On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2620, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act.”This bill would remove ATF’s authority to use the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal law in ways that could undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation, all lawful purposes – including self-defense – would have to be given due consideration and respect in the administration of federal firearms law.
While the NRA’s announcement above is poorly written, the message is clear. WE (gun civil rights advocates) are becoming the vanguard.
Sporting purpose never had a place in the Second Amendment. Period. Nice we are on the right side, for once.