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New Anti-gun Legislation Introduced in Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein holding an AR-15

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.

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 (85)

  1. Sadly we have already lost a great deal of the ideals of our very wise founding fathers when one can who incredible accuracy predict how a Justice will vote based on this political affiliation. We need to at every opportunity remind them that their job is to rule on the constitutionality of a law or action, not to make law.

  2. I too thought that this blog was for gun owners only. This “advent” of liberal left patient zeros should not have happened. Attacking the law of the land reveals this disease – and no, the Constitution is not a “living document” unless 3/4 of the States agree to a Constitutional Convention, and then 3/4 of the States agree to oust the Second Amendment. And that will not happen, not with the disention between people today. Until such happens, the Constitution is written in stone, and there isn’t much anyone can, or will do anything about it.

  3. I am a gun/rifle owner. I love the 2nd amendment regardless of what political affiliation I am. I have been shooting competitively since I was in High school how could I not care what happens to it if I can no longer do what I love doing.

  4. Force Recon Marine,
    I stand with you. Somehow, someday we will take our Government back and end this farce that has gone on far too long. I have one life, one voice, one vote, but I am willing to fight for my freedom with you. Navy Radio operator for many years, seen it, done it, maybe I’ll be good enough?

  5. A very well thought out choice of quotes! Tyranny hides behind every politician who thinks the dear people cannot think or take care of themselves. Every example of gun violence is going to raise these “politicians” to try to take away our firearms “for our own good”. Yet we hear little, if anything about the instances where a gun SAVED lives. The media is so extremely biased against firearms that they are an outrage to the gun owner. The really sad thing is this: Las Vegas is only the beginning of the large scale mass murders we will see in the future. Will we be transformed into a 1984 society because of a mass murder numbering in the hundreds? This just happened in the Middle East by a truck bomb killing over 300. What will we do when it here? Surrender everything that has been used to kill since the dawn of time?

  6. Thank you for making my point Joe. The separation clause does not exist as a legal document from the government. As for the intent of Jefferson. One should find out why the founders left the monarchy. What you will find is the monarchy wanted to designate a particular religion as the only recognized church. As for the courts. We may soon find the 2nd amendment before the SCOTUS. So if they tamper with the liberty of the 2nd. Does that mean the constitution is evolving as those on the left proclaim? A living document as it were. And if you think the left is wrong about that. I will assume that LBJ’s rider that forbids the organized church from speaking out against political leaders is acceptable. If the US government or some folks among the citizenry want the Christian church to be silenced. It would seem as though we’re not as free as we think. Interpretive law is a slippery slope.

  7. “Whatever we once were we are no longer a Christian nation”
    B☭r☭ck Hussein Øb☭m☭

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” B☭r☭ck Hussein Øb☭m☭

    If we ever forget that we are one nation under God we will become a nation gone under-Ronald Reagan

    1. Force Recon Marine, may God abundantly bless you. You are the nation’s finest. I pray that 2nd amendment supporters will fight this fight while you rest. Gun owners must come together with one voice, once and17 for all . Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to this nation.

    2. @forceReconMarine Wow Seriously? Apparently, the Corps is still brainwashing you. Stop drinking the cool-aide. Think for yourself. This isn’t a left or right issue or religious issue it is a constitutional issue. I like to think myself a constitutionalist and believe that it is a living document and it should change with the times so that it does not leave the country stagnant. What we need is cool and level heads and centrists to take account the will of the people. I served my country for 12 years, my Marine Corps and politics was never injected into our military daily life we only cared about our buddies and went where we were told to go no matter if it was a Democrat or a Republican telling us to do it, The Armed forces fight for the people, not one political party or one man and fights to preserve the Constitution of the United States of America. I consider my self a down the middle American and I have fought for the protection of the constitutions and especially the 2nd amendment. The hate and finger pointing needs to stop. You are an American above all else… remember that.

    3. Well I’ve never got involved with a blog before. Now I am sure that was the right decision. In short, when I hear terms like hate and finger pointing when there is none. After the last 8 years. It sound like an establishment liberal. The days of left, center left, center right or right are over. Its time for Americans to stand firmly in the land of absolute. And if the constitution of the republic of the United States is a living document. Open to evolve with each generation’s likes and dislikes. Just gather up your guns and turn them over. Have we learned nothing after the last 8 years. Who will decide what the second amendment means? Left , center left, center right or right? And this is a blog for gun owners!

    4. Joe you say you’re a constitutionalist but you lack key understandings of of the Constitution. First the Constitution cannot and should not be changed easily to do so would plunge the country into a dictatorship or monarchy because of rash emotion driven decisions or straight up power grabs. Second if a power is not listed in the Constitution the federal government shouldn’t act. That right belongs to the states and even the states are limited by the Constitution, but as many of us see the government has taken powers that it should not have unless one has been living under a rock for the majority of their life. It was far simpler to write Constitution to say what the government can do verses what it can’t do. Finally for the time being the Constitution was never intended to be a living document, but a pillar to uphold the country and values. So the proper way to look at the amendment process is more of a refining process to it truly make it better and withstand the test of time, not a change at the whim of every tragedy or every generation of the population. To do so is foolhardy and will lead to ruin.

  8. I know some will think I am a quack job but I still can’t help but think that the tragedy in Las Vegas was a last ditch effort to finally be able to take Americas gun rights away by acting legislation, open ended legislation, That will ultimately be used to compass gay and make it all legal American citizens firearms.

  9. The Bill of Rights, which the 2nd amendment is part, is not appealable.
    as these rights according to the constitution are god given. Read the
    federalist and anti-federalist papers and see what our founding fathers
    had to say. Communists [democrats] only want to disarm we the people
    so that a dictator can control every aspect of our lives. Never give up,our
    very freedoms are at stake.

    from a son of the American Revolution

  10. A couple comments to respondents on my statement about the return of God in America. First. There is no document in the US government that requires a separation of church and state. The loons on the left cherry picked that from a letter that Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists. A personal letter, not a government document. Second. The Christian god of the bible has provided the highest level of freedom and liberty in existence to Americans. The enforcement of the freedom and liberty available by the providence of God. Falls to America’s finest. The men and women of the military. If you don’t agree. I would encourage you to move to a Muslim nation and openly reject there god. Jesus does not require the head of those who chose not to believe in his free gift. And lastly. Every human is free to choose the course for there life,to live as they decide. In America the law of the land is the only restriction . However, in this nation from its founding.The majority of Americans recognize the USA as a Christian nation. The foundation of the republic is are faith in God. In his love , his forgiveness. We don’t cut off the heads of those who don’t believe as we do. In light of the truth of this great Christian nation I have a question or two. Have you ever noticed it’s the unbelieving that are the most violent in this country.What is the foundation for your moral compass? Stop and think what we do know about the Vegas shooter. He was not a christian. He was not a conservative Republican. He was not a member of the NRA. If he was any of these, the liberal media would have come after conservatives. So the twisted logic of the Obama left blames a gun. Its insane and design to devide and conquer. Godly integrity and a clear comment to the 2nd amendment must prevail. The God givin freedom and liberty will be taken from us if we fail to come together to enforce the 2nd. The foundation of our moral compass does matter. God, Country, Family and Friends.

  11. Rediculous…The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right belongs to individuals, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices. State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing this right per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights.

  12. The sooner everyone recognizes that for politicians it’s all about power and money. Period. They don’t care about public safety, rights of immigrants, clean water or even education. They only care about themselves, keeping their cushy part-time job with a full time salary and lifelong benefits. Everything they do is to stay in control of money and power.

  13. Don’t forget this one that they’re trying to pass too.
    H.R.3999 – To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

    Sponsor: Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] (Introduced 10/10/2017)

    Source: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3999

  14. It would be extremely difficult to near impossible to eliminate the 2nd amendment. Too many Americans are getting wise to the left wing loonies and their mission of turning America into a socialist third world cesspool. We must remain vigilant and pressure the elected officials to uphold the laws and the Constitution. We really need to vote all of them out of office, especially the Demos. These socialists are too brainwashed to realize that Hitler started out this way and they are trying to turn America into the likes of Venezuela. its near impossible to reverse the socialist indoctrination that’s been going on for the last sixty plus years. At some point this is going to come to a head, us American Patriots have been pushed to the point of having our backs against the wall with no more room to push, it can’t go on like this very much longer. Somethings gotta give.

    1. Socialism isn’t a bad thing, all you’re doing is spreading hate against people you don’t understand. It’s laughable really. I agree that many of these politicians are trying to take our guns away for retarded reasons, however it isn’t all Democrats and it definitely has nothing to do with Socialism. Don’t be a clod.

  15. If I want a gun, I go buy one. I will have one no matter what the laws say. The Government cannot remove my God given rights to defend myself, family, or friends. My purchase may be at a gun store, a pawn shop, or from someone who has one for sale out of their booth at a flea market, or a car trunk, Prohibition never worked, the “war on drugs” doesn’t work, the laws concerning illegal immigration aren’t enforced. Why should I obey unconstitutional laws that oppose the letter of the one law that makes all the other Amendments of our Constitution possible? Also, why should any politicians make a law that they know will not be obeyed? God, guts, and guns made our Country free, and continues to keep our freedoms. Why go from freedom to chains?

    1. God didn’t make our country free you wingnut. Our country was founded with separation of church and state in mind. Meaning that religion should have no part in government proceedings. Freedom was won on the backs of the men and women who fought physically and symbolically to push tyrannical forces away. And now god and tyranny are returning to us at the same time we have to push them both out so people can live their lives the way they want to. God or no god, guns or no guns. People should be able to live the way they choose no matter their beliefs/

    2. robert you have it backwards, the founding fathers resisted a government telling them what church to belong to, not the church running government

    3. Robert,
      The Declaration of Independence contained quite a bit about “God given rights” as did the “Bill of rights” part of the Constitution, as did the rest of our Constitution. We are here to work together, not hassle over the rights that are God given. The Bible is part of our Countries heritage, included in most of the State Constitutions. GOD is mentioned everywhere in every court or law.
      So, calling me a wingnut just proved you want to squabble about something so common, you probably missed it with such a narrow field of view, So, why don’t you take your marbles home, we don’t want to play with you anymore.

  16. Isn’t it ironic that Sen. Robert Mendenez is sponsoring a bill while he is under investigation and on trial on corruption charges.

  17. I am sick and tired of stupid liberals blaming law abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of some nut job. Do they blame all blacks for the few that murdered all those police officers this year? Of course not! Do they condemn all muslimes for the terrorist acts of those who commit terrorist acts? You bet not. And do democrats seek to prosecute and deport every illegal who lives here illegally just because some are criminals? No way Jose! But liberal democrat commies have no problem blaming every gun owner, criminal or not. They write laws to take away the rights of the lawful gun owner, while ignoring the fact that it is criminal misuse of guns that they should address. But that does not fit the anti-gun agenda of the democrats to disarm all Americans so that no one can resist their plans to overload the voter base with illegals and refugees and form an unbeatable democrat voter block. Then they will dismantle the Constitution and Bill of Rights and run this country under the despotic iron fisted rule of their favorite tyrannical democrat!

  18. Two things I would like to mention right quick. 1) The last time I checked, cocaine was illegal and yet it is in the hands of every criminal that wants it in almost every community across america. So if you outlaw firearms or any specific type of firearm… 2) Mexico has extremely strict gun laws, so it must be much safer down there right. Listen up liberals! Head south and see your proposed gun legislation in action.

  19. If the 2nd is removed . Then the start of a civil war can be heard. The Commis Socialist Dem party want a war.They want to remove all laws on t he books They want total control of this country. Sit back and thin of what they will try to do.

  20. None of these will pass. Even the CDC found no correlation with the gun “issue”. The people wanting the study discarded it. Much like the tobacco study in the 90s discarded an FDA study and instead funded the EPA one. Which they now go by. Democrats have a history of ignoring facts that disprove their theories. Heller Vs. DC stated firearms in common use(magazines as well as equipment is implied) is protected by the 2nd amendment. Yet here they are ignoring a Supreme Court ruling and subsequent opinion to pass what is essentially illegal laws. Magazine and feature bans, Looking at you California and New York. Again if the laws don’t agree with their narrative then it doesn’t matter to them. Politicians that disregard laws when they don’t agree with them, need to be Jailed violating their duty and oath they are legal bound to uphold. Yet nothing happens. Even if say a certain Politician is housing say Illegal Aliens and No one does anything.

    1. Commifornication passed an “IN PERSON ammunition purchasing law which is to take effect Jan,1 2018 effectively making it illegal to purchase
      ammo online. APATHY is the enemy of OUR republic. Apathy gives tacit approval that what government does is acceptable!!!

  21. “…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. … .”

    The Centers for Disease Control is NOT a government entity, is is a private organization owned and operated by the same cabal that has been looting America since the country was handed over to them by Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Note their bought congressional flying monkey hands them the first $10 million dollars stolen from the people in H.R. 3897.

    Treasonous criminals all.

  22. The change this country really needs,
    TERM LIMITS for the House and Senate:

    The evil that is done is a symptom of the corruption and legacy politicians that infest our House and Senate. If we want to see real positive changes for our country, and not pandering BS like gun control, then we have to remove the bought and paid for members of our Congress.

    1. I propose we have our senators and representatives wear race scar drivers suits so we can know who their sponsors are!

  23. Democrats have blood on their hands. They promote violence, while at the same time disarm law abiding citizens. People better wake up. The Democrat party is not your grandfather’s party any longer. The Democrat party is infiltrated with haters of America, haters of the Constitution, haters of unity, haters of prosperity, and pathological liars. They will continue to divide and destroy America until people wake up and see the destruction that they are causing.

  24. What if we responded to abuse of other things the way antigun people do to abuse of guns?

    Consider casting couch abuse!

    1. We need to ban all couches!
    2. We need to register all couches.
    3. You need to have a federal background check to buy a couch.
    4. You need a license to buy a couch, even if you aren’t a movie producer.

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. 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.

    1. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

    1. 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

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 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?!

  35. Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges, Seneca. I, as many others, think that there are enough Laws “On the Book’s” already. We are daily taxxed and fee’d with every transaction, phone call, trip to corner or trip to another state. These “Elected” doofuss’s main job, once elected is to #1 fufill the wishes of their Large Donor’s, #2 get re-elected. They want to take away Your Rights, yet preserve that “Privilege” for their Security Detail and Companies that provide that service. We rebelled against the Crown once. That 1st sentence for those not up on Latin, is loosely, “The Republic is most corrupt when it’s laws are most numerous”.

  36. Go to https://www.congress.gov/ to find the full bills… the one on the Bump Stock ETC. ban is HR3999. and as far as Menendez. of NJ.. he will have a “dinner date” with “Big Bubba” after his trial is over.

    That website I posted will get all the records of any Legislator to include sponsorship, co-sponsorship and votes. This one… http://www.statelocalgov.net/ will allow you to do the same for your state and local. I deal with legislation for Veterans and these sites are “bibles” to me when dealing with legislative issues.

  37. The evil that exists in this nation is the direct result of both left and right demanding that God be removed from society. Guns don’t kill, pencils don’t misspell, forks don’t make people fat and my truck doesn’t drive drunk. We need God put back in “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Take back our country from the elites. God, Country and Family& friends!

    1. Absolutely right. I’ve yet to see or hear about a firearm that intentionally loaded itself, aimed itself and fired at anyone. Modern thought leaves out Jesus Christ and the Biblical teaching of, what I call, “personal responsibility for my actions”. Modern man does not accept that doctrine. The fault always lies with someone or something else.

    2. Am I the only one to see that the more liberal the country becomes
      the more violent it becomes case in point murder and shootings in
      Liberal controlled cities and states.

    3. I couldnt disagree more. There is a seperation of church and state, as there should be. Personal responsibility also has nothing to do with god…it is values. Athiests arent murdering people left and right. Religion causes more problems than it fixes.

  38. The new one not listed is the enhanced performance bill, attempting outlaw bumpstocks but leaving the door open for for any manner of product, real or imagined, that effects the rate of fire on any gun i.e. semi-auto’s primarily. This could be interpreted to include magazine springs, flash suppressors, or even your finger, if we’re not careful.

    1. Doug, bump stocks “ and any other modification that affects rate of fire” was already passed into law in Massachusetts in record time. This new law coupled with AG Maura Healy’s anti gun agenda gives her broad and far reaching access to ban and prosecute almost anything. I predict that in Massachucetts in the near future someone will be arrested tried and convicted of a illegal “rate of fire” modification. Probably a trigger job. In her last anti gun move, Healy wrote an opinion (not a new law) about the extension of the Clinton ban here in Massachusetts. Her opinion essentially made virtually all semi auto rifles illegal overnight. She then proceeded to inforce it (without notice) causing a nightmare for FFL’s throughout the state. Armed with this new poorly written law, her anti gun agenda is now in overdrive. Get ready, the rest of what used to be called the US of A is next.
      Roman, W-1 US Army (ret)

    2. Roman “what part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is unclear? Any and I repeat ANY law restricting any firearm or weapon is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and therefore un-prosecutable!! The reason folks are prosecuted by these illegal statutes is because of intimidation which leads to apathy. Apathy gives tacit approval that what the government does is acceptable!!!

      Sheeple will prefer to sit back and say nothing out of fear of drawing attention to themselves as a result their rights are stripped from them.

      There comes a time when one needs to stand for the Constitution or die by legislation one usurpetive bill/statute at a time. I fully intend not to go quietly into the night and disappear

  39. I am scared very much of any of these passing will end the 2nd Amendment. It would be removed permanently from the Constitution. Which is what Government is after !!!! You need commitment to stop this by the following!! Hornady, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Colt, Henry rifles, Ruger, Glock, Winchester, N.R.A., Illinois Rifle Association, Remington & Sig Sauer ! These people realize what is at stake. These bills pass it could easily put them out of business !!!!!! Bottom line is these pass We are screwed as We could not defend Ourselves against Our Government. We will wake up to being a communist country ran by a dictator nor defend Ourselves from criminals !!!!

    1. Defend ourselves against our GOVERNMENT????
      And I thought the 2cd Amendments was about hunting rights!!!

    2. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The same holds true for OUR second Amendment if we are apathetic and don’t apply the proper pressure and say nothing the government will do just that It happened in my homeland

      Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.’ — Mao Tse-tung, 1938, inadvertently endorsing the Second Amendment.
      The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. – Adolph Hitler, April 11 1942
      The right to buy weapons is the right to be free. — A.E. Van Vogt, “The Weapon Shops Of Isher”, ASF December 1942
      Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon — so long as there is no answer to it — gives claws to the weak. — George Orwell, “You and the Atom Bomb”, 1945
      Let us hope our weapons are never needed –but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government — and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.” — Edward Abbey, “Abbey’s Road”, 1979
      If I were to select a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF [the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms]. — U.S. Representative John Dingell, 1980

      The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner. — Report of the Subcommittee On The Constitution of the Committee On The Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, second session (February, 1982), SuDoc# Y4.J 89/2: Ar 5/5

  40. There is absolutley no way to stop what happened in Las Vegas, or any other mass shooting that has occurred. Even if you stop making/selling or allowing guns this will continue. Myself and family fully support the Second Amendment. I will never let these extremist nuts stop me from enjoying the things in life that I do. I take comfort in the fact I can carry a weapon to defend myself and family. I also take the same in knowing that other solid Minded folks carry as well. Instead of these liberal minded politicians attacking the gun rights why not take a serious look at mental health in America. As I stated these horrible events are caused by mentally unstable individuals. Gun rights have always been a issue for debate and always will. I just hope that when it’s all said and done the folks who make the decisions realize that taking away our rights is not the answer.

    1. But doesn’t eliminating the ability of responsible, law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families make us all safer?

  41. I get SO tired of the same old crap. Infringement of the 2nd Amendment is not going to happen, and if they pass some law, it won’t be Constitutional. Especially if those damn Liberal Left Mental Midgets are the ones conjuring up anything, just something “just because” they have to DO SOMETHING! BANNING A BUMP STOCK? That’s pretty silly. About as silly as letting a Liberal loon snowflake VOTE. And at their “feel good” measures, I just wonder how much longer before We The People, have our CIVIL War? Keep pushing us????

    1. I understand how tiresome the same old crap can be, year after year. Yet in other areas of our society decades long campaigns to eradicate civil rights are beginning to succeed. The First Amendment is being undermined as more and more young people actually believe that people who say stuff they don’t like should be banned from speaking. This has taken twenty years or so of eroding the educational system to reach this point. If you’re not aware of how young people’s attitudes towards constitutional rights such as due process are being changed, check out the website for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education:
      http://www.thefire.org
      Defending civil and constitutional rights constantly can wear you down, but the people who believe they can achieve power by doing so are in it for the long haul.

    2. It’s exactly this mindset that creates division. One should not belittle another because they don’t believe in a god, don’t care for firearms, or vote for left leaning people. America was built upon differences… The nation is big enough for people or all types. What all citizens SHOULD agree on is defending the Bill of Rights and Constitution as a whole. Giving in to decisive hate of the ‘other’ does nothing… Semper Fi… You’re local center-left, firearm owning, Gary Johnson supporting, free thinking USMC veteran.

    3. Robert, you’re totally correct, the loony left will fail to pass a damn thing. So then why say “how long till We the people have our civil war, just keep pushing us”, great way to fan flames in a house made of styrophome… Been hearing way too many guys talking about civil war and for America’s sake it’s gotta stop. Civil war is starvation, murder, rape, disease, and above all DEATH for We The People. Anyway, you know snowflakes can’t shoot, they’d be the least of your worries…

    4. That’s all the left know, the same old tired dialog, they now just call everybody White supremacist, racist, terms like white privilege, white devil and so on. They have no platform anymore other than nonsense, people are getting wise to their communistic agenda. As I stated before, you can only push people so far before a fight ensues, unfortunately I feel that’s the only way to get these brainwashed, mindless idiots wake up and smell America.

  42. In most Mass shootings, only one shooter is involved, but as in any situation, there are exceptions. While we are talking about restrictions, why don’t we restrict the sale of alcohol to any one who owns an automobile; or, maybe just outlaw the ownership of automobiles altogether. I believe if you look at the statistics, there are several times more people killed in auto accidents than by firearms any day would care to look at.

    1. or how many people are killed on the road everyday because some one had there face in there cell phones texting.

    2. I agree, the real dangers of living in the USA are drugs, alcohol and tobacco not guns. I wish the liberals that want to take away our rights would realize that and channel their efforts towards making us safer from these threats

  43. Clearly, once again the Democrats are trying to take the acts of a criminal terrorist to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. We can give them no quarter. None of these bills would have prevented this person from doing what he did and none of them would even have decreased the possibility of him being able to commit mass murder. Any legislator sponsoring these bills needs to be primaried. Any legislature voting for these bills needs to be defeated.

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