GOA Opposes Senate “Bipartisan” Gun Control Legislation


June 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This evening, Gun Owners of America (GOA) reinforced their opposition to the Senate gun control package after reviewing text released earlier in the day. Among other alarming provisions, the legislation would encourage Backdoor Universal Background Checks by redefining many private sellers as gun dealers, financially incentivize states to enact unconstitutional “red-flag” laws, and would allow for so-called “enhanced background checks,” which are arbitrary delays in transferring firearms to adults not yet 21 years-old.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:

“Once again, so-called ‘conservative’ Senators are making clear they believe that the rights of American citizens can be compromised away.  Let me be clear, they have NO AUTHORITY to compromise with our rights, and we will not tolerate legislators who are willing to turn gun owners into second-class citizens.  GOA fully opposes this unconstitutional legislation and will continue to encourage our millions of members to make their voices heard to their elected officials on this bill.”

Full text of the legislation can be viewed here.  GOA spokespeople are available for interviews.