Congresswoman Lauren Boebert introduced the Shall Not Be Infringed Act to repeal the gun control provisions and every Second Amendment infringement passed by the 117th Congress and signed into law.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said, “I unapologetically support the Second Amendment. No amount of gun control will ever eliminate evil in our society, and unsurprisingly, the data has shown time and again that gun control does not decrease gun violence. Just look at Chicago or New York, where gun control has created criminal safe havens since evildoers know their victims will be unarmed. It is ironic that the same people who are calling to defund the police also want to leave everyday Americans defenseless. I will always stand against this nonsense and stand for law-abiding Americans and the Constitution.”
Congressman Byron Donalds said, “Last Congress, Pelosi chose to make restricting our Second Amendment rights a staple of her legislative agenda, but her unconstitutional edicts will not stand. Our Second Amendment rights ‘shall not be infringed.’ I’m proud to stand alongside Rep. Boebert in this legislative fight for American freedom by repealing Pelosi’s tyrannical gun control platform.”
Congressman Eric Burlison said, “Congress should preserve our rights, not infringe them. I applaud Congresswoman Boebert for leading on this bill to protect Americans’ God-given, constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights.”
Congressman Andy Ogles stated, “Last Congress, Biden and his Democrat cohorts in the House went after Americans’ basic right to bear arms. From significantly increasing the ATF’s budget to going after lawful gun owners to designating over $700 million taxpayer dollars to bribe states to pass red flag laws, Democrats did not hold back from trampling the rights of Americans. I am proud to cosponsor Rep. Boebert’s legislation and affirm that the right to bear arms granted in the Second Amendment of the Constitution shall not be infringed.”
Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger stated, “Joe Biden and the Radical Left have made it clear they don’t care about your safety. As crime rates continue to spiral out of control throughout the country, now is not the time to leave law-abiding Americans defenseless. I look forward to dismantling the unconstitutional anti-gun laws implemented by Democrats and putting an end to their assault on our Second Amendment Rights.”
Congressman Warren Davidson said, “Freedom surrendered is rarely reclaimed, yet it must be restored to protect our constitutional Second Amendment rights. The Second Amendment is essential to defending our freedom, and it shall not be infringed.”
Aidan Johnston, Federal Affairs Director, Gun Owners of America said, “Congress had no authority to restrict the Second Amendment, which is why it’s so important to repeal the gun control that Senator Cornyn helped anti-gunners pass last summer. We were proud to collaborate with Rep. Boebert on this legislation, which truly lives up to its name by ensuring the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”
Hunter King, Director of Federal Affairs, National Association for Gun Rights stated, “The Second Amendment couldn’t be more clear: the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Under Nancy Pelosi, Congress passed sweeping gun control that threatened the Second Amendment rights of every American. National Association for Gun Rights is proud to support Rep. Boebert’s bill that will undo the damage Democrats and RINOs created. If you give gun control advocates an inch, they will take a mile. That is why we will never compromise on Americans’ absolute right to keep and bear arms.”
Shall Not Be Infringed Act in the 117th Congress Background:
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert introduced H.R. 3212, the Shall Not Be Infringed Act, to repeal the gun control provisions and every Second Amendment infringement passed by the 117th Congress and signed into law, including provisions contained in (1) the so-called Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, (2) the 2023 Appropriations Omnibus, (3) the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2023, and (4) the 2023 NDAA.
Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act protects the Second Amendment by repealing the following provisions from the so-called Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:
- Repealing a program bribing states to pass red flag laws.
- Repealing the decision to criminalize private transfers by reclassifying private sellers as gun dealers.
- Repealing the federal waiting period for some adults to purchase rifles.
- Repealing laws that disarm adults for mere misdemeanors.
Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act protects the Second Amendment by repealing the following provisions from the 2023 Appropriations Omnibus bill:
- Cutting the ATF’s 14.1% budget increase.
- Cutting $14.4 million for the ATF to maintain its illegal gun registry.
- Cutting $700+ million in bribes for states to pass red flag laws.
- Reversing the decision to weaponize the VA to attack veterans with gun confiscation.
- Defunding the Department of Education’s efforts to mandate so-called safe storage.
- Defunding VA and HHS programs that track where veterans are storing their guns.
- Defunding programs that discourage women from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
- Defunding research that labels conservative gun owners as dangerous right-wing radicals.
Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act protects the Second Amendment by repealing the following provisions from the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2023:
- Repealing the law that directs law enforcement to criminally investigate people who fail firearm background checks, even though 90% of the time the system falsely denies a law-abiding citizen their right to bear arms.
- Defunding a program that enables the ATF to deputize local police to enforce federal gun laws.
Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act protects the Second Amendment by repealing the 2023 NDAA’s provisions creating a firearm storage provision that could be used to later justify a nationwide mandatory so-called safe-storage program.
Cosponsors of Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act include: Rep. Mary Miller (IL-15), Rep. Troy Nehls (TX-22), Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05), Rep. Andy Ogles (TN-05), Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-09), Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-08), Rep. Diana Harshbarger (TN-01), Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-08), Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02), Rep. Eric Burlison (MO-07), Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Scott Perry (PA-10), and Rep. Josh Brecheen (OK-02).
Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Association for Gun Rights support Congresswoman Boebert’s Shall Not Be Infringed Act.
GOA produced a fact-sheet on the bill that can be viewed here.
Goa Fact Sheet: 2023 Shall Not Be Infringed Act
Congresswoman Boebert introduced the Shall Not Be Infringed Act in the 117th Congress as well.
The full text of the Shall Not Be Infringed Act is available here.
Shall Not Be Infringed Act in the 117th Congress