Never Let a Crisis go to Waste: Gun Control

Here I am again quoting President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel. It seems the left can’t put partisan politics aside even in one of the most trying times in American history.  They have used this pandemic to push for universal basic income, rent control, governmental control of private businesses and now gun control.

Elizabeth Warren, one of the most disgusting, spineless, flip flopping politicians that we have today, introduced a gun control bill in the early days of COVID-19. On February 5th she introduced the “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020” to the Senate Finance Committee.  This is an extremely radical push for gun control.

The bill aims to virtually end firearm ownership in the United States. This bill requires a federal license to have a firearm, requires 7 day waiting period to buy any firearm, creates a national “red flag” law, bans “assault weapons,” bans silencers and creates new extreme regulation for sellers (most of which are small businesses.)

The bill requires a license in order to “knowingly purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.” This creates a national registry of all firearm owners. This bill also raises the minimum age to either buy a gun or have a gun from 18 to 21 years old. Essentially in her mind an 18 year old is old enough to carry a gun if the government sends them overseas to fight in another endless war but not old enough to own their own firearm.

Assault weapon, which was previously called assault rifle until the left decided they wanted to ban more than just rifles, was never an actual term for a weapon. In her bill, she has a very weird definition of assault weapon. We’ll walk through what constitutes an assault weapon.

Assault Weapon – Rifle

Under this bill an assault rifle is a rifle that is semiautomatic (meaning you need to pull the trigger for each shot fired) and has at lease one of the following; Pistol grip, forward grip, telescoping or adjustable or removable stock, a grenade launcher, or a barrel shroud (basically a heat shield to protect the shooter from the hot barrel.) Lets go through some examples.

Grips

CA
OK

OK

bad

Bad dangerous assault weapon

Stock

good
OK
bad
Bad dangerous assault weapon

Barrel Shroud

Good
OK
bad
Bad dangerous assault weapon

If you see these arbitrary rules as a way to virtue signal and not as something that will  actually be an effective way to stop gun violence you are right.

Assault Pistol

An assault pistol, according to this bill is a semiautomatic handgun that also has at least one of the following; a threaded barrel, second pistol grip, barrel shroud or weighs more than 50 oz. when unloaded. This would include almost all hand guns except revolvers.

Elizabeth Warren was using COVID-19 to shadow her radical gun grabbing legislation and keep it out of the public light. Luckily this has not made it out of committee and has not been presented for a vote to the whole Senate. It is still important to contact your senator and representative and tell them that America will never stand by while they erode our 2nd amendment rights.

To find the phone number and email address of your senator and representative click here and follow the prompts.

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