Davidson addresses gun control at Butler County town hall: What he said

Davidson addresses gun control at Butler County town hall: What he said

Congressman Warren Davidson called the two gun control bills that passed the House in March “bad” legislation, and some at his Monday town hall in Butler County are worried about their passage. Hours after the June 2 mass shooting in Springfield , Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asked the General Assembly to take action to pass gun reform that will “protect our police, protect our communities, protect innocent victims” and provide law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges tools needed “to deal with these individuals (violating the law) and separate them from society.” In his first in-person town hall since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Davidson, R-Troy, fielded questions from constituents from around the 8th Congressional District that represents all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami, and Preble counties and the southernmost portion of Mercer County. The shooting was not addressed in the 80-minute town hall, but Davidson addressed questions on gun control and background checks. Greg from Hamilton asked about the federal gun control bill being considered in the U.S. Senate, and said “it seems like another slippery slope.” On March 11, the House passed a pair of bills, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. 8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. 1446). After their passage, Davidson said in a statement, “The bills make criminals out of law-abiding Americans and force all gun owners to go through government-licensed agents just to borrow a hunting rifle.” H.R. 8, which has the support of eight Republicans, would […]

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