As if the push to severely restrict our gun rights wasn’t enough, which is directly opposed to the Second Amendment, it appears as if Congress is trying to take a swipe at safety by targeting body armor with a new bill.
H.R. 378 was introduced by Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA). The new bill seeks to prohibit the private ownership of certain types of body armor by civilians, with exceptions of course. According to Guns Save Lives, Type III and above body armor is on the chopping block from devious Democrats who hate all things Second Amendment related.
If passed, the bill would make owning such armor a federal offense that’s punishable by up to 10 years in prison, which undoubtedly seems rather harsh. It was introduced as part of a three-section legislative package that’s aimed at promoting “public safety,” the congressman’s website said.
“These bills are sensible, reasonable measures to limit the damage that can be inflicted by guns and those who mean harm with them,” Congressman Honda said. “We have seen too many people injured and killed by guns to just stand by and do nothing. These bills will modernize our gun laws to reflect how weapons are currently getting into the wrong hands.”
The “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,” as it’s so-called, is intended to allow “law enforcement to respond to active shooting situations more effectively” by prohibiting the “purchase, sale, or possession of military-grade body armor by anyone except certain authorized users, such as first-responders and law enforcement.”
Included in Rep. Honda’s legislative package are two other bills, which he says will “make the streets safer.” Both bills focus on guns that are assembled or manufactured at home, and would impose harsh restrictions on hobbyists and others who enjoy private gunsmithing.
“We need a common sense approach to reduce gun violence,” Congressman Honda said. “These bills can make our streets safer, and protect our citizens, police, and first responders. I will continue to fight for sensible public safety laws.”
From Rep. Honda’s site:
The Homemade Firearms Accountability Act – This bill will require that guns that are self-assembled or manufactured at home be regulated the same as those that are purchased. It will require that all homemade guns have serial numbers, so if they are used in the commission of a crime, the police are able to trace the bullet back to the weapon.
The Home-Assembled Firearms Restriction Act – This bill will ban the sale and purchase of “incomplete lower receivers,” which are easily purchased and converted into functioning firearms. Banning these transactions would severely reduce the number of untraceable weapons on our streets.
According to the National Institute of Justice, Type III body armor is capable of withstanding direct impacts from rifles that shoot 7.62mm 147 gr FMJ and larger rounds. Type IV is capable of withstanding armor piercing rounds and is the highest level of protection available, it would be banned under the new law as well.
While it’s unlikely that such a law would pass with the Republican-controlled Congress, being aware of what the Democrats have on the table is always a good idea. After all, they could very easily retake both houses of Congress next election cycle, then a bill like this would easily pass.
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—Courtesy of Mad World News