Below The Radar: Firearm Safety Act of 2019

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United States – -( Firearms safety is something Second Amendment supporters have backed for a long time. In fact, the National Rifle Association has been at the forefront of providing firearms safety and education since its founding in 1871.

So it is very frustrating and aggravating to see anti-Second Amendment extremists try to make any claim that they stand for firearms safety. Especially when you hear the advice that Vice President Biden has given in the past – advice that any rational person would discard as likely to land you in hot water.

But our anger over the efforts by anti-Second Amendment extremists to hijack the terms “firearms safety” or “gun safety” shouldn’t cloud our minds to the fact that this can be a very effective move for them. In fact, at least one anti-Second Amendment extremist is trying to hijack the concept of firearms safety to set up very massive infringements on our rights – infringements that Second Amendment supporters would be almost powerless to stop.

HR 1115, the Firearm Safety Act of 2019, has been introduced by Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL). We’ve covered some past legislation she has introduced that attacked our Second Amendment rights, but this bill is not like the Urban Progress Act that is a massive omnibus. HR 1115 is all of two pages when you look at the official text.

But that two-page bill becomes a game-changer. In essence, it repeals the prohibition on the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulating firearms, ammunition, and other items. If you like the notion of “stroke of the pen, law of the land,” you’d love letting the unelected bureaucrats at the CPSC have a say over your rights.

This should come as no surprise, given Kelly’s history of introducing legislation that attacked our rights. Notably, though, Kelly is hoping to sell people on this being a matter of improving firearms safety, not setting things up for back-door gun bans. Some anti-Second Amendment extremists have promoted the idea of regulating guns like other consumer products, up to and including the ability to have unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats order a recall or to prevent a gun from being released to the general public in the first place.

Given Representative Kelly’s anti-Second Amendment track record, Second Amendment supporters can reasonably assume that this is an outcome the Representative desires. As such, they need to contact their Senators and Representative and politely urge them to oppose HR 1115.

About Harold HutchisonHarold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post,, and other national websites.

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Ever wonder why the gov is trying to disarm Americans while the well armed black militants (Black Panthers) are on my screen saying they are the future military of America while demanding the surrender of a piece of America saying Texas would be a good start? The Islam/Rapper human trafficking industry is desperate since Maxwell got nailed and is singing a choir about the Islamic Rapper pedo trafficking industry. Hell, they even put Kanye center screen and expect to hear more from Panther Eric Holder (not his real name). I hear the rap industry is dying, literally, DEAD. Take it… Read more »


The NC Rep. who was a rabid Democrat and his wife runs an anti gun group, he would never tell my how he stands but he would keep my thoughts in his mind. HA HA HA. Glad redistricting pushed him into Chapel Hill, NC rabid Blue land.


Listen, Harold. I’m sure you mean well. But as a guy who has run gun rights organizations for nearly 27 years, I need to tell you that your “Below the Radar” series really isn’t helping the gun rights movement and may, in fact, be doing us harm. The reason is that you have people chasing their tails over stuff that won’t become law, certainly not in this session of Congress and perhaps never. Meanwhile, while they are all contacting me ask what we are going to do about this or that gun bill which is actually D.O.A., they aren’t watching… Read more »

Not A. Potato

I agree, wasting time on DOA bills does more harm than good. The author has good intentions, but he is becoming the boy who cried wolf. I would encorage him to instead focus on what is going on with the Justice department and ATF. The flip-flops on bump stocks, the secret determination letters, and the erosion of gun trusts. Bob Barr needs to be put under the spotlight. He is no friend of the 2nd amendment and has made under the radar strides to help facilitate eventual gun registration, such as the push for “voluntary” background checks and record keeping… Read more »


I find the call to action in the box above to be symptomatic of the brainwashing that has been done of even those who support the Second Amendment. The tail end ” . . . that would only impact law-abiding gun owners” is nearly pathetic in its lack of self-awareness. Tell me – EXACTLY – what gun control measure, of any kind whatsoever, impacts anyone OTHER than law-abiding gun owners? ALL laws only impact the law-abiding; they do NOTHING to affect those who don’t obey the law – i.e. “lawbreakers,” by definition and by identity. NO law other than those… Read more »


Asking lifetime career democrats to oppose gun control goes like this: Dear Constituent, we can all agree that common sense gun laws are necessary to protect lives. The greater good of society is why we must enact laws that limit the ability of those who are prohibited from obtaining firearms lawfully. Bla, bla bla. Always a democrat.