Below The Radar: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act of 2021

Addressing Financial De-Platforming A Must

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters don’t just have to worry about gun bans. In fact, there is a very real possibility that in a few years, the Supreme Court, between NYSPRA v. Bruen and other cases, could very well end the threat of legislative gun and magazine bans. However, the real battles would be starting.

One such battle could be in finding ways to prevent the financial deplatforming of gun manufacturers and firearms dealers. There are a number of ways anti-Second Amendment extremists will try to do this. One is through red tape, like with HR 5764, the Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act.

We covered a previous version from the last Congress, which was sponsored by Jennifer Wexton. This year, Madeline Dean has sponsored the bill, with Wexton as one of the co-sponsors. As is the case with the last time this bill was discussed, the threat to out rights is very serious.

This legislation launches an indirect attack via a fishing expedition by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The purpose of that fishing expedition is to seek ways to determine “how homegrown violent extremists and perpetrators of domestic terrorism procure firearms and firearm accessories for the purpose of carrying out lone actor or lone wolf acts of terror within the United States.”

There is a second part, one Second Amendment supporters should also note. FinCEN also is to find out “the ways in which the firearms market in the United States is exploited to facilitate gun violence in the United States.”

If you recall past “studies,” you know what answers will likely emerge from any report that comes out. In addition, the sheer red tape and hassle banks go through in order to provide this data (the numbers of purchases will likely be higher than they were the last time this bill was proposed) will likely cause them to prohibit the use of credit and debit cards to buy firearms.

When firearms sales get reduced to an all-cash business, it will be that much harder to exercise our Second Amendment rights. Worse, a Supreme Court ruling would take way too long to address the harm done by what would be de facto financial deplatforming.

In one sense, there is a need for a “stick” to address companies that buy into Bloomberg’s bullshit. That said, Second Amendment supporters also need to recognize that we also need to give these companies protection from red tape and other efforts anti-Second Amendment extremists could use to bully them.

Defeating HR 5764 is one way to do that, so Second Amendment supporters should politely urge their Representative and Senators to oppose this legislation. They also need to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels this November.


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.Harold Hutchison

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gregs

“The purpose of that fishing expedition is to seek ways to determine “how homegrown violent extremists and perpetrators of domestic terrorism procure firearms and firearm accessories for the purpose of carrying out lone actor or lone wolf acts of terror within the United States.” There is a second part, one Second Amendment supporters should also note. FinCEN also is to find out “the ways in which the firearms market in the United States is exploited to facilitate gun violence in the United States.” you ask how? from the black market that always has been and always will be, because of… Read more »

PistolGrip44

There is no “gun violence,” only Criminal Violence.

Wild Bill

The Financial Intel. Act and FinCEN’s snooping is why we do not have secure comms for organizing ourselves.

Jaque

THE AMERICAN people are 100 % responsible for the Communist Biden Regime and their Communist enablers in Congress and industry. They did nothing when the election fraud put the Communists in the White House. They do nothing about open borders. They do nothing other than whine when their self serving hedonist lifestyles are affected by a two bit increase of a Starbucks cup of overpriced java. But they keep using the companies that fund the DC Communists. The 2 party political system has become a unified force against our liberties. The DOJ weaponized against the Constitution. The Courts a clubhouse… Read more »

Russn8r

Speak for yourself. I did plenty.

Stag

Unfortunately, there are a LOT of people who will not get involved unless they feel it directly effects them. They either don’t care or don’t understand how any infringement, no matter how small, only leads to more infringement down the road. We saw a lot of this with the bumpstock ban. So many people have the attitude that since they don’t own one or don’t like them then they’re not worth fighting for. Well, I don’t own one and I’ve never cared to get one but I sure as hell don’t want the government telling anyone else they can’t have… Read more »

nrringlee

That is human nature at work. If you look at the history of any revolutionary movement you find the motive force is a small minority of the population. The vast majority is risk adverse and will buckle under and comply with any threat of force by any force. The minority does the fighting just as the minority does the heavy lifting of defending that which our revolutionary movement produced in the first place. Most people are along for the ride, the free ride. That is true in any society. Unfortunately our politics and culture have bred a larger swath of… Read more »

john

The Cloward-Piven Strategy. 

https://conduitforaction.org/the-cloward-piven-strategy-orchestrating-a-crisis-so-government-can-solve-it/

This should be helpful for those who enjoy reading
Thank you

john

FRANCES FOX PIVEN: At the heart of our argument in both books was the threat of disorder: the power of collective rule breaking. We argued that when people rose up and broke the rules which normally governed their behavior—like paying rent, or submitting to welfare conditions—they could impact social policy. When we first made this argument in the 1960s, it had an apparent truth to it: no matter where you looked, people were marching, rioting, and interrupting the system in which they were involved. It was a kind of strike writ large, and here I mean strike in the broadest… Read more »

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KenW

Interesting that both replies to the useless rant by Jaque has -11 thumps down.

Tionico

Haven’t you noticed? EVERY post bu Russn8tr JSNMGC or Stag collect a pile of downvotes. There seem to be alien trolls on here, who upvote their pals and downvote the ones who really speak out against the meme they like. I ignore the scores anyway. Its been corrupted way past the sell date. Throw outthe whole voting system here. Worthless.

Russn8r

Often swmft & grigori too. Based on how fast the downvotes happen, often 5-10 within minutes, has to be 1-2 trolls running 10-20 sock puppets. Upvoting themselves too.

I’m with you on the scores. Takes a pathetic chatroom commando to live for fake votes. Also, the downvotes show we’re over the target and highlight the points we make.

Like this one

JSNMGC

I agree.

As far as “the line in the sand” – that was crossed a long time ago. At this point, people who thank GLEs for their service are part of the problem. If someone enforces registration or carry permits, they should be ostracized, not thanked.

Dragging out the Nuremburg defense to apologize for these people has already led to problems.

Also, it’s not helpful to tout how wonderful enforcers are who call on Congress to ban devices that can make non-automatic firearms “function like automatic firearms” and indicate Congress should act quickly:

https://www.fox13news.com/news/sheriff-grady-judd-calls-for-ban-on-bump-stocks

Tionico

y dun witchyer whinge yet? OK so we now KNOW the problem. I see NO solution or fix in yuor prattling. Wanna HELP instead of whine? DO somehting yuoerself. WHen is the last time YOU supported a god candidate? I mean,whti money. Or time. Or both? Or even showd up at a rally? Hopeless asit seems, how many times in the lat two years oave YOU actually contacted any or your elected overlords and told them what YOU think about a certain bill, pro or con?

Not part of the solution, are you? Then you ARE part of the problem.