House Dems Forego Effective Action in Favor of Quick Action Targeting All Gun Owners

Opinion By Larry Keane

A Magazine Ban is a Gun Ban
House Dems Forgo Effective Action in Favor of Quick Action Targeting All Gun Owners

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is calling his committee back early from recess. On Sept. 4, the panel is slated to consider three firearm-related bills, a ban on magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds, extreme risk protection orders and a prohibition for people convicted of hate crimes. This will be followed by a hearing on banning so-called “assault weapons” later in the month.

Of course, we know limits on magazine capacity and bans on modern sporting rifles (MSRs) are thinly disguised attempts to restrict the legal market for common and popular products that are safely used every day by law-abiding citizens. The Clinton-era ban on MSRs and standard-capacity magazines did nothing to reduce violent crime in America, so why would we try it again?  We do know, however, that there are Real Solutions that will make our communities safer, like making sure states and federal agencies are actually submitting prohibiting records to the FBI’s background check database. Doing this will make for more intelligent background checks.

Kangaroo Court

But Chairman Nadler isn’t stopping at holding hearings that will no doubt be a gun control circus under the guise of “intelligent, thoughtful discussions” of effective policy responses. He’s also busy attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not joining him and his fellow anti-gun Democrats in jumping on any and all gun control bills put forward.

Someone needs to explain to Rep. Nadler and others that the first bill introduced with the most emotional pull is not always the one that would help address the root causes of criminal activities. Universal background checks, for example, would not have prevented any of the recent tragedies. They would impose new red tape on law-abiding citizens, not on criminals who have no regard for the law and not on the mentally unstable individuals with no prohibiting record to begin with.

Instead of falling into the trap of taking quick, politically appealing action, we would encourage our members of Congress to look at the root causes of the problems and address the real issues that fuel criminal misuse of firearms and the unauthorized access to guns.

Real Starting Point

Need ideas? One place to start is the FFL Protection Act, introduced as S.1788 by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in the Senate and as H.R.2179 by Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) and Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) in the House.


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    tetejaun
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    The anti-America-activist democrats DEMAND a communist America. They tell us everyday and they REALLY go into depth about their hatred for Americans and our Constitution if you ever watch a DNC Convention. At the 2016 DNC Convention, there were NO American flags on stage. BUT..there was a communist Chinese flag on stage. The last day of the 2016 convention, the DNC declared that the Communist Party USA WAS the democratic party. I can’t help it, as a veteran a Situation Report (sitrep) of the enemy is essential. Rather than waiting for someone to TELL you what happened or leave out… Read more »

    Circle8
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    The first thing this fat slob Nadler should learn to do is dress like a man not a skid row bum. The second thing is learn to STFU. He mouthed about holding the president in contempt to impeach him. The committee held that bum ERIK HOLDER in contempt when the ATF was caught running guns to Mexico with the blessing of the DOJ. So what did the DEMO-RATS do? They bought him lunch and did NOTHING. DEMO-RATS protect their own and lie to attack ANYONE who does not kiss their a$$. This country is in trouble from failure because of… Read more »

    tetejaun
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    The word is “Forego”. “Forgo” is an old derivation of Forego.
    Picky? Yes, but intelligence is conveyed in our communications.
    Just as clear and accurate penmanship exposes a desire for accuracy and attention to detail.

    Dan
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    The anti-gunners are chipping away at our rights by passing their feel good laws that limit the number of rounds in magazines, the next go around will be 10 rounds is too many and then 5 round magazines will be passed into law with no end in sight.

    tetejaun
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    All ‘gun control laws’ are un-Constitutional: Article 6, U.S. Constitution “The Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land”. Therefore, no federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree may limit, deny, change or modify the Constitution. THAT is called the ‘Supremacy Clause’. Article 6 continues “All laws must conform to and be made pursuant to the Constitution”. Therefore, any federal or state legislative law, Executive Order or local decree not in 100% harmony with the U.S. Constitution, is null & void. When Americans obey the un-Constitutional ‘gun control laws’, they tell the tyrant they will accept any… Read more »

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    Un Constitutional,brought against Americans and their 2 nd. amendment right by the petty tyrants of the Democrap party and of course spineless RINO’s.

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    Get rid of the “gun free zones” which are nothing but killing feeds in a soft target environment. The El Paso shooter was a punk, and would probably left the scene if a concealed carry was allowed to fire back… Now THAT is common sense gun reform…..

    Roy
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    Roy

    Guess that I may become an OUTLAW?

    Dave in Fairfax
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    Dave in Fairfax

    USA, You complain about Ammoland’s positions routinely. I’ve tried to point this out in the past, I’ll try again. Ammoland publishes articles. They are not a defined position unless written by AMMOLAND. This is an OPINION piece by the person who signed the article. If you disagree with his OPINION, publish your own article. Ammoland publishes differing views on the subject, but the official position is unquestionably Pro-2A. If only one viewpoint was published AMMOLAND would be no better than any Left-Wing echo chamber. This isn’t the Trace or the NYT, Both sides get a hearing here. Yours is welcome… Read more »

    Magnum
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    I am quite surprised there have not been runs on high capacity magazines but there seems to be plenty available at normal prices.

    moe mensale
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    You really believe that both Ammoland and NSSF are pushing for more gun control in this article? If you do, please point it out for those of us who actually read the article.

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    Get rid of the “gun free zones” which are nothing but killing feeds in a soft target environment. The El Paso shooter was a punk, and would probably left the scene if a concealed carry was allowed to fire back… Now THAT is common sense gun reform…..

    moe mensale
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    I doubt anyone becomes a prohibited person by spitting or jaywaking. A DUI does not necessarily turn you into a prohibited person. It depends on the state law and whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony DUI. Drinking while in possession of a firearm likewise doesn’t make you a prohibited person. Again it depends on the state law. You need to stop making broad blanket statements that X activity turns one into a prohibited person. Personally, I have no problem with the federal definition of prohibited person. With the exception of the misdemeanor domestic violence crap (Lautenberg) because of its potential… Read more »

    Baldwin
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    10 Rounds? Yes! Because study after study has conclusively proven that 11 is just too much! Virtually every crime spree known to man ALL started with round number 11 coming from the same magazine! Personally, I believe the number should be restricted to just 9 rounds…you know, just for that extra margin of safety. For the children.

    Dave C
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    Maybe the Dems think that the mass shooters are bad shots and can’t hit anything until they’ve fired at least 10 rounds….