One small step in getting our rights back…

House Joint Resolution 40 has passed!

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the passage of H.J. Res. 40, a joint resolution to revoke a final rule made by the Obama administration that would strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights. 

“The Obama administration’s last minute, back-door gun grab would have stripped law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “Today’s vote was the first step in revoking this unconstitutional action.”

Last year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) finalized a proposed rule to ban certain recipients who use a representative payee from owning firearms. This ill-conceived action stripped some of the most vulnerable Americans of their right to keep and bear arms without due process.

The NRA immediately opposed the Obama administration’s efforts when the proposal was first announced in summer of 2015. The NRA has fought every step of the way to ensure that social security recipients are not stripped of their rights without due process of law.

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is allowed to dispose of any actions an outgoing administration initiates in its final six months. This rule was implemented during that time frame.  Today’s House vote (235 – 180) was the first step in reversing Obama’s unconstitutional gun grab. 

“We look forward to Senate action and President Trump signing this important legislation into law,” concluded Cox. 

The NRA thanks congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ralph Abraham (R-LA) for their work on this, as well as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) for their leadership. Identical legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley earlier this week.

h/t NRA Media


One small step in getting our rights back… — 9 Comments

  1. There’s that pesky due process thing, again. And the ubiquitous precious snowflakes complaining about not “feeling safe” as a result. You want to feel safe? Follow the 3 simple rules: don’t go stupid places, don’t do stupid things and don’t hang out with stupid people.

    Rant ends

  2. It’s indeed a good start, and it would have been nice to see Alaska’s sole congressmen listed there.

  3. Thud’s Law in action! “If you push against something hard enough, it WILL fall over!”