Lummis Leads Effort Preventing Biden from Manufacturing Crisis to Restrict Wyoming Gun Ownership 

September 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and 19 of her colleagues in introducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act which would prevent the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring a public health emergency to impose gun control. The bill would serve as a firewall to protect the Second Amendment rights of people in Wyoming from the anti-gun activists in the Biden administration.

“President Biden cannot be allowed to manufacture a crisis as an excuse to confiscate guns from law abiding Wyoming citizens,” said Lummis. “The Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act affirms that the federal government cannot infringe on Wyoming gunowners’ freedoms. Gun ownership boosts safety and any attempt to limit gun ownership is a win for criminals.”


Earlier this month, the Governor of New Mexico instituted a public health emergency for the purposes of suspending the 2nd Amendment-protected carrying of firearms.

This week, President Biden announced an Office of Gun Violence Prevention that is set to be led by multiple radical left-wing activists who have previously worked for pro-gun control groups, including the Community Justice Action Fund, an organization dedicated to declaring a national gun violence public health emergency as one of its three policy planks.

The Protecting the Right to Protect and Bear Arms Act:

  • Prohibits the President or their designee, from declaring an emergency pursuant to the National Emergencies Act or major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in order to impose gun control.
  • Prevents the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declare public health emergency pursuant to the Public Health Service Act for the purpose of imposing gun control. 
  • Prevents any government official from prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transfer of a firearm or ammunition during a disaster or emergency.