Position: Oppose Status: House Committee on Judiciary, possibly referred to House Committee on Rules
Although Ceasefire Oregon supported the original Fix NICS Act of 2017 (HR 4434), we cannot support combining Fix NICS with a bill as dangerous to law enforcement and all Americans as HR 38, Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Act.
Introduced November 29, 2017 by Rep. Culberson (R-TX) 9 cosponsors (6 D, 3 R)
Friday, December 1, saw troubling activity for the Fix NICS Act of 2017 as well as the HR 38, Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Act.
The original bill, HR 4434, was introduced on November 16 by Rep. Cuellar (D-TX) in response to the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. The bill is known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017.
HR 4477, a bill similar to HR 4434, was introduced on November 29 by Rep. Culberson (R-TX) and is also called the Fix NICS Act of 2017. HR 4477 requires a report on the use of bump stocks in crimes. Apparently the use of a bump stock to murder 58 people in a few minutes and injure hundreds more is not enough evidence for some Republican legislators.
In addition introducing a weaker Fix NICS Act, HR 4477 is now to be combined with HR 38, Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Act.
The combined bill will be heard in the House Rules Committee (in Washington, D.C.) on Tuesday, December 5, at 2 PM (Eastern).