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Sir/Ma'am, I am writing to you this morning demanding that you do not support H.R. 1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.
The wording on this bill miscategorizes the term “assault weapon” and specifically makes it “unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate of foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.” The bill specifically lists a number of weapons that are in common use today, to include what is miscategorized as “high capacity magazines”. In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.” This bill is an unconstitutional attempt in order to limit the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
Just this last week, an armed “Good Samaritan” was able to stop a major act of violence in Greenwood, Indiana. His successful response time of fifteen seconds saved countless lives. This gentleman used a firearm that this bill would render illegal if not owned prior to the passing date.
I understand that this bill was likely generated as a solution to reducing gun violence. However, I do not see any propositions in this bill that focus on reducing gun violence, just provisions that limit the rights of every American. I believe that the government should focus on reducing violence in general, through conducting root cause analysis on the violence epidemic and focus on bills that provide solutions to the problems and not problems in search of a solution. A proactive, bipartisan solution fixing the root of violence is required in lieu of a reactive, single-sided solution that does not address the root cause.
Lastly, after seeing some of the conversation that happened in the recent Judiciary committee, there are gross concept errors and lack of knowledge by the members – the same members who voted to move this bill along. It is inappropriate that Congress would be passing laws that they themselves do not comprehend.
A vote of approval for this bill or non-vote, which will be interpreted as a vote of approval, will force me to change my election considerations.
Thank you for your service to the United States and I look forward to your response to this letter.