Another Sign that Leftists are Delusional UPDATED
Last Updated on March 12, 2021 by John Galt
The US House of Representatives has passed two “gun control” bills (we all know that these laws are more about control than about guns): HR 8 and HR 1446.
HR 8 requires background checks be performed on the vast majority of private transfers. From the Gun Owners of America website:
For years, the ATF has flaunted the law by using its annual inspection of dealers to illegitimately photograph and take information on gun owners — and the guns they own — from the Form 4473’s held by the dealers.
Of course, this is blatantly illegal. And yet, even though ATF has all this information on you — presumably in a format it can readily retrieve — there is still a significant obstacle toward consolidating this into a national gun registry.
That obstacle is: Private transactions not conducted through dealers don’t have 4473’s. The ATF has no way of snooping into these transactions — YET.
This is where the Pelosi-backed H.R. 8 comes in: It would require Brady Checks through dealers — and 4473’s — on virtually every private firearms transaction in the country.
And guess what? Now they will have a national gun registry which will tell them who you are, where you live, and what guns you own.
The vote for HR 8 was 227-203, with eight (so-called) Republicans voting in favor of passage. The “gang of eight”:
Vern Buchanan (Fla.) 202-225-5015
Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) 202-225-4276
Maria Salazar (Fla.) 202-225-3931
Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.) 202-225-7896
Chris Smith (N.J.) 202-225-3765
Fred Upton (Mich.) 202-225-3761
Carlos Gimenez (Fla.) 202-225-2278
Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) 202-225-3635
If any of these weasels are your congresscritters, I hope you will get active to make sure they are primaried and defeated in the upcoming mid-term elections.
According to the Gun Owners of America (same link as above) HR 1446
would allow the newly required Brady Check to be dragged out for up to twenty days or more. And, after waiting for weeks and petitioning the FBI, even if there was NOTHING AGAINST YOU, you would NEVER be legally entitled to have your gun delivered to you. NEVER!
The vote for HR 1446 was 219-210. I understand that two Republicans voted for this bill but I was unable to find vote information. I will update later if it becomes available.
Of course, neither of these bills, if they become law, will have any impact whatsoever on crime since criminals will not go to an FFL dealer to record a transfer of a firearm they have stolen or bought from another criminal. Likewise, a criminal will not subject themselves to a background check by buying a gun from an FFL dealer. All these bills will do is create more impediments for law-abiding gun owners and make criminals of owners who sell or lend their weapon to another, and set the stage for a later forcible confiscation of weapons.
Now these bills will move to the Senate, which hopefully will be a bigger obstacle to overcome. The best prospect of blocking these bills comes from Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, both of whom are enjoying their current power as deal makers/breakers. If the filibuster is eliminated their power vanishes. Hopefully, they will continue to want to hold on to that power and retain the filibuster. If so, it is unlikely that the Democrats will be able to muster 60 votes for either of these bills. This will be a continuing threat, however, as long as the Senate is evenly divided.
UPDATE: I’ve learned that the two Republican weasels who voted for HR 1446 were
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04)