Miller: We Must End Regulations Which Infringe on the People's Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Press Release

Date: April 13, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Guns

U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10) today announced her support for legislative measures making needed reforms to regulations that infringe on American's Second Amendment rights. Miller is a cosponsor of the BATFE Reform and Firearms Modernization Act (H.R. 1093), the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act (H.R. 58), the Second Amendment Enforcement Act (H.R. 645), the Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act (H.R. 420), the Collectable Firearms Protection Act (H.R. 615) and the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822).

"The Second Amendment of our Constitution states clearly that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed," Miller said. "Unfortunately, the federal government continues to put in place regulations that limit this constitutional right. I believe that the Congress has the constitutional responsibility to reform these regulations to protect the freedoms of every American while still allowing federal agencies to achieve their core mission. In short, we must end regulations which infringe on the people's constitutional right to keep and bear arms."

Miller is a cosponsor of the following bills:
H.R. 1093--BATFE Reform and Firearms Modernization Act
* Would make needed reforms to regulations which currently allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to place unnecessary burdens on firearms dealers, law-abiding gun owners and federal agents

H.R. 58--Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
*Would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968.

H.R. 645--Second Amendment Enforcement Act
*Would eliminate harsh gun control laws imposed by the District of Columbia after the Supreme Court's decision in D.C. v Heller (2008).

H.R. 420 -- Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act
*Would provide a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members could register firearms acquired overseas between June 26, 1934 and October 31, 1968, without fear of prosecution.

H.R. 615 --Collectable Firearms Protection Act
*Would allow for the legal importation of surplus collectable firearms from South Korea that were originally made in the United States without the exporter first seeking the permission of or providing payment to the U.S. Departments of State or Defense.

H.R. 822 -- National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act
*Would allow any person with a valid concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms.