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Hudson Releases Statement on Biden-Harris Gun Control Agenda

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), author of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, released the following statement on gun control measures announced today by the Biden-Harris Administration:

"In Congress, I have sponsored bipartisan legislation and led efforts to end gun violence. I am open to working with President Joe Biden on community violence intervention initiatives announced today. However, I am disappointed the other initiatives he announced will do nothing to prevent gun violence and only harm law-abiding citizens," said Rep. Hudson. "When will President Biden and the Democrats get serious about the actual causes of violence and drop their fixation on taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens with measures that do not achieve their stated goals?

"Instead of restricting access to legal gun parts and accessories and pushing red flag laws which can easily be abused, we should focus on intervention with troubled individuals before they reach a breaking point, improving mental health care, expanding information sharing to close the 'Charleston Loophole', increasing punishment for those who break existing gun laws, and preserving the Second Amendment rights of those who follow the law."

On the nomination of David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Rep. Hudson said:

"David Chipman is a partisan, anti-Constitution activist and an unacceptable choice to lead the ATF."

Last month, Rep. Hudson introduced the STOP II: Classrooms Over Conference Rooms Act to increase school safety and championed other legislation to end gun violence, as opposed to recent bills passed in the U.S. House of Representative which would do nothing to address root causes of violence. Read more about those efforts here.