Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darrell Issa released the following statement in opposition of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446:
“The people’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment is a bedrock freedom of every American – and it must not be abridged. I oppose H.R. 8, H.R. 1446 and similar measures that would unduly restrict the legal exercise of this right.
It is simply not true that communities plagued by crime will be made safer by imposing new restrictions on law abiding citizens. In fact, some of the cities with the strictest laws of this type are also beset by the highest crime rates.
Rather, radical moves to defund police, enact zero cost bail, impose lax sentences, eliminate ICE, and create “no arrest” policies for certain crimes have the most dangerous consequences. If legislators want to reduce crime and make communities safer, our time would be better spent working to end each of these ill-advised measures – and prevent their destructive results.”