This is a legislative reaction to the last killer who used an AR. The reaction is, of course, to turn law-abiding owners of gas operated ARs and magazines with greater than a 10-round capacity criminals. Of course, there’s never an effort to make government authorities do their jobs. As the article noted …
"The murderer in Lewiston, Maine, was identified by military authorities while training in New York as having shown signs of violent criminal intent and was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility by authorities for two weeks before being released. Federal law should have prohibited the possession of firearms but there was clearly a failure to properly report and act on this information. The murderer reportedly made threats of violent attacks against a National Guard facility in Maine. New York State Police were notified and reacted to the verbal threats made by the murderer, as well as Maine State Police. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that neither the military nor either state law enforcement agency reported these instances to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."
But rather than reform the NICS system and compel LE authorities and mental health authorities to do their damn jobs and report nut jobs to the NICS, Congress wants to make folks like me criminals because I own gas operated semi-auto firearms.
I agree 100% with you
For those of us who own one, how can we be guaranteed they won’t try too confiscate them? Aren’t they grandfathered in if people already own them before a possible ban goes into effect?
That depends on whatever new “assault weapon” ban gets passed. Some of the proposed laws are total bans. Some will say you can keep whatever you already have but you have to register it so the government can take it from you when they finally succeed in passing a total ban.
Even if they grandfather and don’t follow through on more laws and confiscation you can forget about passing on your lawfully attained property to your future heirs as most of the bans don’t allow transfers even to relatives.
Yikes So when the day comes when I pass on it won’t be able too even get transferred too my next of kin and will basically become property of the state?
I will take a chop saw to mine first
I believe that is the plan
IIRC there was one state that required people to register their weapons…
while claiming they would NOT abuse the info…
then a few years later they sent out LEO’s to confiscate those weapons???
can’t at the moment remember that state? for some reason Penn comes to mind???
Of course you can invite a person over, give him a beer, have a bbq. Then as he’s leaving say hey look what I found next to the door. You should take it home with you. Nobody but the two of you need to know.
I’m sorry to say MR. Senators but your “GOSAFE” bill is nothing more than a bunch of more verbiage explaining a whole lot of nothing about how semi-automatic firearms operate showing the operation and functionality of each moving parts and with a whole lot of moving parts getting NOWHERE, and this “GOSAFE” bill, ONCE AGAIN, WILL DO NOTHING TO STOP CRIMINAL VIOLENCE ACROSS THE COMMUNITIES! GUNS are NOT the PROBLEM, it’s PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR LIFE THAT ARE THE PROBLEM! NOTHING on MENTAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE BEING ADDRESSED!! Just swept under the rug. GET TO THE REAL SOLUTIONS TO SOLVE CRIME!!!
I agree man. They totally need too reform the mental health system and come up with logical solutions that actually work. Criminals and the mentally have proven time and time again that gun control does not work. Because they just get their guns through illegal channels. Our government could put in all the background check regulations that they want and it will still not too stop a deranged madman from getting a firearm and committing murder. If they want too get a gun they will find a way to get a gun.
Yikes That isn’t fair. If a gun owner has legally acquired a weapon like the AR-15 the state and federal government should have no say in whether or not family members get to inherit a loved ones property or not when they die. That isn’t right.
Myself among many other Americans have family members who have served in the military too help protect our freedoms and constitutional rights and they would want our firearms too get passed on too our next of kin ya know. I would want for my loved ones too be able too keep themselves safe against violent crime regardless of whether they have a gun or not.
My mom is a democrat and she doesn’t believe in firearms. She hates the fact that I own guns but one day I just had a level headed and frank discussion with her about the whole gun control thing. I asked her what she would do if armed individuals showed up too her door and tried too break it down and she had no way too defend herself. I then said well think about what would happen if you lived out in the country somewhere and it took the police nearly 20 minutes too get there what would you do?
She said you do have a point and I told her I’m just being realistic. We live in a much different world now than we did 25 years ago and cops cannot respond to a call as quickly as they would like. I told her gun owners don’t buy guns too intimidate people. We own them too keep ourselves safe. As much as she doesn’t like firearms, she would be welcome too inherit mine if anything ever happened too me. That’s her right if she wants them.
Or just use a knife, car or a bunch of pressure cookers etc.
Even in a supposedly Utopian world where firearms suddenly ceased to exist violent people would still do violent things. The rest of us would just be less able to defend ourselves from them.
exactly my thoughts, every time we hear of a shooting. we always find out that they knew of an issue with the shooter weeks beforehand but, did nothing about it.
I agree. When we come too think of it though the cops are very limited with what they can do unless these individuals have actually made a deadly threat against certain targets or individuals. They can’t technically bust them for being mentally ill unless they have threatened an individual or individuals. You can restrict their rights too access or acquire firearms in a state with “red flag” laws but if they really want too get a weapon they will find a way too get a weapon. It doesn’t matter whether it is a firearm or an edged weapon. But until a mentally ill individual exhibits threatening behavior against other people or themselves there isn’t much the cops can do. You can’t bust someone just for being mentally ill unless they engage in actual criminal behavior. That’s part of the problem because then it comes down too interpretation of how mentally disturbed these people are and how much of a danger they actually present towards others. So what do we do?
‘WE HAVE A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE!’ (Cool hand Luke Prison Warden/Strother Martin))
This Administration IS NOT concerned with Crime, They are concerned w/Zeroing out Law and Order
Bad Characters having weapons, Crim’s WILL ALWAYS GET the weapons
Citizen’s living in FEAR, Turning our kids into Freeks! They are ‘Concerned’ with Law abiding People having weapons i.e: TOTAL DISARAMENT! Squashing ALL RESISTANCE!
(with which we can use to PROTECT OURSELVES from a Tyrannical .gov).
The Founding Fathers had these Vermin in mind when they wrote that stuff!
(2A, Bill of Rights, Constitution? What’s that? Oh that just the past musings from another time!
‘We are the .gov and we are here to help you!’…Yeah help us to DEATH!
Do you think they are BAD now? just you wait
We haven’t seen anything yet.
Are ANY of you tired of me saying this yet? I AM tired of saying it!
And don’t some of you give me the BULL$hit of why don’t you do something and Vote!
Run for office they said! Right.
How’d THAT work for you in 2020? Yep, I thought so… Hey J6’ers how you doin’?
If you look at history a disarmed populas is a Neutered populas (or a dead populas)
THEN .gov is FREE to do whatever they wish! PARTY time! WOOOOHOOOO!
“Safe cities” what an oxymoron… (How’s dat workin’ for you Chi-town? NYC? LA? San Fran? Seattle?
Uniforms for the masses…Badges for said uniforms (worked well for a certain group in the 1940’s huh?–
‘Hey I got a GOLD STAR!’ Adolph Loves me! Shut up and get on the train!
Eat Bugs they said…I don’t see them eatin’ Bugs…I see these Criminals livin’ Large!I see puddin’ and company operating on a whole new level of Corruption, kick backs and 10% (@ least for the big guy)
This is Socialism/Marxism 101
pay Me…then maybe you, then me again…then me again
Stalin, Hitler, Nero, Moose-a-lee-nee are applauding these Criminals.
Soro’s was ALIVE back then I bet giving this NEW BREED of EVIL pointers on what they got wrong so they can ‘get it right’ this time around.
The bible in the oval office was replaced by ‘Mein Kampf!’
Back on Topic for a change:
Question: Do any of you think the ‘Fictious Assault weapon will be the only ban? Hmmmmmmmmmm?
Next is handguns (ALL!), then Hunting rifles, then slingshots, Farm Implements, whatever can be used for the resistance of EVIL. Phuckin’ Playing cards even! (Just look at what John Wick can do with a deck of cards!) Why stop there? Us Gunner’s will all be dead, Any resistance will be obliterated so the Players can play unheeded. Too much you say? too EXTREME you say? Re-Read 1984. RE-Read the above Freedom Documents above again also while you are at it! The RIGHT to KEEP and BEAR ARMS! for giggles!
Hey-sus and his (12) disciples! Are we all SHEEP already?
You good folks KNOW this already
I AM just the latest ‘Vessel’ for your Conscience.
I AM fed up w/ trying to wake up the sheep!
As courageous Lion has taught me MY JOB is to WAKE-UP ALL THE OTHER LIONS before we
are taken out into a field and KILLED!
‘Here lies FREEDOM! Wish we had it now!’ Grand Pa what’s freedom?’
WAKE UP America!
the life you save now may be your own! You family, The unborn yet to experience a taste of Freedom…
Nessun passo sul serpente
My guns may become the property of the state. But only if they can determine I actually own any. And “registration” would never be a consideration. Hell, I don’t even know where I’d mount the license plate.
There is a biblical precedent for alternative offensive weaponry. Cain killed Abel with a rock…