United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Earlier this year, this series covered the various types of legislation that get introduced. One measure we noted were the resolutions that stay in one house of Congress. These are usually meant to make a statement. One resolution we covered last year, though, is back, and it’s a statement Second Amendment supporters need to reject.
Representative Ayanna Pressley has reintroduced a resolution from last year, this Congress, it’s known as H. Res. 226. The issues that were raised when it was covered in the last Congress still remain. However, this resolution warrants a closer look, because it reflects the mindset of one anti-Second Amendment extremist – and in order to protect our rights, we need to understand it.
As was the case in the last Congress, Pressley’s resolution is titled, “Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.”
From the get-go, the title is a lie, especially based on what the resolution says about our Second Amendment rights.
It calls for “reducing gun violence by regulating manufacturers, limiting firearm production and sales, including a permanent ban on assault-type weapons, creating a mass gun buyback program, and supporting community-based violence and trauma interruption initiatives.”
We can debunk the notion that Pressley wants justice just on the ban she wants on modern, multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms. The Justice Department’s statistics show that rifles and shotguns are not used often for murder.
Over the last five years, you are far more likely to be killed with a knife than a rifle or shotgun of any kind, much less a so-called “weapon of war” that Pressley and others like to demonize. Rifles and shotguns combined in a single year kill fewer people than fists, feet, and other “personal weapons” (to use the Justice Department’s terminology).
The fact is, rifles and shotguns are not the problem, and those who decide to buy an AR-15 pattern long arm, whether it is a rifle or a shotgun, certainly won’t be feeling any justice from Pressley’s resolution. If anything, her resolution is a cynical call for the deliberate infliction of injustice, by punishing Americans for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit.
Second Amendment supporters should contact their Representative and Senators and politely urge them to oppose H Res 226, and instead, seek to support real solutions to the misuse of firearms in the commission of crimes. They also should 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.
The reason they want to ban A.R. 15‘s and other “weapons of war “is that these are the most effective weapons for fighting against the tyrannical government.
Arguing against her using the logic that more people are killed with knives is useless because she doesn’t care about how many people are killed.
She wants the people disarmed so they can be properly oppressed and can’t fight back
With the current knee jerk push to pass useless gun control legislation, expect the run on guns, ammo and all things gun related to continue or speed up.
The left and the Biden administration are the best gun salesman this country has ever had . With record sales attributed to them they will go down in history as the administration that sparked the largest panic buying event this country has ever seen . Biden is defeating his own gun grabbing agendas with the threats and rhetoric. As long as he keeps running his mouth and they keep trying to pass unconstitutional legislation guns will keep flying off the shelves at unprecedented rates . Nice Job Biden you clown . LMAO
I’d really like to know, how our politicians are invested in the arms industry?
The United States constitution if was introduced today as a new document in the house and senate would not pass, that’s how much hate there is by elected officials in both chambers for our country.
The title of the resolution she has introduced should care about all rights the founding fathers put into place for the country not just justice for all as she stated.
Why they elected this POS in the first place is hard to understand.
It’s not simple hate, alone. There’s also a lot of ignorance. That’s even more worrying.
‘Ignorance and hatred’ is an absolutely terrifying combination… which reduces any affected person to subhuman status.
Anybody know how many people are killed by dildos every year? I’ll bet it’s more than AR pattern rifles.
“From the get-go, the title is a lie, especially based on what the resolution says about our Second Amendment rights.”
Dem bills are ALWAYS the exact opposite of what the title is.
They FEAR a citizenry armed with AR15 type semi-auto rifles and standard capacity magazines – They do NOT fear a citizenry armed with handguns and shotguns. Outlawing semi-automatic AR15 type rifles and standard full capacity magazines is NOT a “reasonable compromise” – IT IS THE ENDGAME! It is the difference between an effectively armed citizenry that possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms – and a citizenry restricted by law to low capacity sporting arms that NO LONGER possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms! This is about tipping the BALANCE OF POWER firmly to GOVERNMENT ADVANTAGE! A “MILITIA OF… Read more »
add a requirement for a permit for hands and feet no permit jail the people , hammers and knives of all types banned,bats clubs banned….. will be interesting when they get lined up against the wall We need a safety school culture where all children in kindergarten through 5th grade are taught tool safety and handling, guns and knives included some may never have another contact with a gun but others would