The Gun Control Round Up – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. I'm your host Adam Kraut and today we're flipping through the highlight reel of the recent onslaught of gun control legislation.

Before we jump into today's topic I just wanted to take a second to thank all of you for your support. For those of you that haven't heard, with your help and dedication, I'm back on the ballot for the NRA Board of Directors in 2018. That's right, we're doing it again, and this time we're going across the finish line! I'll have some more exciting announcements in the coming weeks, so be sure to get subscribed to my email list so you don't miss a beat. The link is in the description.

First up, H.R. 3999 which was introduced by Representative Curbelo, a Republican of Florida and has 25 Benedict Arnolds, 13 Democrats and 12 Republicans cosponsoring the bill. The bill, as written, would make it unlawful to manufacture, possess, or transfer any part or combination of parts that are designed and function to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not actually convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun. It also imposes mandatory minimums for people who use, carry, or possessed those parts in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense OR smuggled them in or out of the United States.

So what's the big deal with this bill? For starters, from a fundamental standpoint, it is wholly unnecessary and is an attempt to legislate murder. Second, there is a HUGE problem with the language. I don't know about you, but I have no idea what the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle is. The problem is further compounded when the design and function have to be accounted for. Conceivably, that could cover everything from an adjustable gas block to a basic trigger.

The lack of specificity of the bill's language would create all kinds of problems for those trying to comply with the law. Not to mention, it would open pandora's box for ATF to issue determination letters on everything from bolt carriers to springs. And if that weren't bad enough, then the Courts would need to get involved when the legality of some part or parts was challenged.

I stopped by my congressman's office, who unfortunately happens to be a cosponsor of this nonsense. I'd encourage all of you to pick up the phone and call your Representatives and tell them to vote no on this bill, that essentially is a de facto ban on semiautomatic firearms.

Next up in this all out attack on the Second Amendment, H.R. 3962, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017, introduced by Bonnie Watson Coleman of NJ. As the title suggests it would eliminate the ability for ammunition to be sold online. It would further require those selling ammunition to be licensed to do so and impose record-keeping requirements on them. Lastly, sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to a person in 5 days would trigger a reporting requirement…This bill has 29 cosponsors, all of which are Democrats.

Lastly in the House, H.R. 3984, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, introduced by Adam Schiff of California. You may remember we previously covered the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which removes the ability of individuals to sue gun manufacturers and dealers in instances where a gun is used in a crime or unlawful manner. This bill seeks to repeal that protection. It also would allow for information in the ATF Trace Program to be used in civil proceedings. This bill has 28 cosponsors and unsurprisingly, all are Democrats. This one also has a companion bill in the Senate.

Turning to the Senate, everybody's favorite anti gun zealot, Diane Feinstein has introduced the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act. Similar, in nature to H.R. 3999, this bill also specifies trigger cranks and bump-fire devices in its language. This bill has 38 cosponsors, 37 of which are Democrats and 1 Independent.

We also have Senate Bill 1945, the Keep Americans Safe Act, which would make it unlawful to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a magazine with more than 10 rounds. This would not apply to magazines lawfully possessed prior to the enactment of this bill and of course has exceptions for the United States and its agencies, Law Enforcement, licensees under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Retired Law Enforcement (if they had purchased the magazine for official purposes while on duty or it was sold or transferred to them by the department upon retirement), and Campus Law Enforcement. Essentially everyone but you and me. They should change this to the two legs good four legs bad act.

Last up in the Senate, the Background Check Completion Act of 2017, which would eliminate the ability of FFLs to transfer a firearm after three business days with no response from NICS. Once again, a solution in search of a problem.

As you can see, it doesn't take long for gun control bills to be trotted out whenever there is a tragedy. However, none of these bills address the underlying problem of the person who is committing the crime. These bills only serve to punish law abiding citizens who comply with the law. Couple that with the poor wording and the lack of understanding of what the lawmaker is actually trying to regulate, and you get the perfect storm that ATF and Courts will have to sort out.

Complacency Kills.

You need to get involved to make sure that none of these bills make it to the President's desk. Regardless of whether you think he will sign one or not, you still need to pick up the phone and act. I've included a link in the description so you can find your Representative and Senators. Pick up the phone on your way to work, home from work, lunch, whatever, and spend the five minutes making your voice heard. Be polite but be firm that you don't want them to support any more gun control. It would also be a good time to mention National Reciprocity and the SHARE Act and that you want them to support those bills.

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Links for this episode:

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  • Who is my Senator? – https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  • Who is my Representative? – https://www.house.gov/representatives/
  • H.R. 3999: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3999?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr+3999%22%5D%7D&r=1
  • H.R. 3962: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3962/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+3962%22%5D%7D&r=1
  • H.R. 3984:
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3984/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+3984%22%5D%7D&r=1
  • S. 1939 – Companion Bill to H.R. 3984: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1939/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+1939%22%5D%7D&r=1
  • S. 1945: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1945/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+1945%22%5D%7D&r=1
  • S. 1923: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1923?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+1923%22%5D%7D&r=1

List of all the bills

  • HR 3947 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • HR 3962 – Bans online sales of ammunition
  • HR 3984 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL's and manufacturers
  • HR 3986 – Would require the placement of tracking ID into ‘all' firearms sold in America
  • HR 3987 – Would require a fee to purchase a firearm through NICS and use these monies to fund the CDC to conduct research on gun violence that was previously found to be biased by Congress
  • HR 3998 – Bans firearms for known or ‘suspected' terrorists
  • HR 3999 – Bans parts that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • HR 4018 – Institutes a ‘3' day waiting period nationally for purchase of handgun
  • HR 4025 – Expands reporting of multiple firearms sales
  • HR 4052 – Would ‘ban' possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)
  • HR 4057 – Expansion of Prohibition for firearms ownership for being on a Terrorist Watch List
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  • S. 1915 – Would require all firearms to be personalized for restricted access and use
  • S. 1916 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  • S. 1923 – Expands background checks of firearms
  • S. 1939 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL's and manufacturers
  • S. 1945 – Would ‘ban' possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

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    Bud
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    Bud

    Does Pelosi and others of her ilk require their protective details to carry slingshots?

    Silence Dogood
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    Silence Dogood

    The Left always projects their wropped view of the world onto everyone else, regardless of the reality.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    If you look at the picture you will see the animal has no gonads, yep, it is a democrap.

    joe martin
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    joe martin

    We have way too many gun control laws. What we need are Media control laws. Make the media responsible for abuses of the 1st Amendment at the same level those who abuse the 2nd Amendment are held to; jail, fines and never being allowed to publish or broadcast again.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @JM…Ammoland had an article the other day about a rep from Illinois who says journalist should have to pass the same back ground checks as firearm owners. And if they are fellons they cannot publish at all. I like the way he thinks !

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @joe and OV, You are correct that there is no Constitutional Civil Right to gather news. The governments are only precluded from retraining one from publishing once they have news. Thus government at all levels could require a news gatherer to have a license, and require ethics classes to get and keep a new gathering license.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB…Mccain is sweating bullets he may be forced to resign . It seams he had on of his underlings go to London to retrieve the famous fake dossier on Trump. It was then turned over to Comey, and you know the rest .

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    He had one of his

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @OV, Wow, that is the best news I have heard since the Mrs said breakfast is ready! Is this common knowledge, now? Who dropped the dime on legendary white rino?

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB…Steve Williams American Patriot news posted it I need to go back and finish reading it .

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB…As to the other question, the progressive socialist wouldn’t change a thing , they are just as happy as a pig in er ah what ever, the way the major media is preforming now .

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @WB…Brietbart is ddigging into it but it is bring uncovered because of the dossier being linked back to the Clinton machine.

    Bud
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    Bud

    Did they include in their bill that their security details will now carry slingshots. Just to be on the safe side.. LOL

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    Oldmarine says All gun Laws are illegal according to the Constitution and Natural Law . Politicians that go after Lawful citizens are committing Extortion and Aiding and Abetting a criminal in the commission of a felony and should be charged as such. Why those Politicians go after the lawful citizens and nothing done about the criminals places them in the a criminal act . If any family had a member killed or hurt by an armed criminal then part of that responsibility falls on the law maker who decided against the law abiding citizen has the right to sue that… Read more »

    JoeUSooner
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    I know EXACTLY “what the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle is…”

    One trigger press, one bullet fired. (The dictionary definition of “semi-automatic.” Duh!)

    In fact, that is the precise reason the ATF relied upon to declare the so-called “bump stock” to be perfectly legal… because it does not increase the number of rounds fired per trigger press.

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    Grampa38
    Any representative that took an oath to uphold the constitution should be removed from office for not doing so..
    Drain the swamp!!!

    Don
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    Don

    No need for an outright ban. This is death by a thousand cuts.

    le kenobbie
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    le kenobbie

    These so-called ‘representatives’ of the people seem to think stopping what is LEGAL will stop what is illegal. We all notice there aren’t any of these bright stars from states that have knowledge of guns!

    JVJ
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    I thought even the most extreme gun controllers gave up.on a total ban on private firearms after the Supreme Court’s DC v Heller ruling. Moreover, the Trump appointees will further entrench Heller. In this context, for some pro-gun advocates to still preach fear of a total gun ban is so totally irrational.

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    According to you. Stick to predicting lottery numbers; you will have better luck.

    VE Veteran - Old Man;s Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man;s Club

    @JVJ – Dude you can seriously make a statement like that when they are still trying to legislate the 2nd Amendment away? You are sure assuming that everyone Trump has will get seated on the bench, me … I’ll wait til they are seated FIRST, then breathe a little easier. As for now I don’t trust anyone when it comes to my God given right to carry a gun – except for God Himself, Patrick Henry said it best ” Guard with jealousy that precious jewel called liberty, view with suspicion anyone who approaches it. Liberty once lost is lost… Read more »

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    It’s unlikely anybody would seriously try to push a total ban on private firearms in light of the Supreme Court”s DC v Heller decision almost a decade ago. And Heller is unlikely to be overturned amytime soon due to Trump appointees.

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    @James…When you own the law enforcement (CIA , FBI, {Comey} ) and the white house as the Clintons and Bushes and Obama did , who’s going to stop you from doing what you want and ignoring what you want . There are rumors now that Jeb Bush was a shill to win the GOP nomination to assure hildibeast would win ! Supposedly this was all being set up back into the nineties .

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    I repeat…

    Regarding firearms, the Liberals/Progressives/Socialists have historically and completely ignored the Constitution, ALL Supreme Court rulings, and ALL statutory laws. What will change that in the future? Magic?

    DaveW
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    Where has that view been held before? Oh, yeah…. England, and the rest of Europe, Australia, the Eastern Block nations of the former USSR, Germany, Italy, ad nauseum. In the old days, they just demanded firearms be turned in and, in some cases, if you didn’t, you were shot. In modern times they take guns a wee bit at a time; semi-autos, then handguns, long guns, shotguns Where are the governments and the people demanding back their firearms rights? England, and most of the rest of Europe, Australia, the Eastern Block nations of the former USSR, Germany, Italy, ad nauseum.… Read more »

    john trollstein
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    john trollstein

    guns don’t kill people spoons kill people so lets ban all the spoons so all these morbidly obese fat asses cant eat anymore.

    eaglesnester
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    eaglesnester

    They never get tired, they never sleep, they feel no pity, and above all they never ever stop