In the wake of the senseless mass killing in Buffalo, NY, the democrats have been foaming at the mouth to press their latest and greatest ideas for making more gun laws. They’re completely oblivious to the fact that criminals don’t care about or pay attention to the gun laws, nor do they often get their guns legally or with thorough background checks. Instead, stolen or third-party manufactured guns are the most used firearms.
So, when the left capitalizes on these tragic deaths to push further gun control down the necks of good Americans, it gets infuriating. These new ideas do nothing to change what has happened, nor do they prevent anything from happening in the future.
The new bill introduced on May 19th would force Americans to obtain a five-year federal license to purchase a single firearm. It also instructs the Federal government to confiscate any and all firearms if the license is revoked.
The Federal Firearm Licensing Act would institute a litany of changes. All Americans with the license would require firearm safety training, with a written test, to get their license. Gun brokers would also be required to complete background checks, submit fingerprints, proof of ID, and of being over 21 years old. It also goes on to require they obtain “identifying information on the firearm that the person intends to obtain, including the make, model, and serial number, and the identity of the firearm seller or transferor.”
While that seems like a lot, the requirement of a federal license and the testing are the main differences. The background checks are yet again nonspecific, as what we have now isn’t either. However, the bill mentions a license will only “be valid for the purchase of a single firearm.” There is no clarification being offered about needing a license for more than one, or if you can even own more than one.
The new requirements could result in a person being flagged if they recently purchased other firearms or ammo, has a history of unsafe storage, or have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Yet again, all things that are subject to personal interpretation. Along with that, they are seeking to make person-to-person transfers illegal unless you get the Attorney General involved.
Excuses for such draconian laws are wide-ranging, never-ending, and always full of false ideals.
Naturally, people like Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are the architects behind these repressive and unconstitutional ideas.
As they have proven over the years, they could care less about the American people’s safety. Sen. Booker went on to make the argument that “this bill moves us in the right direction and is based on a simple concept – if you need a license to drive a car, you should need one to buy and possess a gun.”
However, there is no right to drive a car. There is nothing inside the constitution that says that driving is a guaranteed right. It has been proven to be a privilege and is legislated as such.
So, when people like Sen. Booker want to make gun laws and regulations, he might want to look at what makes these kinds of gun problems. Perhaps they could institute stronger sentences for the murder of someone. Maybe we need to bring back public executions and let the people see the consequences of murdering someone? Because punishing legal, responsible, and well-informed Americans for the expense of a few morons is not only fundamentally wrong but also unconstitutional.