Gun controllers just don’t seem to quit.
Illinois Democrats in both the U.S. House and Senate have just introduced a bill that would establish a federal firearms licensing system.
The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act would put the clamps on unlicensed gun ownership, while also mandating that people possess a valid firearms license when transferring weapons. On top of that, it requires a universal background check for all firearms purchases and transfers.
Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), who introduced the House version of this bill, said, “Americans are demanding that Congress take real action to prevent gun violence and we must address this issue head on and do our part to prevent the senseless mass killings and shooting deaths in cities across this nation.”
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who introduced a Senate companion to this House bill, added her two cents:
“We owe it to the countless and growing number of firearm violence victims to take action. I don’t want my daughters to have to grow up in a country that won’t protect them from firearm violence, which is why I’m proud to join Congressman Rush in this effort and we will keep pushing until all of America’s children are safe.”
It’s very clear that Illinois Democrats want to bring the same gun laws that have made Illinois one of the most anti-gun states in the country.
This move to bring more Blue State style gun control to the federal level is part of a larger trend that has emerged in the wake of the Parkland and Santa, Fe shootings.
States like Rhode Island have already passed extensive gun control packages which include bump stock bans and “red flag” gun confiscation bills.
But blue states like Rhode Island haven’t been the only victims.
Republican-controlled Florida fell for the anti-gun snake oil when 67 A-Rated Republicans voted for gun control.
Similar to the Fix-NICS compromise at the federal level, these laws were not enough to quench the Democrat’s anti-gun thirst.
They want more than just gun control, they’re aiming for full-blown gun confiscation.
With this recent bill to track all firearms sales, gun controllers in Congress are taking matters into their own hands.
Marketed as a licensing bill, this bill is really a gun registration bill. As every gun owner knows, gun registration is just the first step before gun confiscation.
With the 2018 elections around the corner, Democrats are rallying their base around the issue of gun control.
They are prepared to throw everything but the kitchen sink to achieve their unconstitutional agenda.
Gun owners must remain on guard by holding their politicians accountable in Congress and at the ballot box. Conceding any ground to the gun grabbers could be a death sentence for one of our most cherished rights.
As Thomas Jefferson stated, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
In times where gun control is gaining steam nationwide, gun owners cannot rest on their laurels.
Trump Administration Withdraws Nominee for ATF Director After Evasive Gun Control Answers in Senate
Chuck Canterbury avoided answering questions on gun control.
The Trump administration is withdrawing its nomination for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, after Chuck Canterbury alienated several Republican Senators during his July confirmation hearing for refusing to give an answer to questions regarding his personal opinion on gun laws.
Canterbury avoided answering several questions from GOP senators during his testimony, claiming he didn’t want to express any opinions that contrasted with the stated policy views of the Fraternal Order of Police. Canterbury is the former President of that organization.
Senators such as Louisiana’s John Kennedy questioned Canterbury’s evasive testimony in July.
“I like straight answers, and you are being evasive,” said Kennedy. “You have been nominated to run ATF. I think every member of this panel, both my Democratic friends and Republican friends who have feelings about the Second Amendment, are entitled to know both morally and legally what you believe.”
Canterbury had been asked numerous times about his policy views on matters such as banning so-called “assault weapons.”
The ATF has tremendous power over the American gun industry and Second Amendment community, and in some cases have banned previously legal forms of weapons with impunity. Some firearms enthusiasts have become increasingly skeptical of the agency in recent years, and conservatives have sought additional oversight. High-level ATF leadership have spoken of what they believe to be a conspiracy against their agency, further alienating gun rights supporters.
The Trump administration formally informed the Senate that it was withdrawing Canterbury’s nomination on Tuesday. His ambiguous views towards common gun control proposals had ensured his nomination was stalled, and now pulled.
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