GOA and its activists were successful in urging the Senate to adopt Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) amendment to prevent federal health care legislation from collecting information on gun owners.
GOA’s Executive Director Erich Pratt is glad that the measure failed, saying, “The stand taken by Sen. Paul and others ensured that ‘ObamaCare 2.0’ is dead for now, because there is no way for the bill to get the necessary 51 votes.”
Secondly, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) legislative language that would have “placed hunting devices under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration” was successfully removed.
“Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Greg Walden (R-OR) — along with their top-flight staffs — worked with GOA to neuter the Warren language and explicitly exclude hunting devices from any FDA regulation,” Pratt said. The bill passed the House with the “pro-gun protections.”
“We are very grateful for our network of 1.5 million members and activists around the country,” Pratt concluded. “These victories remind us why it’s essential for all Second Amendment supporters to stay vigilant and remain loud — something that GOA’s grassroots do very well.”