Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns

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Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns

United States – -( When I warned loyal Ammoland readers that anti-Second Amendment extremists would not give up, even after Second Amendment supporters favorable Supreme Court rulings, I noted there were many legislative avenues they would try short of banning guns. One such avenue was re-introduced recently.

Jaime’s Law, which is named for Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting, is formally known as HR 2715 in the House of Representatives and S 1237 in the Senate, would require background checks for ammunition if enacted. The sponsors of this legislation, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are no friends of the Second Amendment. The legislation was introduced in the last Congress and went nowhere.

If the last name Guttenberg sounds familiar, it’s because Jaime’s father has been attacking Second Amendment supporters for their refusal to accept the injustice of being punished for horrific crimes and acts of madness, including what happened at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, that we did not commit. In this case, the Parkland shooting could have been prevented had the Bumbling Cowards of Broward County shown the bare minimum of competence and courage.

His unfathomable loss and the incomprehensible grief resulting from that traumatic loss will be with him for the rest of his life. Second Amendment supporters will do themselves no favors by dismissing or minimizing it. That being said, it has led him to demand the infliction of an intolerable injustice on tens of millions of people who responsibly exercise their Second Amendment rights in one form or another.

Some may point to this law as an example of the dangers inherent in the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), and it’s a fair point. That said, in 1993 the alternative was a permanent waiting period, with all the harms those cause. The real issue, though, is that Jaime’s Law will be the type of thing that will come in a post NYSRPA v. Bruen world.

They won’t come with gun bans, they will just come up with all sorts of bureaucratic hoops to jump through to exercise your Second Amendment rights. At the same time, corporate entities in the financial sector and Silicon Valley will enact their own forms of gun control. On the legislative front, we will see all sorts of other schemes to come after our rights.

Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Representative and Senators and politely urge that they oppose Jaime’s Law. After that, they need to get to work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via 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,, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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By any means necessary. That is the credo of the Progressive New Left. They will attack and undermine and eventually destroy American exceptionalism and individual liberty by any means necessary. They will even prostitute the names of their dead loved ones in the service of false flag attacks on liberty. Why not focus on the real cause of the Cruz massacre? Start with Florida’s Baker Law, their ‘5150 statute that was seemingly ignored on at least three occasions when Cruz was hauled off by the county hospital and put in the padded cell. How about a school administration that ignored… Read more »


You neglected to mention the armed government employees who were paid to protect the children, but when the moment came to actually do something, they showed what cowards they are. Their story is an interesting one.


they are the ones that got federal ruling that it is not cops job to protect ,but to solve crime ,and enforce laws. protect and serve is dead

Wild Bill

Funny how they claim to have an interest in public safety when they pass statutes, but claim no duty to protect when something actually needs to be safeguarded.

Wild Bill

You too, brother!
Restore the Republic.

Wild Bill

In fact, Happy Thanksgiving Day to Freddy and the staff, and all of the readership!


From various reports: When questioned about his cowardice, Scot Peterson’s first inclination was to lie. He said he took a “tactical position.” The surveillance footage showed otherwise. There were seven other Broward County Sheriff Deputies (sheriff office of a “red” state) who failed miserably that day. The Coral Springs police who showed up were disgusted when they saw three of the deputies hiding behind cars. Peterson was allowed to “retire” and receives $8,700 a month in pension. Scot Peterson was the deputy who “investigated” the 17-year old son of Sheriff Scott Israel who was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year… Read more »


True. The police are there to maintain civil order, nothing more. THIS is why 2a is vital, not only for our liberty but also to be able to defend ourselves and our families !


Maintain civil order = munch donuts while cities burn


When ever the government cites police protection as a reason that a no-gun zone is Ok, I must take pause.



You know, you surely do follow the Left’s credo don’t you. Left paints us as a monolithic group, all of whom must be evil. Then you do the came to cops. I spent 23 years as a LA cop, ended one life early, like to think I saved a few, and did my job faithfully, finally retiring from a shooting in which I was injured. Yet, to listen to you I was a stumblebum. Maybe you should get off your butt and sign up as a reserve officer/deputy and show us all how it should be done.


In this thread, I commented on those deputies in the Broward Sheriff office who failed miserably to do their job. The Coral Springs police also criticized them (as did the majority of Americans). There is nothing “left” about commenting on cowardly armed government employees who failed to do their job and, as a result, some children were murdered. If you want to change the topic, there is something “left” about armed government employees doing the bidding of totalitarians. When you were an LA cop, would you have followed orders to enforce California’s onerous gun laws against someone you were ordered… Read more »


The three amigos: 18 hours a day, every day, backing the Blue no matter what they do (or don’t do).

I’ll think about you (for 2 seconds) while I’m skiing tomorrow.

Are you getting out and enjoying the great outdoors this weekend?


Patriotic Americans truly ARE in an all out war. It is not yet time for armed resistance but we MUST band together against the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists who are determined to destroy America and the SO hated freedom it offers. If we don’t this nation as we know it is doomed ! PLEASE folks, share this message, especially to those who don’t or WON’T see what is happening !

Doug G.

And all of us and whomever we can drag along must turn out to vote in 2022 and 2024. It is our duty as gun owners to squash the current congress and replace every anti-gun member up for election. That’s on BOTH sides of the aisle.


I wouldn’t dismiss or minimize Mr. Guttenburg’s grief. I know what it’s like to lose a child. It’s been 22 years, and the grief still threatens to overwhelm one at times. Yes, he will experience the horror, grief and loss til his dying day. I can also understand the drive he feels to do “something” to prevent this tragedy from occurring again. Though it’s naive to believe you will accomplish that goal. The problem I have with Jaime’s Law, is that it wouldn’t have prevented the Parkland Shooting, nor any other school shooting I’m aware of TTBOMK. Why wouldn’t it… Read more »


If the banners can’t ban firearms themselves; they will try to sashay around that by taxing the krap out of ammo and components. Then legislation will be introduced to make certain you can’t make or repair your own firearm. Parts will become “restricted” and available only from FFL holding gunsmiths who will have to track (and tax) each and every part.