A tragedy like the one in Las Vegas is viewed by Dems in Washington as nothing more than an opportunity. An opportunity to take a swing at the Second Amendment.
You shouldn’t be surprised by this. It’s the same old song and dance.
We’ve already seen Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduce the “Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act,” legislation to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks.
Even though Feinstein freely admitted in a CBS interview that no law would’ve stopped the gunman because “He passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.”
Now we’re seeing other gun control legislation pop up in both Houses, including bills to ban online ammo sales and “high-capacity” magazines and a bill to require FFLs to report gun buyers to authorities if they purchase more than two rifles in a five-day period.
“There is simply no good reason why sportsmen and women need more than ten rounds in a magazine,” said Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT). “No sportsman or woman needs thirty rounds to kill a deer. It’s shameful that we protect our deer better than we protect our people.”
Esty’s bill is ironically titled, “Keep Americans Safe Act.” Right. Because you will be safer when you have fewer rounds to defend yourself. Love that logic. Love how Esty believes the 2A is about deer hunting.
“The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act is one step in the right direction to slowing the proliferation of guns and ammunition,” said Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), pitching her bill to end Internet ammo sales.
“Americans did not send us to Washington to mourn them when it is our job to do everything we can as federal legislators to protect them,” Coleman added.
Again, Coleman wants to protect us by making it harder for us to purchase ammunition. Are we seeing a trend here? It’s doublethink! The government is telling us: You are more safe when you are less free to defend yourself.
Then there’s the Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act. Utter insanity. It would require gun dealers to report the sale of two or more long guns within a five-day period.
“This bill is a long-overdue update,” said Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA). “Our law enforcement agencies need to know if anyone is stocking up on AR-15s and AK-47s.
“The multiple sales reporting provision that is already on the books has helped our law enforcement go after handgun trafficking rings across the country,” she continued. “There is simply no reason why we should exempt semi-automatic rifles from that provision.”
Great. Let’s expand a policy that creates a database of gun purchasers. No issues there, right? We want the government looking over our shoulder, tracking what we buy and when we buy it. I mean, how else is it going to know where all the guns are when it comes time disarm America?
Our GOP-controlled Congress hopefully has enough sense to shoot down these bills one by one. They’ve done so in previous years with similar legislation restricting mags and prohibiting ammo sales. We’ll have to wait and see though.