Hardly. They never stop at just one thing. Once again, the Democrats in Congress aren’t just willing to go after just one aspect of their civilian disarmament jihad against the Second Amendment. Here’s a couple more “aren’t going any furthers”:
Summary: To repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products.
So if some criminal shoots another one, said criminal can now sue the living snot out of the gun manufacturer – no manufacturers, no guns.
Summary: To require face-to-face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
This measure is designed to eliminate online sales of ammunition.
So Democrats are against modern day entrepreneurship? Nah, unless it eliminates unions (but that’s another post). No, this is just to dry up supplies – and the ability to make it even harder to get ammo. No ammo, no shooting of guns (re: California’s law mandating “ammo registration”).
Summary: To provide for the establishment of a national standard for incorporating a passive identification ability into all firearms sold in the United States.
The simple translation is require all firearms sold to have smart gun technology.
Smart gun or micro-stamping. Neither of which work reliably and can easily be defeated by either the curious or the criminal.
Summary: To reduce gun violence, fund gun violence research and victim assistance, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms, and for other purposes.
Any transaction involving at least on firearm, would have a $1 fee added. The money collected would then be distributed as follows:
(1) The first $10,000,000 shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out section 391(c) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 3.
(2) The next $5,000,000 shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Attorney General, for the operation and maintenance of the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.
(3) The remainder shall be available, without further appropriation, to the Attorney General for such activities of the Office for Victim Assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the Attorney General deems appropriate.
The worst thing about this is once again, the Legislative Branch has passed its Power of the Purse over to the Executive Branch. The creation of these slush fund is both a sell out and a slap in the face to the idea of self-government.
Summary: To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
In truth, there is not much new here, but the threat is as serious as it ever was.
Same old, same old. They never stop.