5/99 H.R. 1501: Opposition to Hutchinson and Traficant Amendments

Gun Owners of America opposes the following amendments to H.R. 1501
(June 16, 1999)
Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    * Hutchinson amendment. This provision would criminalize efforts by a parent to train his child in responsible use of firearms if a court subsequently determines, after the fact, that the parents risked the possibility that the child would seriously misuse the firearm, potentially even if no misuse occurred.
    * Traficant amendment. This provision encourages states to punish young adults for what can amount to the mere possession of a firearm — especially considering that young adults can run afoul of the law if they go target shooting with their parents while failing to possess a written note of permission.