North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, our local gun control group, is pushing for co-sponsors for HR 2324, legislation that would close the so-called "gun show loophole." It would basically require background checks for all private sales at gun shows.
Aside from being unconstitutional, this legislation is just plain ineffective. Criminals will acquire guns whether there are additional restrictions in place or not. Statistically, next to none of the firearms purchased at guns shows are subsequently used in crimes. This legislation just serves to make it even more
difficult for law-abiding citizens to buy and sell firearms.
NCGV is pushing Rep. Watt and Rep. Miller to become co-sponsors on this bill. (Rep. Price is already a co-sponsor... big surprise.) Let's push back by contacting these legislators and telling them NOT to sponsor this bad legislation. We don't need MORE gun laws on the books, we need to enforce the ones we already have. It's a quick call...
NC-12 Mel Watt (D)
District Area: Charlotte, Greensboro
Firearms Legislative Asst.: Alyssa Gowens
PH. (202) 225-1510
NC-13 Brad Miller (D)
District Area: Greensboro, Raleigh
Firearms Legislative Asst.: Michael Canning
Ph. (202) 225-3032