‘Shall Not Be Infringed Act’ Proposes Sweeping Repeal of Gun Control Laws
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, in a bold attempt to undo gun control measures has introduced the Shall Not Be Infringed act. This proposal seeks repeal of the firearm regulations that were implemented by the 117th Congress. It claims these measures violated the Second Amendment.
Boebert never wavered in her support for the Second Amendment. She has stated that “no amount of gun controls will ever eradicate evil from our society.”
The Congresswoman said that cities such as Chicago and New York have become “criminal havens” because of stricter gun laws. She also criticized those who advocate for defunding police while simultaneously pushing for gun control.
Other members of Congress have endorsed the bill. Congressman Byron Donalds has condemned Nancy Pelosi’s previous legislative agenda, which he deemed unconstitutional for its approach in curbing Second Amendment Rights. Donalds, who expressed his support for the Shall Not Be Infringed Act (SNIA), described it as a “legislative battle for American freedom”.
Boebert’s proposed bill H.R. The proposed bill, H.R. The detailed repeal provisions also include the reversal laws that Boebert believes disarm law-abiding individuals, criminalize private sellers of guns, and impose unwarranted waiting periods for rifle purchase.
The bill proposes also to reduce the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)’s budget increase, defund Department of Education efforts to mandate “safe storage”, and reverse decisions which “weaponizes” Veterans Affairs (VA) towards veterans. The following is a brief overview of the proposed changes:
Changes to the Bipartisan Safety Communities Act
Abolishing a program that bribed states to pass laws on red flags.
Reversing the decision criminalizing private transfers through reclassifying gun sellers as private sellers.
The federal waiting period to buy rifles for certain adults has been removed.
Abolishing laws that disarm adult criminals for minor infractions.
The 2023 Appropriations Bill:
Cut the ATF budget increase of 14.1%.
Cut $14.4 million from the ATF’s budget to maintain their illegal gun registry
Cut $700+ millions in bribes to states for passing red flag laws
Reversing the decision of the VA to arm itself and attack veterans by confiscating guns.
The Department of Education should not be funded to enforce so-called safe storage.
Defunding VA/HHS programs which track where veterans store their guns.
Refund programs that discourage women exercising their Second Amendment right.
Research that labels conservative gun users as right-wing extremists is defunded.
Changes to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2020:
Abolishing the law that requires law enforcement to criminally pursue people who fail background checks for firearms, despite the fact that 90% of the time this system denies law-abiding citizens their right to carry arms.
Defunding of a program which allows the ATF deputizes local police to enforce federal firearm laws.
The 2023 NDAA will include changes.
Abolishing provisions that create a firearms storage provision could later be used as a justification for a mandatory nationwide so-called “safe-storage” program.
Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights have backed the Shall Not Be Infringed Act.
Aidan Johnston of GOA’s Federal Affairs Director emphasized the importance and asserted that Congress does not have the authority to limit the Second Amendment. Hunter King, Director for Federal Affairs for National Association for Gun Rights praised the bill for being a measure to correct the damage caused by Democrats and Republicans in Name Only (RINOs).
Rep. Mary Miller and Rep. Troy Nehls is among the co-sponsors of this legislation, along with Rep. Ralph Norman. Rep. Andy Ogles and Rep. Byron Donalds.
Public access to the full text of this law is now available. It provides a thorough look at a potential game changer in American gun laws.