Gun control activist’s group made several ‘demands’ of House Appropriations Committee to take actions it cannot legally do…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) March for Our Rights, a student-run group that supports the Second Amendment, fact checked a press release from gun control activist David Hogg.
Hogg’s gun-control group, National March on NRA, asked the House Appropriations Committee to pass legislation, which it cannot do.
It also failed to understand laws surrounding gun-control research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hogg’s group even protested the NRA to demand legislative changes that the NRA advocates for.
His group called for extreme risk protection orders, which would take guns away from individuals deemed dangerous.
The NRA supports these measures if they protect due process rights.
As part of the National Rifle Association protest, Hogg’s group also demanded that Congress pass the FIX NICS Act, which the NRA supports.
National March on NRA, Hogg’s group, sent the press release to invite people to a gun control rally at the National Rifle Association Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
The pro-Second Amendment group organized a counter-protest to David Hogg’s National March on NRA.
The pro-Second Amendment group will gather in support of the NRA and gun rights on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12 p.m., the same time as Hogg’s gun-control protest.
“We want America to know that David Hogg does not speak for the millions of young people all over the country who support the Second Amendment,” Amirani said. “We want respectful dialogue and encourage our members to share the facts on why gun control is not the answer.”
March for Our Rights continued to share the facts in the press release fact checker.
The first “clueless statement by Hogg’s gun-control group” was, “We demand that the House Appropriations Committee approves funding for the CDC to research gun violence.”
“Congress has never restricted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying firearms and violence,” the fact check responded. “Instead, it restricted government funding from being used to advocate or promote gun control.”
The pro-gun student group said Congress passed the ban on gun control advocacy in the 1990s because researchers were using public coffers to advance their agenda.
A CDC official in 1994 made his policy preferences clear, when he said the goal of gun-control “research” was to make firearms like cigarettes, “dirty, deadly, — and banned.”
Hogg’s group continued: “We demand that the House Appropriations Committee… takes action to pass laws like expanding universal background checks.”
“The House Appropriations Committee cannot legislate through an appropriations bill, it only has authority for funding. Changing the law would require a vote by an authorizing committee with appropriate jurisdiction,” the pro-gun group said. “Additionally, there is zero evidence that so-called universal background checks have reduced crime anywhere they are used.”
The pro-Second Amendment group cited statistics showing that the vast majority of guns used for criminal activity are obtained illegally.
Hogg’s group demanded extreme risk protection orders, too. The NRA has supported ERPOs, as long as they maintain due process rights.
“Gun rights advocates, including the NRA, oppose any proposal that does not fully protect due process rights of American citizens,” the pro-gun group said. “Any extreme risk protection order law must protect both Second Amendment rights and due process rights at the same time. We would also like the person who is the subject of an ERPO to receive community-based mental health treatment as a condition of the ERPO.”