On June 14, Congress was supposed to begin debating the first pro-2nd Amendment legislative package since President Trump was elected. The bill is known as the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. As a package, it undoes many of the Obama administration's lingering gun control measures while also expanding and protecting gun rights for future generations.
The Obama administration tried a number of things to go after the 2nd Amendment, mostly targeting ammunition. Most bullets are made of lead. The Obama administration tried to ban these types of bullets on federal lands using environmental regulations. But they also tried to ban non-lead bullets by rewriting gun control laws written two decades ago. If successful, the result would have been a ban on pretty much all types of ammunition, especially on federal lands.
The SHARE Act not only rolls those regulations back, but also prohibits them from ever being implemented again. On top of that, there are at least 16 other provisions that either remove anti-gun regulations or amend gun control laws to make gun ownership less regulated. But the biggest provision in the SHARE Act would de-regulate suppressors and thus eliminate an 83-year-old gun control law.
This was all supposed to be moved through committee on June 14. However, as you know, a crazed Leftist decided to open fire on the GOP Congressional baseball practice and try to kill as many Republican lawmakers as possible that morning. When that happened, the GOP Establishment cancelled the SHARE Act's hearing. We were told that it was just a temporary cancellation but now nearly one month later, the hearing still has not been rescheduled.
The GOP Establishment doesn't care about the 2nd Amendment. They only care about votes. But now, Conservatives are fighting back and demanding this be re-added to the legislative calendar!
Senator Mike Lee of Utah released a statement this week demanding a vote on this truly common-sense pro-gun measure.
"Suppressors can make shooting safer for millions of hunters and sportsmen that exercise their constitutional right to use firearms every year," Sen. Lee said in a formal statement. He declared that the "current process for obtaining a suppressor is far too expensive and burdensome" and that it is necessary for Congress to "remove these unnecessary federal regulations and make it easier for firearms users to protect themselves."
Conservatives in Congress are waking up. They are starting to realize that the GOP leadership used the Alexandria shooting as an excuse to pull this pro-gun legislative package from the calendar.
The fact that a hearing still has not been held is proof enough. The GOP will only protect and expand the 2nd Amendment when the American people force them to!
When Obama tried to ban pretty much all types of ammunition, especially on federal lands, we were standing on the front lines fighting back. When President Trump was elected, we were the ones forcing Congress to get on board with his 2nd Amendment agenda, including the Hearing Protection Act. Today, at least 171 Congressmen and Senators support legislation to deregulate suppressors.
This is all because of your activism.
The GOP tried to silence us. They tried to pull these pro-gun bills from the agenda but it's not working.
Conservatives in Congress are fighting back, but they need your help!