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WHAT WILL 2018’s GUN CONTROL BILLS LOOK LIKE?

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Americans are not going to stand for an outright ban on our right to bear arms.  But politicians may be able to trick us into allowing them to choose categories of Americans who cannot own guns.

The Gunowners of America (GOA) is reporting that Senate leaders are preparing a series of bills designed to incrementally outlaw gun ownership for large numbers of Americans.  GOA is calling these bills “The Second Amendment Infringement Acts of 2018.”

GOA has learned that the following gun control provisions will be included in this “compromise” legislation:

CATEGORY BY CATEGORY, AMERICANS WILL LOSE 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Background checks designed to put millions of law-abiding Americans into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), category by category.

We have already seen how the Obama Administration used Social Security and Veterans Affairs records to create classes of Americans to put into the gun-ban NICS system.  They started with those beneficiaries that have someone else managing their money.

The “Fix NICS” provisions of these series of Bills would use a federal mandate and a $625,000,000 “bribe slush fund” to force the submission of millions of names of innocent Americans to NICS.

New York State and agencies like Veterans Affairs already submit names to NICS that some bureaucrat has deemed “too dangerous to own a gun.”

If every state and every agency were forced to follow New York’s and the VA’s lead, tens of millions of Americans would lose their right to keep and bear arms.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ALL OUR MEDICAL RECORDS

Eventually everyone on Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability, Medicare, and Medicaid could be disarmed, by a simple diagnosis.  They would start with obvious diagnoses like Alzheimer’s and PTSD, then progress to post partem depression, ADHD, OCD, Chemotherapy and  .  .  .  .  .  Eventually, virtually all categories of health problems will be used as excuses to confiscate your firearms.

States are already allowed to make up their own categories of “dangerous people.”  Massachusetts currently sends those with past due traffic tickets to NICS.  Hawaii puts those with medical marijuana cards into the NICS system.  New York’s SAFE Act coerces psychiatrists to send in names of their patients.

What you would have is a nation disarmed, category by category.  These liberals are casting a broader and broader net and eventually every American will find his or her name in the NICS system.

NICS SYSTEM WAS BUILT FOR NIKOLAS CRUZ

Nikolas Cruz wore a sign for years.  His said “I hate everybody, I have knives & guns, and I will shoot up my school.”  The FBI ignored the warnings.  Broward County Sheriff’s Office ignored the warnings.  Various social services agencies ignored the warnings.

Political correctness and greed kept Cruz’s name out of the NICS system despite the fact that he was the perfect candidate.  The NICS system was built for Nikolas Cruz, but no one wanted to enter his name for fear it would cost the county education dollars.

NICS SYSTEM DID NOT CONTAIN NAMES OF RECENT MASS SHOOTERS

So, if the NICS system is supposed to protect Americans from gun-owning maniacs, where were they when they let one-half of the San Bernardino pair immigrate here just months before the slaughter?

Where were the authorities before the Orlando nightclub shooter killed 49 people?

Why wasn’t the Sutherland Springs church shooter’s name put in the NICS system like it was supposed to be?

The Tuscon, Aurora, Newtown and Charleston shooters had long histories of mental illness and threats toward others.  They were not in the NICS system.

FIREARM CONFISCATION ORDERS

The “Second Amendment Infringement Act” is expected to have star-chamber procedure where police, relatives, neighbors, or government officials can get a secret (ex parte) order to take guns away from law-abiding Americans.

This procedure was devised by California, in coordination to billionaire Michael Bloomberg who is protected by armed guards, and adopted by Oregon last year.

The first time an American would know that his or her right to bear arms has been taken away is when police arrive to ransack the house and take all firearms, legally owned or not.

Although one has the right to an after-the-fact hearing, few victims have the money to hire the attorneys and expert witnesses necessary to take advantage of this option.  Compounding the problem, judges are loath to second-guess themselves, and they virtually always error on the side of “safety” rather than on the side of the Second Amendment.

WHAT ABOUT RECIPROCITY?

Will this series of “compromise” bills include a provision that would require states to honor a concealed carry permit from another state, such as drivers license holders have always enjoyed?  Such a bill recently pass in the House.  GOA says it will not.

WHAT ABOUT ARMING TEACHERS & STAFF?

President Trump, many parents and governors are calling for arming those with firearms training, who already work in schools Some school districts and states have already implemented this safety measure.  GOA suspects the Second Amendment Infringement Act will not contain this provision, because politicians are more interested in disarming Americans than protecting students.

BUMP STOCK BAN

The so-called “bump stock” ban that would outlaw anything which “accelerates the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.”

This language would ban polished bolts, match triggers, and high-capacity magazines.  Tripods and scopes also allow a shooter to fire accurately at an accelerated rate.

And, since pistol grips allow for faster and more accurate fire, any semi-automatic which has one could, under an anti-gun administration, also be banned, as well as any semi-automatic handgun.

Do you think, for a minute, that Barack Obama would not have done this, had he had this legislation available to him?

FAKE NEWS SPREADS LIES ABOUT 18 TO 20 YEAR OLDS

Contrary to virtual universal misreporting by the fake news outlets, current federal law does not prohibit acquisition of a semi-automatic by a person under 18.  The gun grabbers tried that and lost that battle in 2000.

Rather, 18 U.S.C. 922(b)(1) deals with who may purchase a gun from a gun dealer.  In order to prohibit an 18-20 year-old to acquire or possess a firearm, you would have to limit gun sales at gun shows, on the Internet, and through private purchases.

These are decisions which Congress rejected in 2013 (when the Democrats owned the House, Senate & White House), and are now being pushed through the back door, using fraud and misrepresentation.

WILL REPUBLICANS SELL OUT LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS?

There was an expression popular in the 1980’s: The sell-out Republicans are “feeding the alligator, in the hopes that it will eat them last.”  If Republicans politicians sell out their base, they will turn on them and we will see even more of them voted out of office in favor of honest Constitutional Conservatives, such as we saw with the advent of the Tea Party during the Obama Administration.

Diane L. Gruber

Armed American

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