Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted against unconstitutional gun control legislation.
“I will continue to stand up for the Constitution and Second Amendment Rights of my constituents.
“This gun control bill contains unconstitutional red flag laws that take away due process rights and will have no effect on deterring criminals who do not follow the law when obtaining firearms. Instead, it creates arbitrary waiting periods for law-abiding adults and increases the role of the federal government into the lives of Americans. Additionally, this bill seeks to make gun owners second-class citizens and would increase the number of Americans would are barred from possessing firearms.
“The Constitution is on our side. Just this week, the Supreme Court ruled to protect Second Amendment rights against New York’s radical gun control provisions. In the face of any attempt to shred our Constitution, I will continue to stand up for Second Amendment rights and push for solutions to address the crime crisis in our country.”
Stefanik has taken action and introduced the Firearm Proficiency and Training Act, which incentivizes certified firearm training and concealed carry courses, as well as purchases of gun safety and storage equipment. She is also an original cosponsor of the STOP II, Secure Every School and Protect our Nation’s Children Act, which provides funding for School Resource Officers, mental health guidance counselors, hardening schools, active shooter training, and training for law enforcement, school officials, and students to intervene before a student reaches a breaking point. Stefanik cosponsored the School Resource Officer Act, which would increase funding for school resource officers through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program and allow law enforcement agencies to hire more school resource officers, law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.
Stefanik supported the FIX NICS Act, which reauthorized the NICS Improvement Act, increasing records submission assistance for states, and requiring federal agencies to submit annual reports and certification of compliance. Stefanik also supported the STOP School Violence Act, which invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens. President Trump signed these two provisions into law in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus package.