Another Unconstitutional and Unnecessary Gun Control Bill Introduced In Congress

by Larry Keane

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- There they go again. Antigun Democrats introduced legislation to force Americans to lock up their firearms in their homes. It’s another one-size-fits-all mandate from the government. The U.S. Constitution would like a word.

U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) is no stranger to gun control. He’s backed nearly every antigun bill introduced in Congress. He believes in gun control so much, he suggested in 2019 that Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam call out the Virginia National Guard to enforce strict gun control measures in the Old Dominion. His comments drew a rare public rebuke from the Virginia National Guard, which brushed back the congressman.

“We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights.,” tweeted Virginia’s National Guard on their official account. “We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard.” Even his hometown paper The Roanoke Times editorialized he “overreached.”

Fast forward and Rep. McEachin introduced H.R. 4836, the Firearm Owners Responsibility and Safety Act. The fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller in 2008 that Washington, D.C.’s, mandatory storage requirement for firearms while in the home violated the U.S. Constitution doesn’t seem to matter to Rep. McEachin. In a Congress controlled by gun control Democrats in both chambers, Rep. McEachin’s bill has yet to gain a cosponsor.

Trojan Horse Gun Control

Looks can be deceiving and Rep. McEachin may be using his safe storage bill as an end around on the entire lawful firearm industry. Buried in his bill, Rep. McEachin included provisions to partially repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The PLCAA is bipartisan legislation that protects the gun industry from frivolous lawsuits for the criminal actions of non-affiliated third parties who use firearms to commit crimes. In a press release, Rep. McEachin included quotes from two of the PLCAA’s biggest opponents.

Brady President Kris Brown said, “The Firearm Owners Responsibility and Safety Act will save lives, tackling gun violence in many forms by…removing unprecedented protections for the gun industry.” Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice, added, “For too long, the gun industry has been provided unparalleled civil liability immunity.”

Their claims are false and used as an attempt to mislead Americans into supporting faulty gun control schemes.

Hillary Clinton said the firearm industry was “wholly protected from any kind of liability,” in 2015 and it was false then. President Joe Biden made the claim too, both as a presidential candidate and later from the White House Rose Garden. Media, including The Washington Post, CNN and PolitiFact, raked his claim over the coals. Even disgraced Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed the “only industry in the United States of America immune from lawsuits are the gun manufacturers.” PolitiFact said the governor was caught in a lie.

Real Solutions.

Rep. McEachin’s isn’t the first attempt at mandatory firearm storage. The firearm industry knows the critical importance of reducing firearm accidents in the home. NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi testified against federal storage mandates before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and spoke about how the gun owning community is welcoming new gun owners and urging them to learn, practice and pass along safe and responsible gun ownership.

Storage options, though, are best made by individual gun owners. Gun locks may work for some. Others might opt for safes.

Stating it’s the industry, not government, that has authenticity among the gun owning community, Bartozzi said, “What we’re talking about here, from NSSF’s perspective, is a proactive approach to educating people. Many of these proposed laws would only come into effect after a tragedy has occurred. It is more important to prevent a tragedy than to deal with the pieces afterwards.”

NSSF’s Real Solutions initiative involves partnerships to educate gun owners and encourages safe firearm storage. These efforts have worked and those programs have been recognized for their effectiveness by the National Safety Council when Project Childsafe® was a finalist for their Green Cross Award. The Government Accountability Office also recognized that education of voluntary firearm storage through Project Childsafe was a vital tool in reducing negligent use of firearms.

Congress would be better off supporting programs that work instead of drafting unconstitutional legislation that panders to their gun control donors.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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MS-Steve
MS-Steve
30 days ago

Wasn’t Donald McEachin (D-Va) convicted of pimping (and carrying a gun), back in the early 70’s, after he brought attention upon hizsef by b!tch slapping several of his choice ho’s on a downtown skreet. He wuz sporting a big afro at the time.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 month ago

The Second Amendment was to allow the PEOPLE to STOP tyranny in government.
Americans have quietly accepted tyranny of the Second Amendment since 1868. Not to mention untold tyranny of the Constitution, in general.
You cowards cry “why didn’t the NRA stop 1934 NFA?”
WHY DID THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT STOP IT? THEY had the power and Constitutional Right. The NRA could only fight within a stacked SCOTUS.

NO ONE to blame but yourselves.
The yellow stripe up your backs can be seen from Mars.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  tetejaun

tetejaun,

You are an enabler of tyranny.

Stag
Stag
1 month ago
Reply to  tetejaun

That’s pretty funny coming from a Fudd who supports anti-2A politicians.

DarthDoug
DarthDoug
1 month ago

I would like to introduce the “Congress Needs To Sit Down, Shut Up, and Leave Us the Hell Alone” Act. Can’t I get a co-sponsor?

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago
Reply to  DarthDoug

That’s because your auto-spell check screwed up your bill’s title.
“Second American Revolution Act.
There fixed it for ya’.
NOW let’s throw those tyrannical bastards out.

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 month ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

No American has lifted a finger against the tyranny in government since 1868.

YOU sat quietly as the communist antifa and BLM terrorists raped, murdered, robbed and looted St. Louis.
I doubt you were military, either. The gutless ones always talk about
‘revolution’.

How long did you cry when you lost your Bump Stock so you could pretend to be Rambo?
Did you call Trump “anti-gun”? Did you even vote? I am absolutely sure you did not canvass, door-to-door, for Trump votes.

It is to laugh.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  tetejaun

There we go – Rambo!

Cover your ears, again, tetejaun!

https://www.c-span.org/video/?441884-1/president-trump-calls-comprehensive-gun-bill

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Yeah – tetejaun! The gutless ones (those non-military people) are causing the problems:

https://www.bradyunited.org/program/veterans-for-gun-reform

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

The Government just gave away to our enemy, who knows how many M-4 & Machine guns and they want to control our firearms? Put me down as a NO!

nod
nod
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

And the government is now importing those same enemies. I think at this particular time I will keep my rifle.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago
Reply to  nod

Amen to that.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Yep. Amen.

Grim
Grim
1 month ago

“Arm up and carry on!” “Eternal vigilance…”

Wass
Wass
1 month ago

And they “support the Second Amendment”,too.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

When the Democrats can control the “weapons of war” that they abandonned in Afganistan then they can start to worry about ours.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago

why would you ever think that a liberal/democrat/progressive/authoritarians/totalitarians/dictator would do other than attempt to restrict or deny any civil rights, that is their modus operandi. congress, both parties have abdicated their authority to bureaucracies/agencies so they won’t have to take the blame when it comes time for enforcement and they can have more time to fundraise for the next election. they also do not represent their constituents, they represent themselves and their feelings. it is immoral for any person to tell another person what to do, it is slavery. we are free people and should be able to do what… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
1 month ago

Congress would be better off and America better served if Congress was on vacation 365 days a year and paid to do nothing. Every time one opens their mouths, nothing but lies and bovine excrement gush out. Every time they propose a bill, its purpose is the polar opposite of what they claim, and they never benefit citizens.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Who then would restrain the executive branch? You think they overreach now, without congressional oversight there would be no limit short of revolt.

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

the revolt is coming wait till atf decides all simi autos have to be registered. there are more good old boys that can make an ar full auto in minutes than you can shake a stick at and first grab will turn them into something “worse?” than Vietcong…………there are at least 6 ways to make an ar full auto including installing seer an ar and a coat hanger is quick and dirty but works

Last edited 1 month ago by swmft
Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

You are 95% correct. There are those who DO FIGHT FOR Americans.

Arizona
Arizona
1 month ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

I will concede that 95% of the House and Senate members are corrupt, tyrannical felons according to the laws they themselves passed, while 5% are honest, courageous and actually attempting to do what is best for the People.