Below The Radar – Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Representative Sheila Jackson Lee has not been a friend of law-abiding gun owners – or anyone who values the Second Amendment. If anything, she has been very active, and has introduced some of the most onerous proposals we have seen. But like Dianne Feinstein in the last Congress, she is not averse to more modest bills to unjustly punish those who seek to exercise their Second Amendment rights for horrific acts they did not commit.

In this case, her fallback is HR 125, the Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act. Rather than a sweeping licensing and registration scheme that is deeply intrusive, it instead imposes a one-week waiting period for any semiautomatic firearm, many standard magazines (like those for a Glock 17), suppressors, and “armor-piercing ammo.”

Now, we’ve discussed the waiting period scam before. Put your thoughts about the tactics used to limit the damage done by the Brady Act in 1993 aside. Suffice it to say, when the national instant background check system (NICS) is up and running, there is no justification for a waiting period. If a person is not prohibited, they should be able to take their purchase home with them the moment NICS reports it is a legal transaction.

The fact is, most handguns sold today are semiautos and many of those semi-autos have magazines that normally hold more than 10 rounds. The commonality of the latter is such that a federal judge threw out California’s magazine ban citing the simple text from the Heller decision that commonly-owned firearms are protected – a decision a Ninth Circuit panel has upheld. So, Sheila Jackson Lee wants to make you wait for the type of firearm that is most likely to be useful for self-protection. (Not that revolvers are bad guns, per se, or ineffective, but semiautos have taken the lion’s share for perfectly valid reasons.)

Now, if you want to keep bad guys from getting guns, the waiting period is, at best, superfluous. The fact is, instant checks can deny the purchase, and if there are federal, state, or local authorities who are serious about enforcing laws regarding attempts by those prohibited from owning firearms to obtain them, there are ways to actually arrest and prosecute them. So what is the real purpose of the waiting period? It’s not to solve the purported problem Representative Jackson Lee claims to be addressing.

Second Amendment supporters should contact their Representatives and Senators and politely urge their opposition to this unjust bill, and ask that they instead support legislation like the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act, which actually addresses the misuse of firearms and does not infringe on our rights. Second Amendment supporters should also support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund to ensure that the current anti-Second Amendment regimes in the House, Senate, and White House are defeated at the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold 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, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Amy
Amy
2 months ago

Many of you are aware of the gap in control the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) has left behind. Due to the GCA not defining “selling guns for profit” any individual may sell firearms without a license if their motive isn’t to make a profit for livelihood through repeated and regular sales.  Well, this lack in clarification actually enables guns to fall into the hands of users who might otherwise not be allowed to own a firearm, due to the fact those that are selling aren’t required to have a FFL and those buying aren’t legally subject to a background checks.… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

What a bunch of nonsense! The Gun Control Act of 1968 didn’t create background checks for firearms purchases, so your entire assumption is just plain wrong! Suicide prevention requires help for mental health issues and not further stigmatization through useless waiting periods! Someone who wants to get a firearm illegally to commit a crime will do so irrespective of the law. Background checks and waiting periods for people that already have firearms and just want to buy another one are even from your perspective idiotic. No, some people can’t wait seven days! They may be dead by then, thanks to… Read more »

Amy
Amy
2 months ago

Hi Charlie, o   Where did I saw the GCA created background checks for purchases? My words were “not defining “selling guns for profit” any individual may sell firearms without a license” and “due to the fact those that are selling aren’t required to have a FFL” I just tried to inform people that the lack in definition that GCA set in place doesn’t match what our society needs. o   I TOTALLY AGREE, individuals attempting to commit suicide do need mental health assistance, but I don’t see how a waiting period furthers the stigma surrounding it? According to the GCA, it is unlawful to… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

Amy,

When you wrote this:

“While we are on the topic of people being murdered while “waiting for governments approval” and that it will and has caused more people to die-In 2018, 24,432 people in the U.S. died by firearm suicide.1 Firearms are the means in approximately half of suicides nationwide. Not to mention that the deaths due to firearms can be statistically broken down by economic class, and race.

were your refering to suicides or suicides and homicides?

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

Where did I state that you said the GCA created background checks for purchases? You conflated both with this statement: Well, this lack in clarification actually enables guns to fall into the hands of users who might otherwise not be allowed to own a firearm, due to the fact those that are selling aren’t required to have a FFL and those buying aren’t legally subject to a background checks. You clearly have no experience with mental health issues, as evidenced by your post! Only people who have no experience with mental health issues think that a 7-day waiting period for firearms… Read more »

Knute
Knute
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

Also ridiculous is the assumption that if there’s a waiting period, potential suicidees will rethink it. They will not. Most people who commit suicide think about it for years before actually doing it already. 7 more days won’t make a sh*tbit of difference. One of my college roommates committed suicide in Arizona, back in the last millennia, when AZ had a 15 day waiting period. He waited the 15 days, picked up the pistol he had purchased 15 days prior, drove to the fence around the Phoenix airport, and put one through his brain. He had also shown proclivities towards… Read more »

Stag
Stag
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

The GCA is unconstitutional. The only right thing to do is repeal it.

donfranko
donfranko
4 months ago

May I have your attention? This site is being swarmed by leftist trolls. Please don’t feed them by responding to their asinine comments. They get paid by Soros or the DNC per post and you put money in their pockets by responding. Thanks.

Mcknzy
Mcknzy
4 months ago

I would, However I agree with the writer and being a loyal follower of the Constitution I look to the comments to see what my fellow citizens are thinking. I guess I am getting old because there was a time when words meant something and showed your education or lack there of.

donfranko
donfranko
4 months ago
Reply to  Mcknzy

^^Bolshevik troll ^^

Mcknzy
Mcknzy
4 months ago

Question, Why is it every time I try to read the comments I am faced with people who have such a low IQ that they cannot use the English language properly? All I see is hate and cussing to the point that you are sounding like a bunch of immigrants who started learning English,but starting with the slang words first. Please show your level of education when you speak unless you are a immigrant,then of course carry on.

John Dow
John Dow
4 months ago

Read the bill. The wherefores that lead into it are 100% bovine excrement. That is, outright lies.

SweetOlBob
SweetOlBob
4 months ago

Sheila Jackson Lee and her gratuity demanding, Reserved Seat Stealing, Always racist
blather, once more sets out to prove that she is a hairy wart on the nose of Texas and a
blackface joke on the rest of America !

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago

Let’s take Nancy Regan’s advise and “just say no” to gun control. They can’t lock us all up and if they do, there wont be anyone to support the demonrats on welfare anymore. Oh, and if all the blacks get reparations like Obiden wants, are they going to pay taxes on their income and get off welfare because now they are making money.

Kate shit stain brown, governor of Oregone, wants to give black people $140,000.00 dollars a year that can prove they are decedents of slaves? So will I be paying reparations twice?

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
4 months ago

Well as i see it the only way these criminals and our illegitimate president and Admin along with the theft of not one or two but three elections ,including the biggest one in our country the Presidency! They are now emboldened to do as much as they can while they are in power! I have heard that the left is waiting until after the mid-terms to move on this unconstitutional legislation but i wouldnt be surprised if they move on it ASAP! The only way these “traitors” can do anything is if they act now and that will cause a… Read more »

Get Out
Get Out
4 months ago
Reply to  BigMikeU

Do you have proof of a stolen election, trot it out for all to see? Trump can’t produce any of his own.

Last edited 4 months ago by Get Out
hoss
hoss
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

We don’t have to trot out any evidence for you. I’ve an idea, get off your lazy butt, and do some vetting on your own. Check out Mike Lindell, better yet the constitution, where it states the legislation makes the rules for elections, and not the judiciary.
As a side note, the chief justice tries an impeachment, NOT a Commie Rat Bastard Democratic Senator.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
4 months ago
Reply to  hoss

Do you really believe that the election was hacked by Italy?

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
4 months ago

Italy???? Where did that piece of “information” come from? Never mind, I know already… a DemocRat magically pulled it out of his anal orifice, and blamed it all on a conservative.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
4 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

JoeUSooner, Mike Lindell would be the source for that, hence my question! Our resident QAnon follower has posted that multiple times here on Ammoland. Are you calling Mike Lindell a DemocRat?

Last edited 4 months ago by Charlie Foxtrot
Get Out
Get Out
4 months ago
Reply to  hoss

In that case, can you help trump find some credible proof, he has none?
trumps lawyers went to the states and were laughed out of court because they couldn’t produce any credible proof of voter fraud.
Lindell is a joke, OAN put a disclaimer on his swill to keep from getting sued.

Last edited 4 months ago by Get Out
JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

“laughed out of court,” your ass. See my reply above.

Then you are cheerfully invited to go straight to Hades… and be sure to commit at least one act of auto-eroticism on the way down!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  hoss

I wonder if this Republican Senator has seen Mike Lindell’s Absolute Proof:

https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article248355275.html

Last edited 4 months ago by JSNMGC
JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

The hell he can’t! The proof – unarguable and absolute proof – has been published in a number of (conservative) locations. The fact that you DemocRats are too lazy, stupid, and hate-filled to actually go to a conservative (gasp!!) outlet to do your own research [instead of relying on lying, liberal talking heads] is not my problem. And it damnably-sure does NOT make the voting fraud information “nonexistent.” It is true that no court has accepted any of that evidence – and every single court, without exception, has ruled to dismiss on technical grounds (such as “standing”). Not one single… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
4 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

You are correct in the assertion that almost all legal challenges were thrown out based on technical issues and not on the merits. This says a lot about the quality of the lawyers filing these challenges. The only thing these lawyers did was collecting fees. For them, this was a scam to make money and many people fell for it. Some of these lawyers are now getting sued themselves, so they will have ample time to present their evidence and have a decision on the merits. Other cases, that are litigated by serious lawyers and not these grifters, are still… Read more »

Get Out
Get Out
4 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

So, you’re saying you don’t have any proof of a stolen election either? BTW, I didn’t vote for neither trump or biden. You’ll need to change your current Online Psychic.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
3 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

How the hell does your excuse for a brain manage to equate the statement, “unarguable and absolute proof has been published in a number of (conservative) locations” with any kind of an “admission” that there is no (or that personally I somehow lack) “proof of a stolen election.” Talk about a non-sequitur

John Dow
John Dow
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

See: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/be…arro Report Volume III Final 1.13.21-0001.pdf

HLB
HLB
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

The proof is as a large percentage of the voting public sees it. Judges can’t even read the Constitution. It does not matter who won as long as the fraud element did not shift the election. To address the fraud element you would have to physically address it. that has not been done.
HLB

loveaduck
loveaduck
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

I haven’t seen any legitimate proof, yet.

lktraz
lktraz
4 months ago

The only valid argument in favor of a waiting period is a supposed desire to prevent “crimes of passion”. The flaw is that if the future perpetrator is THAT angry, they will simply choose a different weapon and STILL commit the crime. Since one can kill another with knives, hammers or virtually any other tool, baseball bats, rocks, car parts, pipes, yard implements or just about any instrument that they can grab then this sort of crime is nearly impossible to prevent. As with any proposed legislation of this type, the true intent is to limit and/or discourage a potential… Read more »

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
4 months ago
Reply to  lktraz

And allow those that would do us harm too harm us! They are doing all they can to allow criminals to run the streets with guns while Law Abiding Citizens are defenseless! This is one of their ways to gain control of the streets with the help of their foot troops…..Antifa/BLM/CAIR/Moslem Brotherhood which have all now partnered, and now one of the reasons the group has grown so violent! Add Islam to anything and it turns way more violent and remorseless!!! The time is now for Americans to take their country back before the left can grow even more entrenched!… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago
Reply to  lktraz

One of the main driving factors behind waiting periods is that it all but precludes buying guns at gun shows. Travel to the big city where the big hall has a couple hundred vendors, makes it tough to buy one, have dealer take it back at end of show, they you have to drive however far to the guy’s brickbox and pick up the gun youve paid for and been “cleared” to own. He cannot ship it to you because its still a transfer until it is in your hands, thus cannot be shipped common carrier. THAT is why they… Read more »

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
4 months ago

The raft of proposed new gun laws have nothing to do with public safety. They are just a giant F-U by the left to conservatives. They identified something important to us and they are taking a giant dump on it, just because (stolen) elections have consequences.

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
4 months ago

As WE THE PEOPLE watched it all happen and did NOTHING!!!? Those that attacked the White House were Antifa and BLM and not one has been shown to be a real Trump supporter!The time to take our country back is NOW! WTF?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  BigMikeU

BigMikeU – 2/20/21:
“As WE THE PEOPLE watched it all happen and did NOTHING!!!? Those that attacked the White House were Antifa and BLM and not one has been shown to be a real Trump supporter!The time to take our country back is NOW! WTF?”

Response to BigMikeU:
BigMikeU,

Which attack on the White House?

Last edited 4 months ago by JSNMGC
Get Out
Get Out
4 months ago
Reply to  BigMikeU

How many BLM or Antifa were arrested? So far only oath keepers, Q or trump supporters have been charged.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

Get Out,

Actually one of the Antifa people got arrested. He filmed himself leading part of the charge and inciting others, as I remember.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago

There are a bunch of FBI guys laughing their asses off. They know everything there is to know about each and every person who has been charged/shot dead.

They read these boards with 40% of the people stating they know that everyone involved was Antifa/BLM (I wonder if that includes Ashli Babbitt, BTW) and 40% of the people stating with absolute certainty that everyone involved were Trump supporters.

Last edited 4 months ago by JSNMGC
Get Out
Get Out
4 months ago

Do you have a link, I’d like to see it. Here’s what I’ve found on Sullivan.

“None of the 230 people arrested for alleged participation in the Capitol attacks were linked to any left-wing movement. There is no evidence that Sullivan was a member of Antifa, Black Lives Matter or any other left-leaning group, especially a “leader” of Antifa.”

Fact Check: Was a Member of Antifa Arrested in the Capitol Riot? (newsweek.com)

Last edited 4 months ago by Get Out
Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Get Out

Get Out,

I did a fast search, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=John+Earle+Sullivan+&ia=web
If you read the article you cited all it says was that they don’t believe it and that McCarthy says that Antifa didn’t CAUSE the riots. It also says that Activist John, Sullivan that is, deleted his Twitter ID. That isn’t proof by any stretch of the imagination, and contradicts his own statements.
He started an anti-police group and has repeatedly boasted of his BLM and Antifa affiliations.
Take a look at some of the other articles and see what they say.

Last edited 4 months ago by Dave in Fairfax
Dasher_Dork
Dasher_Dork
4 months ago

Now, now…we don’t need to bash on Meet Them Halfway Harold. We all know where he stands…somewhere near the middle left. The story should read ” complain like a mother to your Reps and let them know that they’d better start repealing some of this stuff, not adding to it.” NO NEW LAWS…PERIOD!

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago

Will,

Unlike the Left we allow all points of view. Feel free to submit your article.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago

And unlike the left many of us feel bullshit shouldn’t be given a free ride. 🙂

nrringlee
nrringlee
4 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Publish, put it in the marketplace of free ideas and free expression and let your thoughts stand on their own merits.New Left Progressives cannot compete in that arena. That is why they employ Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to silence opposition. We can compete in that arena because our ideas are based in reason and can withstand logical analysis and dialectic. The Progressive New Left hates that and can only react with violence.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Ansel,

Regardless of how “I” feel about an article or a person, they have a 1A Right to state their beliefs. You may have heard, in the past, “I hate what you are saying, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” That USED to be the Classic Liberal’s viewpoint. Now it is the True Conservative’s. What you consider BS others might agree with. Despite that, agreement or disapproval are irrelevant. Everybody gets to stand up and say their piece. “Murica”!

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago

I agree as well Dave, hence the smiley face. Which was my feeble attempt at indicating 50% sarcasm.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Ansel,

My bad. I somehow missed the smiley face.

Terry
Terry
4 months ago

Dave;
Apparently, we have cancel culture commenters too. While I have disagreed with some of Harold’s positions before, I enjoy reading his articles. Many people here have an ‘it’s my way or the highway’ attitude, I can’t understand how he’s generated so much venom from a few. You guys are not obligated to read his posts.

Last edited 4 months ago by Terry
dave399
dave399
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry

I am with you on that. To me his articles are more common sense than some of the stuff I see posted here.

PMinFl
PMinFl
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry

some guys ALWAYS balk at Harrold’s articles ,and I frequently point out that the main objection (it seems to me) is that Harrold advises to POLITELY contact legislators. You (not necessarily any one in particular) get all fired up and maybe write your reps or just beef here full of anger and bluster. Try contacting someone that can actually do something, POLITELY, and even if your congressman is an enemy at least a polite appeal will be considered. You’ll get a form reply from a staffer, that’s their job but a proper letter will get consideration where an anger filled… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
4 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

That’s not always true and by law regardless whether it’s an actual response to your concerns or a canned response they MUST respond back to you within 30 days.

Last edited 4 months ago by USMC0351Grunt
Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago
Reply to  Terry

No I’m not obligated but I also don’t have to accept his pacifist viewpoint either. As I’ve indicated above I stand behind his right to promote his view of things but I firmly believe that mother may I viewpoint has led us to where this country is today. I firmly believe no tyrant has ever stopped what they are doing when asked in a polite manner to do so. There’s a reason the British were kicked out of this country looking down the barrel of our guns.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
4 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

That’s what they taught us in the United States Marine Corps when our government drops us off on foreign land they wanted us to go in and say, “Please stop being a bad guy!”

Last edited 4 months ago by USMC0351Grunt
Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Yes, but you have to say it like Harold would say it or it doesn’t work.