Gun Legislation, What Are They Trying To Do?

‘‘And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions.’’ — Samuel Adams, Debates of the Massachusetts Convention of 1788

‘‘And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions.’’ — Samuel Adams, Debates of the Massachusetts Convention of 1788

The puppet masters are working hard behind the scenes to take away our guns.  Should they succeed, We the People will be enslaved.

With an armed populace, those working for world power, a one world government, who pull the strings of ANY administration in charge of the government since almost the beginning of this country’s birth, cannot take total control.  But that doesn’t mean they won’t continue to try.

As recently noted by those gun enthusiasts, Congress has had several bills which are trying to remove guns from the Citizens at large.  H.R. 1022 was to reinstate the assault weapons ban.  H.R. 257 is designed, supposedly, to keep guns out of the hands of children.  And, of course, H.R. 45 which would put new policies into effect for tracking sales and registrations of all guns.  For now, all these potential bills sit in their respective committees.

I’ve already done an article on H.R. 45 and so will not cover that piece of legislation again.  But we will look at the other two and also address an issue that is at the core of these bills.  Whether you own a gun or not, whether  you approve of them or not, you must understand that it is those that do own guns that prevent our puppet government and the men who pull the strings from totally destroying our freedoms and making all of us slaves. But they are trying and if we aren’t vigilant, they will succeed.

‘‘Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? ... If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?’’ — Patrick Henry

‘‘Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? ... If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?’’ — Patrick Henry

We’ll look at H. R. 1022 first.  We cannot, under any circumstances, allow these bills to pass.  To disarm the Citizens of this country will be to hand over the country to the puppet masters.

The respective committees are:
House JudiciarySubcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

House Judiciary subcommittee

While not dead, this bill has sat in committee since 3/19/2007. Usually that would be the death of a bill, but not when the agenda is to disarm the populace.  So it sits, and it waits, for the right time. This bill has 67 co-sponsors.

Introduced in February of 2007, this bill seeks to ban all assault TYPE weapons.  And while you may think that only includes those weapons which are semi-automatic in nature, it really means that ANY weapon can be considered an *assault* weapon.  The bill seeks to:

SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT FOR 10 YEARS OF REPEALED CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.

    (a) Reinstatement of Provisions Wholly Repealed- Paragraphs (30) and (31) of section 921(a), subsections (v) and (w) and Appendix A of section 922, and the last 2 sentences of section 923(i) of title 18, United States Code, as in effect just before the repeal made by section 110105(2) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, are hereby enacted into law.
    (b) Reinstatement of Provisions Partially Repealed- Section 924 of title 18, United States Code, is amended–
    • (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
    • `(B) knowingly violates subsection (a)(4), (f), (k), (r), (v), or (w) of section 922;’; and
    • (2) in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:
    • `(i) is a short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or semiautomatic assault weapon, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years; or’.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

Image Courtesy of the United States Department of Defense

Image Courtesy of the United States Department of Defense

    (a) In General- Section 921(a)(30) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended to read as follows:
    `(30) The term `semiautomatic assault weapon’ means any of the following:
    • `(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:
      • `(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
      • `(ii) AR-10;
      • `(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;
      • `(iv) AR70;
      • `(v) Calico Liberty;
      • `(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;
      • `(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;
      • `(viii) Hi-Point Carbine;
      • `(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
      • `(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
      • `(xi) M1 Carbine;
      • `(xii) Saiga;
      • `(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
      • `(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine;
      • `(xv) SLG 95;
      • `(xvi) SLR 95 or 96;
      • `(xvii) Steyr AUG;
      • `(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
      • `(xix) Tavor;
      • `(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or
      • `(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
    • `(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof:
      • `(i) Calico M-110;
      • `(ii) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;
      • `(iii) Olympic Arms OA;
      • `(iv) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or
      • `(v) Uzi.
    • `(C) The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof:
      • `(i) Armscor 30 BG;
      • `(ii) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
      • `(iii) Striker 12; or
      • `(iv) Streetsweeper.
    • `(D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine, and that has–
      • `(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
      • `(ii) a threaded barrel;
      • `(iii) a pistol grip;
      • `(iv) a forward grip; or
      • `(v) a barrel shroud.
    • `(E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

An interesting note here, I am absolutely UNABLE to link to ANY pictures of these weapons. I have tried 6 times with various sites. It appears to me that federal CENSORSHIP is in full control!  While I can find pictures for each of these weapons, I cannot link to a single one.  I cannot even link to images in Wikipedia!

The only acceptable weapon allowed by the bill is one which uses .22 caliber bullets.  All others are considered to be assault weapons.

Now, those of you who don’t believe in guns must understand WHY it is so important to keep our freedom to own and use all types of guns.  An unarmed populace cannot fight back at a repressive government.  This has been proven over and over again in the history of the world.  It is one of the reasons history is no longer taught in school. After all, if you have no chance against a military assault weapon, how can you stand against them?  But, if you have access to even a semi-automatic weapon, you stand a chance of resistance.  Plans are already in the making to have the military stationed within these united States, something patently illegal in our Constitution!

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

But I digress in going over the Constitution when I am talking about bad legislation.

Continuing the descriptions of those weapons to be banned, we have this paragraph:

`(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.’.

As you can see by this paragraph, it all rests on the whim of the Attorney General whom we know to be an anti-gun opinioned man. The agenda in this administration and those to come will be firmly set on the path of disarming the public.  Any time the decision making process is left to ONE person, male or female, the Constitution goes out the window.

Basically, this bill intends to ban ANY and ALL weapons with the exception of those that fire a .22 caliber bullet.  That’s it folks.  The penalty for purchasing or firing these weapons would be up to 10 years in prison and/or fines or both!!!  This bill is not very long considering some I’ve gone through lately.  It is also an easy read.

Now I’ll turn my attention to the bill I find really threatening.  This bill, H.R. 257, seems like a good thing right?  I mean, we want to keep our kids safe, correct?  BUT, it would put the age of legal use of a weapon only OVER age 21!  Anyone under that age caught handling or firing a weapon, would be found to be breaking the law.  Only one instance changes the age to 18 or above.  Read on…

SEC. 2. INCREASING YOUTH GUN SAFETY BY RAISING THE AGE OF HANDGUN ELIGIBILITY AND PROHIBITING YOUTH FROM POSSESSING SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS.

Section 922(x) of title 18, United States Code, is amended–

(1) in paragraph (1)–

(A) by striking ‘juvenile’ and inserting ‘person who is less than 21 years of age’;

I am unaware of anyone who considers themselves a child at age 20 or even 18 for that matter. And I wonder just how they will get around the issue of those who enlist in the military???  According to Army.com:

You must be between the ages of 17 and 34, be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident Alien, be healthy and in good physical condition, and be in good moral standing.

So, I’ll keep reading because I am sure there is a clause in this bill which would cover this problem.  But I’ll come back to this issue.  For now, I’ll continue going through this bill.

(7) by adding at the end of paragraph (3) the following:

‘(E) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a person who is at least 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age, or the temporary use or possession of a handgun or ammunition by a person who is at least 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age, if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and used by the person–

‘(i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or farming on property used for ranching or farming at which the person, with the permission of the property owner or lessee, is performing activities related to activities at the residence of the person (or related to the operation of the farm or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction in the safe and lawful use of a handgun; and

‘(ii) in accordance with State and local law.’; and

And it just gets worse!

SEC. 3. ENHANCED PENALTY FOR YOUTH POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS AND SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS AND FOR THE TRANSFER OF SUCH WEAPONS TO YOUTH.

Section 924(a)(6) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘(6)(A) A juvenile who violates section 922(x) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than one year, or both, and for a second or subsequent violation, or for a first violation committed after an adjudication of delinquency or after a State or Federal conviction for an act that, if committed by an adult, would be a serious violent felony (as defined in section 3559(c) of this title), shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

‘(B) A person other than a juvenile who knowingly violates section 922(x)–

‘(i) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than five years, or both; and

This bill goes on to require each and ever purchaser to be given, or sold, a secure locking system for the weapon.  However, I do not see even their supposed *locking system* to be secure from any determined *child* above the age of 12!!!

SEC. 4. GUN STORAGE AND SAFETY DEVICES FOR ALL FIREARMS.

(a) Secure Gun Storage or Safety Devices by Federal Firearms Licensees- Section 922(z) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘(z) It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer to sell, transfer, or deliver any firearm to any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer) unless the transferee is provided with a secure gun storage or safety device.’.

(b) Penalties- Section 924(p) of such title is amended to read as follows:

‘(p) The Attorney General may, after notice and opportunity for hearing, suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter or may subject the licensee to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 if the holder of such license has knowingly violated section 922(z). The actions of the Attorney General under this subsection may be reviewed only as provided in section 923(f).’.

Unlike our unalienable rights, which are Creator given and not granted us by the Constitution, the right to own and bear arms IS defined in that document.  Since it is, we have to watch carefully or those that move and own Congress, (trilateral commission, CFR, Builderberger Group), will amend or draft legislation which will infringe on that right.  What we have here is legislation which aims to do just that, an attempt to infringe our rights under the 2nd Amendment.  The fact that it is *for the children*, a phrase I am beginning to hate, it may sneak under the radar.  The fact that they determine a child to be a child until age 21 doesn’t seem to phase anyone.  I would sincerely LOVE for Congress to have told my child at 16 or 17 that she was still a child!!!  THAT would have gone over like a lead balloon.

SEC. 5. RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTS FOR DEATH AND INJURY CAUSED BY CHILD ACCESS TO FIREARMS.

This entire section, when viewed with an eye to the AGE of the child, might be ok had they put the age of a child at 14 and under.  But the fact remains that a *child* is anyone up to 21.  Please explain to me how you keep anyone over the age of 17 out of some place you don’t want them to be or getting into something you don’t want them to have???  As a parent of three grown children, two boys and a girl, I know first hand this is insane.

As example I will relate the following true situation.  My daughter was fond of going into my room when she was a child, (age 12), and taking things she found attractive to her.  It wasn’t malicious, just an irresistible urge on her part.  After gaining back my things from her room one day, I decided to put a pad-lock on my door.  I bolted the assembly into a solid wood door and the framing of the wall, (2×4).  The next day when I came home from work I found the assembly broken out of the wall.  Her creative story was that she had thrown the ball down the hall and the dog had chased it and banged into the door causing the assembly to break.  Ya, right, like ANY animal will willingly run into a solid wall!  It just isn’t going to happen.  We had a chow at the time.

The point is that at 12 she was big enough to slam into that door, (I assume more than once), break the locking assembly, just to gain access to what she desired.  To designate a child to be anyone under the age of 21 is simply insane.  Instead of teaching responsibility to children, it places extreme pressure on a parent to find a way to keep a kid out of a locked or secured area, whether that be a box or a room.  Having seen how easy it is to use a hammer on a lock to break it, how can that be considered a *secure* measure???

Ok, so in all fairness to the bill I have to point out that it does EXCLUDE certain possibilities:

‘(3) Paragraph (2) shall not apply if–

‘(A) at the time the child obtained access, the firearm was secured with a secure gun storage or safety device;

‘(B) the person is a peace officer, a member of the Armed Forces, or a member of the National Guard, and the child obtains the firearm during, or incidental to, the performance of the official duties of the person in that capacity;

‘(C) the child uses the firearm in a lawful act of self-defense or defense of 1 or more other persons; or

‘(D) the person has no reasonable expectation, based on objective facts and circumstances, that a child is likely to be present on the premises on which the firearm is kept.’.

As I stated before I added this last paragraph, children are creative.  An 18 year old would not hesitate to break into a locked box if they so desired the weapon.  And anyone on drugs, such as those on methamphetamines, wouldn’t hesitate or give a second thought to taking such a weapon.  It is appalling to see what passes for intelligence when making or creating a law in which you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

My best suggestion is that you read the bills carefully yourself.  Any one who doesn’t will be held accountable regardless of knowing, or not, the contents of thees bills.  Ignorance is no excuse under the law!!!  To have these pieces of legislation still being considered is insane to say the least.

Congressional Switchboard

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~ by justmytruth on March 18, 2009.

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