Once again, DC Democrats have gun owners’ rights in their sights.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), an obvious Constitutional scholar (insert sarcasm here), introduced H.R. 4268 in the House.
The bill would mandate that licensed gun dealers and individuals wait seven days after buying semi-automatic firearms, suppressors, armor-piercing ammunition and high capacity magazines before transferring them.
Of course, as with all of these attempts to infringe on the rights of gun owners, the bill is clouded with a name that presents it as something promoting “safety” when the reality is it does absolutely nothing to promote safety.
The bill is referred to as the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017.”
Obviously, this legislation was not written by Jackson Lee, as it is way beyond her mental capacity to do so. So, one must ask who really is behind this piece of legislative excrement.
The legislation is written to put a pause on the sale of these items by importers, manufacturers or dealers.
Additionally, it also prohibits transfers between persons who are not licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, or licensed dealers. That’s you and me, by the way.
The bill’s prohibition, which is really what gun control is all about, reads as follows:
(1) PROHIBITION.—Section 922 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(aa) It shall be unlawful for a person who is not a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to transfer to another person not so licensed a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine, unless at least 7 business days (meaning a day on which State offices are open) have elapsed since the transferee most recently offered or agreed to acquire the semiautomatic firearm, silencer, ammunition, or magazine, as the case may be, from the transferor.”.
“We cannot afford another angry person in possession of military-style weapons, nor can we bear the consequences of another person consumed by hatred wielding firepower intended to inflict maximum carnage,” Jackson Lee said in a statement. “The blood that has been shed in America runs deep with too many lives lost and too many families shattered.”
The weapons used in both shootings were not “military-style weapons, but even if they were, what difference does that make? The Second Amendment is not about hunting or sports shooting, it’s about warfare and maintaining a free state with those kinds of weapons.
While it’s true that the blood runs deep with lives lost and many families shattered, it’s also true that Jackson Lee and other Communists like her have ignorance that runs just as deep.
They are ignorant of why America established freedom and tools that have been used to keep it. They are ignorant of what happens in countries where guns are banned and the how violent crime rates soar.
That has not been true in America. We are the number one country for gun ownership, and yet, we are not even in the top 100 countries when it comes to murder rates.
Currently, nine states and the District of Columbia have some form of statutory waiting periods on gun purchases ranging from a 14-day period on all firearms types in Hawaii to a 24-hour delay in Illinois on rifles and shotguns.
However, proponents on both sides of the issue argue about the effectiveness of waiting or “cooling off” periods with assorted studies alternating between finding they have no statistical effects on gun crimes to others that find they correlate to a decrease in gun homicides and suicides. Courts have likewise had mixed rulings on their use.
This is just another ruse in the long tiring efforts of anti-American representatives like Sheila Jackson Lee who proport that they are doing something when they are doing nothing but breaking the law and infringing on the rights of the people.
The bill has 13 co-sponsors, all Democrat, and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, of which Jackson Lee is a senior member.