Late Friday, democrats passed legislation that furthers their assault on law abiding gun owners. H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, would ban AR-15s and similar semi-automatic rifles, which are among the most popular firearms being sold today, with over 24 million in circulation.
NOTE: As members of Congress, the very first thing we must do before participating in Congress is to get sworn in. We literally pledge to uphold the Constitution. Owning a firearm is a protected civil right under the Second Amendment. That right has been protected from Leftist attacks by our Supreme Court as recently as two months ago, where it struck down gun control laws banning handguns for self-defense. How any member of Congress can, in good faith, vote to ban a citizen’s right to self-defense is beyond me. The Constitution is not a recommendation or guideline. It is the premier law of the land. That includes owning weapons for self-defense against criminals and tyrants.
The democrat’s unconstitutional gun control bill bans many common handguns, sporting rifles, and magazines. The bill would ban future civilian sales of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Did you know that over 14 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in 2020 and 2021? Why? Because new gun owners are embracing the Second Amendment by choosing to own a firearm for lawful purposes, including self-defense.
I’ve repeatedly stated that you cannot fix criminal behavior by controlling law-abiding gun owners and this latest legislation will not save lives and will do absolutely nothing to stop gun violence or solve the issues largely contributing to gun violence. I will always stand for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans and that is why I voted against H.R. 1808.