WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” And gun-grabbing politicians have latched on to his words.
Since the senseless acts of violence in Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, TX, Democrats have smelled fresh blood in the water and have pounced. They are exploiting the tragedies to attempt to pass a dream list of gun control packages through Congress. Moreover, some Republicans are on board with some of these proposed draconian laws.
The Democrats believe that they can get legislation passed that we as a community have successfully prevented from becoming law in the past by exploiting the actions of two madmen. This article will break down anti-gun bills that I envision coming down the pipeline. I will give some background on each proposal and discuss how likely they are to pass in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Red or Yellow (its all the same) Flag Gun Confiscation
The most likely item to pass both chambers of Congress is a bill on red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders (ERPO). Sidney Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham have been working on a proposal in the background. The proposal ranges from so-called yellow flag laws to grants to states to enact red flag laws. They might call it a yellow flag law, but it will still be a red flag gun confiscation bill.
The threat of some kind of red flag legislation reaching the President’s desk is extremely high. These laws violate an individual’s right to due process as guaranteed under the US Constitution. The extreme risk protection order (ERPO) target doesn’t have the opportunity to defend themselves in court before their door is kicked down by the police and their property is stripped from their possession. Sell-out Republican Senator Susan Collins supports this type of bill.
21 to Buy Guns
Raising the age to buy a semi-automatic rifle to 21 is also likely to pass out of the House, although it will not be a slam dunk in the Senate. The bill has some support from weak-kneed RINO Republicans in Congress. Overcoming the filibuster will be hard, although Democrats might be willing to drop other legislation as a “compromise” to get this bill passed.
Unenforceable Safe Storage Laws
Safe storage laws are another measure that has some out-of-touch Republicans support. I wouldn’t call it a sure thing for a bill to be passed, but I see some type of safe storage law making it out of the House only to be blocked in the Senate. But there will be immense pressure put on Republicans by Democrats in the Senate and special interest groups to back this bill.
Bump Stock Ban Redo
A bump stock ban is also in the works. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has already banned the controversial item by changing the definition of a machine gun, but that is on shaky ground legally. If the Supreme Court takes up the case brought by Gun Owners of America (GOA) out of the Sixth Circuit of Appeals, that ban could be knocked down.
Rob Olson, Chief Legal Counsel for GOA, claims that the ATF abused Chevron deference when changing the definition of a machine gun. Some Justices on the high court have shown skepticism that Chevron can apply to a criminal statute. Many gun rights activists believe GOA will get a victory if it is taken up by SCOTUS, and apparently, so do the anti-gunners in Congress. Any proposed law like this will fight a tough uphill battle because the language will likely include expanding the ban past just bump stocks to other types of trigger devices such as binary triggers. Are belt loops next!?
Another proposal on the table would require serializing all unfinished firearm frames and 3D printed guns. These are known colloquially as 80% frame and receivers. A bill will probably pass the House in some form, but I believe this will be stopped in the Senate. Once again, there will be a lot of pressure to pass something. Even if a bill does pass, it will be unenforceable.
Now let’s get to the proposal that Democrats will almost assuredly introduce, but I believe it does not have a great chance of passing out of Congress. Although you never know since most Republicans in Congress seem not to have a backbone.
Standard Magazine Ban
A magazine ban has been batted around that would ban magazines holding more than ten rounds. I don’t believe that a proposal like this can make it through the Senate and might be a sacrificial lamb to pass other less extreme bills. Republicans tend to play defense and are happy just not to give up everything. Democrats, ask for the world, then settle for half.
Assault Weapons Ban… the Sequel
The second sacrificial lamb proposal is a 1994-style “assault weapons ban.” The original ban did not affect the crime rate. This piece of legislation has been a wet dream of Democrats for years. Dianne Feinstein has introduced this bill multiple times, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has also thrown weight behind a ban. Biden wants this legislation on his desk, but I don’t see Republicans letting a bill pass in the Senate. I see this as a negotiation piece of legislation. But you never know if the anti-gun politicians will be able to dig up the votes to pass a bill.
Everything Gets a Background Check
The final piece of legislation I can see being introduced is universal background checks. This proposed law has been a goal of Democrats for a very long time. The anti-gun side will be sure to bring this proposed law up, but the chances of it passing in the Senate is slim, although it could pass the House.
We need to pressure our legislators not to bend a knee to the anti-freedom coalition. Here are a few names we need to put extra pressure on to keep the line on gun rights. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine are the weakest links on the Republican’s side. We need to let ALL members of Congress know where we stand.
I sign off all my YouTube videos by saying, “Stay ever vigilant; stay ever free.” What I mean by that is that freedom requires constant vigilance. If you are vigilant, you can take action to prevent our freedoms from being stripped. Our political apathy has led to many of our rights being stripped away. It is time that all gun owners wake up and get at least as politically involved as the anti-gun side.
All gun owners should voice their concerns about overall gun control measures to their Senators. Senator’s offices can be reached through the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 or online here.
Here are links to some of the worst of these anti freedom bills:
- Protecting Our Kids Act
- Raise the Age Act (HR3015)
- Prevent Gun Trafficking Act (HR2280)
- Untraceable Firearms Act (HR3088)
- Ethan’s Law (HR748)
- Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act (HR6370)
- Kimberly Vaughn Firearm Safe Storage Act (HR130)
About John Crump
John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.
All gun control laws are unconstitutional and should be categorically ignored and disobeyed. It is your right and duty to resist unjust laws that infringe on your rights.
All gun control laws are unconstitutional and should be categorically not enforced. It is the duty of enforcers to not enforce unjust laws that infringe on their fellow countrymen’s rights.
What has become of this country? What happened? How do we allow the Freedoms and the God given rights our founders shed their blood and treasure for to be placed in the hands of such miserable, conniving and worthless, F*cking Weasels?!
What do you expect when you have a poster on a gun rights site encouraging people not to call their legislator?
Sloth is one thing, but to encourage others not to call is something else.
I hear you. I constantly try to contact my representative and my Senators! Rick Scott sends me a form message and Little Marco ignores me! At least Greg Stuebe writes real letters!
Better have a talk with Wild Bill, thinks he deserves a medal for voting.
“Compromise” (def: an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions) is a useless word when discussing anything firearm related. There is only one side making concessions of loss as the antis lose nothing. They do not come to any discussion table with any “compromise” in mind because if they don’t get their way today, they will wait for tomorrow.
Stop calling it a “compromise” and call it exactly what it is, a repeated imposition of will by governmental enacted force of law! (def: tyranny, oppression, subjugation)
The constitution Guarantees private citizens right to bear arms. The police or congress should have nothing to say about this matter. Most of all the police since in 2005 the supreme court ruled Police Have No Duty to Protect You, Federal Court Affirms Yet Again https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again The US Supreme Court has made it clear that law enforcement agencies are not required to provide protection to the citizens who are forced to pay the police for their “services.” The language in this ruling makes it clear the each division of law enforcement has it own function the local municipality who all… Read more »
Congress is just one part of the government that the people need to replace with republicans in November 2022 The senate should be a easy victory as long as the democrats do not commit election fraud once again. The democrats are looking for a way to stop school shootings stop calling for no security officers or off duty police to be on staff. Train those teachers that are willing to undergo a training program. How about lock the doors place cameras in all points of entry. Lock the classrooms from the inside. Above all do not wait for the police… Read more »
im hoping they do it blatantly, win every state then ther will be a house cleaning by armed citizens and we wont take any prisoners and lots of gubberment will be out of a job
Democrats will do anything possible “We Lie Harry Reid” He once said I have a stack of republicans bills to be reviewed that will never happen Harry Reid Now Nancy Pelosi has become the women who drips hate from every pore of her body.
They will without fear of repercussions commit election fraud again who is opposing them republicans Willam Bar was a disgrace The jury selection for Sussman Clinton donors or supporters Lie to the FBI FACT no conviction home for dinner .
Let’s not forget that every law passed by Democrats paves the way for a future law that further limits access to firearms. With the end goal of eliminating civilian gun ownership. Whether it is in the title of the law or an amendment placed in the last minute there will always be something that opens the door to more infringements. And don’t count on them being up front about any of it! That is why the “no compromise” attitude must be adhered to when the topic is gun laws. I think our 2A has been infringed enough, period. Any new… Read more »
That is an excellent observation.
You should really include Republicans in your statement as well considering every arms law on the books has been enacted with their help and some have been enacted even when Republicans hold complete control of Washington.
These active shooter incidents are all false flag attacks. When Dems start pushing gun control, they always end up having mass shootings happen with suspect timing. You can’t convince me that it’s just a coincidence!! And this time, with the enemies of freedom in the government looking to literally render the 2nd Amendment null and void, Now we see nearly a dozen mass shootings in the last 3 weeks! This is statistically impossible based on historic crime data. WE ALL NEED TO WORK OVERTIME & CONVINCE REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO HOLD THE LINE OR GET VOTED OUT. We also need to… Read more »
Henry – you raise some very valid points. I just wish we could come up with a more accurate term than ‘false flags’ – that tends to have connotations from ‘it didn’t even happen’ to it was totally faked and leads to all of the accusations that anyone who questions the ‘official’ narrative is some sort of conspiracy nut. So I guess my challenge to all is to come up with a better term. That definition would include the ability to determine if these atrocities are ‘one offs’ or were somehow instigated and/or initiated by outside influences. Case in point… Read more »
I believe that the original meaning of “false flag”, as the name itself implies, is an action undertaken with the intent of misrepresenting the attribution, or at the least (and my usage is this) concealing the true identity of those who plotted and/or directed that action. In this instance, we ask the tried & tested investigator’s question, “cui bono” – who benefits? Clearly the Dems, because every time they have gun control on their front burner agenda, suddenly mass shootings happen. Normally, there’d be one or two but this time it’s NEARLY A DOZEN IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS, and… Read more »
Awaiting approval LOL
No, flat ass NO!
Now shut up and go sit in the corner dumb ass.
How convenient these shootings cluster up just when Dems are sucking wind just before mid-terms. Where did an 18 year old non-rising star kid get maybe $5000+ to buy two Daniel Defense ARs, 1000 rounds ammo, handgun, body armor…or at least Molle vest. What nudged him to choose upper end ARs rather than expected entry level offerings? Latest scenario of Fast & Furious, IRS activated against conservatives, Russia=Trump Hoax, COVID implementation, ATF re-regulations,…??? Are these shooters being identified, befriended, nurtured, managed, warehoused, and nudged into action at an opportune time???? Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy… Read more »
AS per usual the gun grabbers on both sides of the aisle will ‘aim high’ and demand everything that has always been on their wish list. They will begrudgingly ‘settle’ for whatever they can fool us into accepting. The net result will be further restrictions and as usual we will get NOTHING out of whatever ‘deal’ gets made.
While we have made positive progress in many states lately, with further federal restrictions (illegal as per 2nd Amendment) have we made net gains, or net losses?
If the left starts the 2nd revolution and many democrats and liberals are eliminated can there be a downside?
It is just a timing issue. The democrat party is run by marxists. The democrats are currently in control of the federal government and the military forces. The marxist democrats would not hesitate to turn our armed forces on us.
I’m thinking that it would be better to get back in charge of the federal government; get the democrat marxists and libtards to revolt; and then use the armed forces on them. I could be wrong.
My son was making a carrier in the military and at his last re-up in the papers he was to sign there was one on if he would turn his gun on US Citizens, believe that and he wouldn’t sign the paper, said NO WAY!!!!
Wow. that is interesting! Good for him. Did the re-enlistment go through, then? And be sure to thank him for his service to our nation, for me.
That question should be included in required paperwork for prospective or reenlisting service members at all levels. Anyone signing anything stating that they would fire upon US Citizens should be provided dishonorable discharge and forever banned from possessing guns.
It is unclear from your statement exactly what your son was asked to sign – thus purpose of the paper.
willy – during my military time that question came up during a variety of training venues/classes. When I started (’74) virtually no one said they would – that unlawful orders thing that is part of the UCMJ. By the time I was medically retired (’10) there WERE some that said they would but still a minority. Not sure what the numbers are like now………………………..
The overwhelming preponderance of US military personnel are center-right politically. The last Rand study (2020) put conservatives at 75%-85%, with the next 10% straddling the fence. What’s left isn’t enough to keep the lights on let alone conduct operations. The DoD officer, SNCO, and NCO corps trend a few percentage points further rights than the overall enlisted force. Reserve and Guard forces have similar numbers. The hard shift to the right began at the close of the Vietnam War and move to an all-volunteer force. Studies show that the vast bulk of personnel hail from suburban and rural upbringing (urbanites… Read more »
You have said a lot of good things here. You are well regarded.
Far too many here see only in black and white. In life it’s never all one thing or all another.
People like Lloyd Austin, Mark Milley, and Paul Eaton seem more than willing to give orders to oppress Americans. In response to protests in Washington D.C. in January 2021, Mark announced: “We’re going to put a ring of steel around this city, and the Nazis aren’t getting in.” He gave the orders and the military (national guard) obeyed. Some of the other things I’ve read from retirees of the “middle management” of the military on the internet suggest they would do almost anything to be recalled and get a promotion, increase in pension, and a medal. U.S. military employees have participated… Read more »
Wild – they are not “run by marxists” – they are ALL marxists, it is just a matter of how hard core they are. The really hard core ones are very adept at camouflaging themselves and their ultimate goals. Look at how they are couching their current disarmament attempts – ‘its for the children’ which of course is one of their long standing ploys.
Yeah, I believe it.
Cap – unfortunately there could be a downside as once they see what is happening to them they WILL fight like the cornered RATS that they are. It ‘might’ be worth the price but no one knows what the final toll would be. After all, such notables as swallow and slow joe have intimated that nukes are on their side. Are they nuts enough to resort to them? Hopefully not.
I wonder if the gutless rinos like Toomey even give two cents about your rights ? emails are always the same computer generated response. They may glance at the total numbers ? For their next election. But then Toomey isn’t worried about the next election. So why should he care if he stabs 2A in the back ? I can see him using it as a final act to promote himself. To run as a democrat in the future. He’s bought & paid for when he’s attending the WEF.
He’ll go along with it he’s retiring and getting out so he could care Less!!!!
Cornyn wants to work with the Democrats to “do something.”
“Cornyn said that in the negotiations he will ‘try to lean forward and meet my colleagues across the aisle halfway.’
‘One thing I hope does not happen is that the various parties sort of fall back into their typical talking points,’ he added. ‘I hope we will try to look in a clear-eyed way at what happened, and ask this question – what can we do to fix this problem? And if we can’t fix it, what can we do to make it better?’”
You have to understand that Cornyn is a RINO loser. He is an embarrassment to Texas and the country as well. The bastard ain’t really worth talking about because I get pissed just thinking about him. If he really wants to “do something” then resign never to be seen or heard from again.
He got 76% of the vote during the primary:
Texas Rs INSIST on voting for RINOs in primaries. I don’t get it.
They had a chance to nom a real R for Gov, but it didn’t even go to runoff.
How the F is that scumbag Dade Phelan house speaker?
At least they rejected another Bush.
Oregon did the same dam thing. The demonratts have a lesbian, anti police, anti gun, pro antifa, ;pro abortion person called Tina Kotec. The republicans supposedly elected in the primary a republican that is pro antifa, pro lgbtxyz, pro abortion and pro 2nd amendment. The only difference between the two is that the R supports guns while the L doesn’t. What republican in their right mind would vote for someone like that?
I think that vote by mail only comes into play here and somehow the republicans got screwed. We aren’t that stupid.
The majority of Texas Republican voters want a little more gun control and a little more socialism. They view Cornyn as a mature statesman who will reach across aisle to work for “common sense gun control that we can all agree on.” They are the same people who say they are pro 2nd Amendment. They view Cornyn as the guy who will maintain the progressive (punitive) tax structure that allowed the government to grow to its current hideous size. They don’t understand the relationship between debt and GDP and don’t care. Many of them want to increase the tax rate on… Read more »
Uh huh, like he has interviewed every Texan, so he knows what the majority of them think.
Guesses are not facts. Facts are necessary to logical decisions and statements.
“Do something” next time around to get him out of office.
He doesn’t need to interview anyone. He keeps getting their votes and that’s proof enough.
At least you offer more evidence than just a bald statement purporting to know what is on the mind of the majority of Texans.
Cornyn being re-elected is due to his political machine. The majority of eligible Texas voters do not drop everything and go vote.
Neither JSNMGC nor I said anything about the majority of eligible Texas voters. He said “Texas Republican voters”. Cornyn has been pushing big gov and gun control for years and he keeps getting reelected by a wide majority. He beat the nearest primary challenger, a constitutional conservative, by 64.1%. Therefore, the majority of Texas Republican voters overwhelmingly approve of what Cornyn is doing.
Ok. Texas repub voters then, but it is his machine that gets him elected. In primaries, only 14 percent turn out to vote. His machine votes; Cornyn becomes the repub hack candidate; and then Texas voters are stuck with him or a democrat in the general election. I don’t know a single repub that likes him. I am sure that all Cornyn’s detractors are not, by some quirk of fate, centered around just me.
I described Cornyn. I gave you the data on how popular he is among the Republican voters who voted in the primary. Those people like those things about him – that’s why he wins by such a large margin. Cornyn doesn’t win primaries because of “his machine” – it’s because a lot of Texan republicans who vote in the primary like what he says. It’s mathematically possible that a majority of Texan republicans don’t like his policies and they are just too lazy to vote in the primary. If that’s the case, maybe you can do something besides just vote. You stated… Read more »
He knows guys like you don’t do F-all about primaries except bloviate on line, so he can do what he wants.
You guess wrong again. We never miss a chance to vote.
You VOTE? WOW! KUDOS TO YOU for going ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY!
I hereby nominate you to be on the cover of American Rifleman for your heroic sacrifice.
“You guess wrong again. We never miss a chance to vote.”
You have to do a lot more than that if you want to replace Cornyn with someone better.
They should move to NY as now you will have to be 21 years old to buy a semi automatic weapon. You can die for your country at 18 years old. Democrats what are we going to say that has not already been said.
Have nice day
I don’t know who you’ve been talking to but, I don’t know any Texas Republican who agrees with any gun control. “Common sense gun control” to me means, no guns for demonRats. LOL
How about Abbott?
“Abbott pushed red-flag after a shooting, backed off under conservative pressure. Red Flag is opposed by Jack Wilson who returned fire at his church & Stephen Willeford who confronted the gunman in a shooting that left 26 dead.”
“If somebody wants a gun they can get it whenever they want red flag laws or not.” -Wilson
“Abbott is concerned about private sales without background checks.”
“A stranger can sell to a stranger & that’s a danger…Assault weapons…strategies on the table we continue to talk about.” -Abbott
He has not talked to any Texans. He just pretends to know the minds of Texans.
Some Texan republicans are outstanding conservatives (who want smaller, better, less expensive government and more freedom) some are people who like firearms but like big government (forced wealth redistribution, price interference, civil asset forfeiture, etc.), and some like “common sense gun control laws” and big government. Texas is far from having the best firearm laws in the country (check out the ratings by the anti-firearm rights groups – Texas is not even in the top 15 most deplorable). Texas only recently got permitless carry. Texas still had “no issue” when California had “may issue.” This isn’t anything new – Texans voted overwhelmingly… Read more »
No We Don’t – that’s all have to say to you,
The data supports what I wrote.
A paper argument. No on the ground original research.
“A paper argument. No on the ground original research.” ~ Wild Bill
The people you, Mike11C, and GomeznSA know may be uncompromising supporters of firearm rights, but Cornyn is not.
I voted for Allen West but, I would have been happy to have Don Huffines. Either one would be better than Abbott and, Abbott is still better than “Beto”.
Rog. It’s sad Texas Rs nominate the likes of Abbott, Phelan & Cornyn in primaries, over and over and over again. Maybe too many do-nothing bloviators like Wild Bill ridiculing real activism.
That turd hasn’t gotten my primary vote in years. Sadly, he did win and, I felt compelled to vote for him over the demonRat in the general election.
I voted against him in the primary, but now, as you say, we are stuck with him.
Wow. You mean he won even though you VOTED against him? All your superactivism unrewarded. Sad.
He won the primary by a large margin.
Reach around the aisle. A Jon Cornyn specialty.
good one, all these “r” including my little marco are going to vote for this shit.
these unconstitutional agents must be primaried and defeated due to their disregard for the Constitution and Bill of Rights they swore to uphold and defend.
soon we won’t even be able to say truthful things about how they are unAmerican tyrants.
Cornyn’s phone should be ringing nonstop with callers who believe there are already too many gun laws. Unfortunately, there are people who are too lazy to even make a phone call.
The folks on this site do not let themselves be manipulated by reverse psychology.
I didn’t expect you to call.
Why do you not want others to call?
I merely object to your amiturish efforts to manipulate people.
That glass house again.
It’s not manipulation.
Why do you object to firearm rights activism? You have disparaged the concept in the past.
I do not object to Second Amendment activism. I object to illiterate, amateurish, Harold class activists.
No, you were quite clear – “he’s an activist” and then you elaborated.
I disagree with Harold’s approach.
Regarding “illiterate,” look in the mirror.
WTF’s your malfunction? Ridiculing a post that urges us to lobby for 2A? I get you’re too pompous & lazy to do any real activism, but don’t belittle the activism of others.
Unworthy of a response.
You jump to conclusions.
No, you were explicit.
This from the dude who posted a Q-tard psyop today. Now you oppose lobbying him, like a bloviating, do-nothing, self-stroking chatroom commando.
I only asked if anyone knew the veracity of it … or lack thereof.
You must think you’re so cute when you’re being coy, big fella!
See Freddy, I am not responding to him.