Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act introduced by anti-gun progressives like Dianne Feinstein

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Rahm Emanuel said “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

Feinstein Attacks

Less than three full days after the evil massacre in Las Vegas, Dianne Feinstein is using this right out of the progressive playbook by introducing the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act. She didn’t let the crisis go to waste AND she hopes to accomplish chipping a piece away from the Second Amendment that she has not been able to do in the past.

She hopes to use emotions rather than facts to ban not only bump-stocks but anything “that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.”

Bump-stocks

Whether or not bump-stocks are useful is a discussion not to be addressed here. Maybe another post will express my opinion on this matter. What IS important in the wording of this proposed piece of anti-gun legislation are the following words “…that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire…”

Worrisome Part of This Bill

I am not a lawyer, but this language looks as plain as day to me: many people could suddenly become criminals and not even know it. A well-honed trigger assembly is a necessity among competition shooters; a very smooth pull with no pauses or rough spots greatly increases accuracy and speed. The Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra, (a well-known gun control advocate) would love to start rounding up those people who have improved their speed and ban them from owning all firearms. Should this become law of the land, breaking it will be a Federal felony and might cost you a vacation for 5 to 10 years in a Federal Gray Bar Hotel. Add to that a $1,000 fine, but that will be the least of your worries.

Anything that can improve speed will now fall under the NFA designation and be treated the same as a machinegun! A well-trained trigger finger (practice, practice, practice) can dramatically increase the firing speed but luckily you can’t be arrested for having one – yet. I have heard that a piece of string or a rubber band can accomplish the same thing; no, I don’t know how to do that. Will anyone be arrested by having a rubber band or a piece of string?

Georg Hegel and Karl Marx would have been proud of Rahm Emanuel – and Dianne Feinstein.

Click here to download the 2-page Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act.

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2 Responses to Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act introduced by anti-gun progressives like Dianne Feinstein

  1. Andrew Jaffee says:

    Regarding the never let a serious crisis to go to waste mantra, we now have H.R. 3999…

    Please join the effort to oppose H.R. 3999, which would “amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.” [1] The resolution is written with intentionally vague language [2] so as to open the door to banning and/or confiscating anything related to semi-automatic firearms, e.g., detachable magazines. [3] H.R. 3999 provides for retroactive penalties and has no grandfather clause. [2]

    According to the Reason Foundation, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY, is concerned about “how the ban might affect the legal status of rubber bands, metal bars, or pieces of wood (depending on the owner’s intent),” adding that “Massie worries that the bill could prohibit products that may have nothing to do with the mass shooting in Las Vegas but are arguably covered by the ban.” Reason concludes that “Massie is also troubled by the retroactive criminalization of devices that people already own. ‘Are the manufacturers going to be compelled by the government to turn over lists of customers who legally acquired [products] that were declared by the regulatory authority to be legal?’ he wonders. ‘This could set the precedent for a gun grab if you’re retroactively banning these things.'” [2]

    There are two ways in which you can take immediate action to oppose H.R. 3999:

    1) Sign the White House-hosted petition “Do not pass H.R.3999” at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-pass-hr3999. The petition needs about 47,000 signatures by November 11, 2017 to get a response from the White House. While the petition is not the most gracefully worded, it had reached approximately 46,000 signatures when NMCAN found it. Now it is nearing 53,000. A petition to the White House that reaches 100,000 signatures is guaranteed to be reviewed by Oval Office staff, and hopefully would lead to a veto by the pro-Second Amendment President Trump. Such a large petition would also show widespread opposition to H.R. 3999 and create anxiety among pro-gun control senators and representatives regarding their reelection prospects.

    2) Write directly to your senators and representative stating your opposition to H.R. 3999. Several organizations that support the Second Amendment have dedicated web forms for contacting your federal representatives. The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has one such form at https://www.firearmspolicy.org/hr_3999_republican_semi_auto_ban. The Gun Owners of America (GOA) have https://cqrcengage.com/gunowners/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=405633. You can do it yourself by finding your senators at https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm and finding your House representative at https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.

    Please help oppose H.R.3999 by taking action and by urging others to do the same. Please feel free to distribute the information contained in this release. Thank you.

    ENDNOTES
    [1] https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3999
    [2] https://reason.com/blog/2017/10/11/bump-stock-ban-criminalizes-possession-o
    [3] http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/10/op-ed-a-ban-on-bump-stocks-is-the-gateway-drug-for-more-gun-control/

  2. Fred Hoot says:

    AND H.R.4168 – Closing the Bump-Stock Loophole Act
    Introduced by someone who is supposed to PROTECT our Second Amendment Rights: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] – Even from my home state.
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4168

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