The Obama administration has tried to kick in the front door of the rights of gun owners, but was met with a shotgun blast of disappointment in 2013 following the Sandy Hook shooting. The administration has made illegal and unconstitutional attempts to restrict guns and ammunition from law-abiding Americans. Now, new legislation put forth by two Democrat representatives are seeking some backdoor methods to gun prohibition.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) is attempting to restrict sales of ammunition (something that would be unconstitutional). HR 2283, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015, would seem just to look to restrict online sales of ammunition, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Coleman’s bill would also target private sales of ammunition.
According to the NRA-ILA, “H.R. 2283 would mandate all sales of ammunition to unlicensed persons to occur in face-to-face transactions with FFLs. The FFLs would have to verify and record the identity of ammunition buyers in their records and report to federal authorities sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to the same person during any five consecutive business days.”
Not only that, but take a situation in which a wife’s husband dies. She would be able to make a private sale of his guns if she wanted to, but would be unable to legally sell ammunition with those guns. What kind of sense does that make? None. It’s about control and steps toward gun prohibition.
Again, these kinds of restrictions are unconstitutional, but even more than that, they just don’t work at preventing criminals from obtaining ammunition and arms to do what they have in mind.
It’s just adding more cost and more hassle for citizens to keep and bear arms to the preservation of a free state.
Another piece of legislation that once again, sounds good in title, but is absolutely unconstitutional and moronic in body, is Representative Lois Capps’ (D-CA) Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.
Again, the NRA-ILA comments, “This bill would expand the types of low-level misdemeanor convictions that lead to permanent prohibitions on the possession of firearms. Such prohibitions would also apply retroactively to convictions that occurred before the bill was passed, creating untold thousands of unwitting federal firearms felons who would have no warning or reason to believe their decades-old convictions could suddenly extinguish their rights. Ironically, misdemeanor offenses like those covered by the bill often offer even less opportunity for restoration of firearms rights than more serious felony offenses. H.R. 2216 would additionally impose automatic firearm prohibitions for those subject to certain types of court orders issued without the accused’s participation in the proceeding.”
Frankly, I have been one that has said openly that I’m in favor of bringing real justice on violent criminals in the form of the death penalty if the crime warrants it and the proceedings follow the Biblical outline. This would end a debate about them getting out of jail (something completely unjust) and end debate about infringing their rights once they have “paid their debt to society” (a debt they actually don’t owe to society, but to the person they committed the crime against).
I believe both congresswomen need to read the Constitution they swore an oath to uphold and realize that they were given zero authority to introduce such legislation, much less see it made a part of law. If they can’t stick to dealing with what is on the list of enumerated powers, then they need to be removed from office.
Remain vigilant America and speak up against the opposition, exercising the right of free speech that is still largely protected under the First Amendment until the time comes that we must use the rights protected under the Second Amendment to stop those opposed.