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Conservative Leaders Oppose 2022 Gun Control Deal - It's not too late to stop a bad deal

Yesterday, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project (CAP) issued the following “Memo to the Movement” urging Congress to defeat the latest misguided and ineffective gun control measure.

June 16, 2022


Washington, DC


This past Sunday, conservatives learned that ten Senate Republicans have agreed to a large scale gun control package with some of the Senate’s most radical Democrats. The announced framework includes egregious provisions which are all-but-guaranteed to result in widespread violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. In progressive-led states, these provisions could result in de facto partisan, door-to-door weapons confiscation.

Among the measures outlined in the agreement:

Federal money to coerce states to implement unconstitutional “red flag” gun confiscation orders that violate due process rights;

Additional federal money for states to close the “boyfriend loophole” in an illogical manner.

Harassment of licensed gun dealers through ineffective “pre-sale” regulatory requirements;

Arbitrary requirements to enhance screening for adults between the ages of 18 and 20;

Potential implementation of a backdoor Universal Background Check system under the guise of “clarifying” the definition of a federally licensed firearm dealer.

It is unlikely that these policies will have any meaningful impact on reducing crimes where a gun is used by a violent criminal. However, it is clear that such provisions pose significant threats to law-abiding Americans’ fundamental constitutional rights, especially the right to defend themselves and their families at a time when violent crime is soaring to historic highs.

In this political climate, Americans are right to be concerned how these proposed powers will be carried out by politicized bodies who have shown themselves to be increasingly hostile to conservatives.

Despite the apparent serious constitutional violations in the proposed framework, at least ten Republican senators agreed to meet the Democrats' radical demands.

Conservatives have good ideas on how to reduce crimes where guns are used. It is unfortunate that the current framework fails to prioritize policies designed to address the broken social and cultural institutions that habitually fall short of meeting the needs of American communities.

As such, conservatives are universally opposed to this gun control framework agreement and ask that the House and Senate reject this proposal and focus on protecting Americans from crime as opposed to attacking their constitutional liberties.


The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment,

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Thomas Fitton

President, Judicial Watch, Inc.

President, Council for National Policy

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute

Tom Jones

Co-Founder

American Accountability Foundation

Terry Schilling

President

American Principles Project

Scott T. Parkinson

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

Heather R. Higgins

CEO

Independent Women's Voice

Daniel Honchariw, MPA

Nevada State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Ralph Benko

Chairman, The Capitalist League

Weekly Columnist, Newsmax

Philip Singleton

Georgia State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Evan Newman

South Carolina State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Jordan Mason

Executive Director

South Dakota Freedom Caucus

Richard H. Wright

Owner

R & S LLC

Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State House

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising.

Dr. John E. Reese, III

Founder

Dental Access Carolina, LLC

The Honorable George K. Rasley, Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Dr. Mark A. Smith

President

CIU

William Shaker

CEO

Washington Marketing Group

Ben Case

Don Woodsmall

President (Interim)

Center for Security Policy

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

MRC

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Carole Woodruff

Executive Vice President,

Foundation for American Christian Education


Austin Stone

Chief Operating Officer,

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Allen J. Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Karen England

President

Capitol Resource Institute

Dr. Shannon L. McCollough

Global Gift Innovators

Peter J. Thomas

Chairman, The Conservative Caucus

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

Dr. Chris Hughes

Founder & Chairman

The Citizens for America Foundation

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

Conservative Caucus

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum


The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and

President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

President

The Heritage Foundation

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio


Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

Lori Roman

President

ACRU Action Fund

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

Alfred S. Regnery

President, Republic Book Publishers

Willes K. Lee

Vice President

National Rifle Association of America

The Honorable Matthew Buckham

Founder

American Accountability Foundation

Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Steven Utroska

State Director - Mississippi

State Freedom Caucus Network

Brooke Powell

Illinois State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Theo Wold

Executive Director

Idaho Freedom Caucus Network

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures

Mr. Marc Little

Executive Director

CURE America Action, Inc.

Tim Throckmorton

President

Lifepointe Ministries

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

Star Parker

President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Floyd Brown

Founder

The Western Journal

Peggy Dau

Co-founder, Nationsnet.org

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Robert D. Thompson

Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch (1999 - 2016)

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Joseph A. Morris

Morris & De La Rosa, Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General (Reagan-Meese)

Susan Carleson Currer

Chairman

American Constitutional Rights Union

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1989)

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Linda L. Bean

Family Business Owner

L. L. Bean, Inc.

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Amy Kremer

Chairwoman

Women for America First

Frank J. Gaffney

Executive Chairman

Center for Security Policy

Richardson G. Scurry

Founder

FreeSpeechPledge.com


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