Below The Radar: National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One reason that we will still need strong pro-Second Amendment organizations after favorable rulings like ones covering standard magazines and modern multi-purpose semiautomatics is because, as we noted earlier, bans will not be the only way that anti-Second Amendment extremists will come after our rights. We noted earlier the threat that could be posed by expanding the coverage of the National Firearms Act.

For any loyal Ammoland readers who were skeptical of that earlier piece, I present to you HR 4953, the National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021, sponsored by Representative Theodore E. Deutch (D-FL). Eight other representatives have co-sponsored this bill, and this one is a massive attack on those who wish to exercise the rights protected by the Second Amendment.

This bill takes any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun, modern or not, that can accept a detachable magazine and makes it subject to the NFA. All the red tape, all the penalties for not registering, all of the other restrictions will get applied with a bill that is three pages long, should it be signed into law.

What makes this bill a potentially devastating attack is the fact that it could easily be included as part of a reconciliation bill, and since the NFA is part of the tax code, a filibuster could be evaded as a result. You will note that this bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee, which covers taxes.

But we can’t assume that just the additional hoops in the legal sense will be the only hit that Second Amendment supporters would take. We could see a secondary attack through financial blacklisting/de-platforming of manufacturers and/or retailers who would refuse to stop selling allegedly “dangerous” firearms to the general public.

The fact of the matter is that we cannot afford to rest on the laurels of any court victory. The courts can only handle one sort of case at a time. The case is slated to be heard in November, and the cases from California will only close off certain attacks – there will be other avenues that will be used by our enemies to attack our rights. And yes, anti-Second Amendment extremists who seek to punish us for horrific crimes and acts of madness that we did not commit, and then smear us as child killers or domestic terrorists can rightly be viewed as enemies of those who wish to exercise our rights.

Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Representative and Senators and politely urge them to oppose HR 4953, and to instead support legislation like the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act. In addition, anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels need to be 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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Doug G.
Doug G.
22 days ago

I get the need to preserve freedoms and all, and I agree with what my fellow Grunt has said but I’d like to take that a step further. Since our chosen form of governance is a representative self government and socialism & communism are antithetical to our western culture and values, we should outlaw socialism, as it really is just communism-lite, and communism which are contrary to our laws and choice of governance. The same with Sharia law. Call these “progressives” & leftists what they are and that is communists! Then round them up and give them a choice, either… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago

How is it the most posters have their comments stalled for moderation but yet this garbage makes it through all the time?

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago

What we need to do is start a nationwide coalition of citizens that are fully committed to the investigation of, complaint to and grand jury indictment for immediate removal from office, each and every elected or appointed official that violates their oaths of office. Begin thing them out of office, one by one, restoring the integrity, the honor and the ethics of what these positions hold and then stand over-watch of each and every one of them.

loveaduck
loveaduck
24 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Too many voters don’t pay attention to actual attacks on the Bill of Rights. Many only consider party. That’s why when bills like this are put forward, the Reps vote in lockstep.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  loveaduck

That means we have our work cut out for us doesn’t it?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

@Grunt, I like the idea of the fate of federal workers who violate their oath, violate the Constitution, or betray the American people by creating rules contrary to the Constitution being in the hands of a “Peoples Commission”, rather than other politicians. We could create a new commission, new charges, and two new punishments. The charges would be: Violation of the Constitution, Violation of Oath of Office, Use of Office for any reason other than the support of the Constitution, and Betrayal of the American People. The Punishments would be suspension up to the remainder of the term of office,… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Upon a guilty verdict (five of nine votes from the commissioners) the commission would notify the president or governor of the firing and what the employee had been caught at, notify the Office of Personnel Management or state equivalent that the bureaucrat or congressman or other government employee is to have all pay and benefits suspended, and notify the US Marshals Service or state equivalent that would “supervise” the employee’s immediate departure (don’t want the governmental employee making deals or betraying the people on their way out.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

FIRST OF ALL, I have to tell you, I am so damn glad you are back! Secondly, it’s funny how ALL of this sounds strikingly familiar, like these are act / actions that have been in place ever since the birth of our nation, yet NOBODY seems to know of it, understand it or even believe it is THEIR DUTY as citizens to implement these acts / actions? I wonder if any of this is enumerated in the U.S. Codes? Or if ANYONE would ever bother to read them? ESPECIALLY: 42 U.S. Code § 1985 – Conspiracy to interfere with… Read more »

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Country Boy
Country Boy
23 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Truth be known , that would emcompass every politician, city, county,state, federal and all the way up to and including Congress H of Reps./Senate, VP and POTUS . So there’ll be no politician that will every set up such a committee.So everyone knows what the only remaining box of the “four boxes” is.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
23 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

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We could not take away from the House and Senate what the Constitution gave them, but we could apply such a commission to bureaucrats.
How could set up such a commission? Maybe the same way the BATFE got started … by a memo! A presidential or gubernatorial memo.

Grumpy
Grumpy
24 days ago

Primary those marxists.

JimmyS
JimmyS
22 days ago
Reply to  Grumpy

And replace them with….?

Bdcaron
Bdcaron
24 days ago

SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!

Ammoland delete this shit.

nrringlee
nrringlee
24 days ago

Changing the condition of ownership ex post facto is an unconstitutional taking. The modern sporting rifle is among the most commonly owned firearms in the nation. It is the Great American Rifle by popular acclamation. Leftists need to get comfortable with that fact. Rogue federal agents, elected officials and their laws and proclamations are moot on that issue.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
24 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

The federal agents are not “rogue,” they are following and will follow orders.

Despite what OlTrailDog believes, most state, county, and city/town enforcers (a large percent of whom are veterans who took “oaths”) will continue to cooperate with federal agents and they will follow orders to assist in enforcing the new laws against their neighbors because they are terrified of working in the private sector.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

,
Our republic and the Constitution that sets up that republic is your republic and Constitution, too. When you reached the age of majority, you could have chosen to live elsewhere. Your decision to stay( daily) ratifies that Constitution and the republic. Didn’t you know?
Oh, and you need not continue to ratify the Constitution by going elsewhere. In this republic you are free to make either decision.

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

“LEOs don’t get to interpret the Constitution.” -Shart

The oath isn’t “I swear to OBEY & ENFORCE all laws & orders like a human Malinois unless SCOTUS says not to.”

Lay off the authority-worship/subversion bong & try this:

“I swear: to support & defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign & domestic; to bear true faith & allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without mental reservation or evasion; to faithfully discharge the duties of the office. So help me God.”

If it meant “I swear Unlimited Submission & Execution of all orders” it would say that.

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Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Thus Spake ZaraSchartra

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Focus on the 10th amendment, grow a set of balls and realize that the only rights that you don’t have are the ones that you physically and personally give up. Otherwise you fight for every right that you have, every day.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
24 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

The active military and national guard who participated in previous enforcement actions and who will participate in future enforcement actions are not “rogue” – they will follow orders and they all took “oaths.”

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

,
No, that is just silly. The Constitution separates both types of organization. How would you like it if your state National Guard took all of the police departments with it when they deployed?

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Come to the Texas border and see just how that works… You would be amazed at how the manpower and rule of law is accomplished.

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

You’re mistaken, it is unconstitutional to put our federal troops on our US border unless we are being attacked by the adjoining country or insurrection through those borders by others… (Damn? THAT sounds familiar?). They put federal troops, United States Marines, on our Western Texas border in Presidio, Texas and the young brother of one of the Presidio police officers was shot and killed by a U.S. Marine. That hearing was handled by the civilian courts and not the United States Marine Corps and not under the UCMJ. That is the only time federal troops were ever posted on our… Read more »

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Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

“fed troops on border: unconstitutional unless attacked”

BS. Not in the Constitution. Borders are key natl defenses. Feds are tasked w/stopping invasion e.g. illegal immigration. Troops are legal & desperately needed.

Tx Gov Abbott’s a cuck on this & other issues.

https://texasscorecard.com/state/we-have-a-crisis-down-on-this-border/

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Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Oh really.

‘We Have a Crisis on This Border’
Abbott dawdles, county sends LEOs to help on open border.
https://texasscorecard.com/state/we-have-a-crisis-down-on-this-border/

Abbott’s Border Fail
https://texasscorecard.com/video/abbotts-border-failure-phelans-democrat-dance-episode-130

Abbott’s ‘Border Wall’ a Chain Link Joke
https://texasscorecard.com/state/citizens-find-governor-abbotts-border-wall-is-a-fence

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
23 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Damn? I guess we have to go back to that nagging 10th Amendment again? “In the majority of states, the office of sheriff is established by the state constitution. Most of the remaining states have established the office by an act of state legislature. Alaska is the only state in which the office of sheriff does not exist. There are only two states in which the sheriff is not elected by the voters.”

Last edited 23 days ago by USMC0351Grunt
Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Why shouldn’t he put S in the Constitution that isn’t there? You do: “Courts are the sole arbiter of constitutionality”

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Russn8r
Russn8r
22 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

“SupCt is sole arbiter of constitutionality per the Constitution.”

No NOT per the Constitution, per the SupCt in Marbury. Dumbschart can’t even see the Catch-22.

The SupCt also “established” the Dred Scott decision, which you would OBEY like a good N A Z I.

Q: What’s far worse than a smokescreen?
A: A schartscreen.

JimmyS
JimmyS
22 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Show me where the founders wrote the military into the Constitution, John. They abhorred standing armies to a man. Why would that be?

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
23 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Funny? I handed the DOJ, FBI’s CJIS and NICS Section their asses for Ex-Post Facto methods in denying my basic rights to “Keep And Bear Arms” over a misdemeanor that THEY turned into a felony.

Country Boy
Country Boy
23 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

and it is’nt “modern”. it was invented in 1957. So it has been around for 64yrs and counting.

nrringlee
nrringlee
24 days ago

And the answer is…………………………..when political classes have lost their moral, ethical and spiritual compass and have torn the moral and ethical fabric out of a society they must resort to a tidal wave of law and threat of state force to maintain order. Such is the case with gun control. New Left Progressives successfully marched through all of the institutions of society, burning and breaking along the way and now preside over a dystopia. Moral restraint now dead is now replaced by brute state force to maintain order. It is a losing battle folks. Revival or bust.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

REVIVAL

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee
APG member
APG member
24 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Collectivists love the federalist papers. It is the ANTI Federalist Papers that express the true spirit of the American Revilotion…

Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago
Reply to  APG member

The link is not for the federalist papers, genius. It’s to American Revolutionary Sermons.

“ABOLISH THE USA” -APG member, LoLibertarian

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
24 days ago

According to the arrest reports…. you make money gobbling knob, taking “money shots” in the face, and taking it in the keester. What you do behind closed doors is your decision, but your last arrest occurred under a street light at 4:30 in the afternoon. The police said: next time you’d be charged for the pesticides, needed to rid you of the virulent strain of panty crickets you have.

JPM
JPM
24 days ago

Who do the Democrats believe will obey these gun laws and who do they think will enforce them? Most of the mask wearing sheep don’t own guns and those who do would likely turn them in, but there are millions of us out here in the real world who own guns and didn’t/haven’t fallen for the Covid scam who won’t be turning in or registering our guns. There are approximately only 2650 BATFE agents and only 970 FBI agents currently available today to enforce any new, or current Federal gun laws. In additions, in the case of Missouri, where they… Read more »

Arny
Arny
24 days ago
Reply to  JPM

Defund the Feds ! lol

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  Arny

They are pretty much doing THAT right now… We just aren’t getting any of it.

swmft
swmft
24 days ago
Reply to  JPM

they attack one individual or small group at a time so machine guns are necessary for self defense

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
24 days ago
Reply to  swmft

You don’t really know much bout machineguns, do you?

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
24 days ago

The Communist Democraps will attempt to screw EVERY American citizen any way they can! This is a prime example!!!

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
25 days ago

While I highly doubt this dumpster fire of a bill will pass, I’m still gonna write my politicritters to oppose it just in case.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
24 days ago

I only hope the bass-terd politicians take the time to read the sh!t, the lobbyist pay them to write

buzzsaw
buzzsaw
25 days ago

Jim Cooper, for crying out loud. He’s from Tennessee and used to be the Rep. from my district before I moved out of state. I thought we raised them better than that.

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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
24 days ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

buzzsaw . . . Cooper is as bad as the rest of the Communist Democraps. He just keeps a lower profile when it comes to his subversions.

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  nobodyuknow

“ask the ‘patriots’ in DC jails; Ashli Babbitt; Vicki Weaver.”
-Schart

Those political prisoners are oppressed by guards like you who put paycheck over honor & piss on the oath. Ashli & Vicky were murdered by other LEOs with the same excuses.

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

“LIAR! No one was oppressed by me”

Who you kiddin’? They had to endure your boring ass & pretend to like it. 8th Amendment violation.

Last edited 24 days ago by Russn8r
MS-Steve
MS-Steve
24 days ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

IF…. you’da paid him more, he would written anything you’d like.
ANYTHING…… (Show him the MONEY)

Arizona
Arizona
25 days ago

There is also a bill to increase the NFA “tax” to $300 per item, from the current and longstanding $200.

Go ahead, we won’t comply, and all these illegal and unconstitutional measures will only make the country implode that much faster. The national divorce is inevitable.