By: Teresa Mull
The Democrats are going all out for gun control now that Joe Biden has claimed the presidency. Look no further than H.R. 127, filed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).
This bill, according to its text, would:
“…provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.”
If this bill becomes law, you, as a law-abiding American citizen, will be required, within three months of the bill becoming law, to report to the ATF…
“the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and
“(B) a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned [sic] to the person.”
That’s not all.
There will be a database of all firearms registers “accessible to all members of the public, all Federal, State, and local law enforcement authorities, all branches of the United States Armed Forces, and all State and local governments, as defined by the Bureau.”
What could go wrong!
But wait, there’s more:
You’ll have to get a license to possess a gun and ammo, but you’ll only be granted one if you’ve undergone a background check, a psychological evaluation, complete a training course, and have an insurance policy covering your possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Under this proposed law, it’s up to the government to determine whether you’re mentally stable enough to possess a gun. And you should see the list of guns this woman, who I bet couldn’t tell a pistol from a rifle, considers a “military-style weapon”:
(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);
“(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;
“(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC–70);
“(iv) Colt AR–15;
“(v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;
“(vi) SWD M–10, M–11, M–11/9, and M–12;
“(vii) Steyr AUG;
“(viii) INTRATEC TEC–9, TEC–DC9 and TEC–22; and
“(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;
There’s also a long list of outlawed ammo under this bill. I’d love to present Jackson Lee with all the types she’d like to ban, and types she deems OK, and see if she could tell the difference.
Check out this insane bill for yourself, by reading here, if you can stand it.
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.