Gun control bills HR 8 and HR 1112 are up in the US House of Representatives this week. Please see this analysis about HB 8.┬áThis is not about background checks. If they had wanted to just address background checks, they’ve had plenty of opportunity to do that, but they keep pushing for a standard where all gun transfers are illegal except under narrow exception. Even lending someone a gun, for instance to pass qualifications at our club, would become unlawful. Currently under Pennsylvania law, loans are permitted between holders of a valid License to Carry. Federal law makes no such exception. HR 8 would also prohibit transfers among type 03 (C&R) FFL holders. It’s a bad bill.

So please, take action. Even the people cosponsoring the bill, like our own Brian Fitzpatrick, need to hear from us.

The H.R. 1112, if you haven’t heard of it, will increase the waiting period under the Brady Act from 3 to 20 days. The default proceed was placed in the Brady Act to prevent the government just halting all gun sales by refusing to conduct background checks. It’s an important safeguard. Also, once it’s 20, it’ll be 30, and then no time limit. All the government has to do is refuse to conduct background checks and no one will be able to buy a gun. This could be done by executive fiat, especially if he or she were to declare an “emergency” on guns, as Pelosi has suggested.