USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat over-reach dooms gun legislation. But then they never really wanted it anyway.
1,700 hundred pages of new gun laws were passed by the Democrat-controlled house. The laws have three things in common.
- They are egregious in how far they go in infringing on the 2nd Amendment.
- They say one thing and do another
- They are designed never to pass; it is all a ploy.
Democrats NEED gun control as a wedge issue to scare a suburban woman into voting for them in 2020.
This has all happened before.
In 1999 the gun safety bill was put together, it had safety locks required for all gun sales, and the requirement that violent juvenile actions would be included in NICS and prevent the sale of a firearm in the future. It was killed not by the GOP but the democrats. It was killed for one reason only. To keep gun control as a wedge issue for the 2000 elections.
Let me be honest if this bill had passed three of the last five shootings might have been prevented. The inclusion of juvenile criminal activity would have made Parkland shooting harder.
198 DEMOCRATS in the houses voted NO to safety locks on guns, and to allow violent juveniles to own firearms once they turned 18. The bill included new rules for background checks at gun shows, a ban on the importation of large-capacity magazines and a requirement that safety locks be sold with new guns.
Democrats said that this bill had not gone far enough, and they offered amendments to the bill designed to kill it, 198 democrats voted no.
So… when you hear about how important gun control is, remember it was all on the table, all there for the left to have made law. EVERYTHING they say they want was there. They turned it down to keep gun control as an issue for the 2000 election.
It’s the same thing this time; the left moves forward laws that have to be defeated. Let me ask you a few questions about the law Pelosi has passed to the Senate.
You go shooting with your son-in-law, and you hand him your old favorite 586 no dash. He takes the gun and shoots off a ½ dozen rounds and hands the gun back to you. How long should you spend in a federal pen for that illegal firearms transfer under their new laws? Five years? 10? Remember the gun never leaves your sight, but that doesn’t matter now does it.
You will have to turn in your GLOCK 17 and 19. Why? They are both considered “ASSAULT WEAPONS” under the new house rules.
A criminal breaks into your houses and steals a gun. It was in a locked box and met all the legal requirements for gun storage. That criminal kills someone in the commission of a crime. How long should you be jailed for being the owner of a stolen gun? Ten years?
Now the left wants you to buy insurance if you own a gun, but they also sued and fined Chubb and Lockton for offering insurance to gun owners. So the obvious question is how or why would an insurance company offer insurance to gun owners if doing so gets them sued and fined? So to own a gun, you HAVE to have insurance, but any insurance company that offers insurance will be sued out of existence.
It’s all a lie; it just politics as usual. It’s all democrats using our rights to scare voters.
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.