The amendment was adopted by voice vote.
More on Second Amendment
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 6, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ken Buck challenges frontrunner Joe Biden and failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to start with him if they plan to take guns from law-abiding citizens.
“I have a message for Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke, if you want to take everyone’s AR-15s in America, why don’t you swing by my office in Washington, D.C. and start with this one,” Rep. Buck said. “Come and take it.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck voted against H.R. 8, an unconstitutional gun control bill that criminalizes gun transfers between law-abiding citizens who have no criminal record and no criminal intent. As a staunch Second Amendment supporter, Congressman Ken Buck is committed to defending Americans’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Congressman Ken Buck issued the following statement:
In a significant victory for Second Amendment rights, the House this week voted to let non-violent felons win back their gun rights.
Citing a grandfather who as a college student became a felon for writing a bad rent check, Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck said that nonviolent ex-felons should be able to apply to restore their gun rights.
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., offered an amendment to the FY16 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act today that could allow people subject to a federal gun ban, such as felons, to petition for their right to posses a gun.
The House late Tuesday night gave voice vote approval to a proposal allowing people to petition the federal government to restore their right to obtain firearms.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) offered an amendment to the annual spending bill for the Justice Department to ensure that people who are prohibited from buying guns can apply for a restoration status.
Current law allows people who cannot legally buy guns to petition their local district court. But legislative riders in place since 1992 prevent the Justice Department from processing the applications.