Rep. Carolyn Maloney Flies Anti-gun Flag in U.S. House

Carolyn Maloney
Carolyn Maloney
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NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Reliably anti-gun Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced two new rights-restricting bills in the U.S. House of Representatives.

May 15 saw the introduction of H.R. 2380, the so-called “Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2015.” This bill would require background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. In the 1990s, gun control supporters began claiming that criminals were acquiring firearms at gun shows without having to go through background checks. However, repeated surveys of prison inmates who possessed firearms at the time of their offenses revealed that less than one percent acquired their firearms at gun shows.

This bill would do nothing more than burden lawful firearm transactions and take us one step closer to a national gun registry. Less than a week later on May 21, Maloney introduced H.R. 2546, which she calls the Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2015. While the text of this bill has not yet been published online, an article in The Hill described it as requiring gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being “allowed” to purchase a firearm, and imposing a fine of $10,000 on those who do not comply.

Maloney attempted to justify the insurance mandate by pointing to insurance requirements for motor vehicles, which she claimed encouraged “cautious behavior” and “precautions to reduce accidents.” What she failed to mention is that unlike automobile fatalities, most firearms fatalities in the U.S. result from the uninsurable acts of suicide or intentional criminal behavior, not accidents. Thus, H.R. 2546 is merely another thinly-disguised attempt at imposing firearm registration, as well as making firearm ownership more expensive and thus less obtainable for low-income Americans, the ones most beset by violent crime.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose these ill-conceived assaults on the Second Amendment.

You can contact your U.S. Representative by using our Write Your Lawmakers tool at www.NRAILA.org, or by phone at (202) 224-3121.

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    This skank is as stupid as it is ugly.

    james
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    james

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is in idiot.

    Gun show loophole, Saturday night Special, Assault weapon, etc etc etc.

    No matter what laws are passed the criminals will continue to ignore them.

    SamAdams1776
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    SamAdams1776

    People, like it or not–be prepared—-because if we can’t regain or natural rights by the ballot box, and odds are we won’t you will need to make the conscious choice to use the cartridge box. Nope–it’s not legal—but as the founders noted (and they also committed treason so-called against their government) in the Declaration of Independence that under certain conditions it becomes not only a right, but actually a duty to throw off government whose aims are to reduce us to despotism. Are you ready, willing and able? If not be prepared for despotism SamAdams1776 III Oath keeper Molon Labe… Read more »

    teebonicus
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    teebonicus

    Dear Sam –

    Since I know in my heart that I’ve done nothing to attract legitimate police or military attention, I’ve decided that if something heinous happens, I WILL NOT go “into the system”. Long term or short term that is a death sentence, and allowing for what God has determined, I will otherwise choose to die where and when I choose to die, and HOW.

    You can read that any way you wish.

    teebonicus
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    teebonicus

    Yes, folks, God DOES have a sense of humor!

    “Maloney” rhymes with “baloney”!

    Bob Shell
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    Bob Shell

    You can’t educate someone like her as she is too far gone to be reasoned with. The real problem is with the morons who put her in office time after time. As long as stupid people are allowed to vote you will have this quality of representation.

    f.t.
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    f.t.

    Comparing drivers license to gun rights doesn’t work. A drivers license isn’t a Constitutional right. Its a privilege. Having a gun in the home or on your person for protection is a RIGHT under the Constitution and the US Supreme Court Ruling. I have had auto insurance but it never stopped any of the auto accidents i was ever in. I can just see the MILLIONS of gun owners running to get this mandated insurance, can’t you? I think this would actually be the tipping point for many people. I feel a bit sorry for any cops or soldiers who… Read more »

    teebonicus
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    teebonicus

    It isn’t a right UNDER the Constitution and SCOTUS precedent, it is a pre-existing fundamental unalienable right that merely has been CONFIRMED by the Constitution and SCOTUS precedents.

    jim smith
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    jim smith

    The bill (HR 2546) is the same bill she introduced in the last congress (HR1369) and other than stating it is mandatory and law enforcement is exempt it only states the following: (2) In paragraph (1), the term `qualified liability insurance policy’ means, with respect to the purchaser of a firearm, a policy that– (A) provides liability insurance covering the purchaser specifically for losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser; and (B) is issued by an insurer licensed or authorized to provide the coverage by the State insurance regulatory authority for the State… Read more »

    teebonicus
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    teebonicus

    Doesn’t matter. Mandating liability insurance on the lawful exercise of a fundamental right is facially unconstitutional.

    Janek
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    Janek

    Just what we need to hear. More anti-rights baloney from Maloney!

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    You’re trying to reason with someone who can’t be reasoned with. Stop! Instead put your efforts into educating those who don’t know the facts.

    Earl
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    Earl

    (What did that woman eat or taste that made her mouth pucker up like that) ? She took a taste of life and did not like it so she decided to screw it up for everyone, she must be one miserable female.

    Bob McKenna
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    Bob McKenna

    What did that woman eat or taste that made her mouth pucker up like that ? Somebody needs to tell her, there is no “Gun Show Loophole”. That name, by itself is an attempt to get people who are ignorant of the situation to automatically agree with those lies. Like the name “Saturday Night Special” was used to demonize the only type of self protecting firearm poor people could afford. Her attempted parallel between car insurance and any insurance legislated upon gun owners is pure nonsense. Has a 15 year old girl ever used a car to save her life… Read more »

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    You need to understand that you’re dealing with an ideologue. You can’t reason with them and you most certainly will never change their minds. Stop wasting your time and effort. Concentrate, instead, on those she’s trying to persuade. They are the one’s you can show the truth to.