Senate Bill Approved: Criminalizes Private Gun Sales & Transfers
You know that, "shall not be infringed" section of the 2 amendment? Yeah, that one, the Senate seems to have missed that section. - W.E.
On Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S.374 entitled, “Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers” that outlines universal background checks with includes commercial and private sales. This measure also empowers state governments’ access to federal criminal background systems.
The bill bans the transfer of guns without having a criminal background check run first. The NICS system, controlled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will be utilized along with commercial and gun show purchases.
By expanding the definition of “transfer”, the bill is able to include a gun that is loaned to a friend or colleague.
The new chain of command when transferring a firearm includes:
• Requiring the initial transfer to a federally licensed dealer
• The deal would transfer to the recipients
• The recipient would have to submit to a federal background check
The only exceptions are gifting to a family member such as a husband/wife, child, grand-child, or sibling.
If the gun is transferred to a significant other residing in the home, it cannot leave the premises and the transfer is only good for one week. The same applies to a transfer at a shooting range or for hunting purposes. Any other “loan” would result in a prison sentence for up to a year.
Regarding a shooting range, the transfer is only legal if the owner of the range is licensed with a “duly incorporated organization organized for conservation purposes or to foster proficiency in firearms.”
Senator Chuck Schumer who introduced the bill explained: “The issue of background checks remains the sweet spot. It can pass Congress and make a difference in preventing gun violence. We will work nonstop in the next couple weeks to continue negotiating a bipartisan compromise, and we are optimistic we can achieve one.”
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is expected to combat measures made by Congress to push through universal background checks. Although rumors abound about the NRA negotiating with the Obama administration with regard to gun control legislation, the organization denies the validity to the stories.
Chris Cox, lobbyist for the NRA points out: “We do not take positions on hypotheticals. We will make our position known if and when legislation is introduced.”
Cox continued: “To be clear, the National Rifle Association does not support legislation that would criminalize otherwise lawful transfers of firearms between law abiding Americans.”
In California there is a push for the total ban of lead ammunition to the public because environmentalists are concerned about indigenous animals. Anthony Rendon, Assembly member has championed legislation that would eliminate citizen’s right to purchase ammunition at the beset of the Defenders of Wildlife (DoW), Audubon California and the Humane Society of the US.
Eco-fascist Kim Delfino, representative of the DoW, asserted: “There really is no question that lead ammo is a threat. To pass a bill in California would set the stage for this happening throughout the country, the way low-emissions vehicle standards changed the market nationwide.”
California is also the scene of Department of Justice (C-DoJ) agents confiscated firearms from a gun owner who had a short stay in a mental hospital. The agents were heavily armed and wore bull-proof vests when they knocked on the door of the homeowner and took legally purchased guns at the beset of Kamala Harris, California attorney general.
California prohibits those deemed mentally unstable to own firearms; along with convicted felons and persons convicted of domestic violence crimes. Agents for the C-DoJ have confiscated 2,000 firearms, 117,000 rounds of ammunition and 11,000 high capacity magazines over the last year.
This draconian legislation restricts Californians from purchasing ammunition without a special permit.
The bill also includes:
• Tax regulation on ammunition by the state
• Restriction to gun ownership by residents
• Ban on shotguns and redefinition of the gun
• All handguns be fitted with safeties grandfathered gun purchases 5 years prior
• Residents who are convicted felons cannot live in a house where guns are kept
• The C-DoJ can incur monetary funding to identify gun owners listed for confiscation
John Marsh, coordinator of firearm seizures for the C-DoJ explains: “We’re not contacting anybody who can legally own a gun. I got called the Antichrist the other day. Every conspiracy theory you’ve heard of, take that times 10.”
Marsh justifies his job by telling himself that the citizens he violates are “felon[s]” regardless of whether or not the firearms are legally registered. Once a citizen of California is deemed mentally incompetent, they have no 2nd Amendment rights.
At the discretion of the C-DoJ certain guns are confiscated because there is no official “gun-list” complied. And the attorney general continuously adds names of those to have their guns taken from them by the state.
The California State Senate has allocated $24 million to fund the continuation of this program as the C-DoJ targets legally purchased guns from undesirables of society.
Using tracking software, the C-DoJ is able to map out all gun owners which make confiscation easier. Databases extend back to 1996 with lists of criminal convictions, restraining orders, and admittance to mental hospitals.
Under the California Armed Prohibited Persons list, the attorney general has been given $50 million to fund the “legal” reallocation of firearms from citizens by the state.