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U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09) issued the following statement in response to introducing H.R. 3492,  the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act), legislation that prohibits states, localities, or any other organization from using federal funding to maintain gun registries.

“The GRIP Act clarifies existing law prohibiting the use of any federal funding by states or local entities to store sensitive, personal information related to the legal ownership or possession of firearms.

Concerningly, newspapers and websites have published firearm ownership databases showing where licensed gun owners and permit holders live.  This bill ensures federal funds do not contribute to any recordkeeping that could continue to allow this kind of breach of privacy,” stated Congressman Gosar.

The GRIP Act is needed now more than ever as more anti-gun and anti-violence proposals too often end up infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners,” said Hyde-Smith, “The GRIP Act would ensure that states and cities comply with federal statutes that specifically prohibit the use of federal funds to keep gun registries, which can then be used to target people who own or purchase firearms legally,” the Senator added.


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