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The National Rifle Association is sounding the alarm about another attack on the Second Amendment.
Speaking to Fox News, an NRA spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s latest proposal to ban so-called assault weapons is an attempt by the New York Democrat to “destroy our self-defense and Second Amendment rights.”
“Sen. Chuck Schumer launched a failed attack on the Constitution itself, targeting firearms legally owned and used by millions of Americans,” Randy Kozuch, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said Wednesday.
“This is yet another attempt by gun control extremists to erode and eventually destroy our self-defense and Second Amendment rights,” he continued.
Kozuch’s comments were a response to Schumer’s pledge to put forward legislation banning “assault weapons.”
“This week, I will put the Assault Weapons Ban on the Senate floor,” Schumer wrote in a social media post on Tuesday.
“After I led the passage of the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban 30 years ago, America saw a decrease in mass shootings and gun deaths,” the senator said.
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