It appears that Republicans just cut an anti-gun compromise during negotiations over the passage of H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA).
On December 16th, anti-gun leaders Senator Feinstein and Senator Durbin joined arms with Republican Senators Ernst and Murkowski to announce:
“After nearly three years of negotiations, we have reached an agreement…
“We are committed to introducing a bipartisan, modernized VAWA reauthorization next month.”
Senator Feinstein went on to brag that this compromise would expand the misdemeanor gun ban.
Given the makeup of the Senate, there is NO REASON that gun control should pass this Congress.
And to be sure, Senators who were elected on a pro-gun platform have no business HELPING the Biden Administration enact its gun control agenda.
Republicans have been negotiating with the Democrats over this for years.
And for years our grassroots activists were clear: NO GUN CONTROL IN VAWA.
Gun owners demand the removal of these anti-gun sections from the bill:
- Section 102:federal grants to fund firearm seizures.
- Sections 801 and 802: a new form of “red flag” gun confiscation orders, and new and expanded misdemeanor gun bans.
- Sections 1201 and 1202: greater funding to prosecute tens of thousands of NICS denials—including law-abiding gun owners who receive false-positive denials.
- Section 1203: special appointments and deputizations to prosecute new gun controls.
These sections have NOTHING to do with reducing violence against women and EVERYTHING to do with enacting President Biden’s gun control agenda.
Which is why it’s disturbing to see the anti-gun compromise that was just cut.
In WHAT WORLD is this a win for the Second Amendment?
IT. IS. NOT.