New Anti-gun Legislation Introduced in Congress

By Dave Dolbee published on in Legal, News

From the moment the recent tragedy in Las Vegas hit the news, we knew we would have to brace for shock and wait for the fallout. Several states have bills pending. There will be the usual sabre rattling from the normal characters, of course. The question that matters most is, “How do they purpose to infringe on the Second Amendment this time?” We have the answers.

Here is a list of the most recent anti-gun measures that have recently been proposed in Congress.

Senator Dianne Feinstein holding an AR-15

Remember when Senator Dianne Feinstein said these weapons are not for hunting deer — they’re for hunting people?

H.R.3984 – Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 10/05/2017)

Summary: To repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products.

H.R.3962 – Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 10/04/2017)

Summary: To require face-to-face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.

This measure is designed to eliminate online sales of ammunition.

H.R.3986 – Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 10/05/2017)

Summary: To provide for the establishment of a national standard for incorporating a passive identification ability into all firearms sold in the United States.

The simple translation is require all firearms sold to have smart gun technology.

H.R.3987 – Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 10/05/2017)

Summary: To reduce gun violence, fund gun violence research and victim assistance, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms, and for other purposes.

Any transaction involving at least on firearm, would have a $1 fee added. The money collected would then be distributed as follows:

(1) The first $10,000,000 shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out section 391(c) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 3.

(2) The next $5,000,000 shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Attorney General, for the operation and maintenance of the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

(3) The remainder shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Attorney General for such activities of the Office for Victim Assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the Attorney General deems appropriate.

S.1945 – Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 10/05/2017)

Summary: To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

In truth, there is not much new here, but the threat is as serious as it ever was.

Do you think any of this legislation will pass? Which national organizations will be most influential in defeating these measures? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Comments (83)

  • Ron W

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    Here we go again! More legislation, more laws to lessen gun crimes??? What new law, that wont infringe on our rights, would have stopped the heinous shooting in Las Vegas??? What about the law against murder??? Correct me if I am wrong, but… there is a law against murder. People that want to commit crimes are going to commit crimes, whether there is a law against it or not. Do they, the ones that don’t want us to have guns, think that limiting the number of rounds we can have in a magazine is going to stop anything? NO! Let me make a stab in the dark and ask the question….. Before there were semi-automatic rifles, there was no gun crime? What about when all you could get was a black powder rifle? No gun crime??? Whats next? Are they going to take away our bows and arrows? What about knifes? When and where does it stop?

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  • Brian Flores

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    Y’all forgot the most important one that’s coming from 7-11 turncoat republicans who want to make enhanced fire rate devices illegal which is such a broad bill that it makes us wonder if we are going to have to register our trigger fingers, MAC has a great video about this bill going in depth. I expected this from the left and was in no way surprised when right away started scouring for gun control but for politicians on the right to come up with such a bill was surprising and makes me think about the times when people didn’t want to revolt against the redcoats and gave up their fellow neighbors for amnesty

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  • John L

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    Robert, you are so right. The massacre in Las Vegas was certainly terrible there is no way to stop people who are bent on committing mass murder. He could have driven a cement mixer through the crowd with devastating effect. The difference is, there would be no political uproar to ban cement mixers or to hold the manufacturer liable. I don’t see any legislation aimed at Louisville Slugger for liability of their bats when used to commit crimes. The statistics of gun violence vs the number of legal (emphasis on legal) gun owners in this country is actually pretty small. If congress really want s to help, then go after the criminals for illegally possessing firearms. Sadly, we all know that is not going to happen.

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    • Force Recon Marine

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      I would say that if you want to really go after the criminals start with the District of Criminals.

      I would like to offer up the following: CONSIDER that all the mass shootings have taken place in GUN FREE ZONES where there is a “target rich environment” most always perpetrated by unbalanced individuals of the left leaning persuasion. Too much of a coincidence to not consider these as being orchestrated by the left to further perpetuate fear and spread misinformation for political gain. Just a thought

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  • Stan Cloutier

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    No one has considered the politicians portfolios include firearm stocks. They have made a ton of money during the Obama administration by piling on one do nothing regulation after another knowing full well they do nothing but raise sells. RGR went from about $5 to $30. This is what they don’t want you to know. These stocks bottomed out around 9/11 this year and it’s time for them to re-invest. Every firearm legislation is about money. Just look close at H.R. 3987.

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    • Stan Cloutier

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      Meant AOBC (Smith Wesson) not RGR (Strom Ruger)

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  • Mike

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    Wow… you’ve got to be kidding (yourself). Yes, your god will make it all better, just like it has stopped war in the middle east, starvation and killing in africa, drug cartel trafficking and violence, gang violence, racism, and every other form of evil that exists in every area of the planet . Yeah, your god will make it all better.

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    • Force Recon Marine

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      Mike with your attitude and approximately 6.9 billion others nothing is going to change as you are all sons of Satan. So why should God care about those who don’t care or believe in him?? Simply put he doesn’t When Christ returns all evil will be cast out a millennium of peace will ensue until Satan is set free to once again prey on the weak but only for a short time until which each and every one of us either chooses the high road to accept God or the low road Satan Woe be to the latter

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  • James Stamulis

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    The only thing we should ban are Anti American traitors whose sole purpose seems to steal our sacred Bill Of Rights.

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  • Ron

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    Every time some nut job goes on a rampage Democrats push for gun control.Actually, they are steady in their aim to take away freedoms and rights. I watch CSPAN occasionally and you can tell most of the folks are lawyers.These are the idiots pushing for more control over people.

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  • PIZZA GATE

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    why isn’t cheaper than dirt mentioning one of the worst so far? H.R. 3999 . this P.O.S bill has the backing of more than 25 republican rhinos from more than 15 states. it will be worse than slick willy’s high cap/no flash hider/no folding stock crap. they are working very hard to slip this one over on us! WATCH OUT AMERICA. this crap got started and came from the NRA for god sake!

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  • Randy Newbolds

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    If one decides to kill one other human or many, one does not need a firearm. It all starts with intent of heart. Cain killed Able with a rock ! I drive a school bus in my advanced years and see daily the state that most of our children are in. Basic manners, consideration of others, belief and reverence in God and faith in mankind are not thought. Community and national pride are not instilled in our children. They are fed daily a lions share of the garbage lefty, Hollywood liberal freaks are pushing down our throats in the name of entertainment. As with anything, what goes in, usually comes out. If we do not get back to basic, family values and national pride being taught at a early age, I feel we are doomed to see more and more of this senseless slaughter. And none of this can be fixed with politics. Thank you.

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  • Marc Mulkey

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    A recent report on crime statistics was released that showed that knives were used to kill more people, in the past year, than guns were. They’ll be coming for those next. I’m not worried about the 2nd Amd being abolished, I worry about the continuing legal battles that have to be fought. Ones that, by the time they get to a conservative SCOTUS, have already taken away some of our rights. Too bad we can’t just pass a law against liberals. Wouldn’t that make things easier?!

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