Lummis leads effort in introducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and 19 of her colleagues in introducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act, which would prevent the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring a public health emergency to impose gun control.
The bill would serve as a firewall to protect the Second Amendment rights of people in Wyoming from the anti-gun activists in the Biden administration.
Earlier this month, the governor of New Mexico instituted a public health emergency for the purposes of suspending the Second Amendment-protected carrying of firearms.
This week, President Biden announced an Office of Gun Violence Prevention which is set to be led by multiple left-wing activists who have previously worked for pro-gun control groups, including the Community Justice Action Fund, an organization dedicated to declaring a national gun violence public health emergency as one of its three policy planks.
The Protecting the Right to Protect and Bear Arms Act prohibits the President or their designee, from declaring an emergency pursuant to the National Emergencies Act or major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in order to impose gun control.
The act also prevents the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring public health emergency pursuant to the Public Health Service Act for the purpose of imposing gun control and prevents any government official from prohibiting the manufacture, sale or transfer of a firearm or ammunition during a disaster or emergency.