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Democrats Coming for America’s Guns

democratsA riptide surrounds the Second Amendment. Democrats are pushing the most restrictive gun legislation ever proposed – suggesting the Second Amendment has outlived its usefulness.

Meantime, they push defunding police, driving unprecedented guns sales for self-defense and from distrust of government.  The riptide – pulling both ways – is strong.  One side will win.  The battle is joined.  Make no mistake:  Democrats are coming for America’s guns.

On the anti-gun front, President Biden proposed – and Democrats are demanding – a semi-automatic gun ban, lawsuits against gun makers, authority for national gun confiscation, and an outrageous string of unconstitutional moves, led by the so-called HR 127 bill. See, e.g., https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-urges-gun-law-reforms-on-parkland-shooting-anniversary/; https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/text?r=19&s=1. They echo former Democrat-appointed Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, who in 2018 pushed “repeal” the Second Amendment.”  See, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/opinion/john-paul-stevens-repeal-second-amendment.html; https://time.com/5216782/john-paul-stevens-repeal-second-amendment/.

Shudderingly, Biden has enough votes to push these unconstitutional restrictions in the House, but so far only 54 votes in the Senate – with defecting Republicans. While Democrats claim a majority, past efforts have failed, the latest in 2019.  If 60 votes remain needed – that is, the legislative filibuster holds – these facially unconstitutional prohibitions can be stopped.  If the filibuster falters, watch out. See, e.g., https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/538672-biden-pledges-action-on-guns-amid-resistance; https://www.foxnews.com/politics/psaki-gun-control-a-priority-biden-not-afraid-of-standing-up-to-the-nra.

Devil is often in details – and the devil sure is here.  One of leading bills, an exemplar of where Democrats want is HR 127.  The bill, introduced by Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), pushes:

  • Detailed registration of firearms, including where guns are in your house;
  • All data on firearms, including who owns, what type, address, where kept will be “made public,” assuring federal government and criminals know what and where to look; can you imagine such a registry for jewels, cash, car keys?
  • Anyone buying a gun must undergo a “psychiatric evaluation,” plus background check, plus training course – and government appoints the psychiatrist;
  • Owners must have a federally approved gun “insurance policy,” and antique guns require a special license, proof stored “in a safe or facility” AG-approved;
  • Any “military-style weapon” will require a special license – so poof! There go camo stocks, stylish grips and shapes, USMC and hunting knives, sling shots that looks “military-style” (and not sure about “military-style” forks and spoons);
  • “Psychologists” are AG-approved, and Biden’s AG pick is strongly anti-gun;
  • Ownership can be “denied” – and guns confiscated – if an owner is “hospitalized,” including involuntarily by government psychologist, as in the former Soviet Union;
  • Hospitalization can be “with a mental illness, disturbance, or diagnosis (including depression, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, or addiction to a controlled substance (within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act) or alcohol), or a brain disease (including dementia or Alzheimer’s); or … conduct that endangers self or others.” That about covers it, except for the common cold!

The statute also bars giving away firearms (including to your wife, son or daughter, descriptors which House rules also ban!).  Illegal to is a loan or sale without AG permission, and never to a person under 18. God forbid Grampa wants to take grandkids hunting, let along give them the old shotgun for partridge.

Now the kicker:  Sectional fines run from $30,000 to $150,000 – and Democrats who railed against mandatory minimum penalties, now impose them from 15 to 25 years in one section, lower brackets in others – for no license. Stalin and Mao would have loved this Democrat bill; it is more thorough than their anti-gun models. All this in America?  See,  https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/text?r=19&s=1.

To enliven his leftwing base, Biden argues he is “standing up to” the National Rifle Association, but he is really undermining America’s desire to rearm. Gun sales spiked last summer with violent left-driven riots in 200 cities.  Even liberal media had to report the fact, as guns and ammo were flying off shelves. See, e.g., https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/gun-sales-spike-over-political-unrest-uncertainty/; https://www.npr.org/2020/07/16/891608244/protests-and-pandemic-spark-record-gun-sales#.  And polls suggest Americans have absolutely no appetite for gun control.  See, https://www.westernjournal.com/poll-support-stricter-gun-control-laws-drops-lowest-level-years/.

Bottom line:  Democrat anti-gun legislation is dangerous, unconstitutional, unpopular, and indefensible. It is anti-American, yet well-funded Democrats and hard left influencers aim to ride the riptide.  If Americans defend their Second Amendment, the legislation will die, Biden lose.  But if you think the threat is old hat, it is not.  This time, they are coming for your guns.

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Sharon
2 days ago

It’s not the gun laws that have outlived their usefulness, it’s demoncrats that have outlived their usefulness. Now all they are is a bunch of nasty, hateful evil control freaks.

Danny Estridge
1 day ago
Reply to  Sharon

Don’t forget, they have their own security with armed personnel to protect them. Just sayin’

Tacitus
2 days ago

Be aware that the Democrats are not going to confront you directly by ordering the ATF/FBI to do door to door searches. They’re far too smart for that.

They are going to use the tactic of “pecked to death by ducks”… with a thousand laws and regulations. They will bankrupt you first, throw you in prison second, and shoot you and your family as a 3rd resort (ala Ruby Ridge).

Operation Choke point:
An Obama era plan to pressure banks into not extending services to gun manufacturers and sellers (among others). Think Cancel Kulture with muscle. It’s far easier to stop gun and ammo sales through Mega-corporations who are run by Wall Street Liberals. Liberal donors are more than willing to help the government stop the hay seeds and deplorables. They will ask the Banks to turn over your credit card purchase history, and the Banks will enthusiastically comply.
Government agents will be looking for any gun related purchase (ie, “according to our records we see that you bought several military style assault rifles and several thousand rounds of ammo. Current law requires you to be licensed to store ammo over 100 rounds, and your assault rifles have not been registered yet with the required $200 ownership tax and mandatory insurance. You have 30 days to either comply or turn your weapons into the police.”)

If you don’t comply, they will start the process of garnishing your wages and freezing your bank accounts. Further non-compliance will dwindle your savings account to zero as the fines add up. Eventually you will not be able to pay your rent or mortgage, or feed your family.

At a certain point court appointed liberal psychologists will be called in to declare you a “dangerous extremist” and criminal. You will also probably be labeled as a “white supremacist,” as this is a catch all political term for people they need to vilify in the press. This will allow them to take custody of your minor children.

Eventually you will be ordered to show up in court. If you show up and still won’t give up your guns, you go to jail. If you don’t show up, they show up at your house to shoot you and maybe burn
down your house if they need to. Remember, at this point you are officially designated as an extremist and a terrorist which gives them carte Blanche to do whatever they want to you.

The news story will read that the brave FBI agents stopped yet another “white supremacist” who was planning a mass shooting somewhere.” And your neighbors will shake their heads, and say, gee, he seemed like a nice guy… I never pegged him for a terrorist… oh well…

So, long story short, don’t expect a SWAT style assault on your house. That comes way after they’ve destroyed your life, financially and if you’re still standing.

A side note: California already has “background checks” for buying ammo. It’s actually a check of their gun registration database. Obviously it’s also a good way to keep records of who buys what and how much. Expect this to go nation wide. The next step will be to limit how much ammo you can own or buy at a time. After all, as Governor Newsom said, a “gun without ammo is just a club.” And as gov. Cuomo said, “ya don’ need ten rounds ta killa deeyah.”

I say, a citizen without a weapon is just livestock.

Far easier to make a few
thousand businesses comply, than to track down millions of gun owners.

Stan d. Upnow
2 days ago

Aw, c’mon Bobby, they’ve told us over & over– “Nobody is going to take your guns.”
Who in their right mind would enforce such crap, anyway? If the police think BLM/Antifa and defunding is hurting them, just wait until they kick-in doors and terrorize families(or worse!) to confiscate “illegal” firearms. American hunters will suddenly have new quarry to pursue.
Pelosi & Schumer had better keep their DC fence up if they succeed in ramming this abomination through.

The Ugly Truth
2 days ago

Understand I believe in our Constitutional gun rights, and would hope to maintain that right. However, we’ll see how many will carry through the bravado I read of “Come and get it” when they order “their police” to drive a Bearcat bristling with weapons through your living room window.

Richard
2 days ago

For years my Democrat friends would say “Oh, they’ll never do that.”

Tacitus
2 days ago
Reply to  Richard

I had a discussion with a guy at work right after the election… he’s a Leftwing Democrat… the whole 9 yards… but oddly enough, he also owns guns… claims even to have owned an AK.
he insisted that this talk about democrats taking your guns is just propaganda by republicans to scare people from voting democrat…
None so blind as those who will not see.

Rich
2 days ago

If these morons actually get these laws passed there will be thousands of illegal guns and citizens out there. There are thousands of new gun owners because of the pandemic. People suddenly realized what Anti-fa was capable of, and the de-fund the police movement.The next “demonstration” at the capitol could be far more serious than the “insurrection” on Jan.6. The left will see political suicide if they continue down this path. Some people don’t seem to realize that there are areas of our country that folks MUST have personal protection from predators, both two legged and four legged. We also have a rich history of safe responsible hunters and game management. People need to WAKE UP! Whether you like guns or not, when the government becomes so powerful to take away MY “right” they won’t stop there. When one of YOUR rights is threatened, then what do you do. THIS administration is totally out of control and won’t stop until the people say so. It’s time for all of us to get involved and tell your representatives in Washington to get a life and think these things through. Don’t let the radical nut cases destroy this country!

pete
2 days ago

Self defense is a God given right.. Shall not be infringed…

Darlene
2 days ago

People need to ask themselves why does the left want to leave Americans defenseless!!! The answer is quite scary!

Richard Farrar I
2 days ago

There are records on all legal firearm owners – only records from court convictions after plea deals where most illegal gun possession charges are dropped. Use of “SHRINKS” to determine suitability for use and/or OWNERSHIP of firearms to spit-wad shooters. Didn’t the Supreme Court declare “Profiling” was unconstitutional!

Future political party= ILLEGALS UNITED, consisting of illegal immigrants – illegal gunowners – illegal social media posters – illegal voters – illegal cash laborer’s followed by ILLEGAL THOUGHTS!

Phil t
2 days ago

FUNNY …DEMOCRATS want to take away your right to self defense, but have no problem taking the life of an innocent BABY….Such evil exists.

Sunshinedaisy
2 days ago

More of the leftist trying to take away our God given rights and freedoms and we the people can’t allow it. This whole election was a fraud we know Biden never had the votes to beat Trump. Trump won! Democrats are destroying America and our guns is what we need to stop them from bringing in Communism. We won’t have any fair elections anymore if we don’t do something. They are trying to change the electoral collage so its one sided and the Supreme Court they want one way thinking and if they succeed our freedom is gone. We must stop the evil Democrats. We must demand the removal of these voting machines that allow massive cheating. When are Republicans going to start standing together for the good of Republicans instead of groups of them sucking up with Democrats. Democrats are putting Americans out of jobs and business allowing illegals to flow into our Country not testing them for Covid or anything. Don’t we have enough criminals already without bringing in more. Democrats are ruining our schools and harming our children. They must be stopped they are evil Commies.

Stillkickin
4 days ago

Sheila Jackson Lee is a naive, short-sighted dim-wit. She doesn’t think beyond the surface. Who would obey HR 127 if it passes ? Only law abiding citizens ! Would criminals care about yet another law ? They break laws at their whim, many times a day. What WILL happen is that when criminals feel assured that life in the suburbs is relatively “firearm free” they will be kicking down doors, robbing, raping and leaving no witnesses alive ! But that won’t worry Sheila – she’ll have her armed bodyguards, of that I’m sure. It is the resounding chorus of liberals, “Well, we’ll just pass another law ! That’ll solve it !” Really, when citizens are known to be disarmed – criminals WILL have a carnival of crime ! I guess Sheila will sponsor a bill where convicted felons and fugitives are allowed to vote for their “benefactors” like Sheila. When the home invasions start, should we call Sheila when it happens and tell her to, “Come protect us ! Quick !” ? Remember the phrase, “Let them eat cake !” ? Sheila’s will probably be, “No gun ? Swing a skillet at them !”

Rich
2 days ago
Reply to  Stillkickin

If the home invasions start, there will be less invaders! All those new gun owners during the pandemic bought the guns for a reason.

William Sherrill Finch
4 days ago

I will protect and defend my 2nd Amendment rights. The Constitution has been in effect for 250 years. Just because the Socialist Democrats don’t like private gun owbership doesn’t give them the right to confiscate private property. If Biden and the Socialist Democrats want a civil war, they will certainly get a war if they attempt to confiscate legally privately owned guns! I can and will fight this corrupt government for my rights and freedom. Is the corrupt Socialist government willing to die trying to take my rights and personal property?

Stillkickin
4 days ago

Have you read HR 127 ? Have you done an inventory of likely Democratic affirming votes ? You ready to defy confiscation to the tune of a minimum mandatory 15 years in prison ? That’s how nutty these people are that propose bills like this !

Rich
2 days ago
Reply to  Stillkickin

If all people defy confiscation, then what. Americans MUST stick together or we will have NO constitution.

Stan d. Upnow
2 days ago
Reply to  Stillkickin

Ironic, isn’t it, that they want to throw some decent, honest citizen in prison for 15-25 for violating their fascist “laws,” but they even now are releasing violent, convicted criminals from prison, esp. if they’re “poor oppressed” Illegals.
Whoever voted for any of these Progressive-Socialists needs to be deported, along with their beloved Illegals!

John Tate
5 days ago

Mr. Beaumont’s comment (below) is quite on target. The penalties are so draconian as to be violative of the 8th Amendment. But since the proposed law is likewise violative of the 2nd Amendment, we can see a pattern of disregard of our nation’s most fundamental law. But there is more, The incarcerations specified are death sentences to any middle aged or older person. What does that mean? Offenders may as well go down fighting! As a semi-retired LEO, that’s not the sort of subject I want to face, especially when the enforcement would place me at odds with my oath to the Constitution.

Stan d. Upnow
2 days ago
Reply to  John Tate

Sheriffs have the right & duty Not to enforce so-called “laws” that are blatantly anti-American and unConstitutional.
And you’re right- the older one gets, the less a life sentence is a deterrent.

JETMECH
5 days ago

We won’t call them illegal fire arms. Call them undocumented weapons and keep them in sanctuary homes.

JCP
2 days ago
Reply to  JETMECH

I live in a self-proclaimed Gun Sanctuary County as defined and declared by the voters of this County, and our Sheriff will back law abiding citizens who own firearms. It’s the local Democrats who are going to have to decide if they will back their friends and neighbors or become brown shirts for the Democrat machine in DC. They’ll be easy to spot and have likely already been identified.

Rich
2 days ago
Reply to  JETMECH

Amen. Love it!

Stan d. Upnow
2 days ago
Reply to  JETMECH

Might even get federal funds to support them illegals. :-)

Marcia
5 days ago

If the Dems are looking for a fight, trying to take away American’s gun is a great way to get one. Don’t mess with the Bill of Rights. No way has it outlived its usefulness. Many recreational hunters use guns to put meat in their freezers. This would have the same repercussion that outlawing booze in the 1920s did- more black market, back alley deals, and a new wave of crime. Find a way to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals is a great place to start. Since the Dems have opened the borders, we need to be able to defend ourselves from the drug-toting thugs and if a gun is the answer I’m all for it.

Alan Power
5 days ago

The dems flood are country with illegals, many are criminals. I don’t intend to be a sitting duck.

Alan Power
5 days ago

From my cold dead hands

JCP
2 days ago
Reply to  Alan Power

Amen Brother

ShellzNCheez
5 days ago

One thing the article, which was very well-written and entertaining at the same time, failed to point out is that all of the requirements will be intentionally expensive, precluding lower income and some middle-class citizens from ownership. As the income gap between rich and poor spreads with the socialism the Left is working overtime to institute, only the elites will be able to afford permits AND guns. This bill will be a non-issue given enough time and opportunity. But in the meantime they want to give us H.R. 127

JCP
2 days ago
Reply to  ShellzNCheez

Civil disobedience is the answer.

Ron Howard
5 days ago

I often don’t know if my comments are approved as many are awaiting approval, and I don’t have time to go back to check later.

Harold
2 days ago
Reply to  Ron Howard

I no longer will need any permits or licenses as I no longer owen any guns I lost them all at the bottom of Swanson reservoir during a boating accident. If any one should find them please let me know. Thank you.

Stan d. Upnow
2 days ago
Reply to  Ron Howard

By my exalted authority as a “white supremacist,” I approve your comments; post away at will.

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