“Bitter clingers” of the world, your suspicions were spot on.
Yes, leftists really are seeking not only to ban your guns, but to confiscate them as well.
These freedom-hating tyrants are taking over the Democratic Party and trying to turn it into not only the party of gun control, but the party of gun confiscations!
We were all incensed when Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 let his bigotry against God-fearing, gun-loving Americans spill out publicly in a speech talking about rural folks:
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
As if we’re supposed to give up our guns and our religion in the name of Obama’s liberal utopia? We don’t have an anti-immigrant sentiment! We have an anti-Illegal Alien sentiment, because we treasure the rule of law. Anti-trade sentiment? Does that mean Mr. Obama thinks we should welcome Chinese goods into America when they trash the environment in their nation and use slave and child labor where they can’t find adults willing to work for a dollar a 60+ hour week? Is that fair to American companies complying with onerous regulation and American wages?
Anyway, this isn’t about Obama’s Marxist ideology.
This is about far-left members of the Democrat party (and a few Republicans as well, see IL Senator Mark Kirk for example).
They try to tell you they are gun owners and they support the Second Amendment.
They do, in their minds. About guns manufactured before 1860. On the second Tuesday of each month, except on even numbered months.
Yeah, they aren’t coming for your guns. Make no mistake about it.
Here are just some proposals:
New York State:
(American Thinker) – In what will likely infuriate plenty of legal gun owners, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this afternoon that he’d like the state’s legislature to consider all options in debating new gun control measures, including “confiscation” of “assault” weapons or “mandatory sales to the state” and “permitting.”
NY State Assemblyman Scott McLaughlin reported the complete list of proposals sought in New York…
Here it is. This is the video where I was asked to keep the Democrat proposals for the NY SAFE Act away from the public. This list was given to me by a colleague and it is not confidential.
This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers. None of these amendments were included in the final bill thanks to us fighting back. I will not stand silent while these unpatriotic proposals are pathetically thrown at us a 11 o’clock at night:
1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
2. Confiscation of ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons
Here’s what New York passed in it’s so-called “Safe” Act:
- Bans possession of any high-capacity magazines regardless of when they were made or sold. The maximum capacity for a detachable magazine is reduced from ten rounds to seven. Magazines owned before passage of the SAFE Act able to hold seven to ten rounds can be possessed, but cannot be loaded with more than seven rounds. .22 caliber tubular magazines are exempt from this limit. Previously legal “pre-1994-ban” magazines with a capacity of 30 rounds are not exempt, and must be sold within one year to an out-of-state resident or turned into local authorities. The magazine limit takes effect April 15, 2013.
- Ammunition dealers are required to do background checks, similar to those for gun buyers. Dealers are required to report all sales, including amounts, to the state. Internet sales of ammunition are allowed, but the ammunition will have to be shipped to a licensed dealer in New York state for pickup. Ammunition background checks will begin January 15, 2014.
- Requires creation of a registry of assault weapons. Those New Yorkers who already own such weapons would be required to register their guns with the state.
- Requires any therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat of harming others to report the threat to a mental health director, who would then have to report serious threats to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. A patient’s gun could be taken from him or her.
- Stolen guns are required be reported within 24 hours. Failure to report can result in a misdemeanor.
- Reduces definition of “assault weapon” from two identified features to one. The sale and/or transfer of newly defined assault weapons is banned within the state, although sales out of state are permitted. Possession of the newly-defined assault weapons is allowed only if they were possessed at the time that the law was passed, and must be registered with the state within one year.
- Requires background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers – except for sales to members of the seller’s immediate family. Private sale background checks will begin March 15, 2013.
- Guns must be “safely stored” from any household member who has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence crime, has been involuntarily committed, or is currently under an order of protection. Unsafe storage of assault weapons is a misdemeanor.
- Bans the Internet sale of assault weapons.
- Increases sentences for gun crimes, including upgrading the offense for taking a gun on school property from a misdemeanor to a felony.
- Increases penalties for shooting first responders (Webster provision) to life in prison without parole.
- Limits the state records law to protect handgun owners from being identified publicly. However, existing permit holders have to opt into this provision by filing a form within 120 days of the law’s enactment. There also may exist issues with respect to “registered” owners in the new regulations vs “permit” holders under previous law.
- Requires pistol permit holders or owners of registered assault weapons to have them renewed at least every five years.
- Allows law enforcement officials to pre-emptively seize a person’s firearms without a warrant if they have probable cause the person may be mentally unstable or intends to use the weapons to commit a crime.
You silly gun owners! They aren’t coming for your guns!
(Seattle Times) – Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
That it’s part of one of the major gun-control efforts pains me. It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far.
Except, despite the claim by Senator Adam Kline that it was a “mistake”, it was not. In the post “Scratch a Proggy, Find a Tyrant“, the Taxes, Stupidity and Death blog discovered the bill’s sponsor had introduced identical legislation a number of times before, back to 2005.
Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat’s recent piece on a Washington Senate Bill that would permit the local Sheriffs to enter the homes of assault weapons owners to ensure that their weapons are “properly secured” got some traction this weekend.
Of course, when he contacted sponsors of the 8 page bill about this provision, one of the sponsors, state Senator Adam Kline said:
“I made a mistake,” Kline said. “I frankly should have vetted this more closely.”
Except that it doesn’t appear to be a mistake at all.
Senator Kline was a sponsor of an assault weapons bill in the 2009-2010 session which contained the EXACT SAME PROVISION. From Bill 6396:
(5) In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing the assault weapon shall do all of the following:
(a) Safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with this subsection;
(Blaze) – Democrats in Missouri introduced startling anti-gun legislation that would require gun owners to hand over their legally purchased so-called “assault weapons” to “the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction” within 90 days.
Under the proposed bill, “Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.”
Here are some additional provisions found in the gun control bill:
(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;
(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or
(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.
5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.
Legislation proposed in Minnesota would give gun owners until September 1, 2013 to surrender their modern self-defense firearms.
10.20 Sec. 7. PERSONS POSSESSING ASSAULT WEAPONS ON EFFECTIVE DATE ACT; REQUIRED ACTIONS.
Any person who, on February 1, 2013, legally owns or is in possession of an assault weapon has until September 1, 2013, to do any of the following without being subject toprosecution under Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133:
(1) remove the weapon from the state;
(2) surrender the weapon to a law enforcement agency for destruction;
(3) render the weapon permanently inoperable; or
Incidentally, the language in the Minnesota bill is very, very similar to language in the Missouri bill.
(Blaze) – Law abiding gun owners in California have to feel uneasy after Democrats rolled out a massive gun control package on Thursday, which includes strict ammunition regulations and even a bill that allows potential confiscation of the state’s 166,000 legally registered semi-automatic rifles.
Oh, but that’s not all:
(Mercury News) – All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats.
- Require anyone wishing to buy ammunition to first get a permit by passing a background check, as Los Angeles and Sacramento already do.
- Update the definition of a banned shotgun with a revolving cylinder to include the new technology of a shotgun-rifle combination.
- Prevent unregulated gun loans, with some exceptions, including hunting, in order to keep weapons from those who haven’t passed background checks.
- Require all handgun owners obtain a safety certificate every year, rather than the every-five-years requirement for purchases of new handguns.
- Prohibit anyone barred from owning a weapon from living in a home where weapons are kept and to expand the list of crimes for which convictions result in being barred from gun possession.
- Let the state Justice Department use money from the state’s Dealer’s Record of Sale system to eliminate the backlog of people identified as no longer allowed to own guns but not yet investigated and contacted by law enforcement.
Not to be outdone, Democrats in New Jersey are on the warpath against your gun rights.
—Reduce the maximum capacity of magazines to 10 rounds, as also proposed in federal legislation. New Jersey already has a 15-round cap. Retired police officers exempt from reduction.
—Ban online sales of weapons and ammunition, requiring all ammunition and weapon sales to be face-to-face. It was sponsored in response to the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, where authorities said the shooter amassed an arsenal of ammunition and explosives from purchases he made over the internet.
—Require background checks on private sales of handguns, rifles or shotguns through a licensed retail dealer. Transactions between immediate family members, law enforcement officers and licensed collectors exempt.
—Require submission of certain mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, a submission not considered mandatory under current law.
—Establish a 180-day prohibition, up from 30 days, on handgun purchases for those convicted of failing to report loss or theft of firearm.
—Require a firearms safety training class as a condition to obtain a permit to purchase a firearm and a firearm purchaser ID card. Applicants who have law enforcement or military weapons training could substitute their experience for the class.
—Require that firearms purchaser ID cards display a picture and be renewed every five years. Cards under existing law do not display a picture and do not expire. Gun purchasers must obtain both a firearms purchaser ID card and a permit to purchase a firearm.
—Exempt firearms records from the state’s open records law. The bill clarifies ambiguity in existing law that does not firmly state rules about access to these records. The bill was sponsored in response to a New York newspaper’s publication of a map locating firearm permit-holders, which sponsors said they would not want to see happen in New Jersey.
—Bans individuals convicted of any of more than 30 different types of crimes from purchasing, owning or possessing firearms.
—Prohibit the state Treasury from investing any assets of pensions or annuity funds in companies that manufacture, import or sell assault firearms for civilian use. The bill exempts investments in companies that manufacture, import or sell assault firearms for use by the military or law enforcement agencies.
—Prohibit handgun ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.
—Revise definition of a destructive device to include a ban on certain weapons that are .50-caliber or higher. It does not affect certain shotguns and shotgun ammunitions used for sporting purposes of that caliber; antique firearms, antique handguns, muzzleloader rifles and certain black powder muzzleloaders would also be exempt.
—Prohibit a person named on the consolidated federal terrorist watch list from obtaining a firearm by disqualifying them from being issued a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase a handgun.
—Allow the Attorney General to seize firearms in the possession of people deemed by a mental health professional to be a threat to themselves or others.
—Establish a 90-day period for a person to dispose of a weapon owned illegally. The legislation would assure that owners of any weapon or magazines that become illegal under a change in New Jersey law have time to dispose of the weapon or ammunition.
—Require law enforcement agencies to report information relating to seized firearms to a database available to all law enforcement agencies. The information is meant to determine if any of the firearms were reported lost or stolen, are connected to any crimes and determines the weapons original purchaser. The bill is similar to one in the federal gun control package.
—Establish a 15-member task force to study issues of school safety.
—Authorize municipalities to establish weapon-free zones around schools, day care centers, public housing facilities and public buildings such as libraries and museums. It would encompass areas that are 1,000 feet around a school, college or university. The bill only targets those found unlawfully carrying a weapon, not people who obtained their firearms legally.
The Democrat Speaker of the Assembly, Sheila Y. Oliver wrote an opinion piece for the Times of Trenton entitled: “Today, New Jersey can help stop the carnage of gun violence“.
Yeah, if only. We’re confident this would-be tyrant Sheila Oliver won’t be on hand to claim credit for a lack of change or perhaps even an increase in “gun violence” in New Jersey, already home to some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.
Instead, this tyrannical woman will call for still more gun restrictions.
But not for her security detail. No, sir!
They will be as well-armed as ever.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Let’s Ban Handguns
(Breitbart) – Friday night, on The Rachel Maddow Show, guest host Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez from the fourth congressional district told guest host Melissa Harris-Perry that he believed handguns should be banned. Harris-Perry asked, “What needs to be done if you’ve already got the laws in place and you still have this sort of murder rate?”
Thankfully though, the NRA is getting aggressive.
Here’s an upbeat video to make you feel a little better…