Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting against legislation originating in the U.S. Senate imposing new restrictions on gun ownership:
“The Senate’s gun bill threatens the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners. It supports red flag laws at the state level but does not in my opinion include sufficient guarantees that these laws respect due process rights, opening the door to time-consuming and expensive litigation.
“I’m committed to addressing the problems that lead to the horrific violence we’ve seen. Just this week, the House passed bipartisan legislation with my support to enhance mental health care, and I’m a cosponsor of legislation that would make schools more secure. We can meet these challenges without eroding the constitutional right to bear arms.”