After 12 years of fighting for gun owners in four state legislatures, I know that the radical left will say and do anything as they try to disarm law abiding Americans.
I remember watching House Democrats walk out of the Iowa Capitol in 2012 — as I worked with Iowa Gun Owners on advancing Stand-Your-Ground law — throwing a fit that made national news that night.
I remember being called a racist by gun-grabbers in Jeff City, Missouri in 2016, as I helped the Missouri Firearms Coalition passed Constitutional Carry law that September, overriding then-Governor Nixon’s veto.
And we all remember the lies the radical left used to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court — concerned that he was too ‘pro-gun.’
It’s clear that in their pursuit of radical gun control, today’s leftists will say and do anything to attack our freedoms.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone to learn that leftist politicians in Washington — and the extreme groups that support them — are trying to use the Coronavirus to pass gun control!
(A recent Bloomberg email, trying to use the Coronavirus as leverage to push for gun control in Congress.)
As you may remember, over 100 members of Congress — Republicans and Democrats alike — recently sent a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, demanding that he include gun control in the last round of stimulus spending.
While that effort failed, the next stimulus bill (CARE2 Act) is already being negotiated in the Senate.
And while we don’t know what gun control bill Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues will demand be included in it, insiders continue to tell us that H.R. 5717 remains at the top of Pelosi’s list!
Don’t forget, H.R. 5717 is the biggest gun control bill that we have ever seen in this country.
Sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Hank Johnson, this legislation would take the worst parts of New York State’s gun laws and take them national, including:
>>> Creating a national permit to buy a gun
>>> Establishing a nationwide gun registry
>>> Instituting a national ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ law
>>> Banning virtually every semi-automatic rifle
>>> Making it a felony to buy a ‘high capacity’ magazine
>>> Taxing guns at 30% and ammo at 50%
>>> Putting you in jail for buying more than 1 gun a month
>>> Forcing you to lock up your firearms at all times
>>> Criminalizing the sale of firearms to anyone under 21
>>> Banning the sale of suppressors
>>> Making it a crime to build a firearm in your own home
We must stop this!
Not a single piece of this legislation can be allowed to be added to CARE2!
Please make sure that Senators Schumer and Gillibrand know that gun owners are 100% opposed to the left’s agenda of using Coronavirus stimulus money to advance gun control!
And then please consider a donation to help the NYS Firearms Association do everything we can to mobilize gun owners against this terrible legislation!
For New York State,
New York State Firearms Association
P.S. Raging gun grabbers in Congress and Bloomberg funded organizations are hoping that they can force the U.S. Senate to add gun control into CARE2 — the next round of stimulus spending!
We can’t take any chances, and a growing number of Republican lawmakers are agreeing to this!
And if you are not yet a member of the NYS Firearms Association, please see what membership level is right for you today by going here.