**When you consider the Supreme Court is supposedly the exclusive authority on the interpretation of the Constitution, this is a big deal. So why is Congress devoting so much to their versions of gun ownership?
From the 117th Session (none of these bills have the text uploaded to Congress.gov yet. Each has the nebulous ‘and other purposed’ attached to their brief summaries.):
Gun Control (First and Second Amendments):
HR 38 (no text of the bill is available, but you can read the press release from NC Rep Hudson, who’s sponsoring it. The bill has over 150 co-sponsors and is a ‘recycled’ bill (meaning it’s been introduced in previous Congressional sessions). While this bill appears to protect the 2nd Amendment, by making conceal restrictions relaxed for nationwide travel, that opens the door for more data tracking of gun owners.
HR 137 seeks to increase the mental health tracking of gun owners or citizens seeking to become gun owners. Supposedly by increasing mental health treatment, gun violence will decrease.
HR 135 seeks to have the FBI report to Congress about the number of firearm transfers and control who has access to them.
HR 125 seeks to increase the waiting time for certain firearms.
HR 127 seeks to limit ammunition as well as licensing/registration.
HR 95 seeks to redefine what can and cannot be classified as a firearm and thus impact the IRS codes for ownership. Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, at least one gun news website is impressed with this bill. However, we must consider that anytime the federal government seeks to change the tax codes at the IRS, they are okaying the MASSIVE data tracking increases that Congress and the President just signed into law (PL-116-260) for ‘technology modernization’ using artificial intelligence and reworking the infrastructure of the IRS (among other federal agencies).
HR 177 from Rep. Wittman (VA) seeks to reauthorize certain parts of the HEA (Higher Education Act) to extend federal Pell Grants to more CTE (Career Tech Education) post-secondary schools.
HR 150 from Rep. Norcross (NJ) has recycled a bill from the 116th session called the Worker’s Memorial Day and seeks to make this a federal holiday. It will also attach to health, especially in the name of COVID. This will also go back to education via ‘skills’ or ‘learn to earn’.
HR 188 seeks to amend Title 19 of the Social Security Act in relation to giving States greater flexibility when it comes to excluding abortion providers. Sponsor is Rep. Cloud (TX). Title 19 is where Medicaid funds are located. These same Medicaid funds are using in Title One from the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to allow for schools to be recognized as federal health care centers. Even if the schools aren’t allowing abortions, the funds are calculated based off the number of 5-17 year old children (regardless of school location or type) from your State.
Why I placed this under immigration is this will tie in several ways. One: globalism, two: taxpayer funds for all the support systems tied to education, three: ELL (English Language Learning funds in ESSA)
HR 69 seeks to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in the US and year round.
Bill sponsor is Rep. Buchanan (FL) His previous bill on this was the Sunshine Protection Act.
HR 214 from Rep. Stewart (UT) seeks to also make DST permanent, but it’s the language used:
“Allows States to…”
HR 40 from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee seeks a national apology and repayment to descendents of slaves via a commission study group. Currently there are 129 co-sponsors.
This attaches to education due to the use of America’s founding, using the years 1619 to 1865.
While Project 1619 is being used in schools to slant history, the 1776 Commission created by Pres. Trump is unconstitutional and has an appointed group leading it, thereby slanting views to fit the narrative, not the Constitution.
HR 29 from Rep. Biggs (A) seeks to defund the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. According to the Rep.’s website, these 2 separate funds are pork belly projects.
Both of these endowments just got huge financial gains from the omnibus PL116-260.
Both these endowments are embedded in education and no doubt many will scream over defunding both. However, both these endowments use the UN’s SDGs, align to Common Core, Career Tech Education, College/Career Readiness and STEM/STEAM.
HR 144 and HR 204 are sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX). Both seek to use federal dollars to fund science education is either higher ed or early career research. If you look at the Rep’s website, education is not even among her top issues.
HR 55 (lynching classified as hate crime) and HR 156 (Blue Collar to Green Jobs Act) are sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (IL).