First appearance on Fox: Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and 14 other Republican leaders on Thursday blocked the White House from declaring gun violence a national health emergency in order to enact gun control measures. submitted a bill to do so.
The bill, known as the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2023, was proposed by Democratic New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week, which would impose an immediate 30-day ban on gun possession in public places and state-owned facilities. It was submitted in an attempt to enact the law. Albuquerque real estate calls gun violence a public health crisis.
“While many have said that public health emergencies cannot be exploited to impose gun restrictions, executive powers have expanded significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and New Mexico’s governor No one spoke up after we saw the US government use a public health emergency to effectively suspend the Second Amendment in their state.”This is not something we need to address.” Some may question this,” Brown said in a statement.
“We need to legislate that no one can be stripped of their right to protect themselves and their families with the stroke of a pen.”
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The bill is likely to gain momentum in the Republican-led House. Representative Michael Cloud also introduced a bill by the same name this week in response to Grisham’s bill. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) co-sponsored the Cloud bill and joined the chorus of critics of Grisham’s gun ban efforts.
A judge blocked Lujan Grisham’s 30-day gun ban on open and concealed weapons, allowing the governor to ban guns in public parks and playgrounds “in locations where there is a known high risk to children and families.” She said they were forced to amend rules restricting their use. To ABC.
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Lujan Grisham said in a statement that she refuses to “be complacent.”
“Today, the judge temporarily blocked some of the public health orders, but acknowledged the serious problem of gun violence in our state, especially when it comes to the deaths of children,” she wrote. “As governor, I see the pain every day of families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, and I will never stop fighting to prevent other families from enduring these tragedies.”
In May, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra labeled gun violence a “public health crisis” following the mass shooting at a medical office building in Atlanta. Earlier, California officials wrote a letter to Becerra asking him to formally recognize this as a public health emergency.
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Brown previously introduced the bill in 2021 and as an amendment in July of this year.
The bill was passed by Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Jim Risch of Idaho, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Joni Ernst of Iowa, and Mississippi State. Republican Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and John Hoeven are co-sponsors. Steve Daines of North Dakota State, Ted Budd of North Carolina State, Roger Wicker of Mississippi State, Rick Scott of Florida State, Tom Cotton of Arkansas State and Josh Hawley of Missouri State.