Schumer Pushing Black Rifle Ban, Criminalizing Private Transfers & More

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that he is going to throw his weight behind measures to curb the “epidemic of gun violence” in America.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is putting his weight behind criminalizing private transfers, banning black rifles and extreme risk protection orders. (Photo:

Specifically, Schumer wants to criminalize private transfers, ban black rifles and create a system where cops can disarm citizens believed to be a threat to themselves or the public.

“If there is one thing this movement has declared it is that we must plug the wide range of loopholes and deficiencies in our gun safety laws,” said the Senate minority leader in a press release. “We have seen an epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings simply envelop America for too long. Each one reveals new loopholes and gaps in gun safety.”

“Rather than just plugging one leak in response to the last mass shooting, we need a complete approach that improves our gun safety laws from top to bottom and helps prevent future shootings,” he continued.

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Schumer joins a bunch of other Dems pushing gun control following the school massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Schumer may succeed in getting a full floor vote on those measures.  However, getting them to clear the Senate is a whole other ballgame.  GOP controls 51 seats whereas Dems have 47.  Assuming a filibuster is in play on all three measures, Dems would need 60 votes to get any legislation through the upper chamber.

On the other hand, the bipartisan Fix NICS bill is likely to garner serious consideration.  Along with president Trump, both Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) support Fix NICS, which seeks to improve reporting to the FBI’s background check system.

“Sen. McConnell is a co-sponsor of the Fix NICS bill (as is Sen. Schumer) and looks forward to its speedy passage,” said Don Steward, a spokesman for McConnel in an email to

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • floyd jolly April 8, 2020, 10:51 am

    The epitome of corruption!

  • Mike April 3, 2020, 3:19 pm

    48 years in Washington ? Really?
    Retire and give someone else “the power”

  • Area52 April 3, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Scary to find that the GOP holds the Senate by a mere 1 vote. When you think of the voting records of Romney, Collins and Murkowski it gets even more unnerving.

  • Frankie Ammo November 16, 2018, 1:39 pm

    We’ve already got mind control: “hate” crimes. So if I kill someone, it’s wrong, but if I kill someone because I hate them, it’s more wrong? What the…

  • lardog April 6, 2018, 3:07 pm

    I wish someone in the media who has access to ask questions would ask Senator Schumer. What happens is we ban all guns in American and then we ban all gun manufacturing in America. How will he propose to stop the illegal guns from being imported into the country?
    After all the laws against drugs have been enforced and on the books for so many decades and all the laws and enforcement has done very little in stopping drugs from entering this country.
    He can stop all the gun manufacturing in this country in his alleged perfect world but how will he stop all the guns manufactured out of the country or around the world from being imported.
    Nobody has ever agreed with these liberal fools and then asked them the what if questions.

  • Mike Watkins April 6, 2018, 2:54 pm

    Schumer blows goats. I have proof.

  • Darryl April 6, 2018, 3:41 am

    with their way of thinking they should ban cars, person shoots someone and they go after guns. person kills someone with a car, i.e. drunk driver they go after the person driving the car and not the people who build and sell the car.

    their end game is to take away guns from everyone and thats all it is all thats going now is the means to their end. this is what they all say behind closed doors. good luck on taking away 300 million guns from those who will never give them up.

  • ejharb April 4, 2018, 8:04 pm

    This NY sewer rat has been after our guns since 1981 if the Senate falls to the Democrats he will be majority leader and have his best chance.we all and every one we know better effing vote this year!

  • Greg March 9, 2018, 7:28 pm

    Hey, got an idea…how about making it illegal to sell expensive basketball shoes. All these black thugs keep killing each other for these stupid shoes. Sorry, an inner city idiot doesn’t need a $300 pair of shoes they’ll kill/get killed to own. Gee, wonder if Dicks will stop selling these idiot shoes to inner city thugs.

  • Luis G Bonilla March 9, 2018, 7:21 pm

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY , has only one agenda himself .
    They can show anything that will say guns are bad , rifles are bad ..they kill
    people .
    Now since social media is open to all . it has taken control of the brains of them who are glued to it .
    and believe everything written on it . Not one thing they do will stop criminals from killing .. It’s part of
    this world . and Neanderthals killed for food and to keep alive and ever since Caine killed his brother .
    What’s next mind control by the Government . Think about committing a criminal act , get arrested for the thought .

    • Rick February 20, 2021, 12:41 am

      Just a note it’s already illegal to think of committing a crime. It’s called conspiracy to commit and in some places punished worse than if the actual crime had been committed.

  • KMacK March 9, 2018, 3:23 pm

    Schumer is a classic “Love-Hate” sort of politician. Yeah, he provides a needed buffer against Trump’s more idiotic ideas and serves as a rallying point for Constitutional Laws in this day and age. Who’d a thunk; the Republicans are the sell-outs and the Democrats are the good guys…things have changed in the past seventy years I’ve been around. I miss the old days when the Democrats were “Left of Center” and the Republicans were “Right of Center” — but not that far in either direction in either case. That was then, this is now.
    We’ve been suckered by politicians on both sides of the aisle, and not for our benefit either. It’s just weird to see the Democrats acting conservative and the Republicans acting…’way out there” on things. Makes me glad I have my little arsenal here at home. Sorta’ keeps me calm, these days.

    • timothyf7 March 10, 2018, 10:19 pm

      In what Fantasy World are the Sick, Hypocritical, Anti-American, Colluding, Violent, Immoral, Sexual Assaulting, Left – the good guys? They want to take ALL Rights away and have the Government control everything!!!

    • ejharb April 4, 2018, 8:11 pm

      Chuck e schmuck a good guy.
      Tell me what you are drinking so I can avoid it like the plague! I am 53 years of age and when schumer began his statist scumbag career I was a virgin teenager.he worse than a vampire!

    • Shecky April 8, 2018, 3:23 pm

      All I can say is WOW???
      Democrats and Good guys???
      Democrats HATE the Constitution!!!
      They only like free speech when they agree with it. They HATE the 2nd Amendment unless it’s for their protection.
      They HATE border security but have walls around their mansions and guards on their property.
      What alternate universe do you live in?

  • Mike Watkins March 9, 2018, 1:46 pm

    I look forward to the day Schumer is outed for something like child porn, or maybe even actually having sex with little boys.

  • Michael Keim March 9, 2018, 12:29 pm

    Why doesn’t he support doing something about the”Pantload Crises” in Washington. Oh wait, he’s part of the problem. Never mind.
    Doesn’t anyone wonder how many of these elderly members of Congress suffer from dementia, ahlzheimers, etc.

  • Jerry March 9, 2018, 11:30 am

    Chuckie likes to call a law he diesn’t like a “loophole”. Hey chuckie, how about we get rid of the loophole allowing members of congress to exempt themselves from laws they pass for the rest of the country?

  • KimberproSS March 9, 2018, 10:31 am

    He will only be satisfied with complete confiscation and elimination of firearms. What will he do when that doesn’t stop a sociopath from committing mass murder?

  • Sepp W March 9, 2018, 10:18 am

    It never ceases to amaze.
    FAWB of 1994 failed to do anything and another is going to be any different?
    18 USC § 922(d) already covers private transfers, not to mention every state has it own laws on the topic;
    Guns are not inherently violent, although firearms are used in the commission of a violent crime;
    Mass shootings are a rare occurrence, but sensationalism by a biased media makes it appear a routine occurrence. Mass shooting almost always occur in gun free zones for a reason;
    Constitutional rights are problematic for liberals and their only method of debate is to appeal to the emotions of uneducated and illogical persons through control of the media, the educational institutions (which are nothing more than political indoctrination centers), and through half-truths, misinformation, and made-up facts;
    Liberals claim to be against violence, but they seek to disarm individuals and render them powerless before thugs, thieves and murderers;

  • 2WarAbnVet March 9, 2018, 10:18 am

    Speaking of that “epidemic of gun violence”, FBI Statistics show that gun-related homicides dropped from 18,253 in 1993 to 9.616 in 2016. if we didn’t have an “epidemic of gun violence” in the early ’90s, why do we so so now?

  • Mark March 9, 2018, 10:04 am

    Schumer is a vermin with an agenda. He’s not stupid, but he isn’t so smart. Some time ago, I remember he coined the term “Cop Killer Bullets” for hollow point Black Talon bullets. The reality was that law enforcement actually used Black Talon bullets and there was no cop ever killed by a Black Talon. He was clever at repositioning these hollow points as “Cop Killers” and got them banned. They still exist. But, by another name. They were no more effective than the dozens of hollow point brands used today by police. Today, Black Talon Bullets are a collector’s item. Now Schumer is trying to reposition semi-automatic weapons as “Assault Weapons”. This is a marketing ploy called repositioning. AR does not stand for “Automatic Rifle.” It stands for Armalite Rifle 15. It is what he did to the “Cop Killer Bullet” once again. The real assault weapon is called an M-16 and it can be fired fully automatic and a military item generally banned from the public.

    Keep in mind, Schumer is not a nice person. He has arrogantly belittled flight attendants when he flew commercial airlines. He is not a Democrat. He does, however, have the ideology of a pure Communist.

    • Zupglick March 9, 2018, 11:46 am

      I can’t agree with your ideology comment. He’s more of a Nazi.

  • krinkov545 March 9, 2018, 9:41 am

    Can’t wait til scmuckie is burning in the lowest Hell.

  • Bob March 9, 2018, 8:59 am

    Loopholes? You mean like the FBI failing to act after being informed the school shooting was going to happen? Like local law enforcement responding 30 times and doing nothing? Like the liberal sheriff telling responders to stand down while the killings were taken place? Like school administrators doing nothing because it would “reflect badly” on them? Like making schools a killing zone by demanding they not have the means to protect themselves? Yes, we do have a problem. But the problem isn’t guns. The problem is liberal buttwipes like schumer. These socialists want to disarm us and make us subjects. Make us depend upon government so they own us. When government trys to disarm us – it is time to disarm government!

  • Rip Lupo March 9, 2018, 8:58 am

    Is this scum bucket able to be voted out, or is he in this position for life. I’m sick of seeing his smug mug .

    • ejharb April 4, 2018, 8:18 pm

      I just want to live long enough to pizz on his grave.I don’t care if I’m 95 and some hits my shoe but most is gonna hit the dirt over his coffin

  • Tom Siciliano March 9, 2018, 8:40 am

    Hey Chuck You, Remington Arms made a hunting rifle that was semi-automatic and there were after market 10 round mags available. It was a model 742. Is that an assault rifle? Don’t get between the camera and Chuck You, you will get run over.

  • Joseph Kiesznoski March 9, 2018, 7:04 am

    schummer hasn’t the brains of an Donkey, gun Control doesn’t work , Ot make subjects of it Citizens, So Clowns like him can run amok.

  • SigStu March 9, 2018, 6:48 am

    well i guess, i’ll just spraypaint my “black” guns white, then all is well.
    and how racist! what have you got against, “black” guns Chuck Schemer?

  • up-chucker March 9, 2018, 5:29 am

    up chuck and gamy can fly kites in the next nor’easter to supply electrical storms with mass lightning discharges of over 100 million volts

  • Sandman March 9, 2018, 3:40 am

    Hey–Scmuck Shumer read it a weep you lying POS


    In 1865, a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States .

    In 1881, a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States – who later died from the wound.

    In 1963, a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

    In 1975, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.

    In 1983, a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.

    In 1984, James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

    In 1986, Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

    In 1990, James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

    In 1991, George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen , TX.

    In 1995, James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texaslaboratory.

    In 1999, LarryAsbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

    In 2001, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.

    In 2003, Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.

    In 2007, a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.

    In 2010, a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

    In 2011, a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

    In 2012, Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

    In 2013, a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown ,CT.

    As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

    Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

    Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.


    It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.

    We don’t need gun control, we need Democrat control.

    Guns don’t kill people, Democrats do!

    • Mike March 9, 2018, 10:38 am

      Boy did you hit the nail on the head!

    • Zupglick March 9, 2018, 11:38 am

      They need to form a Union. The Assassins Guild. Nuff said.

    • Cyrus March 9, 2018, 12:45 pm

      Well Said Sandman!

    • Andrew April 6, 2018, 7:34 am

      Well said, Sandman. Unfortunately, there are too many of these self-serving politically narcissistic despots in the United States. They are abundant on both sides of the continent. Bottom line… We must weed these people out and defend our 2A so that our posterity will not suffer worse faith than we are suffering now. The unfettered 2A must be kept intact and protected by the people. Our way of life depends on it. We should make the documents of the US Constitution a course requirement for out high school curriculum. My humble 2 cents

  • john March 6, 2018, 10:22 pm

    hey Chuckles hows your sworn oath?

  • Mark N. March 6, 2018, 9:19 pm

    Considering the fact that the murder rate in this country has fallen from a high of 10.4 per 100,000 in 1990 to 4.3 per 100,000 in 2017 (slightly up from 2016), I am still trying to figure out what “epidemic” of gun violence he is talking about, especially considering that the great majority of those gun deaths are the result of gang violence in the major cities using stolen guns, often wielded by teenagers too young to buy them legally. Add to this the fact that fewer than 1000 of annual gun deaths result from the use of long guns (which include shotguns), this “epidemic” of “mass shootings” involves fewer than 500 persons a year, a very small number of which involve ARs. The only conclusion that can be reached is that they are going after MSRs because they present an easy target vilified solely because these rifles are “scary.”

    • Bobs yer uncle March 7, 2018, 1:44 pm

      Facts, logic, reason? I don’t think that works with Chucky, you’ll never get donations with those.

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 10:01 am

      Mark N actual facts never stopped a politician. Who keeps electing this guy?

  • Gilamonster March 6, 2018, 4:46 pm

    It is obvious that this fool Schumer has forgotten what happened to his Jewish cousins under Nazi rule during WWII. “Those who forget their history tend to repeat it”

  • Bobs yer uncle March 6, 2018, 12:56 pm

    GO! CHUCKY! What you say? That Richard has done more for gun sales than any other politician ever. People want to buy a gun and join the NRA after listening to him speak. More regulation equals more gun sales, good job Chuck!!!! The conservatives and NRA’s secret best friend.

  • SuperG March 6, 2018, 10:24 am

    The poster boy for evil and the need for term limits.

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