Biden Admin Pressuring Freedom-Hating Democrat Governors to Pass Gun Control

Freedom-Hating Democrat Governors to Pass Gun Control
Freedom-Hating Democrat Governors to Pass Gun Control: NJ : DE : NY – MD : CA :CT

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)-The Biden-Harris administration is telling sympathetic Democratic governors to pass more gun control legislation with the apparent belief that if more states pass restrictive anti-gun bills, it will be easier for the administration to push for similar legislation at the federal level.

The White House has already contacted governors in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, and Delaware. The bills they have come up with are similar in concept and some even use similar language. The legislation usually includes 21+ age restrictions for firearm purchasers, Red Flag bills as well as “assault weapon” and standard-capacity magazine bans.

Nowhere have gun owners been hit harder than in Biden’s home state of Delaware, where a bill that would prohibit common standard magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds and a bill that would outlaw most semi-auto rifles is awaiting Gov. John Carney’s signature, after flying through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

“Every center-fire rifle that’s magazine fed will be banned,” said John Sigler, who is past president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, past president of the National Rifle Association and a current NRA Board member.

Delaware is a small state. Sigler has known Biden for decades.

“All of this is being driven by the White House,” Sigler said. “Joe has been a gun-banner forever – back to when he was running the Senate Judiciary Committee. My first dealings with him involved ‘Saturday Night Specials’ and ‘Cop Killer’ bullets. This is exactly what those of us here in Delaware feared when he announced he was running for president.”

HB 450 will become law the moment Gov. Carney signs it, which he is expected to do. It will ban a random list of 63 firearms by name, as well as any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine, any shotgun with a telescoping or folding stock or a revolving cylinder, any pistol with a detachable magazine outside the grip or a threaded barrel, and all pistols and rifles with fixed magazines capable of hold more than 17 rounds.

HB 450 states that gun owners cannot sell, offer for sale, transfer, purchase, receive or possess one of the banned firearms after the effective date – except you can keep what you had on or before the effective date. By prohibiting sales, the bill takes away the firearm’s value.

SS 1 for SB 6 bans standard magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds. It, too, awaits Gov. Carney’s signature, which he has promised to do.

There is no grandfather clause in this bill. Anyone who owns a magazine capable of holding more than 17 rounds must surrender it to police for a “buy back” or risk misdemeanor charges for the first offense and felony charges the second time they’re caught with a 17+ magazine.

At first, the bill said the state would pay the owner $10 per magazine, but they only allocated $45,000 for the “buy back.” Now, the bill has been amended to offer the owner “current market value” for their property, which the legislature did not define. It has still only allocated $45,000 in taxpayer dollars!? Relesticly there are millions of dollars in gun magazines possessed legally by Delaware gun owners, at least before this new law, in the state.

Delaware Sportsmen Will Sue

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association has no choice but to sue once the bills are signed into law, Sigler said. It will be a costly endeavor.

“Our membership is stepping up to the plate, and people we’ve never heard of are contributing,” Sigler said. “We are preparing right now and we will see what transpires, but we will litigate. We promised to sue and we are going to carry out our promise.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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musicman44mag

If they get it passed, it will be as successful as the NY ban. Right now Justin Trudeau extended his taking of magazines that hold more than 30 rounds and the confiscation buy back program for one year. They claim it is because they need more time to prepare for the action. The truth is, they know it is not going to work and Canadians are going to give them the middle finger and they don’t want to be embarrassed by their going to be failure.

When it comes to gun control, just say no!!!!

CourageousLion

I said no since I was 20. When it was considered a “felony” in Florida to not have a permission slip from mommy and daddy agents of government. They can KMA. Latest “serial number” on 80 says KMAPLZ-01

ExGob

Criminals love the push to outlaw firearms. Those who commit firearms related crimes would be totally elated if there were a federal law against possession of any type of firearm. That would make their work much safer for them, and the crime rate would skyrocket much higher than it already is. Animals have a right to self protection, and that includes humans. Joe Biden has a passel of gun toting bodyguards around him at all times, but he seems to think that the everyday citizen should not be allowed to have even as much as a single shot .22! Our… Read more »

Monkey Mouse

So here in NJ a few years ago, the Governor pushed for 10 round mag limits – down from 15. Even making an offense a Felony, punishable by mandatory jail time – not one was ever turned in or destroyed – making non-compliance the path everyone followed. Fast forward to 2022, where the state added 1M new gun owners since COVID and many are asking for cc, not to mention the race was entirely too close last year for Governor – not going to end well for gun control here.

Parnell

And he going to get a bunch of new restrictions passed soon. He has a super majority in both houses of the legislature and he’s never seen an anti-gun bill he didn’t like. As long as the corrupt cities deliver DEmocrat votes NJ will never be a place to live. That’s why I got out in 2020.

CourageousLion

Sometimes I wonder if someone will take the incentive to send him a message from 500 yards away.

Russn8r

If Sigler, Grifters & fools who helped LaPew take over NRA in ’97 hadn’t grifted & wasted $BILLIONS of OUR MONEY, Biden wouldn’t be in office today, nor Dems & RINOs control congress & senate.

Never Forget

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Russn8r

Includes Workman, turncoat who put the Grifters in charge by 1 vote, cost members $BILLIONS, never admitted error or asked forgiveness

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CourageousLion

Wow…worse then I had imagined.

CourageousLion

I’ve said it ONCE, I’ll say it 100 times…WITHOUT ENFORCERS WILLING TO VIOLATE THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE, NONE OF THIS CRAP would be worth the ink that was used to print it out. PERIOD. So, to the ENFORCERS…I hope you decide that following your oath of office is more important then making the effort to disarm law abiding people that have been made into “criminals” because of this kind of TOTAL VIOLATION OF SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, YOU, that’s right YOU are the ENEMY of the people… I leave you with this… “The most terrifying force… Read more »