For the second day in a row, gun-grabbers in the US House of Representatives have passed an extreme gun control bill.
Yesterday we reported that the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which would require background checks for all firearm sales, including private transactions and purchases made online and at gun shows. Currently, only federally licensed firearms dealers, importers, and manufacturers are required to conduct background checks on customers under federal law.
We also reported that the House would be voting on another gun control bill this week – H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which has been nicknamed the “Charleston Loophole” bill:
That bill would extend the amount of time firearms dealers must wait for a response from the background check system before the sale can proceed to 20 days. Currently, they can make the sale if they haven’t received a response in three days. (source)
The National Rifle Association (NRA) warned that H.R. 1112 is “worse” than H.R. 8:
Under that bill, gun sales from licensed dealers would be subject to the discretion of federal officials. Through either malice or incompetence, the legislation creates an unworkable system where gun buyers could be placed in an endless loop of background checks and would never actually receive the firearms they wish to purchase. (source)
Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 1112 on a largely party-line vote of 228 to 198.
Rep. Debbie Lesko, a survivor of domestic violence, attempted to amend the bill to keep the three-day time limit on background checks for domestic violence victims trying to buy a gun, reports USA Today:
“Do we really want to tell victims of domestic violence they have to wait up to 20 business days,” the Arizona Republican asked, “before they are allowed to adequately defend themselves?” (source)
The NRA published a statement in response to the vote, which reads:
“The anti-gun politicians in the House of Representatives continue to employ the shameful tactic of exploiting tragedies to market gun control that won’t prevent criminals from committing murder. It’s a sham and the Charleston Loophole bill is the perfect example of their dishonesty. The assertion that a supposed 10-day delay would have prevented a crime that took place over 60 days after the initial delay is ridiculous. This legislation would not have prevented the Charleston murders, and even worse, the legislation is so poorly drafted it would put law-abiding citizens who need a firearm for self-defense at risk by trapping them in an endless loop of delays. The NRA will continue to fight for the constitutional right of law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families without apology.” (source)
The Republican-controlled Senate is very unlikely to pass the bill, and as we reported yesterday, President Trump would likely veto it anyway:
In a statement, the White House announced it opposed the bills for violating Second Amendment rights.
“The extensive regulation required by H.R. 8 is incompatible with the Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to keep arms,” the statement reads. “By overly extending the minimum time that a licensed entity is required to wait for background check results, H.R. 1112 would unduly impose burdensome delays on individuals seeking to purchase a firearm.”
The two bills are expected to pass in the House, but would then need to be approved in the Senate, where Republicans hold a majority. In its statement, the White House suggested President Trump would veto both pieces of legislation if they pass the House and Senate.
The gun grabbers are NOT going to stop.
The gun grabbers in Congress are not going to stop trying to take away our rights. They will continue to chip away with insidious measures. We will see continued efforts to diminish our rights.
And the worst thing is, they’ll call it “common sense” measures. Terminology like that sets it up so that anyone who objects is a nutcase. It makes it seem as though those of us who demand our rights be unfettered are fringe lunatics instead of self-reliant, law-abiding citizens.
This bill may not pass this Senate. If they pass it, President Trump will most likely veto it.
But this is a sign of things to come. They’re not going to stop and imagine if we have a gun grabber in the White House.
They ARE coming for our guns. Don’t let anyone fool you.
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It isn’t the guns they are after. It is our freedom!
It’s about civilian disarmament.
It’s your Liberty at risk. You’re free to work where you want, carry a knife, buy a car and house, have kids, pay taxes….you won’t have liberty to travel where you want, live on property not overtaxed, carry your gun on your person, in your car, or on your property, you wont have liberty to petition government or keep your privacy, report or read real news and information, or keep foreigners from claiming your rights.
That’s the difference. You want liberty. Freedom comes as a result of liberty.
I read earlier today that Sen. Graham is not going to schedule any democrat gun control bills for a vote.
I hope that is true, but you never know.
I will believe that the RINO’s are on our side when they work to repeal most gun laws and put in place nation wide Constitutional carry. No more law on top of law
All these gun laws are null and void. They are an infringement of the Bill of Rights 2nd Amendment. Politicians overruling Creator labels these political control freaks as enemies of the Bill of Rights and so an enemy of the Republic and the Citizens. The Legislatures are not Royalty They serve to fix the Roads and deliver the mail, etc. They serve us we do not serve them. Attacks on our most cherished freedoms fought and died for by generations of citizens are being attacked by identifiable elements who wish to end our freedoms one by one. There are processes available that would allow laws to be altered or changed. Knowing their positions are so unpopular that those positions would never be made law these forces desire to do an end run around the Constitution exposing the true aims of our enemies domestic. They shall not prevail.
Not sure what is “extreme” about background checks. Doesn’t help any of us if some lunatics are running around with guns.
Who gets to decide who is a lunatic?
WHY are you wanting more checks? That is just more gov control. WHYNOT arm yourself and be your own defender. A armed society is polite society. Why do the Looney Tunes target GUN FREE ZONES? Because the Gov says you are safe with a silly sign that says Gun Free… Only the killer has a weapon there. If people arm up the shooters know that the plan they have will not work.
But just remember, Look up the Happy Land Fire. Killers do not always use Guns.
the LUNATICS are in DC and the State Capitals …and ‘common sense’ is their label….If I may remind you, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, means NO BACKGROUND checks and ANY US CITIZEN can buy, sell,trade, and carry and use a GUN….that IS the foundation of THIS country….it has been ignored by lying ,agenda driven politicians for many decades…and also has been misunderstood by the citizens of this country, who have been ‘led astray’ by those same scumbag politicians over the same decades….IF you are truly free and live in a FREE country, you do not need any ones permission to do anything as long as it does not harm or hurt another person..then you are responsible for any damage to person or property, BUT not before as the scumbag politicians want you to believe……laws are made by the same scumbag politicians mentioned above,,,,imo
The problem with HR 1112 as I understand it, is that the submitted paperwork will expire before the end of the new 20 business day window for approval, so it’s possible that you could be denied a gun purchase simply based on bureaucratic incompetence. The main problem (among many) with HR 8 is that verified gun transfers between private citizens are unenforceable without a national gun registry if you think about it. Criminals will not register their guns, and even worse, a gun registry is the final step needed before wholesale gun confiscation. Neither of these measures would have stopped any of the mass shootings in recent history.
The enemies of the state do not care about school shootings they are used in an attempt to take guns which is the goal.
While researching the totalitarian tiptoe of gun control and civilian disarmament with a search on DuckDuckGo.com (where hard leftist Google can’t censor) using the phrase of HISTORY OF GUN CONTROL AND CIVILIAN DISARMAMENT, I stumbled across one (of many) sterling example of such history, here:
plus the knowledgeable comments as well.
“The time to start burying your guns is exactly the time to start digging them up.”
Every time a government starts gun control, genocide follows.
All gun control laws are unconstitutional. The bill of rights is suppose to be outside the legislatures authority. Outside of violating their oaths to uphold the constitution (which includes the bill of rights), they are altering our republic form of government. The 2a is to protect us from that type of terrorist control. The representatives that voted for the gun control need to be tried for treason and sedition.
Remember we don’t have a National Government nor do we want one. We have a federal government which means by agreement/contract. The constitution is a contract among the many states. The federal governments authority is enumerated meaning limited. No where are they authorize to pass any gun law legislation. By violating the contact, the contract can be voided. If the contract (constitution) is voided, then the fictitious entity known as the federal government ceases to exist. All federal lands revert back to the individual states and the state government is like individual countries such as France, Germany, etc.
In the end, the American People ARE the government. I don’t give a damn who signs what. It’s unconstitutional on its face, and I will never comply. Death to tyrants!!!
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that “Where rights (liberty) secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate (abolish) them.” (Miranda v Arizona) What’s that mean? Well, it means that in order to lawfully effect a Right/Liberty protected by our Constitution (nullify it, limit it, license it or restrict it) the powers that be (state or federal) are required to comply with the Constitution’s Article V Amendment process before they expediently make an end-run around our Constitution to take away (or “infringe” upon) your Right of self defense protected by the Second Amendment.
A few elected bozos and the stroke of an executive’s pen doesn’t cut it my friends. Telling you they have the “authority” to by-pass the Constitution by passing some goofy law because ‘they’ voted on it is what’s known as acting under “the color of law.” The color of law is defined as the actions of an ‘official’, be it law enforcement or legislative, purported to be in the conduct of their official duties when, in fact, they have no lawful authority to actually ‘act’ or conduct themselves. An example might be law enforcement making arrests of peaceful protestors or phony traffic arrests in order to raise revenue. Another example would be a legislature passing laws effecting areas where they have no lawful authority to legislate.
“Shall not be infringed” means that if they want to “infringe” and expand the government’s authority to nullify, limit, license or restrict that doesn’t exist, they must go through the Article V Amendment process in order to ‘acquire’ the lawful authority to legislate limits, licenses or to nullify your Rights. If they have no authority to pass such a law or ordinance (haven’t complied with the the lawful Amendment process) then the aforementioned Supreme Court stated in Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham Alabama that the individuals should “engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.” Without said lawful Amendment the Supreme Court’s Marbury vs Madison comes into play: “All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.”
If the Supreme Court’s declarations mean nothing, Hamilton made clear in Federalist 78 that “No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” Jefferson said much the same thing in 1798 when he said “Whenever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void and of no force.” The Supremacy Clause (Article 6 clause 2) codifies this very principle; that any law made by Congress that is not made in pursuance to the Constitution, is no law at all.
If politicians, judges and law enforcement don’t care to comply with our Constitution (the ‘highest’ law of the land) which they’ve sworn an Oath to, then the People shouldn’t worry about complying with their ‘gun laws’.
In 2020, if the Demorats get more control… you will be faced with give them up or use them. Are you ready to give up all you worked for and possibly your life to keep your guns? Your choice… to make. It took just three percent to win America from the British. You will be faced with 97% of Americans wanting someone else to fight for them, so they can hopefully keep what they have..
The “gun rights” people will never stop this “death by a thousand cuts” of “gun control” until they realize that proper application of the Second Amendment requires taking into account Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16 of the Constitution, as well as the decision of the Supreme Court in United States v. Miller.
Good thing the right to defend ourselves is inherent in the Laws of survival and not the Laws of Man.they can’t take away our 2nd. We just allow them to restrict our 2nd…just like the 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 1st.
If you don’t exercise your 1st and petition your government, it will grow uncontrollably.
Unchecked government is shown true colors in private property rights.
Think you own your property? Try not paying property taxes for a few years and let me know how it works out for you. You’re renting on DIRT…the only thing yours (w/o mortgage, and with deed title) is the building. Try moving that after seizure and get back to me.
Sarah, you are correct. People think they own their million dollar house on the hill down to their one room shack. NO, the county and state own it … You just pay to live there keep the place up.
You might want to research land patents…I am of the opinion that might be an effective workaround for that situation
We are fast approaching the time when we will gladly give up our ammunition stash one round at a time at no extra charge.
ANY politician that votes for these type of Unconstitutional gun laws, show they do NOT honor their oath of office and do NOT honor the Bill of Rights..so they should not be addressed as The Honorable (fill in the name of politician). They need to be addressed as what they really are…..Sir or Madam you are an ASSHOLE and a TRAITOR to your country and its RULE OF LAW the CONSTITUTION…..imo
This should be done every time you or anyone speaks to them…,,,THEY DESERVE NO RESPECT…when they are trying to take away YOUR freedom pf choice , your LIBERTY, and your personal property….and turn you a law abiding citizen into a CRIMINAL if YOU do not obey their tyranny…I will never obey…Semper Fi
The American Constitution is not a work of fiction; rather it is
a work of honorable people who believed in the Creator and
knew how to keep people Free from evil people and Tyrants.