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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Bost Defends 2nd Amendment

February 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced his opposition to two gun control bills being considered in the House of Representatives this week. H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 will be voted on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

“The gun control legislation being considered this week infringes on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and does absolutely nothing to stop incidents of mass violence,” said Bost. “As a father and grandfather, I want to reduce gun violence as much as anyone. But these bills make it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and others against criminals who have guns. We need to enforce the laws already on the books rather than limit the rights of law-abiding citizens who want to protect their families. I think Representative Scalise would have been able to get that point across had he been allowed to testify when these bills were under consideration in committee.”

NOTE:

The gun control legislation was considered in the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), a victim of the congressional baseball practice shooting two years ago, was refused by the majority the opportunity to testify before the committee about gun violence.

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