Antigun Politicians Aim for America’s Most Popular Guns With Expansive Ban

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Antigun Politicians Aim for America’s Most Popular Guns With Expansive Ban
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -( Hoping to capitalize on tragedy, ignorance, and hysteria, 174 opportunistic anti-gun Democrats – led by Rep. David N. Cicillinie (RI) – introduced legislation last week proposing perhaps the most sweeping gun ban in U.S. history. The bill, H.R. 5087, is dubbed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018.”

Yet its scope is so vast, and its drafting so poorly executed, that that the only semiautomatic firearms it clearly doesn’t reach are those listed in an appendix of what the authors consider permissible guns (many of which will be unknown or unavailable to the average consumer, if they’re available at all).

The bill would ban firearms by name, “type,” and generic formulae. Rifles and pistols would be included if they are semiautomatic, can accept a detachable magazine, and have – or perhaps merely can accept – any of various listed features. Semiautomatic shotguns would need only one listed feature to be banned.

The disqualifying features include threaded barrels.  All pistol grips and folding, telescoping, and detachable stocks would be prohibited without limitation. This may mean, although it’s not clear, that only straight stocks would be permissible on semiautomatic long guns.

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Any firearm magazine that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds, or that can be “changed” to accept more than 10 rounds, would also be banned.

How some models or features made the cut and others didn’t is a mystery to anyone with the most elementary knowledge of firearms technology. Clearly, however, two of America’s most popular defensive firearms – the AR-15 and the Glock 17 – would be prohibited under the Act. The former is banned by name (“[a]ll AR types”) and the latter as a “semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm” (i.e., the Glock 18). That alone puts the bill at odds with existing Supreme Court precedent, which makes clear the Second Amendment protects the sorts of firearms in common use for lawful purposes.

So what wouldn’t be banned? Well, the Cabanas Phaser Rifle would still theoretically be available, as would the Russian made TOZ Model H–170. Yet it’s cold comfort to one who loses his horse to be told he can have a unicorn. Other exempted firearms are more common, but the emphasis – again clearly contrary to Supreme Court precedent – is on models used for hunting, competition, or recreation, rather than for personal defense.

People who have the banned firearms could keep them, but they could only be transferred or loaned to others through an FFL. Firearms borrowed at a range would have to be “kept within the premises of the … facility” at “all times,” perhaps suggesting that the only guns that could be used by multiple people at a range would have to belong to the facility itself and be kept on site.

Bans of this sort are among the gun control lobby’s most ambitious efforts, but even staunch gun control advocates admit they are the least likely to materially contribute to public safety.

The logic of gun control, however, demands that the innocent must be punished for crimes they didn’t commit. And you can be sure that as expansive as H.R. 5087 is, its proponents see it only as a “good step in the right direction” on a road that inexorably leads to the end of your right to armed self-defense.

That’s why your U.S. Senators and Congressional Representative need to hear from you TODAY. Please tell them you, as a law-abiding gun owner, do not accept the blame for the criminal acts of a deranged individual. Please tell them your fundamental rights are non-negotiable. Most of all, please tell them not to trade real Second Amendment rights for the false promises of gun control. And finally, please tell them that you, and millions of fellow NRA members like you, will hold them accountable for their decisions at the ballot box. To identify and contact your legislators in Washington, D.C., you can use our “Write Your Reps” feature or you can reach your member of Congress by phone at 202-224-3121.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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  1. Again, this is totally outrageous legislation surging no purpose to stop gun violence. It only hurts the law abiding gun owners. Criminals don’t give a damn about the law.

    1. You are right Bruce!!! Criminals don’t give a DAMN about the law. They can still get weapons through the black market. In fact weapons don’t kill. The individual behind pulling the trigger is the one killing. So why not ban vehicle that run over people, kitchen knives, baseball bats, ax, hammers. Those are sometimes used as weapons to kill.

      GySgt M.

  2. This has been the plan by the socialist/ communist liberals for decades. Pick out a certain “scary” firearm, falsely claim it has no “legitimate” purpose, constantly put out false and misleading information about “scary” firearm, then move to ban it. Now they are going after age concerning firearms and “scary” firearms. And the processes use the same blueprint. It is called incrementalism. Slowly start with one firearm or age group then move on to another until ALL of our 2nd amendment rights are gone.
    Just as a side note, I wish we would stop using the term “gun rights”, that term makes it sound like this entire issue is only about guns. I wish we would use the proper term “2nd amendment rights”, that term translates better to the general public as being an actual rights issue as opposed to just a gun issue, just my two cents worth.

    1. Something for everyone to consider. Has anyone noticed each time the Leftopathic Deep State Globalists find themselves in trouble something magical occurs to DEFLECT attention from themselves onto other subjects usually a mass shooting at a school. Think of Columbine Sandyhook Las Vegas and now at Marjorie Stoneman in Florida.

      I had a memory surge and recalled something that I had read on the subject years ago which came from a book “Behold the Pale Horse by William Cooper in 1991 a former US Navy Intelligence briefing team member outlined such a scenario as we have had recently in FLA. William cooper died under mysterious circumstances in 2001 On page 225 Cooper dropped the following bombshell paragraph which should be considered more deeply in light of what just happened in Florida. closely

      The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of military firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the antigun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd amendment.

      If anyone is interested the 500 page PDF can be downloaded here

      1. I have never read or heard of the book you mentioned. I do however see parallels in the part of it that you quoted. I have been saying the same thing for years and people keep telling me I am nuts. The quote is right on.

  3. The ONLY time a Leftopathic Deep State Corruptocratic Globalist won’t use children as props is at a pro-choice rally!! Yes it really is that convoluted!!!

  4. If the gun-banners try to forcibly pick up the firearms, then the citizenry must be ready with armed, anonymous militias with IT specialists and walkie-talkies with a 35 mile range. In 1995, we stopped a proposed test ban and pick-up with a dump truck and police dressed like the SS, in Mt. Prospect, Illinois by opposing them with 300 militia members and 10,000 in reserve. We dared them to come to my home, whereupon the Police Chief, Ralph Pavlock, nearly fainted, then promptly quit. When we told the City Council and Mayor that we had their addresses in hand, we told them to pass the ordinance. We were going to go to their homes and enforce the ordinance by any means possible, including burning them out. The ordinance was torn up, and never passed. They had learned their lesson. Sometimes, when it comes to tyranny, extreme methods and guts are what is called for! Save this for the last resort!

    1. Contact a TV movie producer! That is one show every true American would be glued to. I got goosebumps!

  5. you notice they want our guns.they’re not telling the criminals hand in your guns.they want us defenseless so they can destroy us !!!!!

  6. I recall the Clinton Gun Ban of early 90s , in it some flowery language concerning any rifle capable of a telescopic sight mounted to it, shall be considered a sniper weapon and included in the ban…. this is every deer rifle I know of

  7. HELLOOO, do you smell someone trying to destroy the Second Amendment? Because that is their intent, when it goes, the nation and all of our rights go with it. STAND UP AND SAY NO!!! AND ARM YOURSELVES!!!

  8. The sloppiness, the overly broad language of/ in this proposal is knowing and deliberate. There is simply no question of real or potential ignorance, the people who composed this legislation knew exactly what they intended doing. The bills several supporters might not, but it’s composers most certainly did.

  9. Obama sold more guns than all communists in recent memory. Debbie Wasserman and her comrade Broward Sheriff worked with Obama elements in FBI to pull this latest thing off. Then the establishment MSM and Google, Facebook and others pulled all opposition and accounts of witnesses who saw multiple shooters. They couldn’t get enough shock value out of Vegas so they are back to shooting up children. Really sloppy! This is great news that the Communists in Congress have proposed this bill just ahead of 2018 elections. It will backfire and will sweep dozens more from office cementing Republican Control for decades! It will also continue to panic population into arming up. More gun and ammo sales. With CNC coordinates freely passed around the internet anyone can make as many AR’s they wish with the loading of the numbers, a 5606-T6 blank and pushing the start button. That train has left the station! 6 Trillion rounds in the hands of the public! The 1% has pushed the global debt levels beyond the tipping point. They are going to attempt do a Global Reset of the fiat money systems. Thats the big push to disarm us. They figure, correctly, we will be gunning for them when our SS and Pensions turn to shit.

    There is zero chance this bill will even make it out of committee. Buy silver. Hoard ammo and survival supplies. Have a list of where the 1% are in your area so they may be arrested when the SHTF. American Patriots will make the French Revolution look like a garden party!

  10. H.R. 5087 = 127 pages of gun ban and screw your 2nd amendment rights. I’m sure felons will abide by this while the nutcases that devised this bill will be protected by, dare I say, armed guards. Oh my!

  11. I remember reading somewhere that the politicians (people in Washington DC) take an oath to support and protect the constitution while In office. If they don’t I do believe they can be charged with failing to uphold their sworn duty. Who is not doing their Job? I have also read that there are countries that are willing to take over our country, if it can be done without bloodshed. So who are the people that are going make sure this can happen? It wouldn’t be the gun control guys would it? Maybe, we should take a closer look at them. We should send them to Mexico for a month where they can see up close what happens when the public has no guns. I heard 20,000 civilians were killed there last year in the country where guns are not allowed.

    1. Ah, but none of the 20,000 deaths were the Elites…just the little people who didn’t want to carry the Elites’ water like good servants.

  12. A Republican-led House and Senate are about as likely to pass this cow pattie as a chihuahua has of passing a softball. And if it does squeak by, if President Trump signs it, he may as well start packing now.

  13. The bumper sticker which I’m seeing more frequently appears to sum all:
    “Our Founding Fathers would have ALREADY been finished shooting…..a second time.”
    Looking for where they are buying them.

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