Bill: H.R. 125 — Mandatory waiting periods for semiautomatic firearms, magazines, and ammunition.
NAGR's Position: Opposed.
Sponsor(s): Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX-18]
Status: Introduced 1/4/2021
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is at it again. As a longtime proponent of gun control in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jackson Lee has always been an irritating source of radical gun control bills.
But with Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats controlling the House and the Senate, her extremist gun control dreams just got a lot more dangerous.
Jackson Lee recently introduced H.R. 125, which if passed would impose federally mandated waiting periods for semiautomatic firearms, magazines over 10 rounds, armor piercing ammo (which is not defined in the bill), and most puzzling of all, silencers (which already require a $200 tax, extensive federal background checks, and up to a YEAR wait).
Let your congressmen know you OPPOSE her radical gun control scheme by signing your NO on H.R. 125 UNCONSTITUTIONAL WAITING PERIODS petition right away!
Whereas: The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;” and
Whereas: The very definition of infringe means “act so as to limit or undermine;” and
Whereas: Imposing a 7-day waiting period on law-abiding U.S. citizens is clearly a Second Amendment infringement and needlessly undermines a law-abiding citizen's ability to obtain needed tools to defend themselves and their families from harm;
Therefore: As your constituent, I urge you to reject this unconstitutional and dangerous bill, H.R. 125.