House Passes Sweeping Gun Control Package: Ban Mags Over 15 Rounds, Raise Purchase Age to 21

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a sweeping gun-control package titled, the “Protecting Our Kids Act” (POKA). 

The House approved the eight measures that comprise POKA by a 223-204 vote, mostly along party lines. 

Only two Democrats — Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon — voted against it while five Republicans — Reps. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Fred Upton of Michigan, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Chris Jacobs of New York — voted for it.  

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) spoke about the various components of POKA on the House Floor Wednesday:

  • Anthony Brown’s Raise the Age Act, which would raise the lawful age to purchase an AR-15 styled semiautomatic assault rifle from 18 to 21 years old;
  • Robin Kelly’s Prevent Gun Trafficking Act, which would establish new federal offenses for gun trafficking and straw purchasing;
  • David Cicilline’s Untraceable Firearms Act, which would ensure that ghost guns are subject to existing federal firearms regulations;
  • A trio of gun storage proposals—Rosa DeLauro’s Ethan’s Law, Elissa Slotkin’s Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act, and Sheila Jackson Lee’s Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act—which would establish storage regulations that keep guns out of the hands of children and award grants for firearm storage assistance programs;
  • Dina Titus’s Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act, which would build on existing regulations banning the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stocks for civilian use; and
  • Ted Deutch’s Keep Americans Safe Act, which would ban the sale, manufacture, and illegal possession of gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. 

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Gun control advocates were quick to praise the House’s passage of POKA.

“In the wake of Buffalo, Uvalde, Tulsa, and countless other shootings that don’t make headlines, the American people are demanding bold action from lawmakers — and the House is delivering,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.

“I applaud Speaker Pelosi for leading the charge, and I once again call on the Senate to follow the House’s lead and pass common-sense laws to keep American families safe,” he continued.

On the other side of the gun divide, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry trade association, blasted lawmakers for supporting measures that would chill the 2A rights of law-abiding citizens.

“This legislation isn’t a serious attempt to find common ground and effective answers. This was nothing short of a partisan effort to advance a radical gun control agenda,” said Mark Oliva, NSSF’s managing director of public affairs in an email to GunsAmerica.

“Many of the ideas included in this legislative package are unconstitutional, including denying Second Amendment rights to adults under the age of 21,” he continued. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just struck down California’s age-based gun ban as unconstitutional.

“The American public deserves better than what the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is delivering,” Oliva concluded.

POKA will now head to the evenly-divided Senate. There it will face an uphill battle as it will need 60 votes to overcome a GOP-led filibuster.

However, reports from Capitol Hill indicate that a group of bipartisan senators has been meeting in an attempt to find common ground on gun control.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is spearheading the negotiations and keeping president Biden appraised of the progress.

“He’s [Biden] giving us the space to negotiate the deal but we obviously need the president’s support and signature,” Murphy told NPR on Tuesday. “We don’t have an agreement, we don’t have anything to present to our colleagues or the White House. Yet.”

Murphy indicated that one of the priorities was to ban the sale of black rifles to adults under the age of 21.

More to come. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • Big Al 45 June 28, 2022, 11:45 am

    “Protecting our kids act”?
    Excuse me, but a LOT of the perps ARE kids.
    The very people doing this are doing this to their OWN generation.
    Why?
    Look at social media, and the way these kids act, what they say about one another.
    Klebold and Harris were angry with their own peers. As were many more.
    You wanna protect your kids?
    Then look at WHO they are socializing with.
    I disliked several guys and bully’s in my school, but I didn’t wanna kill them.
    We have dysfunctional kids, and a dysfunctional social media.
    Time to straighten that out.

  • Steve June 20, 2022, 5:59 am

    Why does everyone always go to the name Trump? I was WAY better off in my life with him in office you were too. Your just too embarrassed to admit it.

  • Andrew N. June 18, 2022, 3:01 am

    So, does this mean someone from the Left is going to define “assault rifle”? Last definition I saw listed “select-fire” as the first identifier. Let’s hope they are stupid enough to leave that definition, making everyones AR’s NON assault rifles. Since they don’t understand how firearms work, this is a distinct possibility.

  • david huckabee June 14, 2022, 11:00 am

    funny how many ANTI GUN people vote against guns, but they have ARMED security people assigned for them and are near them 7/24 365. tha.t means our constitution is just toilet paper for our elected scum bags. maybe?

  • Donn June 13, 2022, 4:14 pm

    Section 602 says (as to high cap mag. prohibition) “shall not apply to the possession of any large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed on or before the date of enactment of this subsection.”

    There’s millions of them out there now!

    I have collected the Colt branded .556 ones for years…. but prefer the hard to find 10, 8 and 5 capacity ones, because we actually go predator & deer hunting. Humans simply are not on the menu.

  • Dexter Winslett June 13, 2022, 11:30 am

    Please come take them before I get too old to fight well. I have been longing to water the tree of liberty since Buffoon Jimmy Carter.

  • Bubbinator June 13, 2022, 10:59 am

    More useless laws forced on law abiding citizens! Congress will never address the real problem – the repeated failure of politicians and bureaucrats to do their jobs! How many states do not report felons/ banned persons to the NICS System? Why does the Pentagon refuse to comply with that? What about Law Enforcement, the FBI especially, refusing to act on valid information they have on these nuts? It makes one highly suspect that evil intent is afoot in the shadows, like where did an unemployed 18 yr. old kid with a screaming “I’m a psycho” social media profile get $8000 worth of Cadillac AR-15s, 90 magazines, 1900 RDS of ammo and body armor? Cricket’s….

  • Ken June 13, 2022, 10:55 am

    Wonder what they’ll say after they pass a bunch of new gun laws and then there is another mass shooting?

    How about a federal grant to harden schools and to put in two shooters in every school house in America.

    By “shooter” I don’t mean an over weight retired cop that doubles as hallway monitor. I mean fit, trained shooters that can run room clearing drills after the kids have gone home a couple of evenings per week and who will be paid a commensurate LE salary and benefits through local LE agencies.

    Great job for all those former spec ops guys that muster out after 16 years but who still have 20 good years left in them. Great job for former SWAT personnel still in shape.

    Also a federal grant to supplement the salary of teachers that want to be trained.

    Nothing that Congress can do… no law they can pass… is going to stop a crazed shit head from trying to light up a school or another gun free zone. It’s the easy pickings that drive the crazies to gun free zones.

  • matt gutman June 12, 2022, 10:06 pm

    98% of the mass shooters from Charles Whitman to today have one common denominator. Almost all had Doctor Prescribed Psychotropic drugs in their system at the time of the murders. For years medical professionals, from medical doctors to psychiatrists have been trying to get this message across.

    Have the older of us noticed that almost all of the state run mental hospitals are gone!

    The law makers either know the truth and won’t go there because it costs money to operate these hospitals or their just stupid…. or both.

    If anyone doubts the Psychotropic drug argument, just take a minute and do a simple internet search. Tons of info on the subject and its been around for at least a decade.

    • Allen Everett Richards June 13, 2022, 8:28 am

      Big Pharma is the key. Psychotropic drugs are the underlining problem in more than just school shootings. I once dated a woman who was on several types and she was adament that I likewise seek therapy and get on the Anti-depressant bandwagon. Instead I got a new girlfriend. Seriously these drugs are dangerous and could possibly explain why 50% of our country is in support of centralized government control.

  • Average joe June 12, 2022, 1:30 pm

    I think raising the age limit from 18 to 21 is a good idea.

    I dont care about your replies regarding military age.

    I own a BCM ar with many 30 round mags and a closet full of ammo all the way to TAP and silver tips.

    • Hondo June 14, 2022, 6:22 am

      You’re trying to hard there lefty.

  • SofaKing1337 June 12, 2022, 11:42 am

    Being an American with Jewish lineage I will not obey any of these laws. Nazi Germany was less 100 years ago, not enough time for me to feel comfortable to completely disarm myself. We are raised with “never again” there are plenty of Nazi out there still. These fools lost their mind, sounds like German Weapons Act in the late 30s, no thank you Nazis.

    • Ivan88 June 20, 2022, 8:48 pm

      1938 Weapons Act completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, and the possession of ammunition.[8]
      · The legal age at which guns could be purchased was lowered from 20 to 18.[9][10]

      · Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP (the National Socialist German Workers’ Party) members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions

      · Manufacture of arms and ammunition continued to require a permit, with the proviso that such permits would no longer be issued to any company even partly owned by Jews; Jews could not manufacture or deal in firearms or ammunition.[8]

      Under both the 1928 and 1938 acts, gun manufacturers and dealers were required to maintain records about purchasers of guns, with serial numbers. These records were to be delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.

      The 1938 Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons, effectively deprived all self professed Jews living under German rule of the right to possess any form of weapons, including truncheons, knives, firearms and ammunition. From Wikipedia,

  • Howard S Waddle June 11, 2022, 2:35 pm

    Criminals do not obey laws DUH! Could anything be more obvious? Imagine this regime in charge if they managed to disarm us!

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment June 11, 2022, 1:17 pm

    Let’s not forget people, after they pass these “common sense gun laws” and they do nothing, they will just come out with more “common sense gun laws”. As long as they keep blaming everyone but the bad guy, and keep the people that they control in fear terror they are happy! For all those people that wish to pursue what your masters command of you……you will not be rewarded for your troubles because when they get what they want you are no longer useful! So be happy about all the Trump supporters and 2a supporters for we are the only reason for your sheep existence!!!

  • Jeffrey Curtis Slosson June 11, 2022, 12:20 pm

    Remember, these people think that no Costitutional right is absolute, so we have no abolute rights? They do not have our best interests in mind in any whatsoever. Just look at our economy if you think they do!

    • Allen Everett Richards June 13, 2022, 8:31 am

      I was amazed that everyone gave this buffoon a pass after he said that. He must be run out of office in disgrace along with his crappy and corupt family

  • Martin D June 11, 2022, 12:14 am

    The NYPD recommends Duck Sauce to stave off criminals. Seriously, criminals like people that are unable or unwilling to defend themselves.

  • Jim June 10, 2022, 9:06 pm

    The F language is not necessary for anyone to get a intelligent point across. Attacking anti-gun folks will not bring anyone to our side. We must show we are better than those attacking us. We must show that the facts they present are false and misleading. Each time one of these self important, self centered, over paid individuals speak, one of us law abiding firearm owners needs to provide them with correct information and insure the word gets out responsibly.

    • Robert June 15, 2022, 10:11 pm

      Tell me you’re not serious. Lol. Democrats, liberal nut jobs run on emotions not facts and logic. They will never be brought to “ our side“. They are narcissistic and think their opinions are the only ones that matter. Evident by when you try to have conversations with them and they scream and yell at you, bang on drums, or resort to violence. I no longer wish to have a conversation with them I’m done trying. If they think they’re ready for the task to take them come and try it.

  • Gunfighter June 10, 2022, 8:39 pm

    Well folks….in the immortal words of the WWE’s Bruce Buffer….” LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!”

    SEMPER FI!!

  • Gunfighter June 10, 2022, 8:34 pm

    So…..WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO PASS JUDGEMENTS??

    YOU SOUND LIKE SOME “I HATE AMERICA” RADICAL!! ONLY A FLAT OUT COWARD, AND TRAITOR WOULD EVEN SAY SHIT LIKE YOU’RE SAYING!

    IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF MR. “T”…..SHUT UP FOOL!!

  • Gunfighter June 10, 2022, 8:22 pm

    THIS IS BULLSHIT, AND WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO TREAT IT AS SUCH!! The Founders were QUITE CLEAR in the SCOPE, and PURPOSE of the Second Amendment!! IT IS SACROSANCT…IT IS THE LAW OF THE LAND, AND ANYONE PROPOSING, OR PROMOTING ITS VIOLATION IS A TRAITOR.

    Therefore, WE THE PEOPLE MUST REFUSE THIS LUNACY, AND CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF EVERY DAMN COMMUCRAT TRAITOR THAT PUT FORWARD SO HEINOUS A PIECE OF TREASONOUS LEGISLATION!!!

    One thing is FOR CERTAIN….HISTORY IS PRONE TO REPETITION, ESPECIALLY IF THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POLITICAL POWER, REFUSE TO OBSERVE THE PRIOR LESSONS THAT HISTORY HAS TAUGHT.

    I AM 1776% CERTAIN, THAT IF THESE COMMUCRAT ASSHATS PUSH THIS SHIT THRU, REGARDLESS OF THE WILL, AND WISHES OF WE THE PEOPLE, IT WILL RESULT IN A MUCH MORE INTENSE REPEAT OF THE EVENTS OF 1862 THRU 1864!!

    I’m a TEXAN, and as far as The Sovereign Republic of Texas is concerned….we are a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State, and as such, WE WILL FIGHT to PROTECT and UPHOLD OUR GOD-GIVEN 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!

    As we told the TYRANT Santa Ana, we now tell the COMMUCRAT TRAITORS…COME AND TAKE IT!!

    • Sal June 11, 2022, 5:37 pm

      Any self reliant American will do what they see fit. When the time comes , out will come those who choose what they see fit to fight with. This lib dem socialist regime not telling what we can and cannot do. Overreacting scum.

    • Pete June 12, 2022, 2:15 pm

      UNINFORMED, OPINIONATED, IGNORANT, BUFFOON, BUT THE TYPE THAT IS SCARY SINCE IN THEIR TOTAL IGNORANT AND INTRANSIGENCE THEY VIOLATE THE BASIC TENETS OF DEMOCRACY BY SUBSTITUTING THEIR OWN DESIRES AND UNDERSTANDINGS!
      YOU are not a true patriot (except in the perverted trump sense), you are fascist leaning self-righteous critic. You think what YOU think is what is right and what is the LAW, but thats not the case. DID you get any open education…you make these bs absurd. “Commucrat” statements; its obvious you have NO IDEA what you are babbling and drooling about liked a wild boar.
      The 2A is open to interpretation -EDUC.: THATS THE WAY IT WORKS, in case you skipped US History to go play with your guns instead. READ the definition of democracy, patriot, communist (if you are able to comprehend any part of it) in an encyclopedia, but people like you seldom do this they just blurt out BS and blabber the lies if tucker Carlson & friends….HOPELESS, folks like you are the legacy of the US…not even god can help this country then! And in case the concept is too deep for you, god did NOT give the 2A, and btw, there are OTHER amendments that you obviously have never heard of, let alone read. Pathetic

      • Rock June 13, 2022, 9:40 am

        Pete, I suggest you just stay in CT, MA, or whatever liberal freak show hole you live in. You have no concept of what the bill o rights even is. We would have never ratified the constitution had it not been for the bill of rights. They are immutable, untouchable, and permanent . . . like the 10 commandments.

      • Let's go Brandon, FJB June 13, 2022, 10:10 am

        @Pete, you calling anyone pathetic is absolutely laughable. Communist like you are destroying this country. If the $hit hits the fan; rodents like you will be the first to be eliminated. Go back to your finger paintings.

      • Robert June 13, 2022, 11:19 am

        Yet another typical ignorant leftist. You must be on the Biden team that says the “Bill of RIGHTS” is not absolute. Apparently reading comprehension is not your strong suit. “ Shall not be infringed” … and please don’t come at me with your ignorant argument about regulated or militia. The militia act of 1792 explains to the ignorant that all US citizens are indeed the militia. And regulated means in good working/ trained order…not restricted.. A well regulated militia. Why would they restrict the militia. Your ignorant arguments are pathetic. Stay in New York,, California or Massachusetts. Enjoy your crime and taxes

  • Capt June 10, 2022, 7:26 pm

    Governments prefer unarmed peasants.

  • J June 10, 2022, 5:37 pm

    Roughly 1800 abortions are performed in the U.S. daily. Where is their protection? Abortion clinics have performed more murders today than all of the ARs in the U.S. combined have.

    • roger June 11, 2022, 3:38 pm

      WHAT AN IDIOTIC STATEMENT TO MAKE….you are a shinning example of the rampant IGNORANCE growing in America today…..and the dangers that are bred along with this stupidity (such as the trump maga followers, a dumber group could hardly function on their own)

      • Let's go Brandon, FJB June 13, 2022, 10:11 am

        @roger, take your meds, your stupidity is showing.

  • Scotty Gunn June 10, 2022, 5:34 pm

    Fifteenth round mags? How did they get that number? So, the punk killed 21 people. So he would have had to change one mag. Since the cops stood around, he had plenty of time. He had enough time to have used a flintlock…

  • Singleshotcajun June 10, 2022, 4:59 pm

    POKA Really ? POKA, the double meaning is thick here, kind of like Dominion for voting machines.

  • Dave June 10, 2022, 2:25 pm

    These leftist rats can go F themselves. I will not comply with anything passed by communist traitors.

    • Gunfighter June 11, 2022, 9:05 am

      OOOORAH!! My sentiments EXACTLY!!! WELL STATED!!

    • Tony June 12, 2022, 2:28 pm

      WHO IN THE HELL ALLOWS YOU TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WILL AND WILL NOT DO IN RELATION TO THE LAW OF THE LAND? ARE YOU JUST AN IDIOT AS WELL AS FULL OF BS?
      In a democracy you cannot make these choices – so you stamp your little feet like a 6 year old having a tantrum while stating you will willingly NOT comply with the law because YOU DON’T LIKE IT????
      People like you abound here – the trump maga-wearing, brain-dead, uneducated, inbred, hateful, racist, misled,
      Heard of cow. unbelievable in their stupidity that they cannot see the nothing less than totally existential issues trumped on by many of the Republicans.
      America is DOINE FOR. – finished – on the road to autocracy with the mindless automatons that pick ONE issue and consider that the most important thing in this world…forget about compromise, intelligence, facts, jus do what YOU want and what is good for [mostly] YOU

      • Let's go Brandon, FJB June 13, 2022, 10:13 am

        @tony, “America is Doine For”. LOL, go back to school simpleton.

      • D.J. June 13, 2022, 12:22 pm

        Again , I wish to point out that we are a Representative Republic ,
        not a democracy .

        Again with the name-calling & liable . You are not furthering your
        assorted causes with these emotional tirades .

      • Kevin June 13, 2022, 2:55 pm

        “WHO IN THE HELL ALLOWS YOU TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WILL AND WILL NOT DO IN RELATION TO THE LAW OF THE LAND?”

        I do.

  • Bob June 10, 2022, 2:21 pm

    My take on this is as a law abiding citizen is, I’m going to be a criminal so I’m going to act like one when the time comes, come take em

  • Steven June 10, 2022, 2:17 pm

    Get ready to become outlaws.

    • JimboT@comcast.net June 10, 2022, 2:42 pm

      Oh thats really an intelligent response…SO YOU CAN RESIST THE ‘LAW’ BASED ON YOUR DESIRES, NOT ON THE “PEOPLE’S” AND LAW OF THE LAND? and I’ll bet you spot all about patriotism and being a true American.
      Folks like you I, in your ignorance, and just plain dangerous to our nation. We see this in the trump brain-dead, inbred, flat head cockroaches following behind him and actually accepting his lies, hate and foment to violence. With people like you, with your mentality flying directly in the face of Democracy, its no wonder we hear so much truthful commentary about about it being under siege!

      • Gunfighter June 11, 2022, 9:13 am

        OK….WHO INVITED YOU TO THE ADULTS TABLE?? You have the OBVIOUS LACK OF FINESSE, DIRECTION, AND FACTUAL INFORMATION that can only be attributed to a LEFTIST, CHILDISH, COMMUCRAT SHILL! So….PLEASE go back to the kiddie table sonny, this is an ADULT discussion here.

      • Shecky June 11, 2022, 11:51 am

        lol…..funny you should say “peoples law of the land”. We’ve been law abiding people….your bs politicians are making laws turning us into criminals. Seems to me, your side doesn’t care about the Constitution or laws….you want to change things to suit your feelings. Well, push comes to shove, we’ve had a civil war before….you’d better hope there isn’t a second one because of your blatant disregard of our Constitution.

      • Jeff June 12, 2022, 3:50 pm

        The Law of the Land is the Constitution. Any law that undermines our Constitutional rights is null and void. If they want to change our Bill of Rights, they need to make a Constitutional Amendment.

        This is simple reasoning.

  • Howard S Waddle June 10, 2022, 2:05 pm

    Any such attempt to violate the constitution is null and void and can be ignored.

    • Pete June 10, 2022, 2:34 pm

      Oh wow, you are certainly a Deep and Advanced thinker – exactly the type that the Founding Fathers warned against (but You clearly have no idea what I’m talking about).

      • Robert June 15, 2022, 10:28 pm

        Little Peter instead of throwing out ridiculous insults maybe should try reading for a change.. The irony of you calling people ignorant. Try reading Marbury v Madison.. you sound too stupid to bother so I’ll just fill you in it says any laws violate the constitution or Nolan void. I.e. gun laws that violate the Second Amendment. Now I realize you’re more of a 2 digit IQ kind of friend ,but let that sink in before you keep running your mouth to others. Have a good day rocket man

    • Tom June 10, 2022, 2:45 pm

      You are an idiot. What BS are you putting forth? You don’t have the slightest glimmer of hope of understanding within ridiculous statements. Go back into your pen and relax.

      • pete June 11, 2022, 3:48 pm

        WHY do IGNORANT people like you think you have something to say, and then make totally stupid statements that do not hold up in intellect or Fact?

        Why don’t YOU start with learning basic bonehead English so you can compose a sentence or two correctly….and you expect others to listen to a blustering, ignorant, uneducated fool like yourself? well, in one sense you are probably correct, based on the present state of affairs in America there Are probably more ignorant uneducated fools listening to the BIG LIE and other ABSURDITIES put forth, and actually accepting these statements as truth – wow, what bigger picture of stupidity could exist….why would anyone with a partially functioning brain still accept any of the totally hateful, fantastical BS of a sick trump and his cohorts???? LISTEN to the truth and the overwhelming amount of evidence from ALL sources and GROW-UP, stop acting like you are 10, you may not LIKE THE TRUTH BUT THAT IS WHAT HAS MADE AMERICA GREAT, not the lies and hate and anger….and the latter are what will BRING DEMOCRARCY DOWN….YES, IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!!

        • Jeff June 12, 2022, 3:52 pm

          Were you looking in the mirror while typing?

        • Seoulsurvivor June 13, 2022, 1:12 pm

          Talk about the need to have a command of Basic English so as to compose correct sentences! I say you are the pot calling the kettle. If you’d really like to be listened to, I suggest being a little less of a keyboard coward. Try putting forth your thoughts in the same manner you would if you were talking to your mother, father, brother, sister, neighbor…in person. Even if you have a point or two with all your insults, zingers, one-liners and gotchas the only thing you’ll get back, like with a mirror, is what you present.

        • Robert June 15, 2022, 10:37 pm

          What’s pathetic they’re a little Peter is how none of your posts or statements have anything to say other than insult attacking somebody’s grammar, or calling them ignorant. Ive found over the years that those attacking others intelligence are always the ones lacking. You seem to fit that bill perfectly. So why don’t you take your pathetic ace back to Huffington post where you belong. And when you think you’re feeling froggy to come remove firearms personally go right ahead and try. We the people are done trying to have cordial conversations with loser liberals. Now feel free to attack my talks text errors..God knows that’s all you got

  • Wyomilcom1 June 10, 2022, 11:24 am

    More of the expected! You don’t think these crooks are going to miss-out on an opportunity to DISARM the sheeple, do you? They have a dream! A totally disarmed population of compliant Sheeple who will do exactly as commanded while THEY stay in-power, fat, happy and safe forever! The 2nd Amendment is the ONLY THING holding the rest of it all together! EXACTLY WHY it was placed where it is! The sad part is, we KEEP RE-ELECTING these anti-American bandits, term-after-term, and then WONDER WHY things are so screwed-up! We are GETTING exactly what we VOTE for!

    • Tom June 10, 2022, 2:32 pm

      Oh please, wake up! Another uneducated blinder-wearing boar, snorting out ridiculous statements of fact and interpretation. Enough with the 2nd A BS, there are other parts to the Constit and Amendments, but you people seem like a one trick pony focusing on this as if Life itself revolves around it – well guess what, Einstein, it doesn’t…but maybe it pathetically does for you.
      We are faced with losing Democracy due to the hateful self-serving, self-absorbed Republican base supported by the dense MAGA Neanderthals who have no clue on how a democracy functions or Needs to function in order to sustain. Trump is a crazed, ego-manical lunatic and criminal who will take YOUR democracy from you,,.,its so obvious in his actions, and if you can’t see and accept that you need a brain transplant with an orangutan to wake up.

  • Godfrey Daniel June 10, 2022, 11:14 am

    A bunch of law abiding citizens ain’t going to be so law abiding after this b. s.

  • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:01 am

    If the spineless GOP saps had any wherewithal, they would tell the Leftist morons that we’ll agree to sign-on to raising the age to purchase to 21 IF you agree to raise the voting age, the age to obtain a driver’s license, and the age to serve in the military to 21, also. After all, if someone is too irresponsible & too immature to own a firearm at 18, how can you allow them to vote, drive, or defend the country?

    • alice June 10, 2022, 1:14 pm

      Well said. The GOP’s need to go on offense instead of reacting, then capitulating to the asinine proposals from the commies .

    • Aquaman June 10, 2022, 2:29 pm

      You could work under supervision in the military. Soldiers don’t take those guns home, not even generals are walking around with those guns, find another theory to defend the case of weapons outside military environments.
      The truth is that in the US young mentally unstable people are capable of obtaining weapons to easy.
      Find other place in the planet with these easy access?
      Find other place in the planet with these incidents?
      The perfect storm easy gun access + craziness.
      From South America (apologies for my poor English)

      • Gunfighter June 11, 2022, 9:24 am

        Senor, si no te gusta nuestra forma de LIBERTAD, estas libre a marcharse a Sud America, adondes usted perteneces!!

        THE 2ND AMENDMENT MUST, AND SHALL REMAIN INVIOLATE!!

        THIS WE WILL VIGOROUSLY DEFEND….AT ALL COSTS!!

        SEMPER FI!!

  • Richard D Rose June 10, 2022, 10:47 am

    It is high time that the Governors of these 50 States call for a Convention of States and tell the federal government to back off. The nation is as divided today as in 1860. The Federal Government has continued to grow in size and power. This Socialist POTUS ridicules the Founding Fathers. This POTUS picks and chooses laws that he wants to ignore or enforce.
    I pray that my State A.G. files a law suit against this knee-jerk response to a sick individual’s action. This is no longer the nation that served nearly 24 years that began on my 17th birthday. That service has resulted in my being terminally ill as I type.
    We have a people problem, not a gun problem.
    This is also why the 2nd Amendment was placed in the Bill of Rights where it is. It appears that the Socialist Democratic Party in power is the Domestic Enemy to the Constitution and “We the people.”

    • mclovin1776 June 10, 2022, 11:57 am

      I couldn’t agree more! Bravo!

  • Dean s Heinz June 10, 2022, 10:44 am

    FJB. The Dims just turned 80 million citizens into criminals. Since the criminals ignore the gun laws, then I will to.

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:04 am

      Dean, you’re being logical, not their version of “common sense.” Therefor, you must be a “racist.” lol

  • Rick Eastlund June 10, 2022, 10:38 am

    worthless bill that won’t do a thing. Law abiding citizens aren’t the problem

  • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 10:33 am

    The town I live in is under the jurisdiction of the county sheriff. Sheriffs have discretion in enforcing laws that they determine to be unjust or un-Constitutional. I doubt whether the 6 deputies that cover the entire county are going to want to go door-to-door trying to confiscate guns, magazines, or issue tickets for storage violations. Everyone around here is armed and ready to defend their rights. I’m sure those deputies want to go home after their shift is over.

  • Paul June 10, 2022, 10:25 am

    I think we true Americans need to define what constitutes an “enemy” to the USA; foreign or domestic. I suggest that anyone who threatens the substantive rights and laws provided under the Constitution of the United States should be viewed as an “enemy”. If we do not, then we are failing to secure the future of our freedom for all.

  • Mufasa June 10, 2022, 10:13 am

    You think I’m giving up my AK wid all these crazy meth haid honkies around? No way! A Brudda gotta be safe!

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:08 am

      In that case, y’all better vote the Right way come November, Brudda!

  • Arttunea June 10, 2022, 9:44 am

    Lets look for another conspiracy, the Dems are in a panic mode Knowing they will lose the midterms so they
    are doing their best to confiscate the guns so they can have control.

    Let’s try investigating where a kid that Just turned 18 and never had a job got $10,000 worth of guns and ammo? and I’ve heard he had a $70,000 new pickup truck he crashed in a ditch? Really?

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:13 am

      Hmmm, interesting points. Did that truck have govt. tags on it? Was Ramos(the shooter) getting $1,000/wk govt. “stimulus” checks not to work? Rich, indulgent parents?

  • Kenneth Schaufelberger June 10, 2022, 9:38 am

    I could support including mandatory high school graduation and school sign-off for mental stability as part of the approval process for gun purchase. These “proposed” changes are worthless at stopping mass killings.

  • Bill June 10, 2022, 9:35 am

    What a bunch of boneheads. Isn’t gun trafficking and straw purchases a federal crime already? Most lib judges just give a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile I heard a lefty say “giving guns to teachers is like giving rat poison to a chef”. Are they saying teachers are too stupid to use a firearm? They are complete morons.

  • Floyd Petri June 10, 2022, 9:24 am

    When a politician puts one hand on the Holy Bible and the other up towards God and swears to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and then submits, supports or enacts gun control then they are violating their Oath of Office. They cannot be Christian and do this and if they are and do this then they will go before the great white throne of judgement after death and face God and answer for it. Do they not know why the 2nd Amendment was enacted? To give us guns in the event that our members of government become the domestic enemy of the United States. They may fear us, but they should fear God more. They only want POWER but the power is God’s. Guns don’t kill. People kill. FBI statistics say more people are killed by hammers than guns. More by Doctors than guns. More by hospitals than by guns. More by knives than by guns. We have enough laws now so why not just enforce them and punish the guilty and not innocent people by a illegal law banning guns or magazines. You really want to do something good ban politicians from going into office poor and becoming rich.

    • Fred June 10, 2022, 11:18 am

      They only want our guns so they can take away the rest of our freedoms. As long as we keep our guns they cannot accomplish their goals.

  • Tim Taylor June 10, 2022, 9:07 am

    Senate will crush this once they get it, so fear not gun owners.

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:17 am

      You get smug & complacent, then they will ultimately win. The battle might be over, but not the war. Remember that!

    • Gunfighter June 11, 2022, 9:36 am

      We can only hope that this comes to pass, however…13 years in the military taught me that THE BEST DEFENSE, is a STRONG, WELL PREPARED, WELL TRAINED, AND COORDINATED TACTICAL PACKAGE.

      My granddaddy said it best, when he’d tell us ” Y’all always do right, abide by the Good Lord’s statute, hope for the best, but with the way this ‘ol world is headed….y’all best be PREPARED FOR THE WORST”.

      I’ll share your hope, but WILL BE PREPARED to take ACTIVE MEASURES if my damn door is ever kicked in.

      I’m a TEXAN, so….COME AND TAKE IT!

  • Travis June 10, 2022, 8:39 am

    I will not comply PERIOD

    • Boz June 10, 2022, 9:13 am

      BlNG0!

  • No1Hunter June 10, 2022, 8:35 am

    Well, if they Adults between the age of 18 & 21 can’t buy them, it seems they should be able to be trained to use REAL ASSAULT RIFLES and therefore, the age to join the military should also be raised to 21.

    • Rouge1 June 10, 2022, 10:17 am

      Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • Jut me June 10, 2022, 8:30 am

    I am not giving up one single round or one single gun. I served my country in the US military and I swore to protect this country from enemies both foreign and domestic and that most certainly includes our constitution, the very basis of our republic. Leave law abiding gun owners alone. Do not poke the hornets nest.

    • NotoriousBIG June 10, 2022, 9:54 am

      Man…stop all that tough talk from a safe place. You aren’t a hornet and you arent in a hornets nest. You arent gonna do anything but comply ..because if you REALLY are/were a soldier then you signed up to uphold the LAW…if congress puts that into law then thats it…desl with it…cry on your pillow one good time and move on like the rest of the mature adults and get better with bolt action rifles or AR’s with magazines of lower capacity. You can still hunt, or target practice with either. Jeez folks act like such babies.. like your life is over or God said your sins wont be forgiven now if you don’t possess a gun. Smh.

      • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 11:20 am

        You are nothing short of a blind, ignorant Fool!

      • savage June 10, 2022, 11:39 am

        What a stupid lemming you are, glad the founding fathers had balls to STAND! Why dont you turn in your BBguns now, oh and it’s okay to rag folks from your little tough guy keyboard!

        • NotoriousBIG June 12, 2022, 9:23 am

          Blah blah…I’m not making threats…just calling it how it is…you don’t like it…leave the country. But what I KNOW for a fact is none of you keyboard clowns are gonna do a thing but talk your tough guy noise from a safe place. Cause you dont have the intelligence, or capability to take on the US military. You always cite the founding fathers…you dont know them…and this aint Great Britain…just get over yourselves…calling me a lemming a sheep or whatever 3rd grade low brow comment your mind can muster will change this verifiable fact…and rest assured…your little fake patriot groups and militias are infiltrated by operatives…there is NOTHING you do that is not known by this govt…all this tough talk about a hornets nest…you think they cant find you? Its not that serious. 10 round magazine or an AR ban is NOT an infringement on the 2nd amendment…plenty of other rifles and pistols…and for you scaredy cats afraid of an invasion…national guard has armories and CAN equip civilians…

          • Robert June 15, 2022, 10:54 pm

            Banning A.R. 15s is not in infringement on the second amendment? Obviously reading comprehension is not your strong suit “shall not be infringed”

          • Kane June 21, 2022, 8:00 pm

            Wrong, look up the Posse Comitatus Act and you might learn that it was signed into law by Rutherford B. Hayes but you are too busy worshipping a dead rapper to know any better.

      • Big Al 45 June 10, 2022, 2:39 pm

        He swore an oath to defend the Constitution, doorknob, try reading it.
        Well, maybe not, I seriously question your ability to comprehend much of anything, based on your posts.
        I doubt you would understand just HOW the system works, and that so called ‘laws’ that flout the Constitution are ipso facto non binding.

      • Dee Ude June 10, 2022, 5:09 pm

        Are you another FBI Provocateur, or just really that loopy??

      • Kane June 10, 2022, 9:55 pm

        ” if you REALLY are/were a soldier then you signed up to uphold the LAW…if congress puts that into law then thats it…”

        Did you ever serve? If yes, then how did you miss the words “all enimies, both foreign and domestic”? There has been so much written on lawful orders and the military is NOT supposed to be used against US civilians while enforcing criminal law so your “uphold the LAW” is off the mark. You seem like a half wit.

      • Daniel Dalton June 10, 2022, 10:01 pm

        People like you are exactly why we are in the position we are in !! Because you’re a coward you believe everyone else is.

    • Julie June 10, 2022, 10:17 am

      I agree

    • Gunfighter June 10, 2022, 8:29 pm

      OOOOORAH!! WELL STATED, AND THIS LEATHERNECK WILL SECOND THE WARNING….DO NOT POKE THIS HORNETS NEST!!

  • Nicholas June 10, 2022, 8:26 am

    You should check because the bill says 10 rounds not 15. That is a huge difference, but then again I’ve never given much credit to the reading comprehension level of people, all of them including attorney’s, in the pro-2nd community.
    If they did have reading levels worth more than that of a fig, they would have known that Heller opened the door for just this type of legislation. Something I warned of back in 2008.
    There is a means of turning this right back on congress, but far be it from me to suggest that we actually use law instead of all the nonsense surrounding this subject.

  • Nicholas June 10, 2022, 8:24 am

    You should check because the bill says 10 rounds not 15. That is a huge difference, but then again I’ve never given much credit to the reading comprehension level of people, all of them including attorney’s, in the pro-2nd community.
    If they did have reading levels worth than that of a fig, they would have known that Heller opened the door for just this type of legislation. Something I warned of back in 2008.
    There is a means of turning this right back on congress, but far be it from me to suggest that we actually use law instead of all the nonsense surrounding this subject.

    • Mike In ATL June 10, 2022, 7:02 pm

      Correct. The limit on capacity is 10, not 15.

      Details matter.

      • S.H. Blannelberry June 11, 2022, 7:40 am

        Where do you see that? Bill I saw said 15

  • Edmund June 10, 2022, 8:12 am

    I guess we are back to the “stack em high and deep”. I feel we should ignore all these new laws in the same way that criminals ignore the current ones.

  • Jennifer Marie Reid June 10, 2022, 8:10 am

    Agreed, increase in armed law abiding citizens is necessary, the wild west knew it and so does Texas.

    Texas with everyone armed has some of the lowest crime rate in the United States because people know they would get shot

  • Jeff June 10, 2022, 8:07 am

    The only people this nonsense will Hurt are the Law abiding tax paying Citizens. Criminals will laugh in these so called law makers faces as they Murder more Innocents because they are unable to defend themselves. This does absolutely nothing to save Lives and is nothing but a bunch of smoke and mirrors to make these suits feel like they’ve done something. If they want to accomplish something Pass laws to get drunk drivers like Pelosi’s Husband from behind the wheel of a 3000 LB Weapon. I would love to see the statistics of how many of these Law makers have driven drunk before but you’d never get the real Truth from them. Seriously this is nothing More than Infringement of our 2nd Amendment rights.

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 10:48 am

      The Progressive-Socialists care not for saving kids’ lives, or anyone else’s for that matter, except protecting their own asses. Notice that there are NO provisions in this bill for actually installing real protective measures in the schools. Their credo is to never let a good tragedy go to waste. With these latest shootings, they are licking their chops with relish in anticipation of finally advancing their ultimate goal of total disarmament of the populace. They are experts in exploiting the emotions & ignorance of their Leftist base. The added insult to injury is the number of RINO’s who are siding with the P-S’s to try to show they’re “doing something.”

      • Dee Ude June 10, 2022, 5:15 pm

        AGREED! BTW… Collectively schools are still sitting on over $80 Billion in Covid Cash…. Make them SPEND it on Securing ALL Schools to some standard minimum level… Many jr highs and high schools are already fairly well secured….
        Only this time keep the teachers unions OUT of the Control of How & Where to spend it, Leave it to security pros and police to Advise the Best Use of the $$$

  • Frank June 10, 2022, 8:01 am

    AMMO UP & MAG UP!

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB June 10, 2022, 7:53 am

    Why are dems so dumb? AR’s are not the primary gun criminals use to shoot people. Handguns eliminate more people in this country. Guns are not the problem in this country; the criminals are. When you have a diversity hire Vice Resident that helps release criminals and says that them rioting is their way of getting their voices heard, Heels up Harris is a criminal as well. None of these b.s new laws will prevent anymore shootings. Criminals will find ways to get guns illegally. Si Vis Pacem Parabellum.

    • Rouge1 June 10, 2022, 10:20 am

      They know that. They want you defenseless against them like the aussie cucks.

    • Stan d. Upnow June 10, 2022, 10:54 am

      Don’t you get it?? They Know all of that! They aren’t dumb at all. Quite the contrary, they know how to lie, deceive, & manipulate to advance their agenda. Wake up, dude, everything they do is deliberate and calculated.

  • Michael Bell June 10, 2022, 7:50 am

    Do they realize it takes 2 seconds to change a mag? Uneducated people making uneducated decisions.

    • Bob Sams June 10, 2022, 8:51 am

      Well guess I’ll convert my AR’s to belt feed

  • Bob June 10, 2022, 7:05 am

    So – does this mean that all <21 yr olds in the military are now barred from having those evil ass-salt rifles and such?

    Are we going to raise the voting age to 35 now?

  • Dr Motown June 10, 2022, 7:05 am

    Molon labe….Fred Upton is a long-term RINO who’s intent on damaging the Republic right up to the end of his final term this year.

  • MARK j JANUSZ June 10, 2022, 6:56 am

    Its Not My Ars Or My Magazines That kill any one its the evil ones behind them everthing i own was bought legal earned and paid for now you want to take them away or have me pay a special tax to own them every 90 minutes a person is killed by a drunk driver do u feel gulity when you have a beer or some wine and this has been going on for a long time what have you done about it leave legal gun owners alone

  • Majorwrecks June 10, 2022, 6:46 am

    None of it makes any Damn sense!
    I don’t feel the elected have the Wisdom to leglislate proper law to deal with this issue. Why is it they always go after the lawful gun owners? While Criminals will just laugh and do what they will break the laws that our elected pass!
    Its infringment period! I vote no confidence in our elected >

    • Nicholas June 10, 2022, 8:30 am

      What does your comment have to do with law? There is law, and then there are all the useless feelings and admonitions geared toward the reduction of our rights, all our rights.
      No one, on either side wants to argue the law. It is particularly enraging when that is done on the part of those who purport to be pro-2nd lawyers.
      If we used the law that the Constitution commands, crime would be universally reduced, but we’d much rather talk about feelings.

      • Frank June 10, 2022, 8:45 am

        You don’t have to be an attorney or even very smart to know that our elected and appointed officials aren’t enforcing the criminal laws already on the books. To “argue the law” as you state, yields little when those laws are not enforced.

        If you were a student of history, you’d remember that the Colonials allowed their convictions (i.e. “feelings”) to guide their actions opposing tyranny. So “yes”… feelings are indeed part of the equation. When the time comes that enough people “feel” that this out-of-control, oppressive oligarchy cannot be reformed, those feelings will once again guide actions.

        • Jake June 10, 2022, 9:52 am

          The oligarch’s butt monkeys obsess over guns because as the saying goes, “they know people would shoot them if they knew what they want to do to us.” If a Pelosi shot a bunch of people they might not even be charged. Piglosi’s drunk husband crashed his car last week and now charges are dropped because CHP “lost” all their evidence miraculously.
          They have no real plan to fight crime since they support communist militias who as you know run wild and are even bailed out by Kamalto Harris, have charges dropped by Soros DA’s after a few months.
          No plan for oil, fertilizer, food, massive illegal invasion or anything else.
          THEY DID HAVE A PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE CRACK PIPES. How impressive. Let’s Go Brandon!

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