(Washington, DC) — The anti-gun lobby in DC does not have trouble coming up with new gun control ideas to ram down the throats of Americans.
Word is now they’ve drafted bills or come up with 21 new types of gun controls since the Las Vegas shooting in October.
Never ones to allow a crisis to go to waste, gun-grabbers are working overtime to make sure they get something to chip away at our Second Amendment rights.
According to a story on posted on Breitbart News on October 11, these are 9 of the gun controls being pushed by the anti-gunners in Congress:
Ban on Bump Stocks – Sen. Dianne Feinstein is pushing this with her Automatic Fire Prevention Act. She admits that bump stocks are an accessory—that they do not convert semiautomatics into automatics—but she wants to ban them anyway. Her bill explicitly bans any accessory that allows an increase in rate of fire in short bursts but does “not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.”
Ban on Trigger Cranks – Sen. Feinstein’s bill bans trigger cranks too. Like the bump stock, trigger cranks are another novelty that gun owners can use to achieve short, rapid bursts of fire. Such cranks allow a gun owner to mimic automatic fire yet do not convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic one.
Ban on Semiautomatic firearms – Sen. Feinstein voiced support for this ban during her appearance on Face the Nation, and the Washington Post pushed for such a ban two days later.
Implementation of Universal Background Checks – Sen. Chris Murphy used an appearance on State of the Union to stress that a bump stock ban is only the beginning for Democrats. They plan to follow that ban with the implementation of universal background checks, which means private gun sales would require a background check just like retail sales. Democrats claim these checks would save lives, yet Sen. Murphy and others ignore the fact that the Vegas attacker purchased his guns via background checks, as did so many attackers before him. The real reason Democrats want universal background checks is because such checks require a gun registry to be enforceable. Therefore, the implementation of such checks would immediately lead to one more gun control: a gun registry.
Ban on “Assault Weapons” – Sen. Murphy also mentioned an “assault weapons” ban, suggesting it would be next in line after background checks. The Los Angeles Times called for an “assault weapons” ban as well.
Ban on “High Capacity” Magazines – The Los Angeles Times also called for a ban on “high capacity” magazines, describing them as one of the most dangerous aspects of “assault weapons.” The Times points to attacks like ones on Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and the San Bernardino County Building as justifications for an “assault weapons” ban that contains a “high capacity” magazine ban. In so doing, the Times overlooks the fact that all three attacks—Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and San Bernardino—occurred in gun-free zones. This means the attackers had no threat of armed response and could take their time, reloading as often as needed. In such scenarios magazine capacity is a moot issue.
Opposition to Concealed Carry – Breitbart News reported that Sen. Feinstein took time to argue against concealed carry for law-abiding citizens during an appearance on Face the Nation. Speaking of concealed carry she said, “I don’t believe it’s protected by the Constitution.”
Opposition to National Reciprocity – Sen. Feinstein also voiced opposition to the national reciprocity legislation currently pending before Congress. She said, “Well, my opinion of that bill is it’s terrible. … [Do] we want every American to feel comfortable packing a concealed weapon around the country?”
Australian-style Gun Ban – The Washington Post put forward the idea in an October 9 editorial.
Earlier this week we saw Feinstein’s “NICS Fix Act” (SB 2135) which would create a massive and ever-growing database of gun owners for the first time, by requiring states to centralize their records under a federal umbrella!
But we all know what a joke that is.
The shooter at the Orlando night club last year passed his NICS check — and waited days to pick up his gun — before killing 49 people.
The shooter in Las Vegas passed his NICS check too, before gunning down 58 people.
Before killing 9 people in a Charleston, SC church in 2015, Dylan Roof also passed his NICS check and legally purchased a firearm.
I could go on and on as the Navy Yard shooter, the Fort Hood shooter, the man who shot former Congresswoman Giffords and many others did so AFTER they passed their NICS checks.
Clearly federal and state level gun control has done little to stop dangerous people from buying firearms and committing mass murder — and that’s only the people who tried to go through the background checks in the first place!
As we all know, many criminals simply steal their firearms from family or others, as was the case with the Sandy Hook shooter and many others.
So increasing the number of records in this massive federal database will do nothing to stop committed criminals.
But it will give Diane Feinstein and her allies an absolutely massive list of gun owners in America, a list that can and will be used against gun owners down the road.
When Connecticut passed a sweeping gun control package in 2013, they used their state database to demand gun owners to surrender certain types of firearms.
The same thing happened in New York and California.
But if the Feinstein/Cornyn bill passes — this radical East and West coast gun control will be law right here in Georgia, too!
And don’t forget just how often the federal NICS system is already used to deny law abiding people their gun rights by mistake.
As numerous reports have documented, over 250,000 veterans have had their gun rights stripped away because their name was added to the NICS system for almost no reason at all!
Many were placed in NICS for things as petty as having a fiduciary manage their financial affairs!
The NICS system was a mistake when first passed into law, it clearly does not stop violent crime, and is used to deny gun rights to people who have done nothing wrong –- the last thing we should do is strengthen it!
Second Amendment supporters need to OPPOSE all forms of gun control at every opportunity.