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2A Newsletter: June 4th

80 Percent Arms   |   Jun 4th 2022

So many gun bills where to start?

It’s been a maddening week for gun owners as an omnibus of new gun control laws are trying to be pushed through Congress’ House of Representatives. While there are only two federal bills that are currently on our radar… There are actually about 11 different bills on the table for the current (117th) congressional session for further unconstitutional gun regulation.

This list is not intended to be a complete breakdown but a convenient compilation to reference the anti-gun bills that are currently on Capitol Hill. If we missed any please do let us know in the comments below.

From the two latest bills introduced to Congress (if it wasn’t obvious already) we can see a not-so-hidden agenda under these new proposed acts which entails a comprehensive plan to completely dismantle the 2nd Amendment:

Introduced to Congress in May and June 2022

S.4623 - Federal Firearm Licensing Act

H.R. 7910 - Protecting Our Kids Act

Introduced to Congress prior to May 2022

H.R. 2377 - Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

H.R. 6225 - Federal Firearm Licensee Act

H.R.127 - Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act

H.R. 8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R. 7730 - Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act

H.R. 5465 - SECURE Firearm Storage Act

H.R. 3740 - Handgun Licensing and Registration Act

H.R. 647 - Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearms Sales ActH.R. 5678 - Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act

H.R. 6213 - Fire Sale Closing Loophole Act

Legislation without proper representation

In case you’re wondering why there are some House Bills that seem similar to each other, that is completely intentional. If one bill fails, another may have more success so more bills are introduced to have a better chance at accomplishing more “gun control.” For House Bills that resemble Senate Bills that is also by design because if a similar bill is introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives around the same time - and if they are both passed, that means it will land on Biden’s desk to be signed into law that much faster. It doesn’t necessarily matter to us where these bills originate from but more so that they don’t get passed in both bodies of Congress.

We also have to remember that there are many different varying levels of people that own and or enjoy the use of firearms in general. For your friends that may be newer to this world, this can be your Too Long; Didn’t Read version to jumpstart them into kind of what’s at stake for us.

Whether they are Democrats or Republicans, (in no particular order) this is what the anti-gunners want to accomplish which we all know leads to their ultimate goal of complete firearms confiscation from private owners and law abiding citizens:

  • Require Background checks on all gun sales
  • Increase Extreme Risk/Red flag laws
  • Require mandatory Waiting periods
  • Block concealed carry reciprocity between states
  • Keep guns off of campuses
  • Prohibit guns in sensitive areas
  • Prohibit open carry
  • Repeal stand your ground laws
  • Require permits to carry concealed guns in public w/ strong standards
  • Victims of crime act assistance funding
  • Stop arming teachers
  • Mandated “secure” gun storage
  • “Holding the industry accountable” via free range on civil lawsuits for damages and liability from firearms and parts manufacturers
  • Stop downloadable files for 3D printing guns
  • Block silencer deregulation
  • Prohibit “assault weapons”
  • Prohibit bump stocks and other “conversion” devices
  • Prohibit pistol braces
  • Prohibit “high capacity” magazines

Collusion in Congress Confirmed

According to the Firearms Policy Coalition, we now know that Republican representatives Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who are supposed to be holding the line and fighting for our rights on Capitol Hill are in fact doing the exact opposite. It really seems like a full surrender and retreat for the GOP as Republican leaders give up our rights in the name of virtue signaling.

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) herself appeared to confirm this in a recent statement, “We are making rapid progress toward a common-sense package that could garner support from both Republicans and Democrats.” This congressional gunpocalypse that we’re headed towards is not an exaggeration. Just yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed an advanced legislation with a vote of 25-19 that would enforce several items on the Democrats’ laundry list above such as banning standard capacity magazines, forcing government storage mandates, expansion of the NFA, institute new “ghost gun” restrictions and much more.

Trudeau bans handgun ownership in Canada

Last year, Canada introduced a bill dubbed C-21 which aimed to take away the gun licenses of law-abiding citizens, establish a red and yellow flag law, ban airsoft guns, mandating secure gun storage and even confiscating citizens’ firearms; effectively ending gun rights as Canadians had previously known and enjoyed.

Now, Canada’s PM also wants in on the virtue signaling action so in the wake of the recent Uvalde Elementary School Massacre, Trudeau notified the public that handguns would be instituting a “national freeze” which would ban the sale, purchase or transfer of handguns between individuals. Guns in general were already in the process of being confiscated which Canadians can expect to see begin by the end of this year.

The only people exempt from the “national freeze” on handguns would be authorized businesses with proper storage such as retailers, gunsmiths, museums, law enforcement or exempted individuals. Examples of exempt individuals include those who have an Authorization to Carry as part of their job or for protection, and Authorized high-performance sport shooting athletes and coaches.

This travesty is not something that anti-gunning politicians won’t try in America as well. Just this week, Biden was publicly saying that “the 9mm is a high powered caliber and no civilian has any need for it.” Mm, beg to differ Joe. No need to waste our breath talking about ballistics here. How about just mentioning the fact that Americans can and do privately own civil war era cannons, F-15, F-16 jet fighters and even old tanks…

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