Hawley Blasts Visa, MasterCard, AmEx for Plans to Track Gun Purchases

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express calling on them to reverse their decision to separately categorize gun-related purchases from other retail transactions, allowing firearm purchases to be more easily tracked. 

"Whether this infringement is by the federal government or powerful corporations seeking to ostracize citizens for exercising their rights, I will oppose all attempts to undermine the Second...

Hawley, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Stop Gun Criminals Act, legislation to increase penalties for felons who illegally possess or use firearms. Text of the bill can be found here.

“Violent criminals have no business being anywhere around guns. If they get them, they should go to prison even longer...

Senator Hawley Statement on Uvalde Shooting

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement regarding the tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas: 

"The loss of life in Uvalde, Texas is heartbreaking. As parents, Erin and I stand in prayer with those who have suffered the unimaginable, the loss of a child. As a public official, I believe the time has come to increase penalties for violent crimes and crimes committed with firearms. We must also fully fund our police and local law enforcement and give them the resources they...

Hawley Demands Answers from ATF on Anti-Gun Regulations

Today Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Gary M. Restaino demanding answers on the agency's new rules that would unduly burden law-abiding gun owners and dealers. Senator Hawley previously sent a letter to ATF on this matter in June 2021. 

Senator Hawley asked, "What steps does ATF intend to take to ensure that any new information that may be retained by FFL dealers pursuant to Final Rule 2021R–05F is not subsequently used...