Legislative Time Bomb Could Retroactively Outlaw the Possession of Virtually all Guns with Non-Metal parts
Wood stocks could be prohibited
“We look at [the plastic gun ban] as an infringement,” said GOA’s Erich Pratt. “The law does nothing to keep undetectable guns out of the hands of criminals [who have] no regard for the law in the first place.” — The Hill, November 28, 2013
URGENT ACTION: The House did not take up the plastic gun ban yesterday. So please continue contacting your legislators — especially your Representative — with today’s new message. The House will most certainly vote today. If you can, please call your Rep. at 202-225-3121.
Gun ban would be mischief for an anti-gun administration.
Sometimes it takes decades for a poorly-drafted anti-gun law to rise up and bite you. The 1968 gun ban for “mental defectives” sat around for 25 years before an anti-gun Clinton administration decided to use it to disarm more than 150,000 law-abiding veterans who had never been before a court.
The “plastic gun ban” is another massive time bomb sitting in federal law. And it will be reauthorized (for as much as a decade) in the next two weeks — if we don’t stop it.
Unless it existed before December 10, 1988, the plastic gun ban absolutely bans any gun that is not as detectable in a “walk-through metal detector” as a Security Exemplar [18 U.S.C. 922(p)(1)(A) and (6)].
The “Security Exemplar” is a piece of metal that the ATF uses to calibrate how much steel a manufacturer needs to put in the gun to make it beep in the metal detector. Other than the fact that it has to contain 3.7 ounces of steel and look sort of like a gun, anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder can determine, by regulatory fiat, the characteristics of the Exemplar.
He can determine whether you test guns with a “top flight” metal detector — or a crummy one. He can determine how many times (or thousands of times) a gun has to pass in order not to be banned.
In addition, every “major component” of every firearm has to pass through an airport x-ray in such a way that its shape is “accurately” depicted [18 U.S.C. 922(p)(1)(B)].
The statute contains a list of parts of guns which are definitely “major components.” But is that list exclusive? If we didn’t have a President and an Attorney General who have violated and perverted the law again and again and again, we might be able to conclude that it was exclusive. But the language is not so definitive as to protect us against an administration intent on destroying us.
So what if Holder determines that a wooden stock is a “major component”?
According to an expert we consulted, a wooden stock would produce an x-ray image which is “fuzzier” (less “accurate”) than a metal gun would produce. Interestingly, a wholly plastic gun would also produce an x-ray image, according to this expert, although it would be “fuzzier” (less “accurate”) than that of a metal gun.
So, for those Republicans who are talking about locking us into an extension of this statute that could ban lots of guns … tell them, “please don’t.”
A couple of more points:
* It is simply not true that, if this statute is allowed to lapse, “killers can freely go into airports, courthouses, and schools to commit mass murder and mayhem.”
X-ray machines will pick up the images of plastic guns. And, unfortunately for the safety of the inhabitants, guns in airports, courthouses, and schools will remain illegal under 18 U.S.C. 922(q) and 930.
* And it is foolish to assume that the Jared Loughners and Adam Lanzas of the world — intent on committing mass murder — would somehow be deterred by a plastic gun ban. That genie is already out of the bottle.
* Finally, it appears that New York Senator Chuck Schumer would like to take the potentially significant gun ban and expand it even further.
Thursday, November 21, Schumer tried to pass an expansion though the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent without even usual a standard Senate procedure for notifying other senators, called hot-lining. Almost two weeks AFTER HE TRIED TO PASS IT, the text of the Schumer bill was still not available.
But we do know that Schumer has been working all year to expand the plastic gun ban to shut down every gun manufacturer in America who makes guns using a mold. We also know that Schumer has been trying to extend it even more explicitly to gun parts and magazines — although it’s hard to see what danger a plastic magazine would pose.
Any which way you can Obama?
Lots of bullets out there..
More then you can imagine..
Using a government agency filled with anti freedom, anti America thugs…The EPA!
Price of Ammo Shooting Up
The EPA isn’t just in the business of shuttering coal plants. They’re also apparently a good source for backdoor gun (read: “bullet”) control. Thanks to regulations enacted in 2008, America’s lone lead smelter based in Herculaneum, Missouri, will be shut down at months’e end. Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins reports: “Herculaneum’s product is the type of lead used to make components for traditional lead ammunition, and once the smelter closes, such lead and/or ammunition components will have to be imported into the U.S. Ammunition prices are expected to rise, reflecting import costs.”
And when Obama? You said you would. At least that idiot Carney did..
This is true…Many I know say little other then when discussing what is happening and I hear ‘they better leave my guns alone!”
Have they contacted their elected representatives, Congressman, Senator, and others?
If not. Why?
I recently went with a friend whom is a long time gun enthusiast, hunter, reloaded, to a gun show and as we walked by one taable which held AK and AR based Short Barreled Rifles, he commented that he saw no reason for them and could see them band. I promptly asked him if he thought they would stop there? Of continue on? He had not thought of that…
We need to educate our own…
Really. Never, ever say this stuff.
Unless your plan is to be single again..
Or your a really mean, crass SOB whom should not be married..Unless it is a goat or something!!
In North Korea..Possessing a Bible can get you killed..
Because running and hiding are not my style..
And if all were armed? How many mass shootings would there be?
And I avoid gun free zones when I can..
Anti gunners continue to use underhanded, unethical means in an attempt to get their invalid arguments across.
Is so damn easy to be a ‘cyber-bully’ into today’s cyber world.
This crap would maybe, possibly, probably make me go hunting…In person. For such spineless, scum-sucking wimps..
Urgent alert: Gun vote could come as soon as Monday in the House
With 80,000,000 Americans poised to lose their employer-provided insurance plans, what would you think the Senate’s number three Democrat, Chuck Schumer, is now poised to cram down Republicans’ quivering throats?
ANSWER: More gun control.
Senator Schumer already tried to sneak a gun control bill through the Senate on November 21 — right before Thanksgiving — and according to one congressman, the House could use a parliamentary procedure to pass it as early as today (Monday).
But let’s take a step back to explain.
Earlier this year, Schumer threatened that, if he did not get his way — destroying the “gun manufacturers’ lobby” in the process — your children would be killed. We actually received anonymous faxes and e-mails from Schumer’s allies, telling us that our children should have been killed at Newtown.
Now Schumer is threatening that, if he cannot pass gun control, your plane will be hijacked. Schumer’s new threat is similarly odious and baseless.
At issue is the reauthorization of the 1988 Plastic Gun Ban.
Crammed through in 1988 by a newly Democratic Senate looking for guns to ban, it was passed at a time when there was no actual problem.
Having said that, the poorly drafted law has always been an anti-gun time bomb, waiting to explode in the hands of an anti-gun president — which we now have.
If, after removing grips, stocks, and magazines, any gun is not as “detectable” by a metal detector as is a “Security Exemplar,” the gun is banned — permanently.
Within certain broad parameters concerning metallic standards, anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder gets to determine the exact shape and characteristics of the Exemplar, what metal detector is used, and how many times (or how many thousands of times) the gun has to pass.
Also, if any major component of the gun — which the statute tries to define, but may ultimately be defined by Holder — doesn’t produce an accurate x-ray image (again, defined by Holder), the gun is banned.
All of this would be just a theoretical problem if we didn’t have a president and an Attorney General who were willing to go to any length — including actually violating the law — in order to destroy the Second Amendment.
So where are we now? And why should Congress think long and hard about giving into the demands of a ruthless partisan who is denying votes on the things Americans desperately care about?
FIRST, Schumer and his allies have engaged in a concerted effort to use a plastic gun ban reauthorization to ban much of America’s firearms manufacturing. Drafts which they have pushed all year would ban a printer, mold, or program which could conceivably be used to make a plastic gun. The problem is that any such printer, mold, or program would also ban technology and molds used by many firearms manufacturers to make widely used metal guns. As with gun control proposals earlier this year, Schumer is trying to use hysterics to pass proposals inimical to the Second Amendment. He should not be allowed to do so.
What this means is that the Undetectable Firearms Act, which was passed in 1988 in response to no particular threat — and has been useless during its 25 years of existence — is now being used as a platform for calling for more gun control.
SECOND, it is simply not true that, failing reauthorization, killers could “carry plastic guns into schools, courthouses, and airplanes.” All of these are illegal [18 U.S.C. 922(q) and 930], and will remain illegal. Further, reauthorization is not going to make it practically more difficult to get a plastic gun, as the program is already out there, and the genie is effectively out of the bottle. Why would an Adam Lanza, going into a public venue to engage in mass shootings, decide that a plastic gun ban was the one law he had to obey?
THIRD, Republicans need to begin punishing Reid and Schumer for last month’s “nuclear option” — which effectively destroyed the Senate as an institution. Republicans have talked about retaliation, so would they give in to the first anti-gun demand Schumer makes?
FOURTH, Schumer attempted to slam through his gun manufacturing ban without a vote (i.e., by unanimous consent) and without notifying Republicans of his intentions through a telephone notification procedure called “hot-lining.” As of the end of November — more than a week after Schumer tried to pass the gun ban — we still didn’t have the language of the bill Schumer tried to pass the previous week by unanimous consent. Have we learned nothing from ObamaCare? If slime and corruption are rewarded, there will be even more of it.
FIFTH, Schumer wants to ban guns. Okay, we all understand that. But the GOP also has a “wish list” which has been stifled — and denied a vote — by the dictatorial tactics of Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. For instance, Senate Republicans have pushed to restore the constitutional rights of more than 150,000 veterans who were stripped of all due process and had their guns taken away. Republicans want to postpone or repeal the individual mandate on the anti-gun ObamaCare program, which everyone now realizes was passed on the basis of a pile of lies, and which now threatens to strip 80,000,000 Americans of their employer-provided policies. Republicans want the gun reciprocity bill, supported by a bipartisan majority of the Senate, despite Harry Reid’s efforts to bury it. Are any of these less important than Schumer’s slobbering demands for more gun control? If not, why should Schumer’s bill move without one or more of these amendments added to it?
SIXTH, with only about seven legislative days left in the first session, it’s a little late to be diving into the thorny subject of regulating printers and the Internet.
So please, let’s not let congressional Republicans give Schumer the satisfaction of passing gun control — and “bashing the gun lobby.” Ultimately, victory feeds on itself. And defeat feeds on itself. And, if Republicans gratuitously give the anti-gun Far Left a victory without firing a shot, they will have only succeeded in bringing to life a gun control movement which has, as a chief objective, the destruction of the Republican Party.
ACTION: Click here to email your Representative and Senators, and demand that they oppose Chuck Schumer’s gun ban. And if you can call House offices today, all the better — given that the House leadership is considering bringing up the renewal of the plastic gun ban very soon. You can call your Representative at 202-225-3121.
The UN keeps at it..
Keep the pressure on your elected representatives!!
How about not just NO!
But HELL NO!!!
Ignorant. Liars. Bullshit artists..
Yeah…What happens when you hire thugs to protect US Citizens from ‘terrorists’. Of which so far they have caught NONE!!
But they do provide for themselves!!
Their job isn’t about national security. Most people recognize that. The TSA is a good example of what happens when a government tries to “create jobs.” You end up with a bunch of brainless bureaucrats with badges.
Yeah…It keeps getting better and better..
But wait!! The Globull Warmening!! Al ‘Clueless’ Gore says we have the Climate Change??
Cold? How can that be??
They keep stomping on our Rights and Freedoms to get their perverted lifestyle as ‘mainstream’ and maybe it is time to remind these people what Freedom really means and how we will fight for it..And it won’t be parades and threats, I don’t usually make threats. I make promises and if they ever threaten me or any of my family, they damn well better packing some heat…Because I sure as hell will…
Now I don’t care what ‘choices’ they make, God gave us free will and the ability to choose. But when they, like so many on the left do, try to force their ‘choices’ on me and limit my Freedom of ‘choice’…We have a damn big problem…
Seems to never be about my Rights anymore…always someone else’s..
Push, push, push is all this asswipes do..
Is push back time…
So Buck Ofama wanted families to have ‘discussions’ about ObamaScare at Thanksgiving!!
I know how it would have gone at my family’s table, all liberals, but on the MBWITW’s side, was unanimous ObamaScare sucks!!!
Looks like many others felt that way also!!
-“Here was our conversation about O’care at dinner; Obamacare sucks, now please pass the mashed potatoes”
- “#Obamacare talk w family went better then expected. They all agreed ACA should be repealed!!”
The left plays dirty.
History, if you have bothered paying attention, and most don’t, to busy watching some dumbass reality show or watching TeeWee’s version of grocery store check out lane tabloids, would know the left intimidates when the start losing they amp up their game…
Like they did here..
Not News: Colo. Recall Petition Gatherers and Signers Were Harassed and Intimidated Before State Sen. Resigned
Some day they are going to try these stunts with the wrong people or crowd…and blood will be spilled and then the left, whom always starts it, will play their ‘victim’ card because lord knows they have no sense of accountability or responsibility …
If this sign had been a pro anything leftist and liberal sign, say Planned
Murder Parenthood or Pro Immoral Lifestyle, etc. Probably would not have been a problem..
But thank someone whom has or is still protecting your Rights and Liberties?
Now we can’t have that because Government and such entities have decided Rights and Liberties should be of their choosing!!
And lousy, leftist government and supporters should pay attention to this..
Do they think these people will be willingly turning them over to some Government goon squad?
I don’t think so…Not willingly..
And you heard about this on all the networks! Right?
Giggle Google shows..
Everything is threatened by ObamaScare…
The president of the leading Catholic healthcare system in the U.S. has revealed that the requirements of the HHS mandate are a great threat to the company’s ability to continue serving those most in need, reports Catholic News Agency.
You mean like you sacrifice Mooch?
Yeah, you damn bitch!
How about you make some damn sacrifices!
Don’t shoot until you see their blue helmets…Then shoot everyone of them…
How is it an Agency can dictate to Americans how, what, why, when, etc..
Something is terribly wrong when hired, appointed thugs can do this to us..
Well this settles…Am done with the NFL…
Now, 80,000,000 need to boycott the Super Bowl, along with most everything else NFL!
Like you have protected all those in your gun free zones where mass shootings have occured? So many since anti gun, anti Freedom pResident Buck Ofama took over?
I don’t think I can depend on you asswipes to do the job of protecting me and mine..
pResident Liar continues…
Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
- Gun Owners in D.C. Will Soon Have to Be Fingerprinted Like Criminals to Renew Gun Registrations – 2013-11-21 21:42:31-05
The gun owners of Washington D.C. must either be the most patient people in the world or the most outraged. I would say the latter has to be the case after hearing about this latest gun control ploy to fingerprint legal firearm owners. Washington Times writer, Emily Miller, has been a strong advocate for gun rights in the district. She recently informed her readers that D.C. residents who also happened to be gun owners might soon be subjected to the same treatment as common crooks. From her Washington Times article: The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or… Continue Reading…
- [VIDEO] Teen Attacks Random Victim in “Game” But Then Picks the Wrong Person Who Owned a .40 Cal – 2013-11-22 01:07:54-05
A 17-year-old teenager was introduced to the 2nd amendment when he decided to amuse himself by playing a “game” that almost ended his life. Scroll to bottom of article to see video of what happened. A game called “Point-em-out, Knock-em-out” has been spreading through the midwest in the last few months. But it’s not really a game. It’s criminal activity that involves pointing out a random stranger on the street and then attempting to knock that person out. One teen is in jail today and he is lucky to be alive after he picked a victim who was also a… Continue Reading…
- Complete Dashcam VIDEO of Man Open Carrying Rifle Being Cuffed by Officer Who Says “I don’t care what the law is” – 2013-11-22 11:08:41-05
We now have the full dashcam video mixed with the personal video of CJ Grisham who is now fighting for an appeal after being stopped by policed and handcuffed in spite of breaking ZERO laws. Watch full video below. CJ Grisham was hiking with his son in late March, legally carrying a rifle. While this activity is perfectly legal he was still stopped by Temple Police, who disarmed him and handcuffed him against the police cruiser. In the video you can hear the officer say, “I don’t care what the law is” which is probably the most honest statement he… Continue Reading…
- Man Uses Firearm to Legally Detains Car Thief for Police Who Don’t Recommend These Actions – 2013-11-23 00:35:49-05
A man in Coralville, Iowa used his handgun to stop a car thief who was found in his vehicle in his driveway on Wednesday, according to kcrg.com. Police are saying that they don’t recommend the actions of the homeowner, even though they are perfectly legal. “I don’t think there’s anything legally he did that was wrong,” said Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford. “It turned out very well, but the potential was there that it could have been disastrous.” According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, the homeowner of a residence on 19th Avenue caught 22-year-old James L. Travis, Jr. inside… Continue Reading…
- Business Owner Arrested for Legally Carrying Gun on His Own Property Now Trying to Get Gun Back – 2013-11-24 23:13:40-05
A Dekalb County, Georgia Businessman is furious after police arrested him for loitering and carrying a gun on his own property, even though he had a concealed carry permit. Watch video below. Eric Lee, who owns a furniture store, was thrown in jail and had his truck towed off of his private property simply because he was carrying a firearm when checking out some intruders on his property. “They recommended us have a gun. The police officer said the crime rate is one of the worst,” Lee said, according to wsbtv.com. So he bought a gun and also got a… Continue Reading…
- [VIDEO] Handgun Carry Permits Are Skyrocketing in Tennessee – 2013-11-25 12:04:56-05
A record number of Tennessee residents are applying for and getting handgun carry permits. In 2012, there were 43,650 applications filed for carry permits from January to the end of October. But that number has been shattered in 2013. During the same time period in 2013, there have been 75,236 applications. Many believe this is a result of political decisions made shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which threatened to take away gun rights from all the people who DIDN’T commit the atrocity. As more people become aware that 911 will not save them in many life or death situations,… Continue Reading…
- This is How Gun Confiscation is Happening and It’s Actually Legal – 2013-11-25 17:35:36-05
Remember when all those anti-gunners kept saying “No one is talking about confiscating any guns”. Well the truth is not only are people taking about it, but it’s actually happening all across America. Ammoland has just published an article that is VERY eye-opening. Guns are being stolen from citizens and they are NOT being returned without a court order that costs 10 times as much as a new gun would. And in some cases anti-gun judges are refusing the return of firearms even though they were NOT involved in a crime. Check out the article written by Dean Weingarten here:… Continue Reading…
- City Orders Removal of Sign that Says “Thank a Veteran for Your Freedom” – 2013-11-26 11:20:55-05
This story is less about guns and more about freedom today. The city of Huntington Beach has ordered a local bar to take down its sign that thanks our veterans for our freedom, and now the owner is fighting back. “Thank a veteran for your freedom!” says a large sign perched above Johnny’s Booze and Pool. Vets love it and make up a significant part of the establishment’s clientele. “I love this place. The sign gives me the pride back that I lost … I struggled a lot when I first came back,” an Army vet told CBS2. All it… Continue Reading…
- An Armed Robber is Shot While Robbing Family Dollar and Now His Family is Angry – 2013-11-27 01:41:59-05
A concealed carrier in Mobile, Alabama opened fire on an armed robber who was holding employees at gun point. But now the family of the armed robber who was shot by the good Samaritan is angry and speaking out against what the hero did to the armed criminal. (Watch video at end of post) When this CCW permit holder (who is remaining anonymous) saw employees being held at gunpoint by a masked gunman in a Family Dollar, he decided to do something about it. He saw the gunman pointing a gun at the head of an employee who was on… Continue Reading…
- Anti-Gun Colorado Senator Hudak Resigns After Realizing She Could Not Win the Recall Election – 2013-11-27 15:14:10-05
We have been excited about the forthcoming recall election that Colorado Senator Evie Hudak was facing. After her staunch stand on gun control and helping push through recent gun control laws in the state the anti-gun senator was facing the possibility surety that she would lose her job. Hudak has decided to resign rather than face a recall election, according to the Denver Post. Two of her gun control cohorts lost their recall elections earlier this year, and it looks like she was sure she would lose her recall as well. By resigning, Hudak has decided to make sure that… Continue Reading…
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