I wouldn’t worry too much, this bill will probably not even go up for a vote. It has no hope of passing and Deutch knows it. It only has eight co-sponsors (that is nothing - passing bills often have over one hundred co-sponsors in the House). This is just political posturing because he is up for re-election in 2022.
@Conrad13 I agree that it is unlikely to gain momentum. I contacted my representative in any regard, as I believe we need to make them know we won’t tolerate this crap. It’s not much, but it’s better than just pounding on a keyboard on the Internet all day.
@JCP Definitely! It never hurts to contact your reps in any case. Democrat or Republican, their primary goal is always getting re-elected and they DO keep track of the calls and emails they get on issues. We now have 2 Democratic senators here in AZ and they still always vote pro gun…
It may not have hurt, but it definitely was a waste of time. I just received the canned response back today. I specifically asked for her opinion about H.R. 4953 which is about detachable magazines. I laid out my concerns, pointed out how it would be bad for our state (a huge hunting state) and asked for her opinion about it.
I got back a form letter stating how she was all for the 2nd Amendment but that background checks are really important to keep bad guys from having guns. I got the feeling that a human never actually read my email - it was simply scanned for codewords, and “gun” triggered the “I support the 2nd amendment” response. Politicians are useless.