WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2023) — Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement regarding Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida)introduction of H.R.3155, a measure that contemplates abrogating the rights of peaceable adults to buy protected arms by discriminating against Americans under the age of 25. The text of this measure is yet to be released:
While age restrictions on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms are being successfully challenged in courts across the nation (See FPCLaw.org for examples), Representative Moskowitz has chosen to hold himself out as the harbinger of a pervasive federal age discrimination program to deprive millions of peaceable People access to their fundamental and enumerated rights.
Sadly, Congressman Moskowitz and his colleagues need to be reminded that the People’s right to acquire, keep, bear, and possess arms, including firearms, for all lawful purposes is a natural right, and in the United States, an enumerated right. These rights fall outside the purview of legislators. The immoral policy preferences of legislators are simply not part of the debate regarding rights that do not emanate from legislatures, but rather are intrinsic to all People naturally.
The naked depravity of such a measure, publicly seeking to disarm and disadvantage millions of American families should be immediately called out for what it is– the use of state violence and armed government agents to deprive the People of their fundamental rights as any such proposal will necessitate an enforcement mechanism.
Representative Moskowitz’s embrace of using state violence to disarm and disadvantage peaceable People will only serve to further degrade the People’s trust in our institutions and FPC stands steadfast in opposition to such depravity.
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Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. FPC Law (FPCLaw.org) is the nation’s largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.