Sen. Capito Is Wrong on the 2nd Amendment
Wrong on the Second Amendment, Wrong for West Virginia
- Capito recently stated that she was open to voting for so-called “red flag laws,” laws that violate due process by allowing law enforcement to confiscate privately and legally owned firearms.
- Last fall, Shelley More Capito co-sponsored Senate Bill 2690, the “Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening and Promoting Our Nation’s Safety (RESPONSE) Act.” This bill punishes “unlicensed” firearms dealers in order to ensure private gun sales go through a NICS background check, even though states who have implemented universal background checks have a 15% higher per capita rate of mass shooting deaths.
This basically creates a “nationwide task force” designed to spy on and punish law-abiding gun owners who build and sell their own firearms. Even when no crime has been committed, this bill allows for putting private citizens on watch lists and taking their lawfully owned property away.
Furthermore, this bill creates a whole new surveillance system for children, increasing the power of government to tell children what they can and can’t do, say, or think.
This awful bill is opposed by the National Association for Gun Rights. And it’s co-sponsored by my opponent and your current Senator.
In 2018, Shelley Moore Capito was the co-sponsor of another unconstitutional gun control bill: The Fix NICS Act. This Act was opposed by Gun Owners of America, because it would block gun sales to peaceful, law-abiding citizens. The bill especially threatened the due process rights of veterans. This Act, which undermines the Constitutional rights of veterans and other Americans, passed in 2018, over the objections of conservative Senators like Mike Lee.
Sen. Capito’s presence in the United States Senate is a threat not only to the Second Amendment rights of West Virginians, but to legal gun-owners all over this great country.
West Virginia needs a Senator who is 100% pro-2nd Amendment, 100% of the time. Visit www.whittforwv.com for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved!