The gun control mob is not resting.
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee kicked the year off by introducing H.R. 127, a gun control bill that would require gun owners to undergo psychological evaluations, licensing, gun registration after the fact, and even possess a license for modern sporting rifles.
The pro-Second Amendment organization the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said on January 29, 2021 that this gun control bill is “insanity on steroids”.
“Over the years we’ve seen some astonishingly bad legislation originate on Capitol Hill, but this one takes the term ‘abomination’ to an entirely new level. One look at this bill and you wonder whether Congresswoman Jackson Lee ever heard of the Bill of Rights, which includes the Second Amendment,” declared CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.
Under H.R. 127, firearm owners must provide the ATF with the make, model, and serial number of every gun they have in their possession. This includes firearms people may have owned for multiple years. On top of that, Ammoland noted that “gun owners would have to report the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to that individual.”
According to the licensing requirement, the license applicant has to go through a criminal background check. After that, they must undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if the person is psychologically fit enough to own a firearm. It doesn’t end there, however. Ammoland also observed that “Successful licensees must show they have an insurance policy which will cost $800.”
H.R. 127 is a constitutionally-challenged monstrosity. It ignores the fact that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental right to keep and bear arms, not some strictly-regulated government privilege. Government cannot require a psychological evaluation to exercise a right enumerated in the Constitution.
Is it possible Sheila Jackson Lee skipped high school civics.This legislation treats firearms owners like second-class citizens for exercising their Second Amendment rights. It’s an outrage that a member of Congress could even conceive of such a measure, much less propose that it become law.
Instead of subjecting gun owners to such Draconian requirements, maybe it’s time to require psychological evaluations of each member of Congress.
Christopher Dorr, the President of the American Firearms Association, said the following about H.R. 127:
“This legislation is designed for just one purpose: to disarm an entire country of gun owners, reducing us to helpless serfs who are powerless against criminals and tyrants alike!”
Lee’s gun grab is just the next step in the litany of gun control that the federal government has shoved down Americans’ throats over the past 90 years. Second amendment advocates must be ready to quickly mobilize against these gun grabs.
With a Democrat trifecta, anti-gunners will try to pull off all sorts of shenanigans to undermine the right to keep and bear arms. With the right amount of pushback against moderate Democrats in relatively pro-gun states, this gun grab and countless others could potentially be derailed.
Not everything is set in stone in politics.
America First Florida Rep Anthony Sabatini Introduces Pro-Second Amendment Bills that Would Repeal Red Flag Laws and Make the State a 2A Sanctuary
Anthony Sabatini has quickly established himself as the most Pro-Trump State House Representative in Florida.
Last week, Sabatini unveiled House Memorial 1135, which directs Congress to designate Florida as a Second Amendment sanctuary state.
“Florida is the nation’s beacon of Freedom—and no state or local official should administer any unconstitutional law,” Sabatini added.
The memorial alludes to the U.S. Constitution as well as the state’s constitution as far as the right to bear arms is concerned.
On February 2x, 2021, Sabatini made an announcement with regards to his filing of HB 6083, the bill which would repeal Florida’s unconstitutional red flag law. Under red flag laws, judges have the ability to confiscate firearms without due process.
“The Bill also repeals other irrational anti-#2A laws—including the law prohibiting adults 18-20 years of age from purchasing firearms,” Sabatini commented.
For those of us with short-term memory, Florida passed a red flag gun confiscation order in 2018 under the watch of a Republican-controlled state legislature. U.S. Senator Rick Scott was governor at the time and ended up signing the red flag bill, SB 7026, into law. He was sadly rewarded with higher office by voters that election cycle.
Thankfully, the Sunshine State can count on the likes of Sabatini to make things right. More legislators will likely need to copy his example in order to rid Florida of this gun control abomination.
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