The Gun Bill That Is Going Through Congress Could Significantly Increase The Number Of Americans Banned From Buying Guns

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When news that a “concealed-carry reciprocity law” had been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, gun owners all over the nation rejoiced.  But what most people didn’t realize is that there had been a last minute change to the bill that could substantially increase the number of Americans that are banned from buying guns.  This poison pill completely ruins the bill, and it must be voted down.  What we need is a clean “concealed-carry reciprocity bill” that does not include “Fix-NICS” in it.

 

Let’s start at the beginning.  Last week, gun owners were elated when the House passed a bill that would enable them “to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines”

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no.

The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate.

It would be easy to assume that since virtually every single Republican voted for this bill that it must be a good thing.

But it turns out that a change was inserted into the bill at the last moment that many lawmakers never read.  According to Fox News, the bill “contained an 11th-hour change to help states and agencies enter such data as criminal and domestic-violence convictions into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases”.

A few member of the House immediately figured out what was going on and decided to vote against the bill.  One of them was U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) explained on Wednesday that he could not support national reciprocity because House Leadership added the gun control expansions of “Fix-NICS” to it.

“Fix-NICS” is a measure Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and John Cornyn (R-TX) support. It responds to the Air Force’s failure to report Devin Kelley’s criminal history by expanding the number of people who will be barred from gun possession going forward.

So exactly how many people could be “barred from gun possession going forward”?

Well, according to Gun Owners Of America, even people with “unpaid traffic tickets” could be banned from owning guns under this bill…

The goal of the Cornyn-Feinstein-Murphy-Schumer bill is to force every single potential NICS name to be sent to the FBI’s NICS system.

It was prompted by reports that the Air Force did not send the name of the Sutherland Springs shooter to NICS — even though he certainly could have gotten a firearm in a wide variety of ways, even if he had been in NICS, and even though his carnage was stopped by the real solution to violence … a good guy with a gun.

The problem is that, because of this isolated horror story, the Cornyn bill could add the names of millions of additional law-abiding Americans to NICS.

You already know of the 257,000 veterans who have lost their rights because of a bad experience in Iraq.

You already know that 95% of NICS denials are “false positives.”

And you probably also know that “Fix NICS” would require that the rolls of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and ObamaCare be trolled for recipients with PTSD, ADHD, or Alzheimer’s — that is, people who have had guardians appointed.

What you may not know is that the SECOND LARGEST CATEGORY of prohibited persons is “fugitives from justice” — and that a good portion of these are Americans who have UNPAID TRAFFIC TICKETS.

Needless to say, I would have voted against this bill, and as a member of Congress I will never compromise on the 2nd Amendment even a single inch.  If you believe in what we are trying to do, I hope that you will help us to win next May.

Even though Donald Trump is in the White House, the enemies of the 2nd Amendment are still trying to sneak gun control measures through Congress, and we need leaders in Washington that will tirelessly defend our rights.

 
  • bbenhamid

    All going according to plan.

  • wtr

    All the illegals in California keep voting for Dianne Feinstein. There’s a reason why the ballot is in several languages.

  • DJohn1

    The problem with guns is our intelligence agencies.
    I believe there is a common thing running through the violence caused by people using guns against innocent victims.
    1. They seem to come out of nowhere. That is until they are set off. They often have families, children, and other relatives in shock that they did such a thing.
    2. They often put the gun to their own heads and pull the trigger after causing death and destruction to innocents. This removes any possibility of exposing what really happened.
    3. There is a long history of people doing this dating at least as far back as the Kennedy family.
    4. When they are taken down, it is by someone that owns and has a conceal and carry permit. Thus defeating the controller’s purpose.
    5. Religious fanatics are often used throughout the world to kill people.
    6. Drugged individuals seem to be most likely to make this happen.
    A trained and armed civilian population does make all of this less likely to happen.
    Just one armed and trained person could have kept several different tragedies from happening.
    All the gun control in the world won’t keep it from happening as there are any number of people out there and a certain amount of those people can be aimed at the public and cause havoc.

  • ramrodd

    this site is one of moderation/censorship

  • ramrodd

    Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Constitutional – Is a Trojan Horse..
    The bill is a dastardly trick and a Trojan horse for institutionalizing licenses, permits, national ID cards, etc.
    And the end game of all those licenses, permits, national ID cards and such is eventual confiscation of all arms.

    And after that extermination.

    Here is the 2014 edition: this site refuses to post the link

    • ramrodd

      Also, the federal government has no constitutional authority to make ANY laws dictating who may and who may not carry arms; or under what circumstances people may and may not carry arms across State borders! Arms control of the people is not an enumerated power!

      video on arms, here it is: publius huldah website

      State concealed carry laws which require a “permit” is an idea crafted in the pits of h ell. The real purpose is to register gun owners! People think it is so cool to have a permit for concealed carry – they don’t understand that it is like the free sample of heroin.

  • ramrodd

    Nobody should have to have a license to exercise their rights. A lot of people don’t get it. Could you imagine having to get a license to exercise free speech?
    How about a license to plead the 5th? Suppose the cops kick in your front door at 3 am because your license protecting you from unreasonable search and seizure had expired?
    There is no way to justify requiring a license to exercise our rights. The whole idea is absurd. Some states have Constitutional carry laws. No license required. It’s better, but the reality is that there should not be any gun control laws whatsoever. Not at the state level or the federal level. The fact that there are shows that the government is no longer representing the people or their freedoms and rights.
    I just think that sometimes people lose sight of what the founder’s intentions were. It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a
    patriot with good intentions and a snake in the grass who is just saying what people want to hear so they can sneak in some sort of anti-gun legislation that sounds like it’s reasonable.
    The majority of the people would certainly support gun rights if they were properly educated and informed.
    I could go off on a long tangent here, but suffice to say that everything they have done is all tied together to fit their agenda.
    Their ultimate goal is total confiscation.
    Don’t let their dishonest rhetoric fool you.

    • Greenfinisher Greenfinisher

      I couldn’t have said it better. Brilliant post!

  • Greenfinisher Greenfinisher

    Why fool around with this? Any gun control statute on the books is unconstitutional as it typically infringes on one’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Instead, Congress should be passing a bill that would repeal all of these worthless statutes (beginning with the Firearms Act of 1934).

  • Chuck Morrison

    This is really about the lack of real justice in this land. If they hanged the deserving within 30 days of conviction, and refused to jail non-violent petty offenders and drug users, there would be almost no one left inside to benefit the oligarchs of the prison industrial complex. The prisons become so crowded, and the bleeding heart SJW’s become so vocal, that many who should have been hanged are instead released back into society, fueling the argument for the anti-gunners.

    It appears that lawmakers really want to disarm us in order to turn the country into a vast, open-air prison. We’ve been too lax, and far too patient regarding the antics of elected officials. We’ve got to get up, and get moving, or we’re going to lose our country. I’m having a hard time picturing, even now, how we can regain lost liberties and national respect without bloodshed. And while I generally advocate for a New Reform Party, I have large doubts about the possibilities for success in such a volatile and toxic atmosphere.

  • Jack

    these laws are merely someones imaginings scrawled on a greasy brown paper sandwich bag.