U.S. House Passes Extreme Gun Control Bill, President Trump Threatens VETO

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H.R. 8 Mandates “Universal” Background Checks.

Wherever you look, Bloomberg’s fingerprints are all over these attempts to pass “universal” background checks.
U.S. House Passes Extreme Gun Control Bill, President Trump Threatens VETO

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Today, the newly minted anti-gun leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives passed its first gun control measure by a 240 -190 vote, offering further proof that anti-gun politicians are more interested in scoring cheap political points than doing their jobs and passing meaningful legislation that would make Americans safer.

Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), issued the following response to the passage of H.R. 8:

“This extreme gun-control bill will make criminals out of law-abiding Americans. It will also make it harder for good people to defend themselves and their families. Criminals, on the other hand, will continue to get their firearms the way they always have – through the black market, theft, and straw purchases. Forcing more government paperwork and additional fees on good people trying to exercise a constitutional right will do nothing to make Americans safer. On behalf of our members and supporters, the National Rifle Association will continue to fight to preserve the constitutionally protected right to self-defense.”

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump issued a statement of administration action publicly stating he would veto H.R. 8.

WhiteHouse on H.R. 8:

” The Administration opposes H.R. 8 because it would impose burdensome requirements on certain firearm transactions. H.R. 8 would require that certain transfers, loans, gifts, and sales of firearms be processed by a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer of firearms. H.R. 8 would therefore impose permanent record-keeping requirements and limitless fees on these everyday transactions.

H.R. 8 contains very narrow exemptions from these requirements, and these exemptions would not sufficiently protect the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms. For example, unless an exemption applies, both the act of leaving a weapon in the temporary care of a neighbor while traveling and the act of later retrieving that weapon would require processing by a licensed entity under H.R. 8. Also, unless such an exemption applies, domestic violence victims would be prohibited from borrowing a firearm for self-defense without first having the transaction go through such a licensed entity. The extensive regulation required by H.R. 8 is incompatible with the Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to keep arms.

By overly extending the minimum time that a licensed entity is required to wait for background check results, H.R. 1112 would unduly impose burdensome delays on individuals seeking to purchase a firearm. For this reason, the Administration opposes the legislation. H.R. 1112 would require a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer that initiates a mandatory background check on an individual seeking to purchase a firearm to wait ten business days on results before processing the transaction. If the Federal Government fails to complete the background check within this window of time, the individual seeking to purchase the firearm may petition the Government for permission to proceed with the transfer.

Under H.R. 1112, the licensed entity would be required to wait an additional ten business days after such a petition is filed before it is allowed to proceed with processing the transaction. Currently, such background checks are considered invalid 30 calendar days after the date the licensed entity initiated them. As the bill is written, therefore, an individual must file their petition on the earliest day possible. If they fail to do so, H.R. 1112 would effectively prohibit some firearms purchases from being processed because the initiated background check would be considered invalid before the end of the second ten-business-day waiting period. Allowing the Federal Government to restrict firearms purchases through bureaucratic delay would undermine the Second Amendment’s guarantee that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep and bear arms.

If H.R. 8, or H.R. 1112, are presented to the President, his advisors would recommend he veto the bill.”

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Clyde E. Salley
Clyde E. Salley
2 years ago

Maybe their security details should give up their firearms for a month! What we see here is “Cloward/Piven, Google them if you are not familiar with those two! Then again, we have now have OAC that just dances to the tune of whatever radical agenda is written up for her! Firearms are just part of their take over, healthcare, schools etc. Be uninformed at your own peril!!

Renee
Renee
2 years ago

Yep!

John Dow
John Dow
2 years ago

Is there really any legislation Congress can pass that would really make us any safer?

Oh, yeah, they could rescind just about every law relating to guns.

Gun control only makes life safer for criminals and legislators.

circle8
circle8
2 years ago

Why do DEMOCRATS want to disarm the citizens? If they wanted to protect lives they would not keep killing our babies. They want us unarmed so THEY can control everything we do. There is not one DEMOCRAT that can be trusted and about 75% of the GOP is the same. Only a few years ago we had the Tea Party and it is time to bring them back to save America from the DEMOCRATS and other A-holes.

Grim
Grim
2 years ago
Reply to  circle8

They killed your babies?

Renee
Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Grim

You are right, they talk “safety”-poor lil babies aren’t safe-Dems have blood lust for killing them. The Tea Party is still going strong-check out your local chapter. I don’t trust any Dem because they believe you should kill babies even after birth-anyone who believes that can’t be trusted. Rino Republicans same way-I don’t trust

joefoam
joefoam
2 years ago

Lets see if Trump is the defender of 2A rights as he promised during his campaign. He appears to be trying to deliver on other promises despite MSM and RINO opposition.

Larry Brickey
Larry Brickey
2 years ago

Self defense is not, and never has been, a Constitutional Right. It’s an inherent right. You get it by being born.

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

“Did you really think we wanted those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against. We’re after power, and we mean it! There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack-down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in… Read more »

rich z
rich z
2 years ago

I will think about giving up my right to ,own a firearm ,when the DICTATOR , in my state , gives up his and his armed guards.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
2 years ago
Reply to  rich z

No. Rights are never to be surrendered.
Die on your feet or live on your knees, it’s exactly that simple.

Ryan
Ryan
2 years ago

Dave, first time I have heard that term. I love it. Hope u don’t mind if I reuse it.

Ronald Nuxon
Ronald Nuxon
2 years ago

It May come that if the Dems succeed in electing their candidate, in 2020, and gane full power, that states with “constitutional carry”, because they have very strong 2nd Ammendment support among the citizens as well as their representatives, will declare themselves “sanctuary states for the 2nd Ammendment. If this occurs, we will surely have a national crisis. Which side are you on?

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

Why don’t we have universal background checks in order to register to vote and that ID used to prove you are a U.S. citizen and eligible to vote. That is probably the next bill the Democrats want to put forward for a vote.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard

Not a chance.
Those are things that they are adamantly against.
If only legal votes were counted, they’d lose a lot of their power.

Teri
Teri
2 years ago

All these british redcoat nazis commie fascist bills , the loss of the house of rep by paul ryan , lack of open and concealed carry in all 50 states as in total constitutional carry , total repeal of 1986 1968 and 1934 , My President Donald J TRUMP being attacked time and time again , the attacks on My NRA …. is because of one sorry worthless traitorious chris cox of the ILA part of the NRA ….. his traitorious video on bumpstocks released by the NRA ILA and youtube video with yeager in TN in Jan 2018 on… Read more »

Patriot guy
Patriot guy
2 years ago

The democrats cheering passing these illegal gun bills reminds me of Hitlers political party passing their gun control. Boy, I’ll bet Hitler and Stalin must be laughing in their graves! With all the events going on in the world, and many problems in America- illegals flooding into our country, 75000 dying from illegal drugs every year, highways and bridges needing replaced, inner cities needing to be fixed up, all the politicians can focus on is gun control, and it’s not just this bill there are many more in the works. One article said the gun banning politicians will soon require… Read more »

Texas Independents
Texas Independents
2 years ago

There are more American Gun owners than in the world . These politicians Scum need to wake up and stop playing Bull Poker in the Rodeo Arena the Bull always wins the Poker game .
” COME AND TAKE IT “

willy d
willy d
2 years ago

Mark R: You are right they / all of our leaders have truly show their colors, they all want to destroy this county, Battle Lines are being drawn as we speak, arm up and prepare, I myself don’t trust any of these turncoats, they would turn on their own mothers to push this agenda, but also to divide and conquer those who believe in this country and our way of life !!!!! We must stick together and start putting these traders behind bars as soon as possible !!!!!!! The only ones that are on trials are the republicans, why with… Read more »

Capn Dad
Capn Dad
2 years ago

And so it begins. Prepare.

willy d
willy d
2 years ago

Get on the phone to your congressmen to stop it DEAD even before it would get to the President’s desk !!!!!!!!!! Any gun law should be pointed towards the active criminal bodies, and illegals, not law abiding citizens, also to do away with Red Flag Laws without due process factored in, all of the nonsense that the Demo-Rats keep pushing for, I say lets use the Red Flag Laws against them, it goes to say these laws are designed for people who are a threat to themselves or other people, the Demo-Rats are clearly in danger to themselves and they… Read more »

JPM
JPM
2 years ago

Do we need any more proof of the duplicity and traitorous nature of the Democratic Party, their constituents and their allies in the Republican Party? It’s not about public safety, it’s about their own personal safety and fear of retaliation for their eventual control over the citizens and unlimited personal power.

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
2 years ago

“Universal background checks” don’t matter after the first gun is obtained unless a certain number of “evil guns” are the root cause of killing. Maybe pink guns are safe and sane and black or blue guns are evil with a mind of their own? Maybe you own a dozen AR type arms in different configurations for varmint hunting, target shooting, hog hunting, and you want to buy a “new” lighter weight or more accurate rifle and another waiting period does what? Just give the government a chance to increase the price of a gun dealer? What if my son or… Read more »

MacofJack
MacofJack
2 years ago

So they spent $500 million to get ti through the House to be killed in the Senate or vetoed by President Trump! Must by nice to have that much money and be that stupid!
Of course if their darling AOC get’s her way the $500 million will be gone in taxes! Better be careful what you wish for!

Mark R
Mark R
2 years ago
Reply to  MacofJack

We have yet to see whether or not the GOP led Senate has the BALLS to stop it. Don’t make any assumptions on this Bill. And for Chump, we’ll have to see if it comes to his desk he has the cahoonas to veto it. I’m not holding my breath either way.
We saw what the GOP was really like in the Kavanah hearings and mid-term elections when the democRATS lied and cheated their way into the House with dead and illegal votes.

John
John
2 years ago

There was once a time when such thoughts didn’t exist in the minds of men, but now it seems to be an obsession!

Pcola
Pcola
2 years ago

It’s about time he took a stand.

The Green Watch Dog
The Green Watch Dog
2 years ago

What part of HB 8 will help in our war against illegal immigration you ask? Our fellow Republican Congressman Greg Steube has come up with an excellent idea that we as patriotic Americans can all embrace::In addition to the Democrat-written “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” the amendment would’ve also be applied to illegals. As written: “In the case of an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” officials would be notified”.Though our President is expected to veto this bill, we can all support an amended bill that requires FFL dealers to notify ICE… Read more »

Get Out
Get Out
2 years ago

Who will notify ICE when an illegal alien is purchasing a firearm on the gun black market or a straw purchaser? UBC’s only apply to the law abiding and is intended to track who bought a firearm and where it’s kept. Just like proposed ammo UBC’s will identify who has bought ammunition and it’ll be listed who bought that as well.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago

You expected different of the Marxist Left,they have to get guns out of the hands of “We The People” to realize their take over of the nation,it’s played out this way through out history. They are the domestic enemies the founders warned us of.

Mark R
Mark R
2 years ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

Thank you GMB. Your post is exactly what I’ve been saying for years. Our 2A never had anything to do with hunting or personal protection (although it sure comes in handy when needed). The Founding Fathers included the 2A as THE means to prevent tyrannical despots from taking over our country. They were at war with King George the III and had to guarantee the citizens’ ability to fight his atrocities. We are at war against the “enemies-from-within”. Their agenda must be met with equal force to prevent a takeover from the socialist/communist regime they intend to enslave us with.… Read more »