January 07, 2016

Crapo to Discuss Congressional Efforts to Address Violence During Visit to Idaho Gun Show

Co-sponsors bill on mental health changes, criticizes White House initiative

Boise  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will visit an Idaho gun show this weekend to condemn President Obama's attacks on the Second Amendment and discuss how legislation introduced in this Congress would take new steps to reduce acts of violence.  Crapo is a co-sponsor of legislation to change the nation's laws with respect to how those diagnosed with or potentially suffering from mental illness have access to weapons.  The legislation is sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and also co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Jim Risch.

 

"The focus of any legislation should not be to subvert the rights of law-abiding Americans.  It should instead target criminals and unstable individuals who should not have access to weapons," Crapo said.  "I look forward to talking with Idahoans about these congressional initiatives."

 

 

Saturday, January 9:

 

10:30 AM    Garden City                    Visits with attendees and media at the Lewis & Clark Traders Gun Show, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood