Democrat Congresswoman Cindy Axne wore an orange mask today in Washington D.C. to show a commitment to “end gun violence.”
Along with her posted picture, Axne noted that 90 percent of Americans support “commonsense background checks on gun sales.”
According to the Christian Coalition Survey from July, 2018, Axne supports restricting the right to bear arms. She also “generally” supports gun-control legislation according to Project Vote Smart (Aug. of 2018).
Axne refers to the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act.” The law requires a background check for every firearm sale.
Heritage Action opposed that legislation.
“Unfortunately, universal background checks would do little to prevent firearm violence and would instead make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to purchase, own, carry and use a firearm. Studies show that universal background checks are largely ineffective when it comes to preventing mass shootings.”
Most people imprisoned for firearm-related crimes access their firearms illegally through theft, the underground market, family members or friends.
“H.R. 8 is poorly written and makes criminals out of many law-abiding Americans who commonly make low-risk firearm transfers,” Heritage Action added.
In 2019, Axne advocated for putting the “assault rifle ban” that was allowed to expire by Congress years ago to be put back on the books.
“The ban has been off the books for a decade, and we’ve seen a drastic increase in the number of shootings,” Axne said, according to the Daily Nonpareil. “Those weapons aren’t used for anything but to kill people.”