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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  •  April 17, 2019  •  Contact: Floyd Neeland

H.R.1112 Restricts Gun Rights and Freedom:
The goal should be to reduce crime.

Burdening law abiding citizens doesn't stop armed criminals.
We need crime control, not 'gun control'! Gun Confiscation Clock moved.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org admits that so-called "gun control" and crime control are different things, with different goals. Crime control focuses on criminals, putting them in prison, and develops reforms, cleans out neighborhoods and makes society safer—a key role of government. So-called "gun control" in contrast controls the public with paperwork, record keeping, delays, bureaucracy, and big brother's nose where it doesn't belong. Many people see and understand this—too many, including politicians pandering to voters—do not.

Democrats' actions show disdain for the right to self defense, which gets ignored in proposals for so-called "gun control," and at the expense of crime-reduction efforts.

Enacted right after the democrats' stunning affront to the Constitution in H.R.8, where innocently handing a gun to a friend would become a felony (a crimeless act), House bill 1112, passed on 2/28/19, adds lengthy delays to legally shopping at retail, to cover for law-enforcement shortcomings. JPFO denounced this attempt to further burden innocent citizens without focusing instead on armed criminals who cause mayhem and chaos on our streets. Even if identified, criminals in the new plan go free. The bad law helped move JPFO's symbolic Gun Confiscation Clock ahead by two minutes, to just 12 minutes to midnight.

"The entire new outcry and push for more "gun control" laws came from children at Parkland high school who want to stop school massacres, a truly noble cause," said Alan Gottlieb, the CEO of JPFO. "But this bill has nothing to do with that, it literally avoids the reason the children are so upset—how do democrats get away with such a bait and switch?" he asked. "Legislators promise they will work to end crime and violence, and then press ahead to limit the public's rights and ability to defend itself. It borders on insanity." JPFO is calling for gun education and marksmanship training in schools, where the subject is tightly censored.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org is America’s most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of “gun control” as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called “gun control” does not control guns and doesn’t control criminal behavior. What it does do is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. “You don’t have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty.”


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