. Our children should be our priority, not Ukrainians.
Our leaders in Washington swore oaths to defend and uphold the rights enumerated in the Constitution. And the Second Amendment places clear limitations on government power to restrict lawful gun ownership.
Today’s vote on these sweeping, authoritarian gun control laws are a betrayal to the Constitution and an assault on the rights and liberties of law-abiding gun owners and that is why I voted against it. Congress should be focusing on school safety and mental health, not gun control,” concluded Congressman Gosar.