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