Federal Attempt to Ban Firearm Sales

Federal Attempt to Ban Firearm Sales
Michael Bloomberg leads push to ban private sales at gun shows.

National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights

Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- The rush is on to ban private firearm sales at gun shows under the guise of referring to these sales as a “loophole.”

Federal law does not currently restrict private firearm transfers between law-abiding citizens whether they take place at home or at a gun show, and NAGR is taking a stand to keep it that way.

As you no doubt already know, Michael Bloomberg and his millionaire cronies are pouring their money into a media blitz through their anti-Second Amendment group, Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns.

The MAIG media blitz is designed to pass H.R. 2324, a bill in Congress that would ban private sales at gun shows.

As usual, the anti-gun crowd is selling its lie with the rhetoric of tragic stories which are unrelated to their actual bill. They’ve also added a new trick to their playbook, and are claiming that gun owners support their ban on private sales. This rolling out of doctored statistics, claiming that gun owners support banning private sales, is a transparent attempt to manufacture consensus, but it’s been tried in the past.

Should the BATFE be notified every time a firearm is given as a gift to a family member, or sold to friend at a gun club?

To principled gun owners, it’s an easy answer: No.

Naturally, the solution to these lies is the activism and passion of the members of NAGR and readers like you. Throughout the summer, NAGR has been putting the pressure on politicians to stand up for the Second Amendment, while we’ve also been alerting our membership to the truth about this issue to combat the well-funded lies of these “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”.

The real danger of the anti-gun MAIG media blitz is their disguising of the actual goal of their legislation. While MAIG is spending Bloomberg’s millions around the country talking about a so-called “loophole” in the law, their real goal is to ban private firearm sales between individuals.

While Bloomberg himself is repeatedly delivering a line about a so-called “small change in the law,” they are in fact out to stop any transfer of firearms without BATFE involvement – in other words, Big Brother is watching.

In order to prevent this lie from becoming law, we must remain doubly vigilant, and be ready for all contingencies. These could come in the form of a quickly reformulated bill or even a late-night amendment to unrelated legislation.

The House version of the bill, H.R. 2324, would require anyone wishing to make a private sale at a gun show to be entered into a federal government database, complete with fingerprints and photographs.

Backed by the support of Michael Bloomberg’s millions and using Senator John McCain to claim bipartisan support, the radical left is using their so-called “gun show loophole” bill to move toward shutting down all private firearm sales.

NAGR is using an aggressive strategy of grassroots activism to counter the million dollar lie. To stay informed on the latest movements on this issue, make sure you are signed up for NAGR’s email alert system.

The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org

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  • 7 thoughts on “Federal Attempt to Ban Firearm Sales

    1. Before the McDonald decision was handed down on 6-28-10 by SCOTUS, Bloomberg's position was that any gun not in the hands of the police or military was an "illegal gun". Boston's Mumbles Mennino and Chicago's Daley the Younger felt the same way. But, now that SCOTUS has incorporated the 2A against all cities and states, all of a sudden MAIG has lost much of its bite. Bloomberg is therefore, desperately trying to remain relevant by supporting the outlawing of gun show sales, via a non-existent "loophole"(eerily reminiscent of Kennedy's 'missile gap, in the early 1960's').

      Where TF does Bloomberg get off thinking what's good for his city is good for the rest of the country? That can of crap didn't work when John Lindsay was mayor of NYC (and touted as a possible president), and it won't work now.

      James Black, I think you're right about H.R. 2324. Obama's lackeys kept saying he wouldn't do anything to curtail our 2A rights – not that we believe them – but, if they try to pass this bill with the electorate feeling the way it does, they might as well drink radioactive heavy water, let alone Kool-Aid.

      I trust Democrats remember what happened in 1994, when scores of them were punished at the polls for their support of the Brady Bill. There's no worse feeling for a politician, than to lose an election.

      Still, we must remain eternally vigilant. That's the price of liberty.

    2. The First 10 Amendments to the Constitution as Ratified by the States December 15, 1791
      PREAMBLE Congress OF THE United States.
      “THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution..”

      Amendment II “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”


      The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States stands as a law, written into a legally-binding contract, strictly prohibiting persons in and those acting on behalf of the Federal government from any act which could, in any way be construed as so much as an ‘infringement’ on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
      In terms of declaring a preexisting right specifying a prohibition on powers afforded to the Federal government, ‘shall not be infringed’ is as powerful and all-encompassing a phrase as can be expressed.

      Any Questions?

    3. Since 80% of all violent crime in the US is committed by career criminals/gang members as per USDOJ National Gang Threat Assessment annual report 2009 and validated by many police studies, maybe pseudo jarhead can explain with any clarity why applying another useless infringement on the majority of law abiding citizens stops the majority of the problem that being the 80% criminals?

      Then we also need to see where any registration scheme has done anything other than create jobs for sheeple and no effect on solving or preventing crime. CoBis in New Jersey and Maryland have cost millions and have solved how many crimes, none. Why did New Zealand drop their registration scheme, why is Canada working on doing the same?

      Why don't we see massive evidence of all those solved crimes, maybe because they never existed. You have all those countries in Europe and such who have implemented gun control, so why don't you check when they began the ban, and compare data today to see what happened? Give ya a hint, violent crime didn't reduce, violent crime with firearms didn't reduce and so often violent crime increased. Yet we do not see how registration schemes accomplished anything either, prove otherwise.

      So rather than claiming such BS is a good idea as a shill plant, you are going to have to justify your reasoning with evidence, but since such evidence would only appear when hell froze over, doubtful you could do so!

    4. I just wish the author(s) of this rubbish would do a little research before publishing. Oh, and it doesn't matter about MAIG's desires. This bill not only hasn't gone anywhere, it's not going to go anywhere this congressional session.

      H.R. 2324:

      ‘Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009?

      Introduced May 7, 2009. Well over a year ago.

      Referred to Committee June 12, 2009. Well over a year ago.

      No movement since and not on the committee calendar.

      Now, even if it did start moving, there isn’t enough time left in the second session of the 111th Congress to just pass the house, let alone the Senate. Also, the bill will formally die at the end of this session. The 112th Congress could take it up, but very highly unlikely.

      It would have been nice if the author of the article would have researched his subject a bit instead of the usual scare mongering. We have enough on our plates without ‘Tilting at Windmills’.

    5. Society does have an interest in ensuring that firearms do not wind up in the hands of criminals and/or people with mental health issues. To that end, I do not see a problem with requiring all firearms transactions to go through a government clearing house (i.e. Federally Licensed Dealer). That being said, I should not have to pay a fee to transfer a firearm to a family member or anyone else. If society is going to require the process, then society can pay for it. Additionally, society must ensure that there are an adequate number of dealers/locations available so that the requirement does not become overly cumbersome.

    6. If you go to Youtube and watch that clip you will find the ratings and comments disabled. Typical of the liberal ass hats who want to talk to us, not with us.

    7. A typical lib tactic is to tear down the house, one brick at a time rather than using dynamite. If passed, most private owners simply will keep older guns that heretofore would have been passed on to a family youth or sold to another private individual. Of course the effect of this behavioral change is individuals will have growing and eventually large arsenals. It'll also be a windfall for the already very profitable manufacturers. I can live with that. After all, it's only one brick in the house. What I cannot live with is a government that violates its own Constitution to oppress the people — AND GET AWAY WITH IT UNCHALLENGED! At some point, the government will have to be reversed via the ballot box or the foxhole.

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