It’s Looney Toons on Capitol Hill.
Everyone’s heard about the “red herring” Feinstein Gun Ban, which “red state Democrats” will vote down in order to pretend they’re “pro-gun.”
But the bigger danger is that Obama will sign “non-controversial” gun control which is just as dangerous, but no one but us is talking about.
Take the gun licensure bill which anti-gunners are trying to dub the “gun trafficking bill.” In the Senate, the bill is S. 54, and was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) — although it appears that it could have been drafted by an intern.
GOOFBALL PROVISION #1: The bill would impose a 20-year prison term if you planned (“conspired”) to purchase a firearm in order to give or raffle it to a person who, unbeknownst to you, is a “prohibited person.”
Who is a prohibited person?
Well, there are the 150,000 law-abiding veterans who are “prohibited persons” –- for no other reason than that a psychiatrist appointed a fiduciary to oversee their financial affairs.
But probably the biggest category of “prohibited persons” is persons who smoke marijuana. Under 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(3) and (g)(3), you cannot possess a firearm in America if you are “an unlawful user of … any controlled substance…”
In over a dozen states, marijuana has been wholly or partly legalized under STATE law.
It doesn’t matter … if you even think about selling or raffling a gun to this expanding class of persons, you can go to prison for 20 years under S. 54.
GOOFBALL PROVISION #2: The bill would make you a federal “prohibited person” if you are prohibited from owning a gun under “State or local law.”
What does that even mean?
In places like New York and Chicago, everyone is prohibited from owning a firearm without a license. Does that mean that everyone in these jurisdictions is a federal “prohibited person” under S. 54?
What if someone applies for a license and is found not to have a need to possess one? Under the slip-shod language of the Leahy bill, these individuals would probably become federal “prohibited persons” because the bill denies any person from owning a firearm if they are “prohibited by STATE OR LOCAL LAW from possessing, receiving, selling, shipping, transporting, transferring, or otherwise disposing of the firearm or ammunition.” (S. 54, Section 5.)
Oh, incidentally, under the Veterans Disarmament Act, states are required to send the names of 95% of their prohibited persons to the FBI’s NICS system -– or lose federal funding.
So now you will have millions of law-abiding citizens — living in places like New York City and Chicago — who have their names placed in the NICS system. And the Leahy bill doesn’t address some very important questions related to their status as gun owners.
How will these banned citizens get their names cleared? The federal government has for years continued enforcing the Schumer amendment which defunds the ability of the ATF to restore the rights of non-violent prohibited persons. Will New Yorkers and Chicagoans get their gun rights restored after they move away from the localities that banned them from owning guns and which turned them into prohibited persons?
Again, the bill doesn’t say. But we could expect that a few years from now, a future anti-gun President could use the language in S. 54 to impose a federal licensure requirement on these persons — as part of a new 23-point Executive Action memo — and make non-licensees federal prohibited persons (with all that that implies).
Maybe –- just maybe -– the courts would save us from the implications of Leahy’s goofball language.
But answer us this: Why do anti-gun senators and representatives continue to push language which they know is fatally flawed –- just so they can say they “broke the back of the gun lobby”?
The solution is clear: Senators –- if they are pro-gun -– MUST vote against a “motion to proceed” to any of this goofball legislation. That is, they must vote to keep ALL gun control from even being considered on the Senate floor.
ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Urge him to vote against any motion to proceed to goofball anti-gun bills like S. 54.
6 thoughts on “Smoke a Joint, Get an ObamaPass – Sell a gun to someone who smokes a joint, get 20 years in jail”
I believe the undoing of the Czar-ministration is unfolding before our eyes…the fatal error of his ways has begun to manifest.
It’s not going to stop. Now that they have the ball rolling you can expect one of these idiots to dream up a new gun law every week.
The economy, unemployment, and however many wars we’re in all mean nothing and are easily ignored, but they all seem to jump at the chance to disarm more Americans.
“Oh, incidentally, under the Veterans Disarmament Act, states are required to send the names of 95% of their prohibited persons to the FBI’s NICS system -– or lose federal funding.”
Waaahhh!!!! We are going to lose federal funding. Oh go cry me a river. So what! Who cares about FEDERAL FUNDING!!!?? WHO NEEDS IT?? Let the states deal with funding needs and if they can’t handle the job, then fire them and replace them with people who can. That’s how it used to be done before the Communist insurgents came to town. Stop the dependence and start the independence again! Grow some balls. Let the shit fall apart so we can rebuild again. Stop the federal government handouts. Everyone was doing fine before then and never needed them in the first place. Enough of this shit. It’s time to start taking responsibility for your own actions or get the hell outta of here!
“ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Urge him to vote against any motion to proceed to goofball anti-gun bills like S. 54.”
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! GOOD ONE!!!!!
My Senators are Feinstein and Boxer.
A snowball has a better chance in hell.
when does stupid change true…
were there Dallas Cowboys at the Alamo…
just curious…who works for who..
one more time for the children in the hospital…
You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned veterans. They are attempting to disarm vets to prevent them from joining in armed “insurrection” (which is hard to do when it is the government who is committing treason). Many people will strawman purchase for the vets, this bill is an attempt to close that loop. F them, their “laws” are all null and void, they are already trying to turn us all into criminals, what is one more “violation” on the books. As I’ve stated before, the time to negotiate is over. If a fed attempts to enforce unconstitutional laws by assualting you, fire and don’t stop until they stop moving.