Washington, D.C.–U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) has made protecting constitutionally-guaranteed Second Amendment rights a priority in the 118th Congress. Crapo is standing up to gun control advocates and is working to strengthen Idahoans’ Second Amendment rights by sponsoring or co-sponsoring the following critical measures:
- The Hearing Protection Act, which would help provide recreational gun users better access to hearing protection equipment by reclassifying suppressors to regulate them like a regular firearm;
- The Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to block a rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that would mandate the taxation and registration of firearms with stabilizing braces;
- The Pistol Brace Protection Act, which would make clear that pistol braces are not subject to taxation and regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA);
- The Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act, which reins in excessive taxation, registration and regulation requirements from the NFA;
- The Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination (FIND) Act, a bill to prohibit the federal government from entering into contracts with an entity that discriminates against firearm trade associations or businesses that deal in firearms, ammunition or related products; and
- The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation that would allow individuals with the right to conceal carry a firearm in their home state to exercise that right in any other state that allows concealed carry. The bill would not supersede existing state laws.
“As the Biden Administration continues to seek creative methods of advancing its anti-gun agenda, Congress must be resolute and oppose all efforts to undermine Second Amendment rights,” said Crapo. “Burdening law-abiding Americans with additional firearm restrictions is not the answer to safeguarding the public.”
“Furthermore, Idahoans and Americans across the country should not be denied the fundamental right to self-defense. Guaranteeing concealed carry reciprocity would finally allow law-abiding citizens to exercise this right while they are traveling or temporarily living away from home.”
Senator Crapo is a strong supporter of the rights provided under the Second Amendment and has consistently opposed efforts by gun control advocates to curtail these rights.