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