“Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have.” – P.J. O’Rourke
Riding the recent wave of active murderer mass casualty events, the House passed the “Protecting Our Kids Act” (HR 7910), which as it stands would:
– Prohibit auto-loading rifle sales to anyone under 21 years of age [Because they are too irresponsible to be trusted with them, but, they can still join the Marines at 17 and be issued a full auto rifle. At 18 they can be married, have children, vote, sign mortgage papers and for student loans, drive 2000lb vehicles in traffic, own businesses, and sign a release to perform in pornography, but self defense with a firearm is out of the question.]
– Prohibit home (non-licensed) manufacture of firearms, and the sale of kits to do so [I’m still having trouble making heads or tails of that section as written.]
– Bans non-licensed ownership of any machine that’s sole purpose is the manufacture of firearms. […I know, right?]
– Makes it illegal for your 16-year-old to have a .22 rifle accessible to them in your home under the “safe storage” section.
– Regulates bump stocks under the NFA.
– Makes it illegal to buy, sell, or transfer any new magazine over 15-rounds. Existing mags are grandfathered.
– Requires all magazines larger that 15-rounds manufactured after enactment to be serial numbered [It’s actually “high capacity feeding devices”, including belt fed machine gun links…and I’m not sure how that will be accomplished in any practical way.]
– Includes funding for “high-capacity magazine buy backs.”
It’s maybe got a 5% chance of passing the Senate, as long as there isn’t some Vegas-type rampage scheduled pre-vote – should something like that occur, all bets are off.
[And as I was posting this to our site, I just saw it come across the wire that the Senate has 60 Senators in agreement on gun legislation – what that legislation includes has yet to be announced – so, it looks like we’re getting something.]
You’ll notice that nowhere in the bill is any mention of beefing up school security, funding police response/training, or addressing mental heath issues. It’s quite obvious who and what they blame – Us!
The only thing this bill has to do with children is treating more adults like them.
On the state level, the Rhode Island House passed a magazine ban for over 10-rounds with a confiscation requirement for all existing magazines over 10-rounds in the state. They also made 21 the legal age to purchase any firearm or ammunition, as well as banning open carry of loaded long guns.
The governor is expected to sign it.
Delaware is bouncing a bill back and forth from the House and Senate which, as it stands, will ban any magazine over 7 rounds. They seem to be in agreement to ban something, the round count is still being hammered out. The law also includes a new banned firearm list that is modeled off Maryland’s existing law.
This is all occurring while we await a SCOTUS ruling on the Constitutionality of New York’s gun permitting scheme. It’s expected to fall in favor of Article II and gun owners, but how far the Court will go in its written opinion is the current question.
Gun control is no longer a politically popular issue.
As Americans watched police and federal agencies stand down while cities burned 2-years-ago, gun sales hit all time records. And the majority of those purchases were from new buyers, most of which were Democrat/left leaning.
And, while Congress is telling us we can’t be trusted with guns, and they wouldn’t do any good against a modern military, anyway, they are sending 40-billion to Ukraine to arm their population to fight the Russian military. Arms which have already shown up on the black market in foreign countries.
The Joe Biden telling you a 9mm round can blow the lung out of a body is the same Joe Biden that left 80-billion in arms and equipment to terrorists in Afghanistan, and who’s son, a crack head, illegally purchased a 9mm handgun by lying on his 4473.
And, by the way, all of them are protected by the very same guns they say we shouldn’t own.
Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.” – Frederick William Robertson