The Democrats are once again manipulating a tragically violent massacre to justify their unconstitutional political agenda.
Like clockwork, two Democratic Senators introduced new a gun control law that would require all gun owners to obtain a license from the federal government. It also effectively raises the legal age of gun ownership to 21.
The “Federal Firearm Licensing Act” was introduced by Democrat Sens. Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, and Richard Blumenthal and requires gun purchasers to obtain extra licensing through the Department of Justice before a sale can be made.
The three lawmakers cited the mass shooting in Buffalo as the main motivator behind their legislation, a common occurrence amongst liberals.
The text of the bill states in part:
[It] shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase or receive a firearm unless the individual has a valid Federal firearm license.
The bill then outlines the procedure for establishing the license under the Department of Justice, directing the attorney general to establish a system for issuing them. In order to be eligible to obtain the license itself, a prospective licensee must first complete a firearms safety course, which includes “a written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearms laws; and hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use and sufficient accuracy of a firearm.” After that, the licensee must pass a federal background check and a criminal history; submit proof of identification; fingerprints; and information about the firearm the licensee intends to buy or obtain, including “make, model, and serial number, and the identity of the firearm seller or transferor.”
As Booker noted in a press release, the federal background check and ID check would require the licensee to be at least 21 years old, effectively raising the legal age of gun ownership to 21.
Under the law, the attorney general would have to approve or deny applications within 30 days, and notify state and local officials of every application. If approved, licenses would be made available at a “designated local office.” Each individual license would be valid to buy one firearm, to be purchased within 30 days of issuance. The licenses would expire five years after the issuance date. The law would also allow the attorney general to deny or revoke the license of anyone he deems “poses a significant danger of bodily injury to self or others by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm.” The bill also includes a provision in which the law would not apply in states that have licensing processes “with substantially similar requirements.”
In addition, the bill makes it illegal to transfer a gun to any person without first being transferred to a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer. It also makes it illegal to sell or transfer a gun to an unlicensed person.
They will use every tactic, every legal mechanism or otherwise to ensure law-abiding Americans are stripped of their Second Amendment rights. It’s happened in the Soviet Union, it happened in China, and it happens in every country where Communism spreads.
We cannot let it happen here.
Author: Robert Bogart