Position: Oppose Status: House Committee On Judiciary
Relaxes laws regarding transportation of firearms. Changes burden of proof to prosecution.
Introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R - VA 9)
72 cosponsors (72 R)
This bill makes transporting illegal firearms much easier and prosecution much more difficult.
This bill could make trafficking guns from places with weak gun laws, like Indiana, into places like Chicago.
(1) Chicago’s violence problem is directly linked to the number of illegal guns available in the City;
(2) Sixty percent of guns recovered in crimes in Chicago were first sold in other states, many with weaker gun laws; and
(3) A small handful of gun stores, three from Cook Country and one from Gary, Indiana, continue to be responsible for a disproportionate number of crime guns recovered on Chicago’s streets.
Those who benefit most from this bill are the gun lobby and gun traffickers.