Lost in all the media hype of Dianne Feinstein's new AWB and the possibility of the Administration using an Executive Order to implement new gun control regulations are the 8 new anti-gun owner bills that have been introduced in the House.
Representative Carolyn McCarthy has submitted 4 separate bills. Rep. McCarthy's husband was shot to death in 1993 and now she is the first to dance in the blood of new victims of violence.
H.R. 137, a bill "To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale."
This bill would criminalize the private sale of firearms.
H.R. 138, a bill to "To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes."
The text of the bill is not yet available so we really don't know what she has added to previous versions of her magazine ban bill this go around. Old iterations of this bill limited magazine capacity of all firearms to less than 10 rounds.
H.R. 141, a bill to "To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows."
Again, the text is not yet available. This is just a feel good bill for the Anti's. All firearm transactions that take place at gun shows do so under the same federal and local laws as transactions anywhere else. This is nothing but smoke. H.R. 137 would do away with private transactions totally so all sales would have to go through an FFL.
H.R. 142, a bill to "To require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition."
No text yet available, but from the title of the bill we can deduce that mail order sales of ammunition would be verboten if passed. It also looks as if purchasing ammo for a day of hard training at the range would get your reported.
McCarthy is not the only Anti in the House.
H.R. 34 and H.R. 117 are bills requiring firearms licensing and H.R. 65 which would raise the eligibility age to carry a handgun from 18 to 21.
More laws, more restrictions that will have zero affect on violence or the violent.
H.R. 21, a bill titled "NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013" is not endorsed by the NRA at all.
This bill would criminalize the private sale of firearms, require that theft of a firearm be reported within 48 hours, and require states live Vermont to follow a minimal federal requirement for allowing citizens to carry a concealed firearm.
The very title of this bill makes is especially insidious. This is one to keep an eye on. I understand that there are Fudds that that actively support this legislation.
All the above bills are introduce in committee in the House. John Boehner is, as you know, the Speaker of the House. Right now, the most effective way to oppose this legislation is to contact Speaker Boehner and let him know that we will not accept any of these proposals.
If you have an extra minute or two you might want to let the House Judiciary Committee know that we emphatically do not support H.R. 21.
1/12/13 - Edited post. The text is now available for all of the above bills. I changed the links to jump to the bill text.