On Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution against President Joe Biden’s attacks on school hunting and archery programs by a vote of 424-1.
The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives reported that the only “no” vote was cast by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX).
Breitbart News highlighted reports in late June that the Biden administration was blocking funding for schools with hunting and/or archery programs under the pretext that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 1965, in combination with the bipartisan Safer Communities Act. (BSCA), prohibits funding of schools if certain weapons are used.
The BSCA, which was passed in the summer of 2022 with the help of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), amended a paragraph of the ESEA to prohibit any act of providing dangerous weapons or paying for “a training in the use of dangerous weapons. armed.”
BREAKING: House of Representatives Reprimands @JoeBiden 424-1 to fund archery, hunter safety and shooting sports teams at the start of the fall 2023 school year, refinances school programs.
A good first step, but Congress must also repeal the bipartisan Safer Communities Act! pic.twitter.com/nvDiCIIKSo
– Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) September 27, 2023
The resolution, HR 5110, is sponsored by Rep. Mark Green (R-IN). It is designed to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, thereby removing any opportunity for the Biden Education Department to use the ESEA to build upon the BSCA in an effort to withhold funding for school hunting and/or archery programs.
The resolution against Biden’s attack on hunting and archery programs must now pass the Senate.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. He was a visiting scholar at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and a Ph.D. in military history, with emphasis on the Vietnam War (Brown Water Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up for Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.