Gun Control Package Passes U.S. Senate; House Vote Imminent

On Thursday, the U.S Senate passed a sweeping package of gun control measures. The text of the legislation was only unveiled Tuesday evening. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, the U.S Senate passed a sweeping package of gun control measures. The text of the legislation was only unveiled Tuesday evening. And while much of the 80-page bill did indeed seek to address underlying issues with our nation’s mental health system and funding for improved school security, the legislation contains a sweeping set of gun control measures. It is because of these gun control measures that NRA is opposing the package.

The package includes three main gun control provisions:

Unconstitutional Red Flag Laws

The gun control package would allow states to use federal taxpayer dollars to implement state-level gun confiscation orders, i.e. “red flag” laws. The legislation provides insufficient safeguards to prevent states with the lowest standards of the procedure from qualifying for the funding, including those that currently have “red flag” laws allowing ex parte confiscation orders. Under such orders, lawfully-owned firearms could be seized before the accused had so much as an opportunity to contest the accusations against them. (Additional background on “red flag” laws can be found here and here).

Discretionary Waiting Periods for Law-Abiding Adults

The legislation would also create unnecessary, ineffective, and arbitrary waiting periods for certain law-abiding adults who are not prohibited from purchasing firearms. The text would give anti-gun Attorney General Merrick Garland the discretion to delay firearm sales for mere “cause,” in order to do a secondary background check on juvenile records. Nothing in the legislation prevents DOJ and FBI from finding “cause” to delay all such purchases, with the practical effect of becoming a waiting period, with only the possibility, not a guarantee, the nonprohibited purchaser will be able to receive the gun.

NICS Expansion for Misdemeanors 

Additionally, the gun control package would significantly increase the number of Americans who are federally barred from possessing firearms by expanding prohibitions for non-domestic, non-violent misdemeanor convictions. Virtually no other constitutional right is taken away for misdemeanor convictions and this legislation would treat the Second Amendment as a second-class right. (Additional background here).

The bill is now being sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is expected to be voted on tomorrow. Please take action and contact your U.S. Representative through the link below and urge them to oppose this gun control package.


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hippybiker

Bunch of Traitorous, Sh*t eating Dogs! It’s time to throw them all in the trash and start over! Remember in November!

Boz

Remember, remember, the 8th of November.

hunter427

Mitch betrayed us as usual. But Keven voted No, all planned so he can take the gavel but deep down Keven cant be trusted. RINO are in season this November. We got sold out

Russn8r

Correction: “It is because of these gun control measures that NRA is opposing pretending to oppose the package. Not only have we done nothing effective to stop it, we’ve assured senators voting for it with the usual wink and nod that they will not lose their phony A grades.

Russn8r

No wink & nod needed though. RINOs rely on a 30-yr history of letting them keep phony A grades after voting for gun control. To turn it around, NRA would’ve had to have taken aggressive action, publicly downgraded Cornyn et al who cut the deal, and publicly promised further downgrades on cloture & floor votes. NRA did NOTHING except try to maintain some deniability that is ever-less plausible. They’ve been backing forms of red flag, “Fix” NICS etc for years. NRA wanted this.

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swmft

back to scotus this time need a a right is a right ruling

Cruiser

Onehundred percent right. We now know who the RINOS are, now let’s do something about them.

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Alan in NH

They have to pass it before we can find out what’s in it. With no debate. Under cover of darkness. With POS Rino help we get the horns right up our backside.

GeniusJoe

I’d have hope to get rid of RINOs and Win in 24, if we didn’t just see how horribly corrupt the GA elections/primaries are. RINOs with 23% approval winning primaries and elections in GA??

Expect the same in MI, MN, PA, and NV. Practically nothing has been done to fix the fraud in these states.