WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement on the bipartisan “Safer Communities Act” ahead of the Senate vote on the legislation:
“I firmly believe that this legislation raises serious constitutional concerns and opens the door to the erosion of the Second Amendment to our Constitution. The Second Amendment states that “the right of persons to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This leaves no room for doubt. It is clear that our Founding Fathers viewed the right to keep and bear arms as a fundamental right of all law-abiding Americans. The Second Amendment is not a suggestion.
“As such, I don’t think restrictive gun laws are the answer to curbing violent crime in America. Let’s enforce the laws that are already on the books, combat the culture of violence in society, and address the underlying issues that can contribute to such heinous acts. We must also ensure that people who commit gun crimes are held accountable for their actions and receive swift and safe punishment commensurate with their crimes.
“Congress must focus on solutions that truly address violent crime, address mental health, and ensure school safety without infringing on the constitutional freedoms of law-abiding gun owners. This bill does not do that. For that reason, I intend to vote against the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and will continue to oppose efforts that infringe on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.”
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What did Richard Shelby do?
Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American lawyer and politician who serves as the Senior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected to the US Senate in 1986 as a Democrat who later switched to the Republican Party in 1994, he chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee from 2018 to 2021.
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How long has Shelby been a senator?
Senator Richard Shelby is the longest serving United States Senator from the State of Alabama. On the same subject : Appeal by Secretary Blinken with Colombian President-elect Petro – United States Department of State. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1986 and is currently serving his sixth term.
When did Alabama became a state?
Alabama, which joined the union as the 22nd state in 1819, is located in the southern United States and is nicknamed the “Heart of Dixie.” The region that became Alabama was occupied by Aboriginal people about 10,000 years ago. On the same subject : The Special Committee on the Initiation Approves the Value of Call for the United States to Improve the System for Self-Determination Puerto Rico, Ultimate Independence | Conference and Prayer Articles. Europeans arrived in the area in the 16th century.
What was the 22nd state? December 14 is the anniversary of Alabama becoming the 22nd state. The transition from territory to state began in July 1819 with a constitutional convention held in Huntsville.
Who owned Alabama before it became a state?
The Treaty of Paris (1763) gave Great Britain what was then the only populated part of Alabama, the Mobile area. In another Treaty of Paris (1783), officially ending the American Revolution, Spain gained Mobile and the new United States received the rest of the territory that now constitutes the state.