Category: Cult of Gun Control

Yes, the Democrats still have the fever for gutting the second amendment

Professional Moron Rep. Hank Johnson Georgia has introduced legislation that would as Tom Knighton writes, embrace every wet dream the Cult of Gun Control has

So Georgia Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson doesn’t get a pass on trying to pull this while people are distracted elsewhere.

H. R. 5717

 

To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 30, 2020

Mr. Johnson of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Morelle, Ms. DeLauro, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Keating, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Pressley, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Neal, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, and Mr. Pascrell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.


Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.


Sec. 101. License to own firearms and ammunition.

Sec. 102. State firearms licensing.


Sec. 201. Universal background checks.

Sec. 202. Completion of background checks; 7-day waiting period.

Sec. 203. Reporting of background check denials.


Sec. 301. Protecting victims of domestic violence.

Sec. 302. Fugitives from justice.

Sec. 303. Minimum age for purchasing firearms and ammunition.

Sec. 304. Secure gun storage by owners.

Sec. 305. Secure gun storage or safety device for all firearms.

Sec. 306. Consumer product safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.

Sec. 307. Gun-free school zones.


Sec. 401. Extreme risk protection order grant program.

Sec. 402. Federal extreme risk protection orders.

Sec. 403. Federal firearms prohibition.

Sec. 404. Identification records.

Sec. 405. Conforming amendment.

Sec. 406. Full faith and credit.


Sec. 511. Definitions.

Sec. 512. Restrictions on assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Sec. 513. Penalties.

Sec. 514. Use of Byrne grants for buy-back programs for semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Sec. 515. Ban on untraceable and undetectable firearms.

Sec. 516. Prohibition on possession of certain firearm accessories.


Sec. 521. Definition.

Sec. 522. Restrictions on firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.

Sec. 523. Penalties.

Sec. 524. Effective date.


Sec. 601. Prohibition against multiple firearm sales or purchases.

Sec. 602. Increased penalties for making knowingly false statements in connection with firearms.

Sec. 603. Retention of records.

Sec. 604. Revised definition.

Sec. 605. Firearms trafficking.


Sec. 701. Gun shop security measures.

Sec. 702. Inspections.

Sec. 703. Employee background checks.

Sec. 704. Gun store thefts.

Sec. 705. Civil enforcement.

Sec. 706. No effect on State laws governing dealing in firearms.

Sec. 707. Lost and stolen reporting requirement.

Sec. 708. Report on implementation.

Sec. 709. Enhanced record keeping requirements.

Sec. 710. Deadline for issuance of final regulations.

Sec. 711. Repeal.


Sec. 801. Repeal.

Sec. 802. Repeal of exclusion of pistols, revolvers, and other firearms from consumer product safety laws.

Sec. 803. Increase in excise taxes relating to firearms.


Sec. 901. Community violence intervention grant program.

Sec. 902. Funding for research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Good Freaking Grief

A reminder that Democrats do not care about stopping crime

Via Hot Air

There are still more people dying in Baltimore from gunshot wounds than the coronavirus pandemic, a trend that “social distancing” hasn’t slowed down very much. It’s gotten so bad that the mayor felt compelled to beg the gangs to stop shooting people so they can save hospital beds for the COVID-19 patients. That’s why it seemed vital for the state legislature to finally push through some tough new gun crime laws designed to get some of these shooters behind bars and keep them there.

Unfortunately for the residents of Maryland, Democrats in the legislature didn’t see it that way. The recent package of bills intended to reduce gun violence was once again rejected. (Free Beacon)

Maryland Democrats rejected a bill aimed at combating gun violence as Baltimore mayor Jack Young publicly begged residents to stop shooting each other so hospitals could be used to treat coronavirus patients…

[Governor Larry] Hogan’s Violent Firearms Offenders Act would make the theft of a firearm a felony and increase penalties for those who repeatedly carry illegal guns or use a gun while drug dealing. The bill passed the state Senate on March 10 following a contentious back-and-forth between lawmakers. Democrats successfully removed the legislation’s mandatory minimum sentencing increase, arguing it would punish violent criminals too severely.

Odd? No, sadly Virginia Democrats buried legislation that would have gotten tougher on violent criminals at the same time they were pushing to take legal gun owners firearms away. Priorities!

Statist Mayor of New Orleans declares herself empress

Via Bearing Arms\

Now, the current mayor of New Orleans has gifted herself with the power to suspend the Second Amendment in a slightly different way.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.

She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”

The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”

In other words, if she can’t confiscate firearms in the current emergency, she can damn well try and make it so no one can buy a firearm.

Another power hungry politician who does not grasp either reality or natural rights. Anyone seeking to commit any crimes will, of course, NOT obey such laws. So, only good people will be affected, but, do not bug the mayor with common sense because GUNS BAD!

Colorado Democrats have the fever for failure

What does the Cult of Gun Control do when gun control does not reduce violent crime?. Pitch more gun control of course

Back in 2013, Democrats in control of Colorado’s legislature rammed through universal background checks and a ban on ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 15-rounds. When he signed the bills, then-Governor John Hickenlooper promised that the new laws would make Colorado safer.

They haven’t. Violent crime is up by more than 25-percent since the new laws were put on the books, but Democrats in the legislature are doubling down on their anti-gun efforts by proclaiming the state is in a crisis and the only hope is to pass even more laws aimed at legal gun owners.

Colorado Democrats are introducing two new gun bills Friday afternoon that they say represent the next steps in what will be a years-long attempt at stemming gun violence here.

Rep. Monica Duran, a Wheat Ridge Democrat who’s sponsoring one of the new bills, said, “Each year, whatever it might be, whatever it might look like, we will be bringing (gun) legislation to the point to where it’s just as common as a health care bill, just as common as an environmental bill, where it’s not some big thing, where it’s standard, normal. We’re going to be dealing with this.”

The left’s laws fail because the laws target not th.   criminal, but tool the criminal uses. You can read the specifics of the bills at Bearing Arms

Your Cult of Gun Control Tool of the Day

Igor Volsky really lays on the anti gun rhetoric

When Igor Volsky, the co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, a gun-control group “dedicated to building a future with fewer guns,” saw an article in The New York Times claiming that gun manufacturers are suddenly (more on that in a moment) marketing to women and minorities, he showcased his ignorance about America and our freedom in a series of tweets:

“1/ Gun makers are softening their image to ‘put a better face in front of people’ & ‘ramp up its appeal to women, children and members of minority groups,’” wrote Volsky. “That’s right: Gun makers are increasingly advertising to WOMEN, CHILDREN & MINORITY COMMUNITIES.”

Oh no, not armed women. Why should they be able to defend themselves right? And minorities? With guns? My God how will the republic survive right Igor? What an asshat this clown is. The best however is that gun makers are advertising to children!!!!!!!!!!!!

Again, what a steaming pile of leftist manure. He sounds desperate, really desperate to demonize the gun makers, and scare fools who emote rather than think.

Stigmatizing gun owners, another cheap tactic by The Cult of Gun Control

The left, which cares nothing about truth, always has propaganda to fall back on, as Cam Edwards notes

Alameda, California is home to some of the most anti-gun politicians in the entire state, which is saying something. A few years ago, Alameda County changed its zoning laws to prevent any new gun shops from opening (in a case that, frustratingly, the Supreme Court declined to review), and now council members in the city of Alameda itself are set to approve a number of new local laws aimed at legal gun owners and the city’s sole gun store when the City Council meets on Tuesday.

The mandatory training could include lessons about how firearms can make domestic violence even more dangerous and how someone in a mental health crisis or struggling with substance abuse may be more likely to contemplate suicide if a firearm is nearby.

The proposed ordinance also would require gun owners to store their firearms at home inside a locked container or have them disabled with a trigger lock. In addition, the ordinance would require all gun sales to be videotaped.

“These proposals are a great start in ensuring that legally owned firearms are secured from minors, criminals and people in crisis,” Vice Mayor John Knox White said Friday. “The proposals also provide law enforcement with a new tool to ensure gun sales in Alameda meet all legal requirements.”

Violators could face fines or criminal prosecution.

Some of the same old laws, meant to hassle legal gun owners, and make it harder to defend themselves with a firearm rather than punish violent people. Go read it all, this part, to me is the most telling

Councilman Tony Daysog said he was disappointed the proposed ordinance doesn’t mandate that guns within a store be placed away from other merchandise.

“The issue is that, when Big 5 at the South Shore shopping center displays rows and rows of firearms right next to the check-out area in clear view by people of all ages, it sends the wrong message that the brute force that guns represent is normal, or as normal as soccer balls, tennis rackets and running shoes at Big 5,” Daysog said Friday. “Even if Big 5 isn’t selling military assault-style weapons, it’s the normalization of the brute force of guns that worries me.”

What a clown!

Why are Democrat run cities so often violent hell holes?

Fritz gives the example of Baltimore

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air, Baltimore Democrats Don’t Want Larry Hogan To Rein In Gun Violence

It’s no secret that the city of Baltimore, Maryland is in the middle of a violent crime crisis and has been for several years now. 2019 saw a new record in the per capita murder rate and 2020 isn’t starting off any better, with the city averaging more than one murder per day. Governor Larry Hogan has promised to do something about it and this month he unveiled a new crime bill that would finally toughen up penalties for gun crimes and close the revolving door of gang members parading in and out of jail.

So what have the Democrats in the legislature done about it? They’re preparing to shoot it down, of course. And the interim mayor of Charm City is backing them up. (CBS Baltimore)

Citing their opposition to mandatory minimum sentences, Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly say they are unlikely to pass Gov. Larry Hogan’s top priority this session ― the Violent Firearms Offender Act ― infuriating the governor who alleges lawmakers aren’t taking shootings in Baltimore seriously.
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday, Hogan argued that lawmakers who don’t support his legislation are out of touch with the views of most Marylanders and should step down from their leadership posts. On a table in his office at the State House, he spread out his internal polling results that show residents overwhelmingly want “tougher sentences for violent offenders who commit crimes with guns.”

And, I think anyone with a grip on reality knows, NOT punishing violent people will get you more and worse violence. Of course taking guns from law abiding people is right up their alley.

Moral retardation on full blast