The Left is getting sneaky with their gun control.
Everyone knows that Democrat Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a total anti-gun lunatic. One needn’t look further at Lee’s H.R. 127, which creates a publicly accessible gun registry, to see how blatant their political agenda is. This is an easy gun control bill to oppose and organize around.
However, it’s the least publicized gun control bills that are often the most dangerous and the ones that can catch the Right off guard. Hence, the importance of keeping our eyes peeled when these bills make motions in Congress.
Rep, Robin. L Kelly is trying to be sneaky with her H.R. 882, “Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act.” Sounds harmless, right?
Well, Patrick Richardson of Bearing Arms tells us that this bill is nothing but bad news, innocuous title notwithstanding:
In short, Kelly’s bill is a huge expansion of the criteria used to prohibit persons from legally owning a firearm under federal law, which right now includes those convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor, and those adjudicated as mentally ill.
Under H.R. 882, chapter 44 of title 18 in the United States Code would be amended to encompass individuals who:
… in the most recent 10-year period, has been convicted in any court (emphasis added) of a crime of violence (as defined in section 16);
(11) has not attained 25 years of age, (emphasis added) and has been adjudicated by any court as having committed an offense that would have been a crime of violence (as defined in section 16) if committed by an adult;
(12) in any period of 3 consecutive years in the most recent 10-year period, has been convicted in any court, on 2 separate occasions, of an offense that has, as an element, the possession or distribution of, or the intent to possess or distribute, alcohol or a controlled substance (as so defined); or
(13) has been convicted in any court of stalking.
Richardson noted that 18 U.S. Code section 16 is “disturbingly vague” and its definition of a “crime of violence” is as follows:
(a)an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another.
(b)any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.
Additionally, Richardson outlined several problems of how certain sections of U.S. code would be interpreted under this bill:
Much will be dependent — should this pass — on how Section 16 is interpreted, and on the relevant case law, but as written if you got in a bar fight when you were 21, and were charged with simple battery (generally a misdemeanor) or even threatened violence (assault in many jurisdictions, also a misdemeanor) — or were a young idiot and did a little vandalism — you would suddenly be ineligible to own a firearm for the rest of your life.
In essence, Kelly’s bill would lead to the creation of a new class of individuals prohibited to own firearms by the federal government thanks to its criteria of including people “convicted of a crime of violence.” And yes, this means people would be prohibited from owning firearms even if no violence occurred. Think more along the lines of people who committed misdemeanors.
The purpose of this federal gun grab is to lower the number of people who can legally acquire guns. That’s the end game of the Left, who want law-abiding people to be defenseless while Black Lives Matter and Antifa mobs terrorize citizens to their hearts’ content.
A twisted sense of justice if you ask me.