‘Federal Assault Weapons Licensing Act’ Introduced

This week, Congressman Chris Jacobs (R-NY) introduced the “Federal Assault Weapons Licensing Act,” a bill that would establish a licensing system for prospective purchasers of modern sporting rifles (MSR).

Per the legislation, one would need to take a mandatory safety course, pass an FBI background check, submit fingerprints and provide proof of identity as part of the licensing process.

The license would need to be renewed every five years.

Anyone who already owns an MSR would be grandfathered in, however, if they wanted to buy an additional MSR they would need a license.

“My legislation is common sense and provides a straightforward licensing process to ensure those who are purchasing and taking ownership of assault weapons are responsible, law-abiding Americans,” Jacobs said in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica. 

“We can honor and protect our Second Amendment, while also ensuring that dangerous weapons do not fall into the wrong hands. We must do more to ensure the safety of our schools and communities, and I urge my colleagues to join me in sponsoring this legislation,” he added.

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Police officers and military personnel would be exempt.

The bill also allows unlicensed individuals to shoot modern sporting rifles at a range or while hunting if the license holder supervises.

Unlicensed individuals may also use one in self-defense to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.

“While the overwhelming majority of Americans who own these weapons are law-abiding, responsible gun owners – the increasing trend of mass shootings with these weapons shows additional safeguards must be placed upon obtaining them,” said Jacobs.

“My bill will better ensure these guns do not fall into the wrong hands, while still protecting Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” he continued.

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  • Sculpin September 25, 2022, 8:43 pm

    Another RINO

  • Nate September 25, 2022, 6:51 am

    How about replcing the fbi with an agency that can figur outhow to enfoce the miriad of laws we already have .

  • Ken September 24, 2022, 9:09 am

    I hate to tell you, but Chris Jacobs is listed as a Republican on the header of this article. After reading all of the radical bull that he was proposing, I was sure that he had to be a Dem so I Googled him and he’s shown as a Republican. McCarthy needs to have a little one-on-one talk with him.

  • Michael Sarkies September 24, 2022, 7:38 am

    This is a bad bill and needs to die a quick death.

  • e September 23, 2022, 9:53 pm

    They can’t make a gun registry, so they’ll just register the person that has the gun. HMMM?!

  • D.J. September 23, 2022, 9:16 pm

    We already have “ assault rifle licensing “ , it’s
    commonly referred to as a “ tax stamp “ for
    fully automatic weapons .

    I need no “ license “ for a semiautomatic rifle ,
    pistol or shotgun .

    I’ll not purchase one for any lawful weapon I
    may , or may not , have .

    “ So solly , G.I. , you too beacoup dinky-dow , numba ten ! “

  • JB September 23, 2022, 6:42 pm

    These are weapons that Communists fear will be used against them. Lets hope the Communist fear is high, because because they know all freedom loving Americans will never surrender to Communism. Americas founders knew this, and it is why the 2nd Amendment exists today.

  • Gomer September 23, 2022, 5:39 pm

    Typical load of leftist horse shit. This bill can’t die soon enough.

  • MarkJ September 23, 2022, 5:12 pm

    Question: How do you know a Democrat is lying?

    Answer: If they use “common sense” anywhere in something they’re saying, they’re lying.

  • Randall Slack September 23, 2022, 5:04 pm

    I know lets “allow” people to own them as long as we can profit from them exercising a right.
    Now are there any other rights we are charged for to exercise?
    No!!!
    So this lame brain politician can go pound sand!!

  • Ted K September 23, 2022, 4:21 pm

    Since we know the Democrats don’t care about people dying from vaccines or other causes inflicted by our government it’s safe to say that their reasons are other than gun violence. Imagine what kind of horrible bills they would come out with if we had no guns at all. The Democrats better wake up, anywhere they took guns away ,death increase 10 fold. They think cops are bad now ,imagine killing one black guy in a traffic stop and when the family come at police in protest the cops chopping all of them down in the street and then going about their business. Wake Up, dummies.

    • Willozwisp September 24, 2022, 10:50 am

      Thought this guy is a Republican?

    • Cloudbuster September 24, 2022, 7:58 pm

      The author is a Republican.

  • James Michael September 23, 2022, 2:51 pm

    The problem with all these falsely proffered “common sense” Bills and legislation, is they have selective characterizations that are meaningless, like “Assault Rifle” — which in the ACTUAL weapons for which the Military used this term many years ago, is FULL AUTOMATIC weapons. We already have such licensing requirements for Automatic weapons. These clowns know this, even if they are firearm illiterates. So the real intention, as with all “creep” Bills, is to open the door to a stepping stone process that gets expanded later, and will lead to full registration of ALL firearms; despite what they say now. Just like a teenager, if a Democrats mouth is moving — he, she or “it” is lying.

  • John M .Yurecko September 23, 2022, 2:44 pm

    They Are Not Assault Weapons , There Semi-Auto, Not Military Select Fire Stop Using That Political Term.

  • kent September 23, 2022, 2:38 pm

    what a pathetic, filthy, treasonous lie. A NY democrat talking about “protecting and honoring our 2nd amendment”

    • Cloudbuster September 24, 2022, 7:59 pm

      New York *Republican*.

  • JOHN L SCHARF September 23, 2022, 2:07 pm

    At this rate, you may as well buy short rifles, shotguns, and silencers. The documentation will be no more rigorous and flood the ATF with information overload.

  • vinnie September 23, 2022, 2:06 pm

    What purpose would another useless “License” serve? This sounds almost like the “Useless mandate” from the “Useless former mayor” of New York when he was attempting to limit the size of soft drinks, so People just opted to buy two drinks instead of one large one! DUUUUHHHHH! Is this “A-Hole” opting for a License to KILL?

  • Crimsonfalcon07 September 23, 2022, 1:53 pm

    Anti gunners should be banned from using the term “common sense.” It doesn’t mean what they think it means.

  • Steven Crowl September 23, 2022, 1:26 pm

    Honest law biding, people must already pass a fed background check and be 21. No convictions or spouse abuse charges pending. This is nothing but a gun registry program just like New Jersey who then confiscated all of them or forced you to get rid of them. Federal law prohibits federal arms registry and records retained.
    Not my USA. Sounds like A country in S. America who took all the guns away then screwed the people and stole them blind.

  • Dave September 23, 2022, 1:12 pm

    Some states just seem to be magnets for imbeciles. This guy is another one. He can take his registrations and shove them up his leftist ass. I would not be surprised if he voted for Red Flag laws also.

    • Dave September 23, 2022, 1:51 pm

      Everybody on this forum talks big but why are these things passing in the States? Blah, blah, blah. Where will everybody be when they come for the guns? Hey moderator: stop censoring veterans. Sua Sponte you pussies at Guns America.

    • Tom September 23, 2022, 3:07 pm

      SPEAK OF IMBECILES, what you have written clearly puts you in that group, another poorly educated loser with a big mouth and nothing to say. Go stroke your guns.

      • Let's go Brandon, FJB September 23, 2022, 5:09 pm

        @Tom, pot meet kettle on calling anyone a imbecile. I’ll gladly stroke my gun as opposed to degenerates like you stroking your new bottom surgery.

        • Slim September 25, 2022, 6:34 am

          HAHA Tom!!!!! AGREED!!!!! I to will go stroke my many, many extremely well built multiple different platforms and in so many calibers the shim with the fake bits would crap shims pants. Not to mention the mountain of mags and ammo to help them all run like the most precision sewing machine ever made. You can be the “smart guy” who THINKS the cops will arrive BEFORE the criminals with guns gain entry into your unarmed house… you be that statistic! And let’s say they arrive before your wiped off the map, do you REALLY think the cops will DIE FOR YOU?! If you think yes, remember the school shooting where MULTIPLE cops to THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT/S just SAT ON THEIR ACES and LET ADULTS AND CHILDREN get slaughtered. Don’t take my word for it, youtube has the videos of the coward cops sitting outside the room while children at a school was being executed by a coward loser BUT NOT ONE COP went in till AFTER MANY HAD DIED! And good old Tom THINKS the cops will not only arrive in time, BUT ALSO will RUN IN BLINDLY to a house they KNOW at least one guy has a gun on him… GOOD LUCK TOMMY BOYISH!

  • Todd September 23, 2022, 1:10 pm

    *They* – generally lose me at “common sense” as it is almost always NEITHER!

  • John Lakey September 23, 2022, 1:05 pm

    Each politician needs their own IRS Agent to live with them and be rotated without notice.

  • David F September 23, 2022, 12:59 pm

    The Supreme Court made this quite clear, there is no restriction on the sale of commonly owned firearms. There is over 24 million AR-15’s in the US alone with whatever they are going to classify MSR there’s easily 100 million, sounds pretty darn commonly owned to me.

  • Clint W. September 23, 2022, 12:35 pm

    It really all boils down to just one thing, Democrats and RINO’s, presidents and liberal Supreme Court judges, can not grasp the concept of “…shall not be infringed.”, because they can’t understand the definition of ‘infringed’. I’ll bet home schooled 3rd grader, or a public school 12th grader, could look it up in the dictionary and understand the meaning immediately.

    • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment September 23, 2022, 2:29 pm

      with what they are teaching kids now I suspect they wouldn’t understand that concept!

    • Pat September 23, 2022, 3:15 pm

      ….And YOU do understand? Obviously NOT. Idiot, “infringed” is not the key, but understanding the ORIGINAL INTENT is, and people like you don’t have the tools to fully understand. People like you tend to “interpret” comments and statements within your limited capacities as benefits YOU, not as the underlying intent dictates.
      This is typical here, people make these from the hip quick statements that are either untrue, misinterpreted, or partially correct…too much being brain-washed by the idiots on Fox.

      • Hondo September 25, 2022, 3:24 pm

        Pat you speak of things you don’t understand , quit it because it only makes you sound like a leftist nut hugger.

      • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment September 26, 2022, 3:32 pm

        Well thank you Pat, you have proved my point exactly! Now go out into the world and hug some criminals today!!!

    • MCM September 24, 2022, 10:43 am

      Thumbs up, and I would think that they (Representatives) should look up the definition of the word ‘shall’. It gives them No option.

    • STEVENC September 25, 2022, 2:12 pm

      They understand the line very well. That’s what they hate. All the crying and bitching isnt going to accomish anything at all! Who is going to take a stand when the time comes????
      Life time politicians both parties needs to end. Same idiots, same position, same compromise, over and over and over. And whomever has kept voting for these GOP asswipes all these years is not a true Constitutionalist….if they were legitimately elected in anyway!!! This too we are going to have to fight. As did tbe forefathers.

  • Glenn Winkowski September 23, 2022, 12:24 pm

    This is another stupid and needless gun law that the Democratic Party is trying to get passed. Yes I said Democratic Party: Jacobs is not a republic anymore. He sided with the democrats after the shooting incident in Buffalo. NY sportsman are all totally against all these nonsensical laws they are trying to sneak past the public. Why should those of us who follow the law be punished for deeds of those who break them!!!! Jacobs is out when his term is up and he knows this!!!!!!

  • Nick September 23, 2022, 12:13 pm

    These politicians can label their proposals anything they want. The fact is they don’t care about safety or to prevent criminals from getting firearms. With all these proposed laws plus the new cc codes they want a registry.
    These politicians want total control and know that they will never have that as long as there are armed citizens. Just look at all the bills that keep popping up. Add to that the ATF redefining laws when ever they want, keep in mind that is an unelected federal agency bypassing congress and creating laws.
    The federal government only was granted authority to impose their laws in DC, not anywhere else in the United States. Federal agencies enforcing laws across the country is pure government overreach.

  • Stephen September 23, 2022, 11:40 am

    OK… So what the hell happened to the 2nd amendment? You don’t get to have a work around. I don’t care what you think, who you are, or what your title is. You follow the law as written. If you don’t have the stones to prosecute criminals and carry out jail sentences? That’s not my problem… I follow the law to the letter! Maybe it’s time to stop coddling criminals and replace that with a good swift kick in the ass! Why should I have my guns taken away because some brain dead idiot can’t play nice and live within the damn rules!!! Also every time something like this comes along, the name Soros pops up somewhere along the line. How bout we take the name Soros and Soros money out of the equation entirely! Seems to me it’s our country and we should be the ones running it ya think?

    • STEVENC September 25, 2022, 2:18 pm

      And whom do you suggest is the “We” in this? You don’t get it at all, THEY don’t care!!! We are past the time of reasoning and truth finding.
      Time to stop quibbling and shooting off at the mouth!! Politicians are rich and corrupt. The election system is compromised. “We” are unorganized. So what do YOU suggest “WE” do?

  • Snug September 23, 2022, 11:33 am

    Last slap in the face from another rino! He decides not to run again after his handjobbing the dems pisses off he constituents so now this is his parting gift, AND WHERE is that limpdick Kevin McCarthy?

  • cstotes@yahoo.com September 23, 2022, 11:24 am

    This could lead to confiscation after keeping a log of purchases. Again it goes after legal gun owners instead of going after criminals. They do not enforce gun laws the way it is. Criminals commit crimes with guns and they are released without bail. Doesn’t make sense!

    • Dave September 23, 2022, 1:17 pm

      You’re right. They are building data bases any way they can. After Mr Potato Head gave his Hitlarian speech the

      other day, you can be sure they will attempt to grab every firearm in the country. That is a libtards wet dream. I

      hope that gun owners are not such sheep that they just hand them in because the fascists in DC threaten them.

  • scott r maskell September 23, 2022, 11:17 am

    Chris we do not want you to be our congressman your not one of us your a rich spoiled man who bought his way in to congress. You know nothing about New Yorkers . RESIGN Dumb Dumb

  • Jefferson September 23, 2022, 11:02 am

    What’s the point of NCIS then? This is just more hoops, money, feel good legislation, and this congressman’s legacy(which will evaporate the second the next mass shooting event that circumvents the law occurs).

  • notoolmech September 23, 2022, 10:39 am

    I suggest we introduce legislation to remove any politician that attempts to subjugate the rights established for all Americans by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    • KenA September 23, 2022, 1:01 pm

      Now that is an excellent idea. Maybe then they wouldn’t completely ignore our Constitution.

      • James September 25, 2022, 5:23 pm

        We need term limits.
        No politicians in office for 30, 40 or 50 years.
        The politiicians won’t vote for term limits, because they know the fast food restaurants won’t hire them after they leave office.

  • Dar September 23, 2022, 10:37 am

    So, these guys fight tooth and nail to prevent requiring ID’s to vote, but for exercising your rights as defined in the Second Amendment, they want not only your ID, but your fingerprints and training. What would they say about training people to vote or taking fingerprints to allow it? Simply amazing….

  • Armed and Dangerous September 23, 2022, 10:31 am

    The only thing this proposed law will do that current background check laws don’t do is give the information to the federal government. That’s gun registration.

  • EasyEddie September 23, 2022, 10:13 am

    Truly the Democrats are the party of ‘common sense’. Surely no one could oppose some ‘common sense’ approaches to a problem that doesn’t exist. These people make me nauseous. So in other words the ‘SAFE Act’ works so well in NY that they want to make it national. These demons need to be driven back into the deepest pit of hell they came out of.

  • clayusmcret September 23, 2022, 9:54 am

    Congressman Chris Jacobs (R-NY) ain’t no republican. He’s a damn yankee.

  • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 9:37 am

    My man, Gov. Ron DeSantis, has the right idea. He’s shipping Illegals to those self-declared “sanctuary cities & states.”
    We need to do the same thing with all the Leftists, only ship them out of our country to some Commie shithole where they can experience their fanciful “utopia” first-hand.

    • PTeres September 23, 2022, 11:03 am

      And as always, another worthless piece of legislation they want to slam down our throats. Here’s an example: we have concealed carry permits, in which you must purchase, in order to legally carry. You also go through an extensive backup check, local and FBI, fingerprint, and photo…. yet thier are millions of gang members and other unlawful citizens who carry illegally without going through any sort of background, permits, or licensing!

    • MCM September 24, 2022, 10:55 am

      And let them experience the road to communism, which is a one way street.

  • Joe dime September 23, 2022, 9:34 am

    None of this would be happening if Trump wasn’t cheated out of his second term.

  • Roderick Daugherty September 23, 2022, 9:32 am

    I bet this guy is going to dress up to look like a real asshole.

  • Nicholas September 23, 2022, 9:28 am

    Stop calling them “modern sporting rifles”, or “assault weapons”. Call them what they are in the language of the U.S. Constitution, all the state Constitutions, and promulgated statutes.
    They are the tools that “all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense *** were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.”
    Until we admit that Article I, § 8, Cls. 15&16 are actually the prevailing authority “to execute the Laws of the Union…” the right, all rights, will be under attack.
    How difficult is it for people, who think they have a right, to want to control the authority to protect their rights? In the case of the pro-2nd community, it appears nearly impossible to understand.

    • Kbc September 23, 2022, 11:27 am

      Since we are law abiding citizens of the USA, and we all contact and support our elected officials, fed, state and local directly, we all respect law enforcement and first responders, I think it is safe to say firearms and explosives are within and protected under the constitution 4th amendment, which is enforced by the 3rd amendment not to infringe on the second amendment, thus protecting our first amendment. The fifth amendment, thus, provides innocent until proven guilty, IF an elected official creates a law overnight making a person guilty to be proven innocent this is not the USA intent. If the BATFE is creating laws, regulations or contrary infringement on any of the costitution which is beyond the scope and reach of thier jurisdiction and authority, then the laws, etc they are creating must be applied unilaterally across their scope to include alcohol and Tabacco, (cannabis, etc) as these are NOT protections under the constitution; for each ounce of liquor, wine etc the same policy and enforcement for ammunition should be directly applied to the alcohol and Tabacco (Canabis, etc) growers, producers, distributors, buyers and consumers. Automatic or large capacity beer kegs would thus be banned and or registered and tracked. Home made items must be serialized. I don’t think Pelosi’s winery or the State of California owned cannabis factory in Needles, CA or other states would like to be held accountable for all DUI and DUI related fatalities, would like to be held accountable, ya think?

      • Nicholas September 23, 2022, 2:00 pm

        While you are trying to make arguments for amendments and lawful doctrine, you seem to ignore the fact that if “public officials” don’t abide the oath of office, you have no rights to speak of.
        I’ll ask again, and maybe someone with answer the question I posed; “How difficult is it for people, who think they have a right, to want to control the authority to protect their rights?”
        And I will ask you directly, why avoid the point of specifically enumerated authority, and the fact that the Founders gave us the power to protect all our rights, with a duly empowered Institution?

  • John Blum September 23, 2022, 9:22 am

    Gotta get out and vote folks, get your friends and family out to vote. This is death by a thousand cuts.

  • John September 23, 2022, 9:21 am

    I think it is a great idea if they do away with the NFA 1986 machine gun ban. Then I can buy a real modern assault rifle in selectfire and pay what the rifle should really cost. Right now all we have are modern sporting rifle just like they had lever action in the 1800s. Rifle technology of the times.

  • Paul Kocic September 23, 2022, 9:13 am

    Am I the only person who thinks we have sufficient laws and processes in place to keep firearms out of the “wrong hands?” What we lack is the enforcement of the existing laws because our “legislators” are more concerned with political correctness and “inclusion” than they are about “protecting” citizens. As a former police officer I can definitively say the majority of the felons I arrested were released before I could even finish the reports necessary to arrest them in the first place. Even after doing all the necessary paperwork the vast majority never went to trial because the DA chose not to prosecute.
    Criminals don’t fill out permit requests, but they still have access to weapons and they use those weapons for the specific purpose of breaking existing laws. Enforce the existing laws and stop early releases. Stop giving political correctness, inclusion and liberal agendas higher precedence than the rule of law. While on the topic of stopping, stop punishing those who abide by the law under the guise of “protecting people.” I own weapons to protect myself and my family because the institutions designed to provide those protections won’t / can’t do the job.

    • Robbie September 28, 2022, 3:07 pm

      Amen!

  • TERRY September 23, 2022, 9:12 am

    I can see a strong black market and a lot of private trading going on the street. Obviously, the price of these weapons will double.

    • James September 25, 2022, 5:27 pm

      The cartels will start selling guns just like they sell illegal drugs.

      And they will probably sell gasoline to sheeple in commiefornia after blowsome bans the sale of gasoline.

  • Barry bin Inhalin September 23, 2022, 9:11 am

    So let me get this straight, we need new legislation that would:

    ‘provide(s) a straightforward licensing process to ensure those who are purchasing and taking ownership of assault weapons are responsible, law-abiding Americans’

    Hunh? First, dont we have the NFA and an existing, stringent process for buyers of (automatic) assault weapons already? What’s not working about it and why couldn’t that existing act be amended, if need be? What we have here is typical Democrat political pandering at election time combined with a boyish misappropriation of terms. So let’s define ‘assault weapon’, shall we?

    A semi automatic rifle is not an assault weapon. At the least, I do not believe you’ll find a single military around the world using a semi auto. That’s number one. Number two, isn’t a double action revolver a semi automatic firearm, just not fed from a magazine but a cylinder? One squeeze, one shot, next round chambered and ready…I’m sure the fine Congressman will clarify his ‘common sense’ real soon….

    #letsGoBranden
    ##jabDontWork
    #ultraMAGA

  • Roadrunner September 23, 2022, 8:56 am

    No such thing as an adult weapon. Assault is a crime committed on 1person by another person.

  • KC September 23, 2022, 8:52 am

    Seems to me we have some (a few?) good gun laws in place today – how about we try ENFORCING THE ONES WE HAVE – every time, all the time – before we start cooking up a bunch of new ones? You know, like prosecuting ALL Form 4473 violations as the felonies they are; keeping ALL violent criminals in jail for their full and entire sentences; fixing the NCIC; etc. All of these law have one thing in common – they go after the bad guys and leave the rest of us alone. Just a thought.

    • Kbc September 23, 2022, 11:51 am

      Did you ever get a traffic ticket? Maybe when you were a kid you had some alcohol and drove but was not in an accident or caught? Gee, maybe red flag laws should cover traffic laws for momentary mental instability, causing your judgement to be impaired? If the holier than thou people have never made any mistake where will the line in the sand be moved to next? You might not be able to get a driver’s license renewal unless you go through a background search and proof of a mental wellness taxpayer funded state pshyciatric evaluation so you dont drive through a parade of grandma’s. Really?

      • James September 23, 2022, 1:18 pm

        Back in the 1950’s, a person could go to a hardware store, gun shop or mail order all kinds of firearms with no background check, no federal forms to fill out and no waiting period, and crime was much lower back then.

  • Dogman197 September 23, 2022, 8:50 am

    Do the same for alcohol, any knife and sex.

  • gdogs September 23, 2022, 8:46 am

    I could go along with a license, so long as after I have it, I can buy any NFA item I want without additional paperwork or taxes. If I’m considered safe enough to have an MSR, then it should mean I’m safe enough for SBR’s and suppressors. Of course that won’t be the deal, sooooooo… no license compliance.

  • Reginald Hafner September 23, 2022, 8:41 am

    More democrat stupidity that accomplishes nothing . Also let’s take into consideration that there is no such thing as am assault weapon. Democrats are stuck on stupid.

  • Stan d. Upno September 23, 2022, 8:28 am

    Just another Progressive-Socialist push for illegal Federal gun restrictions. Idiot Jacobs’ scheme won’t work without a National Gun Registry; what they Really want and won’t mention.

    Gotta love the BS lies put together for their ignorant supporters. He says the vast majority(like 99.99999999%) of MSR owners are good, law-abiding citizens, BUT, your unConstitutional scheme will prevent criminals from getting their hands on such weapons. Uh, moron, did you ever stop to think that criminals buy stolen guns on the Black Market? So, you’re gonna penalize 99.99999999% of gun owners –tens of millions– for the number of so-called mass shooters that you can count on your fingers? I think not!

  • Jim September 23, 2022, 8:12 am

    Jacobs, as with the rest of these democrat lunatics, must be on the payroll of the gun companies, or at least making a commission. Every time they come up with the next stupid idea, Gun sales go through the roof. This is about the stupidest one yet though. Our country is on a path to a free state, and communist state system at the rate we are going though. We will see.

  • Deplorable Me September 23, 2022, 8:05 am

    All bureaucrats should go through a similar licensing process.

  • Grumpy 1 September 23, 2022, 7:56 am

    WTF?? Just another back door way of saying nation wide firearm registration. These idiots have their heads so far up their azzes, they have to untie their shoes to take a breath!!!!
    I do believe more and more that when you get all the elected “leaders” together, you end up with a ALD (Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig, and Dementia) convention!!!

  • jim September 23, 2022, 7:51 am

    I guess he didn’t (couldn’t) read the Bruen decision.

  • ALLAN PERKINS September 23, 2022, 7:48 am

    I maintain a spreadsheet of data on mass shootings. I get the data from Crime Prevention Research Center, Mother Jones News, and internet searches.

    Of the 127 mass shootings I have listed since 1980, 105 (82.7%) obtained their weapon legally, 22 (17.3%) did not.

    Those that legally obtained their firearms would most likely pass a background check under this proposed new law. Those that obtained theirs illegally would still obtain their weapon illegally.

    This law would change nothing.

    Additionally, a rifle was the primary weapon in 45 (35.4%) mass shootings while handguns were the primary weapon in 71 (55.9%) mass shootings.

    • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 8:35 am

      You still don’t get it, do you?
      It has Nothing to do with public safety. It is the same excuse to expand control over the populace, like when they used the Covid scare to ruin businesses & lives with their draconian lock-downs & other mandates.

      STOP thinking the way They want you to! See the fire through the smoke.

      • Max September 23, 2022, 9:53 am

        Yep. It’s all about gun confiscation. That is their end goal.

        • James September 23, 2022, 12:48 pm

          Gun control equals gun registration equals gun confiscation equals you locked away forever in a gun control concentrate death camp!

  • Bill September 23, 2022, 7:46 am

    Is it an “Assault Weapon” or a “Modern Sporting Rifle”? Seems like the NY Congressman is confused or is he attempting to cast a very large net?

    Before the ink is dry on his bill, the term “Modern Sporting Rifle” will self-expand to include ALL modern sporting rifles.

    Might be a shotgun used for skeet shooting? Might be a BB Gun? Might be a Muzzle Loader manufactured in “modern” times?

    Point is… we should want none of it… he should take his bill and shove it!

    • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 8:39 am

      Right. We could probably get rid of 2/3rds of the gun laws on the books and be none the worse for it. These idiot politicians pass law after law and Never look back to see if any of them are any good. Can’t bruise their bloated egos by removing a bill they sponsored, ya know.

  • Frank J Picorale September 23, 2022, 7:08 am

    This is an infringement on the 2nd Amendment and as such is Unconstitutional and illegal

  • rudutch September 23, 2022, 6:57 am

    2 things
    1) these IS something called the 2nd amendment
    2) NYC lets criminals go without prosecution frequently, “NYPD statistics show that overall crime in New York City is up more than 37% over the last year” but NOW they will prosecute firearm owners?

    We need ‘common sense liberal control’

    • Gary September 23, 2022, 8:49 am

      There is no such thing as a common sense Liberal!
      That is oxymoron!

  • Cory C. September 23, 2022, 6:47 am

    This is kind of funny. I already had to go through these hoops when I got my in and out of state CWPs. Why should I have to go through it again? And it seems as though it’s just there to throw up another barrier at 1 more fee one more annoyance. We the law abiding gun owners don’t go around killing people. So why should we have to be punished when 99.9% of us already own these guns and don’t use them to kill? Furthermore I am more concerned about the fact that this will be a national law. It’s a way of making a back door registry. Oh this guy applied for a modern sporting rifle license. He probably owns at least one of them or plans to. Now we know everything about him and when we can go get it at any time. They’re not as slick as they think they are.

  • James Parker September 23, 2022, 5:05 am

    ALL MASS SHOOTINGS ARE IN FACT DONE BY DEMOCRATS ,LEAVE US ALONE ,IF YOU WANT TO END GUN VIOLENCE ,KEEP GUNS AWAY FROM LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS,PROBLEM SOLVED; Leftists make up the bulk of mass shooters however. Nearly 80% of mass shooters who have a political bent, at least that is known have strong Left wing political affiliations. Several have actually been in favor of gun control, iron
    The Dayton Ohio shooter apparently acted on anger at the El Paso shooting. The Pulse Nightclub shooter was an extreme and active Left winger and fanatical Democrat. The guy who shot up his college in Virginia was a registered Democrat and had espoused Left wing views at times, though his love of guns was a stark contrast to the rest of his political views. The guy who shot Gifford was a Left wing anarchist (precursor to ANTIFA). The guy who shot up the school in Florida was a… See more

  • John Richardson September 23, 2022, 3:31 am

    We already have systems in place to screen folks buying these or any other guns. We do not need more. And this will also lead to a gun registry which is ILLEGAL everywhere. Criminal control is what is needed. Use a gun in a crime instant life without parole. Kill someone with a gun while committing another crime instant execution upon conviction. THAT will put a real damper on crimes with guns!

    • Armed and Dangerous September 23, 2022, 10:08 am

      You’re right John. Unfortunately the liberal democrats don’t want to punish these criminals. They want to let them back out on the street to commit more crimes so they can call for more gun control. The criminals actually help their cause.

  • American Patriot September 22, 2022, 7:54 pm

    So what distinguishes an assault weapon from a revolver, semi auto pistol, knife, V8 Camaro or a rock? They can all be deadly and serve the same purpose and all have been used to assault someone with…..

  • Blue Dog (he/him) 🧢 September 22, 2022, 6:34 pm

    How refreshing to see such common sense from a Republican! First Cornyn and now this Jacobs, it gives me hope that Americans can still come together to find solutions. This sounds like it might help, why not give it a shot? Give peace a chance!

    • Let's go Brandon, FJB September 23, 2022, 7:28 am

      Hey bluewaffle, there is no common sense coming from that clown or any degenerates from the left including you. AR’s commit about 1% of shootings in this country. There are millions of AR’s that responsible owners are using them properly. More handguns are used by criminals and even those are not gone through the legal process of ownership. Criminals will either steal or trade for guns on the black market. None of these facts matter to imbeciles like you. The liberal mindset is: feelings over facts.

    • Rex Dickerson September 23, 2022, 8:39 am

      “Give peace a chance”? A typically silly and sophomoric bleat from the blueballs troll.

    • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 8:53 am

      Hey Blue Dog (he/him/she/it/they), why are you here? You Know you don’t belong to this fraternity, yet you’re constantly trolling us with your asinine opinions. Go post on Daily Beast, Insider, or Salon; you’ll feel right at home there.

      PS- Jacobs is a Republican like I’m an astronaut! He’s nothing but a RINO POS!

    • CT Ginger September 23, 2022, 10:03 am

      Every one of those measures are already in place. Each state has rules about the purchase of firearms but every state requires the completion of Federal Form 4473 and a reference to the NICS system. This measure simply adds a layer of redundancy that only amounts to a chance for further infringement. It’s a stupid feel-good measure that amounts to a nothing burger.

    • Hondo September 27, 2022, 8:18 am

      More nonesensical trolling from bluedouche it/clown. Give it a rest already you annoying twat.

  • Carbine Williams September 22, 2022, 4:01 pm

    The sooner all Liberals are removed from Society the better America can become.

    • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 9:00 am

      Bingo! What I’ve been saying. They are not going away and will not stop trying to “fundamentally transform” America. Now that they’ve achieved much success from Obama till now, they are stoked. They will use every dirty trick to stay in power and subvert the nation. The only solution is to expel them, or use whatever measures are necessary to rid the country of their toxic presence.

  • James September 22, 2022, 3:09 pm

    Chris Jacobs is trying to make a name for himself.
    He isn’t running for reelection this year.

    These far leftist, power crazed politicians always use terms like ” common sense” or ” save the children” in order to push their gun banning propaganda.

    And how will this very restrictive gun bill stop guns from falling into ” the wrong hands?”

    Some of these power crazed,far leftist politicians are calling for a ” gun control secret police” in America.

    There are laws against illegal drugs and drug dealing and yet people still find a way to obtain illegal drugs, use them and sell them.

    There are over 25,000 gun laws on the books. The far leftist politicians always say ” we need more gun laws”.
    The politiicians always lie and say the next gun law will stop all crime forever.

    There are over 2 million laws on the books in America with something like 100 to 200 more added every week. Has this stopped crime?
    It is said that a person cannot drive to work or go grocery shopping without breaking half a dozen laws so that makes everyone a criminal!

    Did you know the reason why street lights were first put up in cities? Because the politiicians back then said that ” the street lights would stop crime!”

    Did anyone notice that the ” mass stabbing” in Canada was swept away by the China run news media?
    Wow, 10 people killed and 25 send to hospitals and no mention. If it was a shooting, the news media and politicians would be talking about it for weeks.

    Did you ever notice that terrible car accidents killing 8, 10 or 12 people never get much mention by biased news media?

    If they really wanted to stop school shootings, put police and soldiers at every school in America, with orders to shoot any school shooters.
    If these school shooters are caught, after their trial, have a public hanging. That will stop any school shooters.

    Also put the parents of these school shooters in jail, after all they are the ones who raised them like this. It’s all the parents fault! Put the parents in jail.
    Do you think that any of them read the Bible? Went to church? Went to Sunday school? Of course not. If they did, they wouldn’t do terrible things like this

    There have been several articles about shoplifter’s now using shopping carts to go into stores in New York and commiefornia, filling them up with merchandise and calmly walking out of the store and no one stops them.

    Maybe if these demoncrap run cities would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, rioters, looters, protesters and arsonist and stopped trying to defund-abolish the police department and let the police go out and arrest these criminals and put them in prison for long sentences then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

    Many demoncrap run cities have a” no bail required” and release criminals back on the streets.

    Many demoncrap run cities have a $1.00 bail for murderers and release them back onto the streets to commit more murders.

    There are actually far leftist liberals who think that criminals and murderers shouldn’t be put into prison, is what they need is a ” yoga life coach”! Huh?

    The administration is having sections of the border wall taken down and sold off for scrap.
    This allows the cartels, M 13 gang members, M18 gang members, drug dealers, felons, murderers, criminals, terrorists, spies, and saboteurs and prostitutes to cross the border and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.

    The Central America countries are emptying out their jails and prisons and sending thousands of criminals and felons to America and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.

    The United States cannot become the dumping ground for all the world’s poor, unemployed and criminals.
    Do we really want America to end up like India with over a billion people living on the streets, alleys, sidewalks and gutters and having to eat garbage out of dumpsters just to survive.

    Finish the border wall now!

    Many Americans are being evicted from their apartments and homes and are becoming homeless and the administration is giving these apartments and homes to the illegals.

    The gun banning groups and gun banning politicians are run and funded by Micheal Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, the U.N.,. Russia, North Korea and Iran.

    China wants the 2nd amendment repealed.
    China says it is forbidden for it’s citizens to own firearms. Only the police, military and politiicians can own firearms.

    China gives money to gun banning groups and gun banning politicians.

    China is spending billions buying up American farmland and ranch land and no one does anything to stop them.
    What happens when China owns all the farmland in America?

    China recently bought a farm in North Dakota near a top secret air force base.
    They will bring over spies and saboteurs posing as farm workers.

    AOC and the squad and Letitia James want to repeal the 2 nd amendment.

    AOC and the squad want to replace the Constitution and Bill of Rights with something out of Castro and Stalin handbook and turn America into a communist workers paradise.

    AOC and the squad want to replace the American flag too.

    Many of these demoncrap run cities have a ” gun buy back” scheme.
    Where people bring in unwanted guns and get a $50 gift certificate to purchase tennis shoes. If people have a unwanted gun, they can take it to a gun shop and sell it and get more money for it.

    At these ” gun buy backs”, the police will have a undercover agent in disguise putting guns on the tables to make the ” gun buy back” look more effective.

    Also at these ” gun buy backs”, the police will have a surveillance van taking photos and videos of everyone who shows up and of their cars and license plate number.

    Do these far leftist politicians really believe that gang members and drug dealers will turn in their stolen handguns in front of dozens of police officers? What nonsense.

    These illegal ” gun buy backs” are a reminder of the Nazis ordering citizens back in the 1930’s to turn in their guns to the government.

    Protect and support your right to keep and own all types of firearms and accessories.

    Don’t allow the far leftist,Satan worshipping, power crazed politicians to restrict and ban firearms in America.

    Repeal the illegal 1934 gangster gun control act now.

    We no longer have gangster bank robbers riding on sideboards of automobiles robbing banks anymore.
    Today they use computers to rob banks.

    We don’t have bootleggers riding on sideboards of automobiles shooting at each other.

    Repeal the illegal 1934 gangster gun control act now.

    Make it legal to place a shoulder stock on a handgun.
    If it’s a handgun, how can placing a shoulder stock on it make it a rifle?

    Make it legal to own sound suppressors to help save hunters and shooters hearing.

    Make it legal to own “trapper lever action rifles” with 12″, 13″, 14″, 15″ barrels. These were popular until 1934.

    Buy more guns, ammo and accessories now before it’s too late!

    • Stan d. Upnow September 23, 2022, 9:32 am

      When you have an infestation of vermin(say, termites) destroying your home, do you try to reason with them, “compromise” with them, do nothing, or maybe even help them? No! You call-in pest control to deal with them. It’s the only solution for a problem that will not go away and only get worse.

    • John September 23, 2022, 11:20 am

      James,

      You raise some fair points, repealing NFA of 1934. As well, GCA of 68 – (originating from Hitler’s Weapons Control Act of 1936).

      I do take exception to your proposal of legalizing suppressors, shoulder stocks and trapper lever action rifles. Government legalizes in order to control (tax/criminalize) benefiting the holder of the privilege, however in this instances, in order to do so, the restriction placed upon government via the Second Amendment was sabotaged resulting in Rights reserved to the People via the Tenth Amendment clearly stolen.

      • James September 23, 2022, 3:20 pm

        By legalize shoulder stocks on handguns, sound suppressors and trapper lever action rifles, this removes them from the 1934 GCA and they can be owned as any other product or firearm.

        Sure we’d all like to be able to go out and purchase these products without any regulations, but unfortunately these misguided politicians screwed up everything and made it difficult for us today.

        Many of these politicians in 1934 were in their 50’s and 60’s, meaning that they were born back in the 1870’s to 1880’s,

        I wonder how many had even gone and finished school back then.

        Articles said many of the politicians at the time were ” confused” over parts and reading of the 1934 GCA.

        No one knows why the politiicians banned shoulder stocks on handguns.

        The reason why sound suppressors were added, was that some joker with the Fish & Game dept. had a senator for a friend and told him to add ” sound suppressors” to stop poaching, not to stop gangster bank robbers or bootleggers, just to stop poaching!

        In many European countries, it is difficult to purchase a firearm, but sound suppressors are not regulated at all. In fact many areas require them as to not frightened citizens with the muzzle blast of a rifle while hunting.

        The criminals of the 1920’s to 1930’s stole the firearms from national guard armories and , police departments ( many weren’t open 24 hours a day).

        So did the illegal 1934 Gangster gun control act stop the gangster bank robbers and bootleggers?
        Of course not.
        What stopped them was that they were either shot and killed or they were arrested and spent decades in prison.

        FDR copied Hitler, saying ” guns and gold were enemies of the state”.
        FDR banned gold blaming the depression on the common man owning gold, when in fact it was his buddies and business partners speculation in the stock market which caused the depression.

        Some in the FDR administration wanted to ban all handguns too.

  • James Richards September 22, 2022, 11:08 am

    Eliminating ALL the Idiot Politicians Would be a Good Place to Start in Fixing the Wrongs in the Country!

    • Deus September 23, 2022, 5:49 am

      Agreed!

  • Allan Owen September 22, 2022, 10:32 am

    I, like all of you, have become very fatigued at the use of the term”assault weapon”. It brings tomind the old saw that a lie told loud enough and long enough becomes the truth. We can’t let that happen here.

  • Angelo Montour September 22, 2022, 9:53 am

    In my opinión we need law enforcement presents in and around all schools.
    Protect our most precious asset , our youth our future.

  • Concerned Neighbor September 21, 2022, 12:39 pm

    Given communists like Jacobs and the devastating failures of Uvalde’s democrat police and democrat police, it’s obviously past time that we need common sense bans on democrats and their socialist/marxist/communist subgroups.

  • SuperG September 21, 2022, 8:55 am

    Again, the ignorant demonize an inanimate object. Are not all weapons dangerous if misused? This guy is just pandering to the left.

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