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Bacon Says We Must Legislate on Facts; Votes No on Gun Restrictions

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after voting no on both H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021:

“There is no question that loss of life due to gun violence is traumatizing and heartbreaking, but we cannot ignore the fact that thenumbers do not show background checks, gun registries, and other measures will work. The facts are that only about 1.3 percent of prisoners who used a firearm during a crime, obtained that gun from a retail source using their own name, and less than one percent obtained it at a gun show. They were obtained from someone else, on the street, or found at the scene of the crime. We must legislate on the facts, work to enforce our laws, and protect our Second Amendment rights.”