Top Republican Brings Forward New Gun Bill

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Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Colorado, introduced new legislation on Monday that would overturn the gun control laws that were successfully passed last year.

The Shall Not Be Infringed Act would repeal all the gun laws that President Biden had previously supported, including the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and two other appropriation bills. If successful then enhanced background tests for those until the age of 21 would no longer be required. Furthermore, incentives previously given to encourage states to introduce red flag laws would no longer be applicable. Finally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would lose on its 14.1 percent budget increase.  loses its 14.1% budget increase.

President Biden passed a number of control measures last year following the high number of mass shootings, including the one in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas which resulted in 21 deaths and 18 people being injured. At the time Biden had claimed that it was time for Washington to do “something consequential.”

When introducing the new Act, Boebert claimed that there was “no amount of gun control” that would completely obliterate evil from society. She added that the data has repeatedly shown that gun control does not help decrease gun violence. She proceeded to point to Chicago and New York as prime examples of this.

She added that it was ironic that those same people who wanted to see the police defunded were also the ones who wanted to leave Americans without defenses. T

The bill which Boebert claims supports both Americans and the Constitution is also supported by other Republican Congress members including Byron Donalds of Florida, Warren Davidson of Ohio, Eric Burlison of Missouri, as well as Andy Ogles and Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee.