Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to Legislation that Expands Gun Control


Atlanta, GA — Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responds to new gun control legislation expanding background checks for gun sales.

“Once again, liberals have shown they care about grandstanding more than they care about passing legislation that will actually make positive changes. Neither HR 8 (the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019) nor HR 1112 (the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019) would have prevented the Parkland tragedy. Parkland was a complete failure by government from top to bottom — state, local and federal — to protect these children, which is what they are paid by taxpayers to do. Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the murdered teens in Parkland, unequivocally stated that ‘political correctness killed’ his daughter, and he’s absolutely right. Americans don’t want legislation that does nothing to prevent another tragedy or that infringes on their right to self-defense. What we want public officials to do is address real problems, such as underreporting violent behavior of students, and implement real solutions, such as securing schools.”