Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) vowed to continue the fight after both chambers of Congress passed their sweeping “bipartisan” gun control package. The bill passed the Senate late Thursday evening without any opportunity for amendments to even be considered, and Speaker Pelosi quickly ushered passage through the House earlier today. President Biden is expected to sign the unconstitutional legislation into law.
Among other alarming provisions, the bill will encourage the Biden Administration to implement backdoor universal background checks, financially incentivize “red flag” gun confiscation laws at the state level, and establish unconstitutional waiting periods for 18-20-year-old adults who wish to purchase a firearm.
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:
“On the heels of a landmark ruling that restored the historic rights of gun owners across the country, Democrats teamed up with RINO Republicans to pass the most radical gun control package in a generation. Our leadership in Washington has utterly failed, and the so-called Republican legislators who voted for this bill have revealed their true feelings about you God-given rights.
To quote from the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday, and from over a decade ago, the Second Amendment is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees.’
The fight has just begun, and GOA and our partners stand ready to defeat this unconstitutional package in court, and to ensuring that the Republicans who helped pass this abomination, many of whom hail from the most pro-gun states in the nation, are never given the privilege of serving in elected office again.”