Boebert files bill to repeal bipartisan gun control effort

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Say what you want about Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, and plenty of people do, but she’s most definitely pro-gun. I mean, she had a restaurant where all the wait staff openly carried firearms, for crying out loud, and since she got in Congress, she hasn’t exactly rolled over for Everytown.

In fact, her most recent filing is a bill with little to dislike.

Today, Rep. Lauren Boebert led 28 of her colleagues in introducing the Shall Not Be Infringed Act. This bill seeks to repeal the so-called “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” legislation that was signed into law after numerous RINOs broke rank and failed to defend the Second Amendment.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stated, “The so-called ‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’ tramples on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and will have no significant impact in stopping mass shootings and deterring gun violence. This poorly written law was negotiated behind closed doors by a small group of Senate RINOs that do not reflect the interests and values of the American people. Shockingly, this bill was rushed to the floor a few days after introduction and didn’t receive a single Congressional hearing or markup despite the legal implications for millions of gun owners in America. Rather than hardening building security and allowing resources to be spent on training and staffing schools with more armed personnel, this bill seeks to bribe states with promises of Washington money for adopting red-flag gun seizure laws. The Shall Not Be Infringed Act fully repeals this unconstitutional bill and defends the Second Amendment rights of all Americans.”


In June, President Biden signed into law S. 2938, which passed Congress when 15 Senate and 14 House RINOs teamed up with Democrats to pass the most radical gun grab package in nearly three decades.

This terrible public law seeks to implement “backdoor” universal background checks by reclassifying private sellers as gun dealers, and was widely criticized for incentivizing states to adopt unconstitutional red-flag gun seizure laws, extending background checks for adults under 21-years-old, creating criminal prohibitions on straw purchases, disarming teachers, increasing the likelihood that someone selling a gun from their personal collection will catch a federal gun charge, and more.

Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) support Congresswoman Boebert’s bill.

I agree with everything outlined here. There’s not a word I can see that I have an issue with.

It’s just too bad that it’s not likely to go anywhere.

First, I’m not sure this would even get a vote in the House. Despite it being in GOP hands, I suspect the recent spate of mass shootings will make Republicans hesitant to consider anything pro-gun right now. Rather than put lawmakers on the spot–and possibly hurt their re-election chances–Speaker Kevin McCarthy is far more likely to just let it die a quiet death.

Yet even if it were to get through the House, it would still have to deal with a Democrat-controlled Senate that can, at a minimum, filibuster this bill into oblivion. That’s saying nothing about the presidential veto that would be waiting for it should it get that far.

This is one of those bills that needs to pass but won’t. That’s a shame.

Nothing in that previous bill will accomplish anything, especially with regard to mass shootings. I mean, look at recent history for evidence of that.

Then again, it’s not like gun control can stop such things from happening.

We need to do more. We need to find better solutions and push to get those implemented before our rights are taken away in the name of public safety. The American people deserve better than that.

In the meantime, I’m going to be saying my prayers that everything else I wrote above is absolutely wrong and this bill sails through.