Joe Biden, and the democrat majority, promised the American people there would be change, but are Americans really ready for the change that is be proposed? Let’s take the Second Amendment…it’s pretty straight forward: it protects the right to “keep and bear arms”. Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee has served in the US House of Representatives for almost three decades and wants to put conditions on Second Amendment rights without changing the constitution. Ms. Jackson Lee proposes in H.R. 127 to “provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition” …. with some hefty fines if one disobeys.
For example, to own a firearm under H.R. 127 you will need to be 21 years of age; pass a criminal background check; undergo a psychological evaluation; successfully complete 24 hours of training and pay a fee of at least $800. By the way, the psychological evaluation must be done by a “licensed psychologist” who will be required to interview your spouse (and any former spouses) and at least two other persons who are a member of the family to “further determine the state of mental, emotional and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.” The Attorney General may deny said license if the psychological evaluation finds the applicant suffers from mental illness and/or is “disturbed”…what former spouse would not consider their EX “disturbed”!!
The new registration requirements will apply to all newly purchased firearms and you will be required to register any guns owned prior to the effective date of H.R. 127 within 3 months of passage. Once the Attorney General establishes the “firearms database” the information will be made available to….basically, the whole world!! Anyone, including all levels of the military and law enforcement. If, for any reason, your license expires and/or is revoked you will be required to surrender all firearms and ammunition.
Included in H.R. 127 are lots of interesting definitions:
Military-Style weapon: includes any firearms, or copies or duplicates in any caliber, known as – Norinco, Mitchell, Beretta Ar70, Colt AR-15 to name just a few. These would include any semiautomatic rifle with the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of – a pistol grip; folding or telescoping stock; bayonet mount; flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor. Also falling under this definition will be semiautomatic pistols that have the ability to accept a “detachable magazine” outside of the pistol grip and includes one of the following: a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer; a shroud that allows the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned and/or a weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded.
One final thing – you must notify the Attorney General of the United States if you decide to sale or gift the firearm AND you must also notify the AG if you “loan” that souped-up Glock to your grandson to take to the firing range for some practice.