Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss anti-gun policies, advancing H.R. 7910 along party lines.

"This hastily put together markup was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Democrats to try to capitalize on a national tragedy. The reality is they know this bill will not effectively stop mass shootings and they know these unconstitutional provisions will go nowhere in the Senate," said Rep. Fischbach. "This markup was not about keeping kids and communities safe from violent criminals. It was about furthering a blanket anti-gun agenda. This was evident when they voted against an amendment that would provide funding for more school resource officers to protect children. Democrats also voted against amendments to ensure that people engaging in gun crimes are prosecuted under existing law. There are steps we can take to protect people from the actions of evil people, and they can be taken without stripping the rights of law-abiding gun owners."

Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.