Tenney votes against gun-related bills

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WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, voted against two gun-related measures.

“The legislation, H.R. 1146 and H.R. 8, would impose new burdensome background check requirements on the purchase or transfer of firearms and expand the current three-day background check period to 10 days or longer. These new restrictions will negatively impact law-abiding gun owners and do little to prevent criminals from acquiring firearms,” reads a release.

In a statement, Tenney said, “The legislation proposed today would create arbitrary delays on background checks for law-abiding Americans, weakening their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms … These bills are poorly written and could open the door for sportsmen and hunters to be treated the same as violent criminals. A sportsman could potentially face charges for simply storing a gun with a fellow hunter while a farmer could similarly run afoul by simply lending a firearm to a fellow farmer. These progressive gun bills are out of touch with rural America and treat honest gun owners like criminals.”

In more actions, Tenney has co-sponsored the Second Amendment Guarantee Act introduced by New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R- Schuylerville.

Tenney says this bill would override unconstitutional provisions in the SAFE Act that prohibit certain purchases, transfers and ownership of legal firearms and ensure that states cannot ban the manufacture, sale, importation, or possession of any rifle or shotgun lawfully available under federal law.

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