AR-15, Our National Weapon?
CHAIRMAN JAY S. JACOBS AND LINDA BEIGEL SCHULMAN RELEASE STATEMENTS ON GEORGE SANTOS’ PROPOSAL TO ENSHRINE THE AR-15 AS THE NATIONAL WEAPON OF AMERICA
George Santos’ proposal to enshrine the AR-15 as the national weapon of America is a disgusting insult to the victims and families who have been devastated by gun violence.This type of weapon has been used to massacre innocent teachers, elementary school students, high school students, African American grocery shoppers, LGBTQ concertgoers, and way too many others.
Gun rights activist Linda Beigel Schulman said, “It’s not just the people who were murdered that are the victims; it’s the families, it’s the friends of the families, it the people who support the families. We all need to shout a little louder, and kill this bill so that the AR -15 doesn’t continue to kill our loved ones.”
Chairman Jay S. Jacobs said, “George Santos has now proven himself to be more than simply a pathological liar and a fraud. With his sponsorship of a bill to make an assault weapon America’s “national gun” he established himself as a true detriment to public safety and an even greater embarrassment to the 3rd Congressional District and all New Yorkers. No one of sound mind, representing Long Island, can possibly think that this proposed Act is anything other than an act of insanity. The question remains: when will Long Island’s other Congressional members call on Speaker McCarthy to expel him from the Congress. I call on Anthony D’Esposito, Nick LaLota, and Andrew Garbarino to act now by condemning this egregious piece of legislation AND to petition the Speaker for Santos' immediate expulsion.”