It’s no secret that the administration of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr is against the private ownership of firearms. While the President of the United States cannot draft legislation (though abuse of executive orders has been rampant for decades), he can encourage the authoring of favored legislation by Congress. A stated goal of the regime, of course, is gun control. And the first salvo in the latest battle in the neverending war to protect our rights has been fired, in the form of House Resolution 127, aka HR 127 The Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act (named after the victim of a notorious shooting incident for marketing reasons), a bill sponsored by Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee, of Texas’s 18th Congressional District.
In a nutshell, it’s the Golden Corral for gun controllers. Every disgusting thing they’ve wanted, save outright confiscation, all in one sociopathic bacteria-ridden package…
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Second Amendment Radical, or someone who picked up gun for the first time in the past few months, the bill, as written, is bad news all around. As Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation put it, HR 127 is “insanity on steroids”.
The full text of this psychotic legalistic gibbering can be found here, but if you’re not up to some deep legislative diving, I’ll break it down for you.
HR 127 Would Require The Registration Of All Privately-Owned Firearms
What’s an omnibus gun control law without a firearms registry? An all-encompassing registry has been the wet dream of gun controllers since the 1930s. As I covered in my podcast, gun controllers, both Democratic and Republican, have been chomping at the bit for this. Since a registry does nothing to prevent crime, it basically amounts to a catalog of firearms for the government to scoop up at a later date.
If enacted, you’ll have 90 days from the effective date to register your existing firearms, and guns purchased at retail after the date of enactment would be registered on the spot. Including private sales, of course.
The icing on the cake though is that this proposed registry won’t be private. It will be searchable not only by the government, but by the general public. Imagine, your employer, your neighbor, anyone who was interested – they could check to see if you owned a gun or not. A “gun check” would be a trivial matter for almost any daily activity. It’d most definitely be a convenient shopping list for criminals as well.
I’ll wager that information security on this database will be haphazard at best, as well. The registration system will be compromised by conventional hacking techniques or social engineering, and the contents spread throughout the internet at will. Someone with a modicum of Excel skills could get a list of all AR-15 owners in a given zip code, for example. Spooky.
HR 127 Would Establish Licensing, Training, Insurance, Age Requirements – And A Psychological Evaluation
In addition to the registration requirements, HR 127 would also require each and every firearms owner to be at least 21 years of age, undergo an undefined training course, purchase a $800-per-year insurance policy from the government, and undergo a psychological evaluation prior to being issued a license. Of course, the devil is in the details, as if the broad strokes weren’t bad enough.
Specific Firearms Would Require Additional Licensing.
As if a general license weren’t bad enough, the proposed law takes it one step further in the form of additional licensing for “military style” firearms. Yes, if you own an AR-15, an AK-style rifle, or any number of “scary” guns, you’d have to get an additional license for them. And yes, they conveniently cover AR-style pistols as well with design and weight requirements specific to that type of weapon.
An even more ridiculous license would be required for the mere display of antique firearms, as well. That old 1911 from the early 20th that hasn’t fired a shot or seen the inside of a range in 100 years? You’ll need a license just to hang it on the wall.
Of course, the licensing itself would require fees, on top of the aforementioned insurance. An $800 pistol would cost close to $2000 before you could even think about taking it home. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. One of the core concepts of gun control filth is to limit the ownership to the rich and connected.
A Psychological Examination To Own a Firearm?
Even more dangerous is the proposed psychological examination and interview component of this nefarious scheme. HR 127 also includes a clause which mandates that every license applicant be vetted by a professional psychologist, to standards determined by the US Attorney General.
In addition, the psychologist would interview the applicant’s spouse, ex-spouse (if any), and 2 other family members/close associates of the applicant. So, just to legally possess a firearm, a minimum of 3 other people would have bearing on the decision. Also, since the standards would be determined by the Attorney General, they could change at any time. You could pass muster today, but tomorrow, you’re a no-go because now there’s a rule for “extremist” thought, whatever that may be.
Nevermind vindictive spouses or family members could easily shoot down your application.
Conversely, things being what they are, a prospective applicant could cherry-pick family members and find a tractable psychologist willing to sign off on the application. Psychology is a vague science, and humans aren’t perfect. In essence, this requirement turns the entire nation into a may-issue jurisdiction. You could pass NICS, only to be denied because someone is having a bad day, or hates you.
They Even Tack On A Ban On Possessing Standard Capacity Magazines
Yep – just for good measure, the mere possession of magazines greater than 10 rounds, unless you’re part of the state’s chosen few, is prohibited.
This alone would put some of my friends out of business.
Non-Compliance Means Death, Or At Least A Lot Of Time In The Clink
Laws only work because someone in authority has the tacit right to detain, harm, or kill you and get away with it. You don’t pay taxes willingly, you pay because someone who went to government school and got a gun issued to him will come over and threaten your life if you don’t pay up. In my old neighborhood, we called that kind of thing Mafia tactics. But I guess it’s OK if it’s a G-Man, huh? Heck, I’d rather have the Mafia. At least Gotti got shit done and had some style.
Anyway, if they don’t kill you first, you’re in for a world of hurt if you’re caught with unregistered firearms if this clown show gets through Congress and the courts and signed into law.
If caught with an unregistered gun, you’ll go to jail for at least 15 years, and have to pay out up to $150,000.
Giving a gun to a person without a license puts you in jail for up to 15 years, and fines of up to $75K
If you skimp on the insurance, you could be fined up to $100K and go to jail for up to 20 years.
So, for the mere act of exercising your right to keep and bear arms, your life is essentially forefeit. If the enforcers of said law don’t kill you first, you’ll most likely die in jail, or come out of it wishing you did.
As it stands, HR 127 isn’t likely to pass. None of the gun control groups have outwardly lauded the bill or it’s sponsor. Right now, all this consists of is an amalgamation of bills that have been sitting on hard drives throughout Congress for the past 30 years. Sheila Jackson Lee didn’t write this – she merely is the face of the bill. She’s semi-literate at best, after all. She hasn’t managed to attract even 1 co-sponsor, and certainly no one of influence has spoken out for HR 127. Sure, it’s a gun controller’s wet dream, but realistically it’s too much, too soon. Enacted into law, it would mean at the minimum, a low-grade domestic conflict on US soil.
With the hotly contested election fresh on people’s minds, emotions are still very raw, and an all-encompassing gun grab would light the match for something truly terrible indeed.
And they know this.
As I’ve discussed, the gun control game is a long one. Since the get-go, it’s been understood that if one moves too quickly on the matter, conflict and all-out war would be the end result. Even if most people sat on the sidelines, there’d still be millions of pissed-off gun owners, ready to defend themselves.
So what are they doing this for? Spitballing. Throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. Getting people used to the idea. It’s similar to the primaries during a major election. You have the obvious front-runners, and then the lunatic fringe. For example, when the Democratic contest began in earnest, it was almost a given that Biden was to be the nominee. Crackpots like Sanders, criminals like Robert Francis O’Rourke? They were test candidates at best. The idea was for them to promote extreme concepts (gun control, high taxes) and see how it was received. Winning concepts get integrated into the selected candidate’s platform.
HR 127 is the “extreme candidate”. It’s a test. Thus far it’s not being received, at all. What will happen is that it will most likely not clear committee, and be sent back for revisions. I imagine a variant will be tried soon, which will only consist of registration, an AWB, and universal background checks.
Even then, it’s an uphill battle. The House majority is rickety-slim, and the Senate is 50-50 and the filibuster is still in effect, which basically means that a supermajority – right now 60 votes – would have to invoke cloutre (political-speak for ‘shut the hell up’) and then allow the bill to be voted on. Also, if the worst happens, only 1 Dem would have to be peeled away for the bill to fail. A likely “good guy” is Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. WV is gun country and it’s a fair bet Joe would like to be re-elected.
If 2020 proved anything, it was that people got politically comfortable. It was speculated that rona or no rona, Donald Trump was on a glideslope to electoral victory. Huge rallies, insane numbers on social media, it was figured he’d trounce Joe Biden in the general, and any electoral challenges would have been a formality. Whether you believe in the electoral fraud concept or not, Biden won, and the blame can partially be laid at the feet of Republicans who got too comfortable.
HR 127, in it’s complete form, could pass – either by established procedure, some weird machinations of executive orders, or just plain force. But only if we let it. We shouldn’t trust the political machine to work as advertised.
Get involved. Our very way of life is at stake. Contact your representatives. Contact your governor even and propose that he or she encourage the passage of a with-teeth Second Amendment Sanctuary bill for your state. Make the Feds have to do all the work themselves.
Join your local or national gun-rights organization. Also, remember to get your friends involved in this thing of ours. Guns are part of our culture, let’s expand it.
And as a last resort – don’t comply. Your guns are your business, and no one else’s.
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