Feinstein Gun Ban is Gun Control on Steroids
Anti-gun Democrats in Congress have introduced a repeat of the old Clinton-Feinstein ban.
But this legislation represents a gun ban on steroids.
The bills are S. 2095 and H.R. 5087, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).
Make no mistake, these bills are far nastier than the Clinton-Feinstein gun ban ever was.
Rather than requiring two irrelevant cosmetic features in order to ban a gun (as Clinton-Feinstein did), the Feinstein-Cicilline bills would require only one, thereby affecting tens of millions of semi-automatic rifles and handguns.
Their legislation would also outlaw standard capacity magazines.
Sure, you can keep the guns and magazines you already have them — for now, at least. But you have to keep them locked up, and private transfers would be outlawed by the legislation — unless you transfer them using a background registration check.
In fact, the bill makes no provisions for what happens to your guns if you die. And it’s far from clear whether you can pass them on to your kids — particularly if, for instance, your executor is one of the 257,000 military veterans who were unconstitutionally put into the NICS system.
An Even Greater Threat to Gun Owners
While the ban on commonly-owned firearms described above is bad, GOA does not believe this legislation has the votes to pass this year.
But there is a much greater, back-door threat, that would come close to accomplishing the same goal.
The threat is this: if President Trump can ban bump stocks without statutory authority, then a future president can ban anything without statutory authority.
At the meeting with congressmen last week, President Trump said:
We can [ban bump stocks] with an executive order. I’m going to write the bump stock; essentially, write it out. So you won’t have to worry about bump stock. Shortly, that will be gone. We can focus on other things.
So let me repeat: If Trump can ban anything which “accelerates the rate of fire of a semiautomatic” — all in the name of banning bump stocks — then he is ultimately imposing a far-reaching gun ban.
If you doubt this, please watch this video here.
Banning something which helps a shooter “accelerate” a gun’s rate of fire can then be used by a future anti-gun Democrat President to ban polished bolts, match triggers, magazines, tripods, and perhaps even AR-15’s themselves — if they have pistol grips which allow them to be fired faster and more accurately.
So I need you to contact the President and register your strong opposition to this Trojan Horse gun ban.
Everyone knows that President Trump is on his Twitter account every day.
So there’s probably no better way to reach him than by clicking here to contact him directly via Twitter.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can send an email to President Trump using the traditional route here.
Thank you for taking action.