US Senate Votes to Strike Down Another Gun-Control Bill

Birmingham, AL – This afternoon, the United States Senate debated and voted on a gun control bill. After much debate the Senate voted 54 to 46 on the bill which was not enough for the bill to pass to the House for review. The main components of this bill were new laws requiring background checks at gun shows and the allowing invasion of privacy into the lives of Americans by the US Attorney General.

“I was very pleased to see there are still a few leaders in Washington who are willing to stand up for our 2nd Amendment rights. The Liberal Democrats have tried for years to disarm law-abiding American citizens, but time and time again we have stood our ground and demanded protection of our rights.

“This bill would have unfairly restricted the right to own a firearm for private citizens and limited the private sale or transfer of personal firearms. This is just another example of the government trying to overreach their Constitutional boundaries and turn this country into a ‘police state.’

“As far as the President’s forthcoming announcement on gun-control executive orders, I expect more power grabs by the federal government and definite limitations to our constitutional rights. Someone needs to tell President Obama that his job is not creating laws, that is the duty of Congress.

“There is no need for the government to know our every move, including when we sell our gun collection. Those are reasons why we must stop the Democrats and their ‘big government’ ideology. Our freedoms are at risk and America could change forever if we continue to allow this kind of infringement upon our rights. I am confident that Republican leaders will continue to protect our Constitutional rights. However, I urge everyone to become involved and contact their Senators and Representatives to express their concerns,” concludes Chairman Bill Armistead.


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