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.
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.
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.