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Press Release: Simpson Statement on Senate Gun Control Legislation

By • July 5, 2022

The following press release was sent out by Congressman Mike Simpson. Note: Press releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch. This press release was also sent out on Jun 24 but due to medical complications of Idaho Dispatch Editor Greg Pruett, we have not been able to release it until now.

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement on his opposition to S. 2938, the Senate gun control package:

“Like most Americans, I am shocked and devastated by recent horrific acts of senseless violence.  This is not an acceptable status quo, and we must do better for our children.  Our country is facing a devasting mental health crisis that is tearing through our schools and communities, and we must do more to meet this moment of despair and isolation.

“Unfortunately, while the legislation crafted in the Senate includes several provisions I support, such as expanding telehealth access and updating mental health billing guidance for schools, it also includes unacceptable language aimed at chipping away law-abiding citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights.  I am particularly concerned with the provisions that pave the way towards universal background checks and create waiting periods for some adults to purchase firearms.  Ultimately, the answer to solving the root causes of violent crime will not be found in legislation that erodes constitutional rights.  Instead, the Senate should immediately take up the bipartisan H.R. 7666, Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, which passed with my support earlier this week and would provide more Americans with access to life-saving mental health resources.”

  1. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed in the Senate on June 23, 2022 and passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 234-193. The bill will now be presented to President Biden to be signed into law.

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15 thoughts on “Press Release: Simpson Statement on Senate Gun Control Legislation

  1. The ultimate way to cease no gun zone violence is to eliminate no gun zones. An even bigger step would be to reveal those that are implementing the false flag events that are fueling the push for eliminating guns for law abiding people.

    1. Absolutely agree with you! Gun-free zones are exactly where the lawless will go to do their bidding! Why these people can’t understand such simple and easily-implementable ideas is beyond me.

      I’ve said it many times, an armed society is a polite society. If the playing field is equalized, there would be very few mass shootings, knowing that there’s a real chance of being shot before they can carry out their plan.

      Of course the left will spew the same drivel, guns scary, nobody should have them. Yeah, that’s working out real well for Chitcago and those other states with massive gun laws on their books, right?

  2. We must ask how these violent people came to exist.
    They weren’t born that way, their environment created them.
    What were those educational moments, and who supplied them?
    Who taught them to be angry and that violence was the solution?

  3. Get your kids off Psychotropics drugs. Way over prescribed and perscribed without proper monitoring and followup. Most all mass shooters in the past 30 years were or are on them.

  4. We are a divided nation as never before, hate is the root cause spurned by the national irrational media whose dark hearts are creating division. Humanity on one side of the political is pitted against the other side and many are are caught in the middle, meaning young minds who have no hope. All they have is the fear generated by political parties that are driven by the blood thirsty desire to be in control of the masses and will do everything it can to achieve its goal of control including glorifying mass shootings. America once the land of free and the brave stood on the Bible as the guide to living. No outlawed in schools and many public buildings we have witnessed the results of liberal intervention in our once free society. Hate and disorder is their hand book to cause division. It worked for Hitler but it will fail as all the others have over history. Proof is before our eyes, the results are written in the blood of innocent children because the hate mongers will use children to archive their power grabbing agenda. Guns do not kill, dark evil hearts will use what ever they can to bring destruction. The only thing holding back the hearts of evil is an freedom loving armed citizen. Take away the guns, and evil will run ramped in bloody streets.

    1. Can video games result in learning strategy that people would otherwise not have? Yes. Does the video game itself cause the person to want to kill? No. The person already had a desire to kill caused by their environment. The video game allows them to release that desire in a way that does not harm anyone. Just like sports and other athletics allow people to release their carnal desires in a way that doesn’t actually harm society. However, the stronger your desire, the less an alternative can suffice. Especially when the desire is caused by such massive mental issues.

  5. Psycho drugs are not the only problem forced upon children by the US medical establishment and big pharma. A noted US Army Ranger, Lt Col. David Grossman (ret) has been instructing US police departments in seminars for many years and teaches in the US Army War College has stated and written books for 30 years about the murderous upswing by kids as a result of video games. Yes video games, whereby kids from mostly broken homes with no father around and a mother working obtain the vast majority of their support and congratulations from killer type games. These games require offensive and defensive tactics to obtain the next higher level. Kill as many “enemy” as possible and go to the next level and receive accalades and win. Grossman has the major shootings and studied in great detail the psychology of killing and has said most of these kids learn tactics that would surprise many police and soldiers. Hours upon hours of killing. No wonder we have this evil today. And least we forget God was kicked out of schools in 1962 via Engle v Vitale decision which forbid prayer in schools. Today 79% of Americans believe the nonsense of the “Wall of Separation” lie which asserts our nation was not founded on solely Christian principals…..Why are we dumbfounded as to the killings going on? In 33 years of active law enforcement I have never seen a gun kill anyone without the trigger being pulled by a person. Guns don.t kill people do!

    1. Can video games result in learning strategy that people would otherwise not have? Yes. Does the video game itself cause the person to want to kill? No. The person already had a desire to kill caused by their environment. The video game allows them to release that desire in a way that does not harm anyone. Just like sports and other athletics allow people to release their carnal desires in a way that doesn’t actually harm society. However, the stronger your desire, the less an alternative can suffice. Especially when the desire is caused by such massive mental issues.

  6. The school shooting had nothing to do with anything that is being discussed here.
    The part nobody is talking about, the drug bust that just happened, the overpriced rifle, unemployed shooter, grandparents that didn’t have money, cartel ties, and why the age difference between the shooter and the victims, and who’s children would be at this school.
    Why did the Sherriff not enter or allow any of his people to enter. A few years back a Judge made law precedence so you cannot for a officer to put themselves in harms way and cannot be held liable for refusing,
    School bullying and mental problems almost always has them going after the same group or completely random people.

  7. Simpson is a well disguised RINO who stood against President Trump (and his policies) years ago. And more recently has openly admitted to supporting the liberal democratic agenda for some form of gun control. And while many of you comment about what’s wrong with our society it doesn’t appear that (when you look at the MANY problems in our current society) you understand that careful searching will indicate that the root cause of those problems are democrat devised and put into play. So what did the people in Simpson district do? Well of course they re-elected the RINO so that he can do some more damage to our state and to America. Now he has a chance to participate in the democratic efforts to bar Trump from running for public office again. Oh, and now he can help the liberals in the mid term elections. And if they win in November that will be the final nail in the America coffin. AND THEY KNOW IT, AND THEY COUNT ON IT. Too bad that the GOP doesn’t have a vetting agenda. Huummm, Wonder if they’re liberals too?

    1. I totally agree with you. Hunter.

      WHY WE HAVE “MENTAL” PEOPLE KILLINGS:
      Taking away our God given rights to everything by this false administration.
      Drugs allowed into our country by this false administration.
      Racism control by this fake administration.
      Hate shown and acted against Trump via fake media, schools and intrusion allowing burning/killing in cities which hate was good and promoted by the false pre-administration. Still going on…
      Lied, stoled, illegally went against every states laws on voting. Illegally overstepping your legislatures and your laws by infiltrating illegal votes by the future false government. Voters
      are out and illegal selected candidates are now ruling over you. Look at who is in your state government, legislation and those on the capital hill.
      Human trafficking is good under this false administration.
      Folks are you accepting all of these tyrannical governmental monsters?
      If not, then get involve and remove them.

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