Vote on Gun Control Funding Imminent!
As early as tomorrow, Tuesday August 24th Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to proceed to a vote on a $3,500,000,000,000 Budget Resolution that includes instructions to fund gun control at the state level.
GOA has been monitoring the appropriations process on behalf of gun owners for several months now.
We need you to take action today and tell your Representative to VOTE NO on the final passage of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
The real battle for gun control in Congress is with this budget reconciliation process.
Budget reconciliation only requires a simple majority to pass the Senate.
That’s how the Biden Administration passed the COVID relief package entitled the American Rescue Plan back in March 2021.
And here’s the problem!
The anti-gunners seized upon these broadly appropriated funds—misusing Community Violence Intervention Initiative funding to enforce gun control in New York City.
Yup! The Biden Administration has been using funds appropriated for COVID relief in the American Rescue Plan to fund his anti-gun agenda.
Recently, after meeting with the White House about the insane crime spike in New York City, Mayor-elect Eric Adams bragged about using federal aid to “rebuild [NYC’s] anti-gun unit.”
This is not acceptable!
And that’s why we need you to contact your Representative and tell him or her to VOTE NO on the Budget Resolution—before we spend our tax dollars on more federal gun control enforcement.
The new Budget Resolution includes funding for more community violence intervention programs.
We explained out objections to the bill in a recent episode of the Minute Man Moment right before S. Con. Res. 14 passed the Senate. You can watch our video explanation here.
Until the Biden Administration can prove that Community Violence Intervention funding is not misused to fund gun control and is only used for honest police work, gun owners must oppose these anti-gun slush funds.
So please, if you can call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and tell your Representative to VOTE AGAINST the gun control contained in Senator Bernie Sanders $3,500,000,000,000 budget resolution.
An operator will direct you to your Representative’s office if you call (202) 224-3121!
And after you’ve called your Representative, please use our action tool above to send a follow up email reminding them that you’re opposed as well!