Americans were shocked that the background-check legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate last spring did not secure sufficient votes to pass. Some suspect that the Senate will watch to see what the House does on the identical legislation pending there before bringing the measure up for another vote.
At his recent town hall in Verona, Rep. Rodney
Frelinghuysen stated that he would be watching to see what the Senate does
with respect to
background checks before he supports the House version of the bill.
We want and need leaders, not bystanders
in our legislative bodies. A scenario in which the Senate is waiting for the
House and the House is
waiting for the Senate would result in a pathetic lack of action.
Rep. Frelinghuysen should not take a wait and see approach to this legislation. An estimated 40 percent of guns sold in this country are sold without background checks.
Rep. Frelinghuysen must not wait for the Senate to act. He must show leadership and loudly and clearly declare his support for HR-1565.
Leader, New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America