Griffith, Hatch, Introduce Legislation to Improve Firearm Transportation Laws

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced legislation to address a critical gap in U.S. law related to the transportation of firearms. Under current regulations, many law-abiding Americans unwittingly violate disparate rules governing the transportation of firearms across state lines.  Griffith and Hatch’s bills would amend the Firearm Owners…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.6.17

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Protecting the Second Amendment On Thursday, I voted to overturn one of the Obama Administration’s final actions targeting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The rule in question, issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), prohibited the purchase of firearms by anyone who has a determination of a disability listing as one of his primary conditions a mental…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 5.30.16

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Updates Civil Liberties, Lawful Transportation of Firearms, and Accessing Public Lands In my column of February 29, I wrote of an amendment I successfully added to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406), legislation which protects Second Amendment rights and guarantees Americans ample access to federal lands in order to hunt, fish, and…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.29.16

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Civil Liberties, Lawful Transportation of Firearms, and Accessing Public Lands Last week, I successfully added an amendment to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406), legislation introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) which protects Second Amendment rights and guarantees Americans ample access to federal lands in order to hunt, fish, and…

Griffith Champions Amendment to Defend Civil Liberties, Protect Lawful Transportation of Firearms

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“Current federal law or the Second Amendment of the Constitution should neither be misinterpreted nor ignored to prevent law-abiding, responsible gun owners from traveling throughout the country with firearms so long as they are in compliance with federal law while in transit. I am pleased my colleagues have joined me in supporting this amendment, and will continue working to protect Second Amendment protections for law abiding gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen.”

Griffith an Original Cosponsor of Safe Harbor for Reporting Violent Behavior Act

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today joined Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Congressman John Kline (R-MN), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Steve Chabot (R-OH), and Robert Hurt (R-VA) in introducing the Safe Harbor for Reporting Violent Behavior Act (H.R. 4532), legislation to provide a “safe harbor” for reports to potential employers by current or former employers of an employee’s violent…

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.1.16

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Fast and Furious and El Chapo Though it didn’t receive widespread coverage in the press, there have been recent developments related to Fast and Furious that I want to be sure was brought to your attention. As you may recall, the Fast and Furious program was run through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ostensibly in an attempt to track the sale of weapons to…

Reps. Griffith, Roe Statement on Reports of Deal to Maintain Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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Today, Congressmen Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on reports that Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, plans to announce a reversal of Attorney General Mark Herring’s recent decision to end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee, which was to take effect on Monday,…

Reps. Roe and Griffith Comment on Commonwealth’s Decision Not to Honor Reciprocity Agreements

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Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) held a press conference to discuss the recent announcement that the Commonwealth of Virginia will end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee. The announcement was made on December 22, 2015 by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.   Rep. Roe released…

Griffith Statement on President’s Executive Actions on Firearms

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive actions on firearms: “I am still reviewing in detail President Obama’s latest actions, but thus far, it doesn’t appear that they would address many if not all of the recent tragedies we have witnessed.  The Bill of Rights protects the inalienable rights that this country and its…

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