Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has introduced a House bill that would repeal the gun control law titled the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” which has just become effective.
Boebert’s bill is titled the “Shall Not Be Infringed Act,” and is short and to the point. It is designed to simply and completely repeal the law just signed by Joe Biden that was made possible through the support of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and a group of establishment GOP senators.
They provided Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) the votes needed to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to get past a filibuster by pro-Second Amendment Senate Republicans.
Boebert told Breitbart News that the “so-called ‘Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’ tramples on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.” She said that the law that uses federal funding to promote state “red-flag laws” will not stop mass shootings or deter gun violence.
She added that the poorly written law was negotiated out of public view by a “small group of Senate RINOs” and does not reflect the interests of the American people. Boebert noted that although the law affects millions of gun owners, it was rushed to the floor without a “single congressional hearing or markup.”
Boebert has some influential cosponsors for her bill, including House GOP conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Other cosponsors include Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Chip Roy (R-TX), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX).
After passing in the Senate, the bipartisan gun control law was quickly placed on the House floor for a final vote by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where it passed with the support of a few establishment Republicans.
Cornyn has received harsh criticism in Texas from his Republican base that strongly opposed him doing the bidding of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in supporting the law. He was heartily booed at the state GOP convention and his approval rating in the state has fallen into the low 30s.
As the House remains under Pelosi’s control, Boebert’s bill has virtually no chance of passing or even seeing a floor vote before this November’s midterm elections. Even though Biden will still have two years remaining in his term, a Republican takeover of the House this fall could signal some major showdowns on gun control leading into 2024.