Today, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee is holding public hearings on proposed legislation to further restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. I’ve argued that these measures will do nothing to protect the public, our schools, or reduce crime.
Our state already has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation but the problem is that the legislative majority has pushed through bad policies that shield criminals from prosecution, hamper our law enforcement from doing their jobs, and treat violent offenders who use firearms with kid gloves.
As a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I oppose these new measures and will push for accountability in our criminal justice system and focus on the people who misuse this right rather than penalize people following the law.
Here are the bills being heard today: