For 8 years, we held the line against Barack Obama’s anti-gun policies. Every day, it seemed like there was another regulation or executive order designed to make it harder for law abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.
Time after time, you and I joined forces to stop these assaults on our liberty from taking shape. We were successful.
Now, it is time to take the fight to them.
There are three gun bills in Congress that we are pushing for right now.
1. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
2. The Hearing Protection Act
3. Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
All three of these are making their way through Congress with committee hearings on the horizon.
We are asking all liberty-loving 2nd Amendment supporters to help us make these pro-gun bills become law.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR38) would essentially force states to treat out of state carry licenses the way they treat out of state driver’s licenses. The 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution does not limit the right to bear arms to just within your own state. It applies nationwide. This bill codifies that.
We advocate for Constitutional Carry. The 2nd Amendment is the only carry permit any of us should need. But we are also realistic. Before we can get nationwide constitutional carry, we need reciprocity.
When states like California and New Jersey are forced to accept out of state carry permits, it will become a lot harder for them to justify prohibiting their own citizens from carrying.
Congress has this authority. In the mid-2000s, George W. Bush signed the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act into law. This bill forces states to accept concealed carry permits for police officers traveling nationwide. Multiple courts have upheld the law as constitutional.
This is just an expansion of that same principle. The right to self-defense doesn’t end at the state line. It applies nationwide.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act now has 187 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and is on the fast track for a floor vote.
The Hearing Protection Act (HR 367) would revise the National Firearms Act of 1934 and remove suppressors/silencers from the NFA’s purview.
I just went through the process of purchasing a suppressor. I sent my paperwork in last May along with a two-hundred-dollars and finally received approval from the ATF in early April of this year. That was an 11-month wait. What did the ATF do in that time? They performed a background check on me.
In that same 11-month period, I bought multiple handguns and rifles. Each time, I passed a background check that cost me next to nothing and was performed instantly.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 is outdated. It was designed to make suppressor ownership as difficult as possible. The fee was created to stop the poor and middle class from owning these safety items. Back then, 200 had the same buying power as almost four-grand in today’s money.
The Hearing Protection Act would regulate suppressors the same as firearms. Purchasers would still have to pass a background check, but it would be performed instantly at a licensed firearm dealer. No more paying an arm and a leg for the ATF to slow-walk an obsolete background check process.
The Hearing Protection Act now has 148 co-sponsors and growing.
Lastly, the Veteran 2nd Amendment Protection Act would stop the VA from disarming disabled veterans without due process. Current policy allows the VA to disarm any veteran who asks for help managing his or her finances.
The assignment of a representative payee is akin to adding a second person to a bank account. Veterans use this tool so that a family member or friend can pick up their prescriptions or make sure that all of their bills get paid on-time.
The VA has bastardized the law and seized the authority to use this request for financial help as an excuse to declare that veterans are “mentally defective with subhuman intelligence.” That is the statute they are abusing.
They say that since a Vietnam War or Iraq vet has a family member cashing his checks, that means that he no longer has the right to defend himself.
Last year, there was a home invasion in Georgia. A disabled, wheel-chair bound veteran heard a crash in his kitchen. When he went to investigate, the robber jumped him. Luckily, he had a firearm and was able to shoot and kill the home invader.
If this horrible VA disarmament practice is not rolled back, these are the types of veterans who will continue to lose their second amendment rights. So far, hundreds of thousands of vets have been disarmed like this.
A similar resolution targeting the Social Security Administration was just signed into law by President Trump. The time is right to push through the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
These are the three pro-gun pieces of legislation on the horizon. As you can see, each of them has a substantial number of co-sponsors in Congress.
They will receive a vote and when they do, you can bet that Bloomberg and the rest of the anti-gun lobby will come down on them with everything they’ve got.
For years, Conservative Daily has served as an opposition organization. For example, when news broke last year that the ATF was going to heavily regulate the chemicals required to make gunpowder, we were the first – the very first – to call attention to it and rally opposition in Congress.
Within two days, the ATF backtracked and said the announcement was a mistake. If we hadn’t called attention to this and bombarded Congress with faxes demanding they intervene, this regulation would have crippled the ammunition industry.
Thanks to members of our community like you, we have become an extremely effective opposition organization. In the coming months, there will still be times when the RINOs threaten to surrender to the Democrats. But right now, we have a stunning opportunity to go on offense for the first time in nearly a decade.
All three of these bills are common sense and all three are considered to be viable in the House of Representatives.
The only thing missing is a groundswell of support from We the People!
Please, join this fight. Help us to pass these excellent bills and begin the process of reinforcing our natural rights protected by the 2nd Amendment!