The legislation has all been drafted. Democrats have the biggest gun control package ever created. In includes universal background checks and a government-run gun owner registry, provisions to open the door for gun confiscations without due process, and even includes Dianne Feinstein's plan to ban thousands of semi-automatic firearms.
All Democrats need is a high-profile shooting to push it through.
Over the past two years, the Left has tried to politicize tragedies to push their gun control agenda. But they could never harness the public outrage fast enough.
Now, they are doing all of the leg work now. They are introducing and marking up the bills AND lobbying Republicans to join their effort to chip away at the 2nd Amendment!
Their goal is to get the votes now so that when another mass shooting makes the news, they can push their package through in less than a day.Ronald Reagan famously said that freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. He was absolutely right…
First, the Left's package would mandate a Federal gun owner registry. That is what they mean when they call for "universal background checks." They want the Federal government to approve ALL firearm transfers. The only way to do that is by knowing who has what guns.
The Democrats are also pushing a new and updated "Assault Weapons Ban." But while previous bills left the door open for Americans to own compliant guns, Democrats want to ban all semi-automatic shotguns and rifles. Like most pieces of legislation, the devil is in the details. Feinstein's bill bans semi-automatic long guns that have "pistol grips," but it defines a pistol grip as "a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip."
Yes, you are reading that correctly. Any semi-automatic rifle or shotgun that you can hold in your hand would be instantly banned.
But that, believe it or not, isn't even the worst part of this package. The Republicans are offering to vote with the Left if they include a "Red Flag" provision in the bill. This would allow family members, friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers to turn gun owners into police to have their firearms confiscated… without due process. Police wouldn't even need to charge them with a crime and instead of the gun owner being presumed innocent until proven guilty, they would have to prove their innocence in order to get their guns back!
Each of these provisions has close to a dozen GOP votes already. The Left is trying to whip up votes now so that the minute another shooting is in the news, they can strike at the heart of the 2nd Amendment.
They want to push this through before you would have a chance to stop them…
Stop them now!
The only reason that the Democrats are even working behind the scenes like this is because they have Republican support.
The biggest GOP flip on the 2nd Amendment came from Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL). A combat veteran who lost both of his legs from an explosion in Afghanistan, Mast has always strongly supported the 2nd Amendment. But after the Parkland High School shooting last year, he came out in support of gun bans and new confiscation programs. He explained his radical shift, saying that the 2nd Amendment "does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms."
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) shocked Conservatives when he declared that "some freedoms are going to have to be given up" in pursuit of the Left's gun control dreams.
This new gun control package is what he was talking about and YOUR freedoms are on the chopping block!