" Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns. "
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az)
" Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited... It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. "
Justice Antonin Scalia U.S. Supreme Court
Disallow Interstate Travel of Concealed Weapons
Steve believes that a national concealed carry law would compromise public safety, making our country and communities less safe and more susceptible to gun violence.
It would leave many states at the mercy of whichever state in the nation has the weakest gun laws, such as neighboring Arizona.
Allowing concealed carry also makes it difficult for law enforcement to determine if the out-of-towner is legally allowed to carry a concealed weapon in their home state.
Prohibit Sale of Gun Suppressors
Steve Schiffman strongly opposes efforts to eliminate gun silencers from the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
If restrictions around the purchasing of silencers is lifted, it will make it easier for criminals to obtain these accessories, and make it harder for law enforcement to catch criminals.
Lifting restrictions around silencers would also diminish the effectiveness of crime fighting and anti-terror acoustic technology systems providing law enforcement with real-time alerts to illegal gunfire.
Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines
Steve Schiffman supports a federal prohibition of possession, sale, purchase, transfer, loan, pledge, transportation, distribution, importation, and manufacture of large capacity ammunition magazine.
The definition of large capacity ammunition magazine includes magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
In addition to the ban on such large capacity magazine, no allowance for pre-ban magazines as well as prohibition of conversion or repair kits that can be used to build large capacity ammunition magazines from spare parts shall be allowed.
Disallow sale/usage of bump-fire stock devices
Steve Schiffman strongly supports the pending bipartisan Curbelo-Moulton bill which bans the manufacture, sale, and use of bump stocks and similar devices.
Additionally, the Rep Rosen-backed Curbelo-Moulton legislation would also direct the United States Sentencing Commission to consider enhanced penalties for offenders who use bump stocks in violent crimes or in drug trafficking.