Below The Radar Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021

Below The Radar Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021 (Dave Workman photo)

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While all the talk has been on gun bans – particularly in light of the Miller v. Bonta case – but let’s keep in mind that there are many attacks on our Second Amendment rights that could come aside from gun bans. One of the biggest avenues will be efforts to push licensing and registration.

Now, anti-Second Amendment extremists have long wanted licensing and registration. Take a look at statements Lyndon Baines Johnson made on two occasions during the passage and signing of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Already this year, we have covered various licensing and registration schemes, from bad pieces of legislation like the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act to abominations like the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act.

Falling in between these two bad bills is one from Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who has introduced HR 3740, the Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021. This bill, while not as intrusive as the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act, still is quite ugly for those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Her legislation would impose a federal license – unless a state had already set up its own version. However, it would require the fingerprinting of anyone who wanted to exercise their rights, a photo, and the longest term for the license would be five years. In addition, every handgun gets registered.

Incidentally, there is no provision for carrying firearms. Privacy protections are also non-existent – something that should be kept in mind when one thinks about how well the IRS has protected private tax data. In addition, there is no timeframe for the licensing process, meaning there could be endless waits. Ask Carol Bowne about that process. Being from New Jersey, Coleman cannot pretend that she does not know about what New Jersey’s laws did to Bowne, so it means that she couldn’t care less if others are killed waiting for permission to exercise their Second Amendment rights. There’s a host of other reasons to distrust the Biden-Harris regime with any new powers.

Let’s get one thing straight – the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own firearms.

These licensing schemes, with or without registration, are intended to be a way to reduce the number of people who exercise those rights by creating more and more hoops for people to jump through.

It goes without saying that Second Amendment supporters should contact their Senators and Representative to politely urge that they oppose this legislation. They also need to work to ensure that anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local level 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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Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

what IS the “mark of the beast” you describe, and how do you know that?

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

There is only one valid bit of American law on the books regarding guns, and that is the one which describes the ownership, possession, and use of guns (and other weapons of war) as a right of the People, and thus beyond the purview and powers of the governments that make up America.

There is no other lawful gun law. End of story. Anyone trying to pass or enforce any other gun law is a traitor and a criminal of the worst sort (I’m speaking at you, cops) and has given up their right to exist in this free society.

MRA0331
MRA0331
3 months ago

Holy fuck! An article that Harold didn’t close by shilling for the irrelevant, and destructive NRA!

vepr
vepr
3 months ago
Reply to  MRA0331

I noticed that too.
Maybe he got tired of living on his knees, looking up at the skunk li’l wayne La P U’s belt buckle.

But no worries, hes so comfortable there i’m sure he will very soon re-assume his position.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
3 months ago
Reply to  MRA0331

Ya think it might be a troll using Harold’s credentials?

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
3 months ago

FOPA forbids registration of Title 1 firearms and the owners. FOPA would have to be repealed.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

No, ATF does not “register” our firearms; they just keep track of each and every one, through the network of distributors and dealers, to the buyer.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

“registration” would be what we now have with motor vehicles. LE can take the VIN of any vehicle and eventualy locate the lsst record of ownership, which may not be current but exists. If the onwer of record fails to sbumit the report of sle, the responsibility remains with him. If he does file the report, HE is off the hook.. and until the new owner registers it somewhere, it is a ghost car. Except in some states,like mine, with dump all the reocrds on any vehicle once there has been no activity reported for ten years. No way of… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

Just because the current GCA68/NICS instant registration system isn’t exactly how car registration is done, doesn’t mean it’s not registration.

When “TSHTF”, the tyrants will assume you’re lying about not having guns, if you ever had one, and no one will stop them – no accountability. It won’t be up to them to prove you didn’t sell it. It’ll be up to you to prove you did.

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago

LOL. Good sarcasm.

swmft
swmft
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

when did rules or laws matter to demoncrats, constitution forbids any gun restrictions

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
3 months ago

Hitler registered guns “For a kinder, gentler nation”. And the world lived haply ever after right? Register your gear, magazines, ammo etc. at your own peril.

Arm up and carry on.

Terry
Terry
3 months ago

Hitler got a kinder, gentler nation – after they had their population significantly reduced via M1 and such!