February 20, 2024

NHL, NBA, MLB, Other Pro Leagues, Push to Secure Gun Control

The National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and quite a few different skilled sports activities leagues are asking Congress for extra gun management by way of reauthorization of the Undetectable Firearms Act.

On February 10, 2024, Gun Owners of America (GOA) used an X submit to name out NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, NBA, and NASCAR, for sending the letter to Congress.  They famous that collegiate large NCAA signed the letter, too:

GOA elaborated in a February 8, 2024, column published by Zero Hedge, noting that the letter was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).

The skilled sports activities leagues used the letter to declare renewing the Undetectable Firearms Act is essential to the safety of  skilled sporting league followers.

The letter says, “[We] urge you to reauthorize this critical law so that our organizations can continue to keep our fans safe.”

On February 1, 2024, Breitbart News reported that 74 members of the House of Representatives despatched Speaker Johnson a letter urging him to reject any everlasting reauthorization of the Undetectable Firearms Act.

The letter opened by saying:

As we head into the 2024 election yr, the Republican convention may have quite a few alternatives to show to the American folks why our occasion must be entrusted with continued management of the House of Representatives. One of our first alternatives to exhibit a Republican Commitment to America will probably be to emphatically reject any everlasting reauthorization or enlargement of the Undetectable Firearms Act.

The letter to Johnson goes on to level out the continued existence of the Undetectable Firearms Act opens the door for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to redefine phrases and phrases, thereby increasing the variety of weapons regulated beneath the Act.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly publication targeted on all issues Second Amendment, additionally for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow on the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a concentrate on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can enroll to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him immediately at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.