St. Lawrence County's representative in Congress to vote against Senate gun control bill
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will be voting against the Senate gun control bill.
Stefanik, who represents St. Lawrence County in the 21st Congressional District, made the announcement Wednesday, June 22, in an email.“I will continue to stand up for Second Amendment rights against this legislation that shreds the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans with no effect on deterring criminals who do not follow the law when obtaining firearms,” Stefanik said.
“This bill contains unconstitutional gun control provisions and allows the implementation of red flag laws that take away due process rights. It would restrict men and women who are able to serve in our military from purchasing a firearm and would strip the Constitutional rights of gun owners by broadening the scope of punishment for even nonviolent misdemeanors,” the Congresswoman said.
“As this blatant government overreach seeks to make gun owners second-class citizens, I will continue to stand up for the Constitution and push for solutions, including advocating for increased mental health resources across the country.”