H.R. 1446 has passed the House of Representatives on March 11, 2021, with 219 YEAS and 210 NAYS and 1 Not Voting. The next step for this bill will now be the Senate. We need to do everything in our power to prevent this bill from passing the Senate. We need to make sure that we don't have and RINOS in the Senate vote for this bill (or H.R. 8) and we need to get at least 1 Democrat on our side.
Our best chance at this moment is Senator Joe Manchin [D-WV]. Even though he is a Democrat, he was in the past often an ally for conservative bills.
To contact Joe Manchin by email, click here. If you would rather call one of his offices, click here.
Here is the list of Republicans who voted YEA on H.R. 1446:
Chris Smith [R-NJ4] 202-225-3765
Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] 202-225-4276
There were also 2 Democrats who sided with the Republicans and voted NAY:
Jared Golden [D-ME2] (202) 225-6306
Ron King [D-WI3] (202) 225-5506
H.R. 1446 Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021
Summary: This bill revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person.
Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days, that a federal firearms licensee must wait to receive a completed background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person. (This type of transaction is often referred to as a default proceed transaction.)
If a submitted background check remains incomplete after 10 business days, then the prospective purchaser may submit a petition for a final firearms eligibility determination. If an additional 10 days elapse without a final determination, then the federal firearms licensee may transfer the firearm to the prospective purchaser.
This bill will effectively amend Chapter 44 of Title 28 of the United States Code.
As of March 11, 2021, this bill passed the House of Representatives with 219 YEAS and 210 NAYS and 1 Not Voting.
That means this bill is now going to the Senate.
Let's take a close look at this bill as we did with H.R. 8. What does it mean if this bill passes the Senate as well?
Currently: If you have now CWL (concealed carry license) and you are purchasing a firearm, you have to wait a mandatory 3 days before you can receive the said firearm (except Broward County, Miami Dade County, and Palm Beach County where you have to wait for 5 days).
After H.R. 1446: Now you have to wait a minimum of 10 days, up to 20 days if the government feels like it. Personally, I feel that 3 days are already an infringement of our #2A but 20 days is unacceptable.
Let's say a woman is assaulted by her partner, she files a restraining order but wants to do more than that and purchases a handgun to protect herself. Now the government is refusing her G0d-given right to protect herself because, well because they can if we don't stop them.
In addition, H.R. 1446 will also require from the Comptroller General of the United
States to prepare and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a written report analyzing the extent to which, this new legislation, has prevented firearms from being transferred to prohibited persons. I don't think the #Democrats are going to use these statistics to make our Second Amendment better and safer.
So it is very important that you will contact your representative and tell them that you need them to vote NO on this bill and that you expect them to protect the Second Amendment and our Constitution as they have sworn an oath to do so.
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To read more on H.R. 1446 please click here. [PDF]