Where will Obama imprison 100 million gun owners if Democrats get their way and criminalize nearly all handguns and rifles?
by: J. D. Heyes
Following a series of unfortunate shootings across the country – shootings that, for the record, have dramatically increased since President Obama has been in office, for some reason – the Left screams for more and more gun control, including "common sense reforms" that nearly always focus on one style of firearm: so-called "assault weapons."
Included in the calls to ban an entire class of weapons, have been proposals to tax and limit ammunition sales; to curb the amount of bullets that can legally be in gun magazines; extra regulatory measures like registration; and prohibiting Americans on a government "watchlist" from owning firearms – a constitutional violation of their right to due process.
In addition to these extreme Left-wing measures, the Obama administration has already engaged in targeting licensed firearms dealers across the U.S. with a Justice Department policy that forces banks to treat them like shady business enterprises, thus impeding their access to transaction processing technology and business bank accounts (Operation Choke Point).
Still, most of the laws aimed at circumventing the Second Amendment have been enacted or are being considered by states that lean heavily to the political Left. But that's changing.
Anti-gun lawmakers going full-bore on this one
As reported by SHTFPlan, as Americans prepared for their holiday celebrations, anti-gun advocates in Congress were drafting a new piece of legislation, H.R. 4269, that "would literally redefine the Second Amendment as evidenced by the bill's description," which is obvious in its intention:
"To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes." [Emphasis added]
So in essence, the bill takes aim (no, that wasn't a pun), at every semi-automatic rifle in the U.S., as well as handguns and shotguns, that will fit a defined description. That said, the measure does specifically target certain types of semi-automatic rifles and their makers (the popular AR-15 and AK-47 style rifles).
And because it would become a federal law – one that the Obama administration would gladly enforce, unlike, say immigration laws that would prevent sanctuary cities – it would apply to all states and territories, not just the uber-liberal Blue states.
Included in the bill is a nationwide limit of 10 rounds per magazine, making it illegal to own one that is able to hold more. Also, there is this: Even if your firearm has a low-capacity detachable magazine, as defined in the legislation, but is further modified with any of the below accessories, it will be considered an "assault rifle," and banned outright in the United States. As reported by SHTF Plan:
Semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:
(i) A pistol grip.
(ii) A forward grip.
(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
(v) A barrel shroud.
(vi) A threaded barrel.
(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.
Obama would sign this in a heartbeat – and then the real problems would begin
Just so there's no misunderstanding, any pretense of constitutionality has been completely ignored, and the Congressional Anti-Gun Caucus (not an official caucus but there may as well be one), is going full-out on this one. After all, any gun legislation that declares "the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited" is unconstitutional on its face. Can you imagine these hypocrites introducing a bill claiming that the rights to free speech, freedom of religion and expression are "not unlimited?" Of course not.
It's not likely this measure will make it far in that the Congress is still dominated by pro-Second Amendment lawmakers – for now. But if something like this does pass and Obama is still president, he'll fall over himself trying to get to his desk to sign it.
Then the real problem begins: Are there enough Feds, cops and troops to confiscate these weapons from 100 million Americans?
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