S. IL lawmaker opposes gun control bills

S. IL lawmaker opposes gun control bills
A lawmaker from southern Illinois is opposing two gun control bills in the U.S. House of Represenatives. (Source: house.gov),

WASHINGTON (KFVS) - A lawmaker from southern Illinois is opposing two gun control bills in the U.S. House of Represenatives.

Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL) issued this statement:

“The gun control legislation being considered this week infringes on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and does absolutely nothing to stop incidents of mass violence,” said Bost. “As a father and grandfather, I want to reduce gun violence as much as anyone. But these bills make it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and others against criminals who have guns. We need to enforce the laws already on the books rather than limit the rights of law-abiding citizens who want to protect their families. I think Representative Scalise would have been able to get that point across had he been allowed to testify when these bills were under consideration in committee.”
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)

The gun control legislation was considered in committee earlier this month.

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