Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax & Register Squirrel Guns

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Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax & Register Squirrel Guns

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- By the standards of today’s anti-gun zealots, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) seems at first glance to be aiming rather low with H.R. 1263, which seeks to add to the National Firearms Act any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable [magazine].”

Oh, don’t get us wrong. No reasonable, freedom-loving person would try to impose such a preposterous, constitutionally-suspect burden on such a large swath of America’s firearm owners.

But unless you’re actually proposing to ban and confiscate guns, and maybe even to nuke resisters, you’re hardly at the vanguard of contemporary Democrat firearm prohibitionists.

Only last year, Deutch himself was co-sponsoring legislation to ban America’s most popular centerfire rifles.

And even now, he’s trying to ban and encourage the surrender of the types of magazines that are standard equipment on the firearms Americans commonly use to protect themselves and their homes.

So what gives? Is Ted going soft on his hatred for firearms?  Not really.

As usual, the devil is in the details.

We all know by now that anti-gun Democrats want to ban AR-15s and other highly popular and extremely common semiautomatic rifles, which is why they generically refer to them as “assault weapons.”

Anti-gunners in fact compete with each other in trying to find the most comically hyperbolic terms to describe these ubiquitous firearms peacefully possessed by millions of law-abiding Americans.

Deutch himself prefers to call them “weapons of war made for the sole business of killing people.

Heck, “award-winning journalist and … author” Nina Burleigh even tried to one up all gun controllers by tweeting, “Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer.”

But if anti-gun Democrats are so proud of wanting to ban “assault weapons,” why would one of them settle for the lesser step of regulating them under the NFA, in which case they’d still be legal but subject to a $200 tax, federal registration, a de facto waiting period of many months, and reams of red tape?

While the H.R. 1263 takes a lesser step than an outright ban, it also substantially expands the types of firearms affected by the bill. Usually “assault weapons” are legislatively defined as a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun with one or more “military style features” – things like pistol grips, flash hiders, collapsible stocks, etc. – that any serious person understands do not fundamentally change the ballistics, performance, or capacity of gun.

Deutch’s latest bill avoids this by drawing a much brighter line at all semiautomatic rifles and shotguns fed by a detachable magazine.

This is much more sweeping in scope than any “assault weapon” ban currently pending in Congress.

It would include not just centerfire rifles like the AR-15 and AK variants but even the sorts of rimfire .22 and .17 rimfire rifles used for target shooting or hunting small game like rabbits or squirrels or for teaching the fundamentals of marksmanship to Scouts and summer campers. There are tens of millions of these rifles currently in law-abiding hands.

It’s enlightening to see that anti-gun members of Congress, who claim to be focused on reducing “gun violence,” are more concerned with rimfire rifles used for plinking and small game than focusing on why so few criminals who try to buy a gun are actually prosecuted. Perhaps Congressman Deutch has a special affinity for squirrels, rabbits, and woodchucks.


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The bottom line is “Registration” of any firearm will signal that the person that registers any will undoubtedly possess other guns. It’s just another gun control scam.

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ENTITLED, AN ACT( * Many ACTS!) RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — WEAPONS {LC2’xyz123+-#!** x 20+-?} (Criminalizepossession/age/type/info about/ ‘Remedy AGAINST’/⭐**$$$costs of REFUSAL TO COMPLY**⭐ RI, on the docket for Hearings, ((Testimony :’ IRRELELEVANT, & to Be Discarded &AGENDA passed AS LAW’: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019))) Birthplace of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR. ( again?) This is the MISTAKEN PREMISE…2nd CIVIL war…2nd REVOLUTIONARY war, UNLESS ⭐We the PEOPLE, ( erpo flags Intentional) can prevent it.&.ROLL BACK the INFRINGEMENT.. “Refreshment of The Tree of Liberty”,? Act politically NOW.. Or finish that quote ‘of Patriots’, sooner than expected? PRAY

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Need to register ALL Democrats AND liberals soon. Won’t be quite as hard to find them when the SHIT HITS THE FAN !

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TheHolyCrow

These TRAITORS should be dragged out of their houses at 3am and set down in front of their very own military tribunal. Then, if and when the guilty verdict is announced, they can be strung up right there in their front yards. Do they get these ideas from Bloomberg or Soros funded think tanks ? It is obvious to many that they are doing their best to render the law abiding American citizen defenseless. They are waging war against WE THE PEOPLE and the U. S. CONSTITUTION. They are our enemy that is paving the way for future invaders, and… Read more »

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Possibly not, but honestly when SHTF ya think the commies will come venturing out into MAGAland, where the hats are red and the girls are armed?? I think that if you want to know who the lefties in this country are, you just need to raid the state’s election office and go to the VOTER REGISTRATION rolls. If someone were to hack in to those and copy the registration records, you’d know EXACTLY who all the commies are in America!!

I’m not averse to the idea of doing to them FIRST what they plan on doing to us!

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Tionico

Nina Burleigh even tried to one up all gun controllers by tweeting, “Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer. Hmmm.. she reveals the sort of company she keeps. I know dozens of people who own those Black and Ugly rifles, and together they own well over a thousand of them. Maybe several thousands. And so far NOT ONE has ever used one of those rifles to harm any person. I wonder if she remembers the civiliain neighbour who, when he heard shots fired (from an AR tye rifle) at the church… Read more »

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Tionico

SOmebody whack this congresscritter upside his brick haid and remind him that this nation exists precisely BECAUSE Stupid Farmers with their SquirrelGuns plucked those Squirrel Guns off their walls, walked out their front doors, and began FIRING UPON THE ENEMY, at that time King George Three’s much hated Lobsterbacks. The greatest, best equipped, most highly skilled and trained, fighting force on the planet ws bested time after time over ten years and finally driven from this continent at Yorktown because “Stupid Farmers with their Squirrel Guns” know how to, and when, to use them. Washington State have already had their… Read more »

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Michael R Stuhr

Weapons of war? Exactly the kind of thing our forefathers thought American’s should keep around their homes or with them when they travel.

Witold Pilecki
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Witold Pilecki

Weapons of War? ALL FIREARMS AND FIREARM TECHNOLOGIES WERE ONCE “WEAPONS OF WAR Need proof? Think about the following inventions: 1). Gunpowder 2). Black Powder 3). Fuse lit hand cannons 4). Matchlock Muskets/Pistols 5). Flintlock Muskets/Pistols 6). Percussion Cap Musket/Pistols 7). Development of Rifled Barrels 8). Development of the Minie Ball projectile 9). All revolving cylinder firearms 10). Development of the self-contained cartridge 11). Breech loading rifles 12). Gatling Guns 13). Lever Action Rifles 14). Pump Action Rifles and Shotguns 15). Development of smokeless powders 16). Bolt Action Rifles 17). Semi-Automatic Pistols (originally called “self-loading”) 18). Full Auto (heavy) Machine… Read more »

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Little bites at the big apple. Banning and restricting ownership and the exercise of total control begins (began) with the first national anti-gun acts and now we are down to the core of the apple and need to stop the process, even little moves as we don’t have a lot left to lose any more before it’s all gone.

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There is so much that could be said on this topic, and who is the $$$ behind it but it is important for us to know, to LEARN from history: read the entire article at the link http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/ Americans never give up your guns Thursday, December 27, 2012 By Stanislav Mishin These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to… Read more »

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@JA….I want to hear more about that takeover. Who were “The Reds”. Where did they come from. I have heard stories, but I want to hear it from you, with no politically correct BS. And I want to hear what you know about what Solzhenitsyn had to say about it. BTW, did you know that his book “Two Hundred Years Together”, is banned here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave ?. What kind of donkey dust is that ? I’ll bet that your Reds, and those who ban that book, and those who persecute… Read more »