By Don McDougall
Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- What are the “Common Sense” gun laws Hillary supports and what does her election mean to you?
Hillary says a lot of stuff and has outlined a lot of her ideas and views on her website. As the election nears, she is not sliding to the center just re-wording her views. As gun owners’, we’ll still pay the prices.
Let’s start with her call for an Assault Weapon ban. Her definition of an assault weapon is any gun that is semi-automatic that uses a detachable magazine. So at a minimum, any semiautomatic rifle with a magazine will be banned.
On several occasions, Mrs. Clinton has not distinguished between Pistols and Rifles. So to some degree, all Semi-Automatic pistols may be at risk.
The magazine limit will be coming back, but the older mags will not be grandfathered. If Semi-Automatic pistols are still allowed, then they will have an arbitrary 10 round magazine limit.
Once she stacks the Supreme Court, the overturn or nullification of Heller and McDonald will mean self-defense is no longer a legitimate reason to own a gun. As such individual’s rights will go away. Cities like Chicago and Washington DC will be free to go back to banning gun ownership. So if you live in any major City run by a liberal mayor and City Council you can kiss your guns goodbye.
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is going to be overturned. Even if she cannot get it passed by Congress, the legal implication is still there. The Newtown lawsuit against Remington claims that PLCAA does not apply to weapons with a military heritage. That was approved by a judge a few weeks ago. So Glock and makers of any 1911’s and AR’s will simply be litigated out of business. With PLCAA gone the past owners of a gun now become liable for the actions (legal or not) of the new owner.
Closing the Charleston Loophole means not just mandatory background checks for all gun transfers but a federally mandated waiting period. (5-10 days)
So 120,000,000 gun owners will have to live under these new rules. Those of us in the big cities will lose our rights altogether. Those of us in rural areas will have liberal policies stuffed down our throats. These are the “common sense” solutions Hillary is supporting. They amount to a virtual gun ban once you read the fine print.
So remember there is the spin from the left, and how what they say is not what they mean. It was very clearly shown when Comedian Amy Schumer is asking the media to use the phrase “Gun Safety” instead of “gun control” to describe her proposal to ban guns.
So “Common Sense” equals gun banning, I suppose it all depends on what your definition of “IS” is now doesn’t it?
Join the NRA, and fight for our rights. Or lose them once and for all. No Democrat candidate in the history of the US has ever run for the Presidency with such a radical gun banning agenda. But she is not calling it that.
Labels and words mean things, don’t let Hillary define her move to ban guns as nothing more than “Common Sense,” when it is not.
About Don McDougall:
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA”committee. If he’s not at the range you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
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