Tea Party Patriots Action Opposes Proposed So-Called “Assault Weapons” Ban Legislation


Atlanta, GA – Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will take up proposed legislation that would ban certain so-called “assault weapons.” The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would prohibit the sale, transfer, import and manufacture of hundreds of models of semi-automatic weapons. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:

“The U.S. Constitution is very clear about the Second Amendment, which says, ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’ There is no asterisk, no secret note listing exceptions to the words ‘shall not be infringed.’ Democrats want to trample the Constitution, and in the process would be removing the ability for law-abiding American citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right. It’s no secret that many liberals would be happy to strip citizens of the right to bear arms entirely and would settle for accomplishing that inch by inch, which is why it is especially important that we firmly stand up against the infringing of any of our Constitutional rights.”

While Ms. Martin’s two children were in high school, two would-be shooters were planning an attack on the high school and were caught before the attack. They were convicted and sentenced to prison for decades.