As H.R. 1808 – the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2022 – made its way through the U.S House of Representatives late last week, members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation had strong words to say about the bill. Georgia’s Republican members of Congress blasted the bill and called it “unconstitutional” and “gun-grabbing.” Democratic members of the delegation praised the bill. The bill ultimately passed the House by a vote of 217-213.

“Last month, I warned that Democrats’ gun control legislation, disguised as a ‘commonsense compromise,’ would initiate additional legislation to achieve the Left’s goal of disarming America. Unfortunately, that reality is unfolding before our very eyes with yet another unconstitutional power grab that takes aim at the American people’s Second Amendment liberties,” said U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09). “Democrats’ so-called Assault Weapons Ban is thinly veiled tyranny that does nothing to reduce crime but everything to strip law-abiding Americans of their unalienable right to keep and bear arms. Disdain for our Constitution and ignorance of firearms do not justify infringing on law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Furthermore, Congress must legislate based on real facts, not emotion. And while Democrats are no stranger to contorting language to mislead the American people, it is deceitful to label and ban weapons based on their appearance in order to further a Big Government Socialist agenda. I will never yield in my support and defense of the Second Amendment, which is why I vehemently opposed this unconstitutional and illegal piece of legislation.” 

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