U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith once again is standing up for law-abiding citizens who own guns. On Tuesday, Hyde-Smith introduced legislation that would prohibit the use of federal funds by states, cities or other organizations to keep gun registries.

Hyde-Smith introduced the Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP), which would clarify an existing law regarding federal funds and gun registries.

Under this legislation, governments and other groups could not use federal funds to store or list sensitive, personal information related to the legal ownership or possession of firearms.

Melissa Scallan, communications director for Cindy Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate, said this legislation proves that the senator supports the Second Amendment and will do what it takes to protect the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.

“The senator has an enhanced-carry permit and is a lifetime member of the NRA. This legislation shows her commitment to defend the Second Amendment and fight against new threats to the right to keep and bear arms.”

The NRA supports Hyde-Smith’s GRIP Act proposal.

“This important legislation will block the use of federal funds to support gun registration schemes,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. “As a strong Second Amendment advocate, Senator Hyde-Smith continues to fight to uphold law-abiding citizens’ constitutional right to self-protection. I applaud her efforts and thank her on behalf of the NRA’s 6 million members.”

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Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Press Release