Congressional Democrats Propose National Handgun Qualification License

Democrats War on Guns
Democrats War on Guns
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( Earlier this week anti-gun U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both of Connecticut, along with Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced legislation that would require prospective handgun buyers to pass a test and submit to fingerprinting and a background check in order to acquire a license just to have the opportunity exercise their Second Amendment rights.

(The purchaser also would have to pass subsequent background checks at the point of purchase.)

The bill is based on a biased and seriously flawed study by the anti-gun, Bloomberg-funded Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This legislation, which amounts to a poll tax on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, will certainly be met with significant resistance on Capitol Hill.

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  • 40 thoughts on “Congressional Democrats Propose National Handgun Qualification License

    1. You want me to take a national test you liberal dirtbag? If you give me a 50 state carry permit and District of Columbia, I might consider it. I agree with Rick, I also am appalled to be from this azzhole gun hating state! How about printing that all of the gun crimes committed are not with legally obtained, owned, or registered weapons! Oh wait, cause it’s the liberal media that does the reporting!!! What a joke!!

    2. And again Congressional Democrats prove that they lied through their veneers when they swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.” They ARE the Domestic Enemies as long as they support disarming American Citizens, and not ONE WORD from the Founders in their writings on this subject support their stance. In fact, James Madison, the Father of the Document that the y swore to uphold said that they are TRAITORS for trying this, You can read it in Federalist #46. And agree or choke on it. Your choice.

    3. I am appalled to live in the same state as these three brown-nosing Obama ass-kissing politicians. Chris Murphy came to my door years ago asking for my vote when he was just starting out in politics. He told me that he was always going to protect the interests of his constituents, and protect our Rights. He lied to my face!
      The people of Connecticut are tired of being shackled by gun restrictions that make absolutely no common sense, spearheaded by a venomous, uncaring Governor.
      When are the voters in this State going to realize that the constitutional infringements doled upon us by our elected officials are not going to stop with the 2nd amendment?

    4. I suspect that this is little more than another “I have my name on a bill” kind of politics. The proposals have absolutely no chance of passing through either house and becoming law. Its a waste of our elected representatives time, and therefore our time. What a waste.

    5. I propose a law that would do two things: 1 – ALL those who want to people our halls of government be required to undergo vasectomies and/or hysterectomies, so that at least they can no longer reproduce once elected to office. That would or could eliminate the fear of “dynasties” like the few with which we are now going to be saddled – Kennedy, Bush, Clinton…; and 2 – all of them undergo complete probes by TSA to ensure that their brains are not where they hide their drugs…

    6. If this logic was applied to the First Amendment, everyone would have to pass a test to speak or write. Grammar and spelling would be improved. No more ebonics, Spanglish, etc. The press would have to report all information on a topic, not just their liberal bent.

      Go through all of the items in the Bill of Rights and apply this same logic. We would have a very different country than we have today. Think “robot state”.

    7. It will be pretty interesting if it passes, which seems unlikely. For example, just how do they think the law could be imposed on the existing 30 million gun owners in the country today? As we saw in CT and NY, there would certainly be a massive defiance and, at the least a passive, refusal to comply. This would also lead to a dramatic deterioration of existing police-community relations all around the country (since millions of newly “criminalized citizens” would stop interacting with the cops, and these are mostly folks in the “gun community,” who are generally friendly and helpful to the police now. This would probably be followed by open refusal to enforce the law in certain states, forcing a new “10th Amendment crisis” to develop. If the Feds tried to enforce it with armed force, al la the Bundy ranch hoorah, they might well precipitate the growth of an armed resistance movement, particularly in the western and southern states. Like I said, it sure would be interesting!

    8. I guess if we are going to test people, then we should have a test of all politicians before they run for office and each time they vote on a law. If a politician cannot pass a test on weapons they cannot vote on any laws related to guns and so on. Half of the democrats and about 1/4 of republicans I have watched on TV are ignorant on many issues. Also, their staffers are really ignorant on many issues they advise on. All politicians should have to pass a test on the Constitution, basic math, basic physics, business, finances, history, psychology, logic, and basic common sense. That would eliminate half of them.

    9. The democrats aren’t conducting a “war on guns.” They are conducting a war on the Constitution in order to increase the power of the State and trample our individual rights.

      That war is not only on the 2nd amendment; it is also waged against our religious liberties, free speech, and much, much more. All of the initiatives to undermine the Constitution are supported by democrats.

      No responsible gun owner has any business voting for any democrat. They are pro Marxist, pro Muslim and anti-American.

      1. Ridiculous, think for yourself and vote for individual candidates, and not robotically vote one party. We have had great and poor elected officials from different parties.

    10. This is just Jim Crow and literacy tests in reverse. Democrats are anti civil rights and haven’t truly evolved since the days of the old KKK. They have taken such a beating on 2nd amendment issues, that they attempt idiotic measures like this.

    11. 16AmJur2d.,Sec. 260:

      “Although it is manifested that an unconstitutional provision in the statute is not cured because included in the same act with valid

      provisions and that there is no degrees of constitutionality.”

      Mudook v. Penn., 319 US 105:(1943)

      “A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the Federal Constitution and that a flat license tax here involves
      restraints in advance the constitutional liberties of Press and Religion and inevitably tends to suppress their existence. That the ordinance
      is non-discriminatory and that is applies also to peddlers of wares and merchandise is immaterial. The liberties granted by the first
      amendment are and in a preferred position. Since the privilege in question is guaranteed by the Federal Constitution and exist
      independently of the states authority , the inquiry as to whether the state has given something for which it cannot ask a return, is
      irrelevant. No state may convert any secured liberty into a privilege and issue a license and a fee for it”

      1. First, the case is MURDOCK v Penn. Second, this case decision only concerns licensing and fees charged by the State, not the Federal Govt. Please understand I am not advocating for, just clarifying.

    12. Really, with all the real problems in this once great country the Dumb-o-crats are focusing on a BS regulation that will never fly. Why waste their time.

    13. This should finally prove to even the lowest of low information voters that democrats are statists first and last. They are after ALL of our rights, once they have destroyed the 2nd Amendment they are free to attack all the others.

    14. The same fing BS they passed in Maryland , then to buy a gun you still have to go through a background check every time you buy a gun . So what does the HQL good for ? NOTHING !

    15. “Another” back-door registry for firearms for law abiding citizens. I agree with ‘Eric’…an 800 hour long course on the Constitution…for ALL politicians. Must have a “passing score” of 95% or better…and the results made public. Fail it twice and they must leave office…permanently…never to return.

    16. I propose a law that all Democratic party members attend a year long 800 hours ,Consitutional course at their expense to be a politician. Repeated every 4 years,

      1. You took the words right out of my mouth. Let them get a national Constitution qualification license. See how many congress critters (both rinos and dims)….

      2. Where do these dumb ass’s come from. Do any of these morons know what’s in the constitution,I’m betting they have never read it.they should all be expelled from public office for the rest of their life’s.

        1. I seriously doubt that any of them even know something called The Constitution exists, let alone have any knowledge of its contents/meaning.

          Seriously, there really needs to be some form of mandatory knowledge base demonstrated of the Constitution and its legal authority by any/every politician PRIOR to them being allowed to run for ANY political office. Is it not every politicians overall general objective to be an administrator of the laws of the country, or what?

      3. I don’t think this would help. Did you ever try to educate a left wing idiot? I left the Democrat party more than 40 years ago. I ain’t going back.

      4. Right on…the washington dummies should have to take required classes in gun rights, and constitution classes..
        apparently they dont knoe s— of what they should know…How about a national recall and a national special election
        in every state

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