Shall not be infringed

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Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. HR 127 is coming for your guns. This is the first step in the confiscation and disarming of the population by the federal government.

According to the text of the bill, an owner of a firearm shall transmit to the Bureau (of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms)

  • “(A) the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and
  • “(B) a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to the person.

Any currently owned firearm must be registered within 90 days of the effective date of the legislation or when a new firearm is acquired. This information will be kept in a database by the Attorney General, and will be available to all members of the public, Federal, State, and local law enforcement, the military, and State and local governments.

Firearms will be licensed only to people under 21 and undergoes a background check and a psych evaluation and completes a training course and have an insurance policy. This effectively makes gun ownership only for the wealthy.

The standards for the psych evaluation will be determined by the Attorney General, effectively becoming subjective according to the whims of that individual, and only licensed psychologists approved by the Attorney General can conduct the evaluations. In addition, other members of the household in which you reside could also be mandated. They can interview a spouse, former spouse, and at least two other members of the family or associates or other individuals to determine “the state of the mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.”

Licenses can be denied if they can’t legally own a firearm, have been hospitalized with

  • “(I) with a mental illness, disturbance, or diagnosis (including depression, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, or addiction to a controlled substance (within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act) or alcohol), or a brain disease (including dementia or Alzheimer’s); or”
  • “(II) on account of conduct that endangers self or others.

The Attorney General could also deny licenses if:

  • “(i) the psychological evaluation referred to in paragraph (2) indicates that the individual—
  • “(I) has a chronic mental illness or disturbance, or a brain disease, referred to in subparagraph (A)(ii)(I);
  • “(II) is addicted to a controlled substance (within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act) or alcohol; or
  • “(III) has attempted to commit suicide; or
  • “(ii) prior psychological treatment or evaluation of the individual indicated that the individual engaged in conduct that posed a danger to self or others.

Even if you manage to clear that hurdle, but can’t afford the firearms insurance, your license can be suspended. Per the bill, the fee for firearms insurance is $800. I imagine that is per firearm. These licenses expire every year for the first five years, and then every three years after that. Renewals must be requested 60 days before the expiration, and the individual must meet all of the laundry list of requirements before the license can be renewed.

The bill goes on to list the various “military-style” characteristics of firearms, and then gets into the punishments.

(2) PENALTIES.—Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

  • “(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(aa) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both.
  • “(9)(A) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(1) shall be fined not less than $50,000 and not more than $75,000, imprisoned not less than 10 years and not more than 15 years, or both.
  • “(B) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(2) shall be fined not less than $30,000 and not more than $50,000, imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years, or both.
  • “(C) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(3) shall be fined not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000.
  • “(D) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(4) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both, except that if the transferee of the firearm possess or uses the firearm during or in relation to a crime, an unintentional shooting, or suicide, the transferor shall be fined not less than $100,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 25 years and not more than 40 years, or both.
  • “(10) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(cc) shall be fined not less than $50,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years, or both.”.

This bill also prohibits the possession of certain ammunition types, specifically referencing .50 caliber or greater, and outlaws “large capacity ammunition feeding device[s].”

There are exemptions and definitions of what that statement means, here ya go…

Exemptions:

  • “(i) the manufacture for, or possession by, the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or the possession by a law enforcement officer employed by such an entity for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty);
  • “(ii) the possession by an employee or contractor of a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 on-site for purposes of establishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by Federal law, or off-site for purposes of licensee-authorized training or transportation of nuclear materials;
  • “(iii) the manufacture or possession by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General; or
  • “(iv) the manufacture for, or possession by, an organization that provides firearm training and that is registered with the Attorney General, or the possession by an individual to whom such an organization is providing firearm training during and at the location of the training.”.

Definition of “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.”

  • (b) Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Defined.—Section 921(a) of such title, as amended by section 1 of this Act, is amended by inserting after paragraph (30) the following:
  • “(31) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition, but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”.

They are coming for your guns. Get ready. Don’t let the GameStop stuff fool you. It is important, but you must stay vigilant. If not, you’ll be transformed into criminals overnight. 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.” (Per the National Constitution Center). There is juris prudence to for this to mean that the individual can and shall not be infringed in their ownership of guns. But more and more we’re seeing a sentiment that says, “I don’t care about your rights.” And that sentiment is growing within the halls of the federal government. They don’t care about your individual rights, and will find opportunities to undermine them. The Biden Administration is more concerned about global affairs, and his heavy use of executive actions makes that clear. In order to fulfill his global vision, he and his allies must remove any ability for the people to fight back. As Dave Chappelle said, “The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out.” (Per Reason.com)

Get ready America. They’re coming for your guns.

By Patrick Woodland

I write about the things that have impact on me.

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