The incoming Democrat House majority is readying legislation to criminalize private gun sales, Breitbart reports.
Ironically, the push comes nearly 227 years to the day after private gun ownership was hedged in by the Founding Fathers via the Second Amendment, which was ratified on December 15, 1791.
Politico reports that Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) is spearheading the current gun control push through “universal background” legislation. Such checks criminalize private gun sales, making it illegal for a neighbor to sell a firearm to his neighbor, a friend to his lifelong friend, and even a father to his son.
Note that @Politico assumes whatever legislation Democrats propose to control guns will also curb "gun violence." The reason #2A advocates have objected to past efforts is that there is no cause-and-effect. https://t.co/AE0caCNnkp cc: @BresPolitico, @heatherscope, @lbarronlopez
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) December 17, 2018
The proposed background system would be a copy like the one in California, which requires a firearm seller to seek government permission for any sale or transfer of a firearm. Such a system was put in place in California in the early 1990s.
Incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has already assured his colleagues that he will move the bill “very quickly”.
California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, red flag laws (i.e., Gun Violence Restraining Orders), a ten-day waiting period for gun purchases, an “assault weapons” ban, a one-gun-per-month limit on handgun purchases, a minimum firearm purchase age of 21, a ban on campus carry, a “good cause” restriction for concealed carry permit issuance, and controls on the purchase of ammunition. The ammunition controls limit law-abiding Californians to buying ammunition from state-approved vendors–all of whom are in-state sellers–and adds a fee to any ammunition bought online, also requiring that ammunition to be shipped to a state-approved vendor for pickup.
Additionally, the state mandates gun free zones in businesses where alcohol is sold for on-site consumption. Therefore, the few concealed carry permit holders in the state must enter myriad restaurants without any means of self-defense. This provides a target-rich environment for attackers who want to be sure no one can shoot back when they strike
California, a state with every gun control imaginable, witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides, despite the obvious failure of “firearm bans” the political clowns believe the answer is further bans.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.