Via USMC: Do you have an AR15 Pistol? It would be illegal under this law
H.R. 4269 – “To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”
The scariest part in reading the description of the proposed bill is the part where it states “and for other purposes.” What exactly are those other purposes?
We reported on this previously, but it is important to continue to let you know exactly what is in this bill. They tell us it will be in committee and has ‘zero’ chance of passage, but stranger things have happened in our compromised government. And the pressure for gun control on our Reps is extremely high right now.
The gravity of the situation
You can bet that the Democrats and POTUS who are pushing this bill will never truthfully answer that question as to what are those ‘other purposes.’ Disconcerting would be a good word to describe this bill, but that somehow does not fully capture the gravity of the situation if this bill were to pass.
Definition of a semiautomatic pistol
“A pistol that utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round and requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.”
That is how the bill describes a semiautomatic pistol, which is pretty much any pistol currently made other than a revolver.
The bill also further outlines an semiautomatic pistol as a pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: a threaded barrel, a second pistol grip, a barrel shroud, the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location out of the pistol grip, and a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
So that means that even if you do not have a threaded barrel on your G18, it will still be illegal because it is the semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
All AR and AK pistols are out of the question, and if you have a threaded barrel on your semiautomatic pistol it will be illegal. It further outlines “A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the ability to accept more than 10 rounds.”
Definition of a semiautomatic shotgun
“Any repeating shotgun that utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round and requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.” It goes on to specifically list the makes and models of banned shotguns that fit this description.
If your shotgun has any type of barrel shroud it would be considered illegal.
Definition of a semiautomatic assault weapon
“A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: a pistol grip, a forward grip, a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock, a grenade launcher or rocket launcher, a barrel shroud, or a threaded barrel.”
This rules out any AK or AR rifle that is made today, and even ones by custom shops. Although there seems to be a loophole on bull-pup style rifles, specifically the IWI Tavor (pictured below) as long as it does not have a threaded barrel, but then again there is also a loose interpretation to be inserted into what a pistol grip is. It is not listed on the banned list, but a FN PS90® is.
Section 8 Severability – The Worst Part
“If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby.”
This is probably the scariest part of this bill. If you can prove that one section of this is unconstitutional, only that section will be removed while the rest stays in place. Good luck with that anyway, but it seems that if this passes they have ensured that it will be nearly impossible to remove it in its entirety.
A call to action
This needs to be stopped dead in its tracks! Even if you do not believe in citizens carrying/owning “assault style weapons” this bill erodes the foundation of the second amendment by letting the government define what kind of arms we can and cannot have.
The second amendment reads,
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
In District of Columbia V. Heller (2008) SCOTUS handed down the decision that the amendment protects the individual right to possess and carry firearms. Note that the end of the Second Amendment states“shall not be infringed,” which is exactly what this bill is seeking to do.
Call your representatives and let them know that we will not stand for the removal of our rights and that We the People hold the power.
Let your representatives know that they can and will be removed from office if they do not carry out the will of the people who elected them. Persevere and don’t let up, the future of our country rides on us fighting injustices such as these.
Let me leave you with a thought:
“If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything. They need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas—that other war of which the war of arms is one phase.” – Gordon A. Eadie (1945)