New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- Gun Grabber and hypocritical elitist NY State Senator Chuck Schumer added an Amendment banning all belts, magazines , or other firearms feeding devices over a 10 round capacity yesterday to a pending Cyber Security Bill.
As I have previously pointed out, this proposal goes even further then the now expired 1994 to 2004 Federal “Assault Weapons Ban“, in that it bans the manufacture, sale, transfer or possession of these legal firearms accessories if the Cyber Bill with Schumers Amendment becomes law, unless one owned them prior to the date the law would take effect.
No mention is made of how exactly a law-abiding Citizen would be required to prove they owned such items prior to an arbitrary date. People don’t generally keep receipts for such things for very long, if at all. So, if the worst came to pass and the magazine ban becomes law, will 10’s of millions of law-abiding Citizens be forced to destroy or turn in their lawfully purchased and legally owned property simply because they cant prove when they acquired it?
Then there’s the fact, if Citizens are required to turn in or destroy their property to come into compliance, will they be compensated for their losses? If so, by who? How? Who decides what the items are worth? Large numbers of firearms owners have significant amounts of money invested in their collections and accessories. What about the Constitutional hazard of such a clear “ex-post facto” law?
Wait, this is Chuck Schumer after all, he and his fellow tyrants in the Gun Control movement dont care about such pesky details like the Constitutionality of what they want or its consequences. After-all, following the law is something for “the little people”, not Elitist’s like Schumer and his co-conspirator’s.
Schumer is the poster boy for hypocritical elites and their views towards Citizens. He never misses a chance to clamor for more Gun Control, but famously had an apparently very enjoyable time firing a gun, one that would fall under any new “assault weapons ban”, equipped with a magazine he now wants banned.
Then there’s the somewhat more famous case of the testimony given by Dr Suzanna Hupp before a Congressional Panel on Gun Control in the wake of the Luby’s Cafeteria Massacre, in which she lost her parents to deranged gunman George Hennard. Schumer sat on the panel Hupp testified before and can be clearly seen arrogantly rolling his eyes with abundant disdain when Hupp pointed out to the panel that the Second Amendment is NOT about ” hunting“, or “sport” , its about the right of Americans to protect themselves from tyranny at the hands of government.
A government populated with people like Chuck Schumer, people that never hesitate to consolidate power, people like Chuck Schumer, that don’t hesitate to do everything they can to ensure Americans will be unable to effectively fight back when they decide to take away just a few more rights.
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