TODAY IS THE DAY THAT REP PINTO WILL MAKE HIS PLAY ONCE AGAIN


DAILY ACTION FOR MARCH 20th, 2018

As we shared yesterday, today in the House Public Safety Committee meeting, Rep. Dave Pinto will attempt to get his two gun control bills “off the table” for a full debate and attempt to pass them out of committee.

Thursday is the committee deadline, which technically means these bills are dead if not passed out of committee by that time.

As a reminder, those two bills are:

  • HF 1605: Gun Violence Restraining Orders
    • This bill creates a new type of restraining order that allows a judge to order your firearms seized without you being present at a hearing based upon an accusation. We have significant due process concerns about this legislation.

  • HF 1669: Universal Background Checks
    • This bill would make all private sales and transfers illegal – all transactions of a firearm would have to go through a Federal Firearms License holder (FFL or Gun Shop). This bill creates a significant burden on law-abiding citizens and does little to improve public safety.

We testified against both of these bills – and our allies on the committee voted to table them for the time being.

Rep. Pinto’s move today is a procedural motion and there will be no debate or public testimony.

While we expect the motion to be voted down and we’re not asking folks to attend the hearing, we need you to call and email members of the House Public Safety Committee and encourage them to stand strong against these Bloomberg-backed gun control bills.

 

ACTIONS TO TAKE TODAY:

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