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Bankruptcy, CCIA, and Sheriffs

02/13/2023 11:01 AM | Anonymous

Bankruptcy, CCIA, and Sheriffs  by Tom Reynolds

Last Thursday, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) introduced the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act. This bill would exempt $3,000 worth of firearms from bankruptcy proceedings, allowing Americans to maintain their Second Amendment rights through tough financial times.

Current bankruptcy law allows debtors to maintain items to support a base quality of life, including a primary residency, car, clothing, household appliances, and even musical instruments. But there is no current exemption for a firearm that can be used for self-defense, a constitutional right. This important piece of legislation ensures that Americans can keep their firearms to defend themselves, no matter their financial state.

No American should ever have to sacrifice their constitutional rights because of their financial situation,” said Congresswoman Tenney. “The Second Amendment is a constitutional right for all Americans, even those experiencing financial hardship. I am honored to lead this important legislation that protects the rights of gun owners everywhere, no matter their financial situation.”

Additional co-sponsors include Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-9), Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14), and Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5).

In January, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney introduced HR 45 in the House condemning the Concealed Cary Improvement Act.  SCOPE sent the following statement of support.

We are a nation of laws.  By passing the so-called Concealed Carry Improvement Act, Governor Hochul and the New York Legislatures have said that decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States do not apply in New York State.  They have ‘thrown down the gauntlet’ to the United States Supreme Court. 

At a time when crime is sweeping through major cities, the Governor and the Legislature want to leave law abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals.  How will these citizens protect themselves from armed criminals to whom the laws mean nothing?

Governor Hochul and the New York Legislatures know that they aren’t held accountable for unconstitutional laws that they pass and that the law-abiding victims of these laws must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to overturn those laws.  We need “The People’s House” to step forward and protect the American people of New York State.

SCOPE strongly supports Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s Resolution that says:


That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that-

 New York State’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act violates the rights of New Yorkers under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and is unconstitutional; 

the courts should immediately strike down the Concealed Carry Improvement Act as unconstitutional; and

all States should pass legislation supporting Second Amendment rights instead of trying to restrict or undermine Americans’ constitutional rights.

The bill is cosponsored by four other NY Republican Congresspersons: Elise Stefanic, Nick Langworthy, Darrell Issa and Brandon Williams.


Please consider contacting your Congressional Representative and let them know you support these bills.


Illinois passed new state gun control laws and at least 80 Illinois sheriffs posted letters saying essentially the same thing.

As your duly elected Sheriff,” one letter says, “my job and my office are sworn to protect the citizens … This is a job and responsibility that I take with the utmost seriousness. The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people of this country …Therefore, as the custodian of the jail and chief law enforcement official, I proclaim that neither myself nor my office will be checking to ensure that lawful gun owners register their weapons with the State, nor will we be arresting or housing law-abiding gun individuals that have been arrested solely with non-compliance of this Act.”

In the left’s never-ending competition to see who can be the most unconstitutional, Washington State’s Governor Jay Inslee has proposed more gun control laws including a ban on semi-auto rifles, the Washington State Sheriff’s Association President wrote:

We, members of the Washington Sheriffs’ Association, believe the proposed restrictions will serve to erode constitutionally protected rights without addressing the root causes of violent crime. We are particularly concerned with the proposed so-called ‘assault weapons ban’ and ‘permit to purchase’ laws.”

The rise in violent crime that so concerns citizens has happened even as regulations and restrictions on firearm ownership have grown. Of course, this is because the people who commit violent crimes simply don’t concern themselves with obeying rules about guns.”

The support for the radical left wing leaders of blue states may be a mile wide but in some places it’s only an inch deep.

A 2nd Amendment Defense Organization, defending the rights of New York State gun owners to keep and bear arms!

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East Aurora, NY 14052

SCOPE is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.

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