McCarthyism for Gun Grabbers

gun free zone signGun Owners of America reports that H.R. 1415 (“NICS Improvement Act of 2005”) has passed out of subcommittee and on to the House floor. This bill would allow the FBI and other federal and state agencies to sift through numerous records to seize a person’s firearms.

Section 102(c)(1)(A) of H.R. 1415 would allow the federal government to troll through state misdemeanor, diversion, psychiatric, tax, and even library records — all for the purpose of finding new reasons to seize guns from law-abiding Americans.

The bill is sponsored by the ironically named Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and has co-sponsors from the anti-gun elite: Reps. Howard Berman (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Barney Frank (D-MA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Pete Stark (D-CA), among others.

This bill would be an extension of the Lautenberg ban, which bars those who were involved in domestic violence from ever owning a gun.

Under this bill, the FBI would first have to determine that you are not an illegal alien before approving your background check:

* Federal law prohibits illegal aliens from owning guns [18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)]. But, in order to identify illegal aliens, “relevant” records could mean that the FBI would demand state tax returns of ALL American citizens, employment records, or even library records — all in the name of making sure that you’re not an illegal.

Another Orwellian pork barrel project from a Congresswoman who doesn’t care about our national debt, which is definitely going to rise after funding this program. Please call, e-mail, or write your congresscritter and urge them to vote NO on this bill. This not only further restricts our Second Amendment Rights but compromises our privacy rights as well.

  1. The feds are already sifting through info for the purpose of “checking up” on gun owners. I guess Congress is just trying to catch up on what already exists by codifying the illegal actions of agencies such as the BATFE, FBI, DEA, etc.

    It appears the activity comes first and the laws are passed later.

  2. It’s called ex-post facto, I beleive.

    One thing you must bear in mind is that the noose is rapidly closing. They are getting wreckless and over anxious. At risk is the illusion that they perpetuate. It should be interesting to see the cognitive dissonance.

  3. There is a formula for seizing firearms in all countries that have tried it:

    1)Excessive regualtion/Harassment
    3)Banning firearms sales/production
    4)Ban ownership
    5)Seizure of firearms

    #2 is basically impossible in the US. I read that out of an estimated 1,000,000 firearms that needed to be registered in California, only 16,000 were. Instead, we are kind stuck between 1 and 3 with no where to go, just keep trying the same old stuff that we know doesn’t work. Even if it did, “gun-free” countries such as England are reporting huge increases in gun crime.

  4. Scott, your naivette does you a disservice. Register gun owners. That’s the solution and it’s been done.

  5. Oh and 3 is partial, with the same types of regulation used in all industry in our great facism.

    4 is partial. If you have been found guilty of any of a number of “crimes” real and imagined, then you lose your ownership PRIVELEDGES.

    5 was done in New Orleans and is done occasionally in places like Waco and “routine” traffic stops.

  6. I can’t figure out exactly why the Imperial Federal Government is involved in gun banning, gun confiscation there is nothing in the Constitution, that I see that gives this Federal Government any authority to be involved in gun ownership issues or banning issues. Then there’s that pesky 2nd Amendment thingy too.

    But since 1913 we, the American people have lost quite a bit of our freedom and liberties, but most importantly we’ve lost control of this government. This is at best a State(s) issue not a Federal one.

    But again I believe we’ve already lost the government that the Founding Fathers had envisioned. I believe this country needs to be put back on track and one of the ways to do that is repeal the 17th Amendment and enforce the 10th Amendment. There are several more things we the people need to do, but that is another issue for another time.

  7. Whatever does “shall not be infringed” mean? Is it time for a change? Do these so-called “liberals” realize what they are doing? God help us.