Renegade Republican Fires Back At Biden’s Gun Agenda With a Bill Of Her Own
(TargetLiberty.org) – A Republican congresswoman has introduced a bill to repeal new, bipartisan gun laws signed last month by President Biden. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. She’s also taking a step that could affect the Senate’s GOP leadership.
The Cornyn-Biden gun control bill is absolute unconstitutional trash.
I've just introduced a bill repealing every last word of it. https://t.co/GEcckadUl4
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 14, 2022
On July 14, Boebert introduced the Shall Not Be Infringed Act in the House. The short bill — unlike most congressional legislation, it’s barely over one page — completely repeals the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which was introduced on June 21 and rushed through to the Oval Office for Biden’s signature in just four days. The new law tightens restrictions on people with mental health issues owning guns, expands background checks for those under 21, and increases the penalties for straw purchases, where someone buys a gun for a person who isn’t allowed to own one.
Boebert isn’t happy with the bipartisan act. After introducing her own bill, she told journalists the law violates the rights of law-abiding citizens and won’t do anything to reduce gun crime. Boebert says it was “negotiated behind closed doors by a small group of Senate RINOs” and accused its writers of using federal money to bribe states into passing red flag laws. Twenty-seven other House Republicans are cosponsoring Boebert’s bill.
The bipartisan bill was supported by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who’s in the running to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as the Senate’s Republican leader. Passing a gun control act boosted his profile. Now, Boebert could knock it back down again.
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