H.R. 127 would ban common types of ammunition, including every shotgun shell larger than .410.
H.R. 127 would force Americans to relinquish hundreds of millions firearm magazines with no compensation.
H.R. 127 would require the federal government to register some 400 million guns in the span of only 3 months.
The firearm registry database would have to be made available to “all members of the public,” as well as “all branches of the United States Armed Forces,” among others.
Ironically, criminals who possess firearms illegally would self-exempt themselves from the registration requirement, and under U.S. Supreme Court case law, could not be required to disclose their illegal firearm possession through registration.
H.R. 127 would retroactively criminalize firearm ownership by young adults.
H.R. 127 would discourage voluntary mental health treatment, including for combat veterans or victims of violent trauma, by permanently prohibiting the issuance of a license to anyone who “has been hospitalized … with a mental illness, disturbance, or diagnosis (including … addiction to a controlled substance … or alcohol) … .”
H.R. 127 would effectively price lawful firearm ownership out of reach for many of the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.
- H.R. 127 has a long way to go before becoming law.
o The bill has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing, and it currently has zero cosponsors.
o While it is not presently moving, it does show how far gun control advocates would like to go in attacking the right to keep and bear arms.