Meaning of Memorial Day

This is what Memorial Day is about. Not gatherings, BBQ and beer. Not the living Veterans. It’s about those service members that didn’t return home alive. It’s about the ultimate sacrifice that was willingly made by those determined that we, and others, would be free. Take a moment to give thanks for those brave men and women. If you know a Gold Star Family, reach out to them today. Thank them. 

#Free TN Event Recap

The gathering of Patriots in Nashville Sunday, were here to celebrate Freedom & Liberty and yo get Governor Bill Lee’s attention and focus to Open Up Tennessee!
We were not at home playing Keyboard Commando, or calling the Authorities and snitching on their friends and Neighbors, but rather joined in prayerful and repentant agreement to God Almighty, to forgive us our trespasses, to provide wisdom, guidance, and healing, and to restore that which has been lost or stolen, to heal our Land in ways that honor Him!

We are also defending our Unalienable Rights and Liberties, those given by God Almighty.
We are per our Declaration of Independence, which states in part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. Accordingly, all experience hath shewn, that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”

Many Americans are getting WOKE UP. Some are speaking out against the Government overreach and acts of Tyranny. #walkaway
May God Almighty bless and prosper these efforts. May he call upon the lost, that they too, might repent and turn from their wicked ways, and know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord.

Thank you, Laura Baigert, and the Tennessee Star for ANOTHER well written News account of Liberty in action!

#FreeTN Rally Draws Attendees from Across Tennessee and Speakers on the Subject of Freedom – Tennessee Star
https://tennesseestar.com/2020/05/18/freetn-rally-draws-attendees-from-across-tennessee-and-speakers-on-the-subject-of-freedom/?unapproved=32490&moderation-hash=d3a30ec9632df3206d58a6bb63a33da0#comment-32490

The Right To Liberty

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution states:

“Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.

In addition to the 2A, which is our focus on this website, our founding fathers had the foresight to guarantee additional rights. WE THE PEOPLE have the right to PEACEFULLY assemble to protest anything we PERCEIVE the government is doing wrong. Whether they (the elected representatives of our government), like it or not.  Whether they want us to, or not. Whether they like the message, or not. Whether the PRESS likes it or not.

TN Quarantine Protests

 

Perhaps, even more, concerning than being “told” we can NOT assemble is this:

Connecticut using drones…

This is a CLEAR violation of the 4th Amendment.  Yes, you give up CERTAIN rights when you wander out in public. Your picture being taken for one. This goes WAY beyond a simple photo. Having your Temperature, Heart Rate, and Cough monitored and documented WITHOUT Consent is a search and seizure. If having your bodily functions monitored WITHOUT your consent doesn’t violate an unreasonable seizure, I don’t know what does.

 

 

 

 

Are we being tested under the guise of “protection”? Our ELECTED Representatives are OPENLY violating our Constitutional rights and liberties. Are they testing to see how many liberties they can take from us before we PEACEFULLY start protesting? How deep of a tear will they make in our Constitution before we take a UNITED stand to stop them?

I don’t have the answers. I know the Corvid-19 virus IS real and it IS taking lives. My heart breaks for those that have lost loved ones and those sick. I also know that we can NOT continue to allow the open and overt removal of our liberties and the Constitution to continue.

The peaceful assemblies taking place are NOT large enough to send a LOUD enough message. There should be THOUSANDS of people at every rally location. Wear a MASK if you feel safer by doing so. YES, socially distance, but get OUT from behind your keyboard! Send those emails, make those phone calls, but unless you fall into a risk category you SHOULD and NEED to be out getting your objections heard.

It’s time to start taking a stand to protect YOUR Rights and Liberties. The rights of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Once our liberties are gone, they will be GONE forever. Is that what you want? It’s time to make a choice. You either stand up, speak up and PEACEFULLY assemble or you sit behind your keyboard and become a citizen of a Socialist country.

 

Pictures courtesy of Jessica Phillips-Brezinican 

Tyranny Has Many Faces

It began with an idea…..that a “perfect race” could be created. That they would live in a utopia. A place where everyone believed the same, was healthy and looked the same.

The plan began by eliminating the “disposable.”  The old, the disabled, those with “different” beliefs or that “looked” different than the “standard” that was wanted.  Those that were considered “mentally unstable” or with “aberrant” sexual preferences.

People were forced to stay in their homes. Forced to wear patches on their outer clothing when they ventured out to work or to the grocery that identified them as “different.” Neighbors were instructed to spy on them and report them if they left their homes. They did so. Papers were required to be able to go to and from places of business. Liberties that were previously taken for granted were stripped away….and no-one protested. IF everyone protested at THAT point, perhaps the Holocaust would have been stopped, we will never know….but people remained silent.

Quickly the forced “Home Confinement” escalated to rounding those ordered confined up and using force to remove them from their homes and places of business, leaving everything and everyone behind.  Men, women, and children. No one was safe. They were placed on railroad cars and removed. All because they were NOT what the government deemed as “desired.”

Holocaust Memories

I could NEVER understand how approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million elderly, disabled, homosexual, and those of “non-preferred” religions were killed without protest. How did everyone people go from friends to enemies? How did they rationalize that deliberately turning their “friends” and neighbors over to the Nazis was the right thing to do? These were not strangers. These were people that they had socialized with. Attended weddings and funerals with. Worked with and watched their children play together. How did they develop the mindset that it was the RIGHT thing to do? That it was OK? That these people didn’t deserve the same freedoms that they enjoyed? That they were less than human and in fact, didn’t deserve to live?

 Numbers Killed During Holocaust

Those questions and the question of WHY people allowed their liberties to be stripped from them have haunted me since I first started learning about the Holocaust in school in the early 1970s.


Then, in 1998 a Constitution was re-written. It was written to now include,  free government-provided health care, college, and “social justice”. Things that appealed to those who wanted “free” and punishment for those that didn’t agree with THEIR points of view and positions. Then, in 2004 the Supreme Court was “stacked.” 12 new Justices were appointed to “support” the new President’s views. Then, in 2006 private properties were seized, media outlets, grocery stores, and banks were ALL nationalized. Prices were set on groceries by the government, rules regarding how much money you could withdraw were made and oil and gas prices were established. Not only prices were fixed, but mandates stating WHAT you could purchase, how much and how often were also created. Soon, there were long lines for food and medicine that became exorbitantly expensive as supplies rapidly declined. People who tried to protest were rounded up and imprisoned for speaking against the government. Now, people dig in trash hoping to find food to feed their families. This Country went from being the 10th richest in the world to being amongst the poorest. Welcome to Venezuela in 2020.

Another face of Tyranny


I am watching the BLATANT violation of our Constitutional Rights occur daily…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I watch Officers of the Law openly violate their oaths of office by ticketing those who dare assemble to worship.

Ticketing Worshippers

I watch them enforcing curfews on law-abiding citizens who have done NOTHING….other than stay healthy…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I see you remain silent. Safe in your homes ignoring our liberties being stripped away as you sit, eat popcorn watching NetFlix and typing on Facebook. I see what you write on Facebook. Condemning those who venture out, daring to jeopardize YOUR health. I see your comments applauding a Governors’ decision to stop Sunday worship and make it illegal to attend services. Even when worshipers are sitting securely in their cars in parking lots. Clearly practicing “social distancing” and remaining apart from others.

Yet, I see YOU  venturing out to Home Depot, Target and Walmart. Not wearing a mask and hoarding toilet paper. Apparently, YOUR liberties are more important than your previous friends and neighbors. I see your posts applauding the government’s decision to enforce home confinement and announce phone numbers in which to report violators.

Phone Number to Report Violators

I see the posts on Facebook of people being required to carry “papers” which then “allow” them to travel to and from work.  I see copies of a letter left on a windshield notifying people that they have been “reported” for violating house confinement….and I see YOU remain silent except to applaud.

News Report Video on Forced Removal During Virus

I watch you as you not only remain silent while all this happens, but I watch you follow blindly like sheep what is being mandated. You are being an active participant in HELPING our Liberties be destroyed. Where was your outrage when the Democrats voiced determination to “stack” the Supreme Court IF they win the election in November?

Are you so FEARFUL that you are willing to become a prisoner? Do you not realize you already have ALLOWED yourself to become one? DO you NOT see the parallels? DO you NOT see that the EXACT same tactics we are seeing used for our “protection” have been used by other governments that were tyrannical with horrendous outcomes? I’m NOT saying we’re headed into a Holocaust. However, I AM saying we are seeing the EXACT same loss of liberties. House confinement. Controlled movement. Gatherings, EVEN FOR WORSHIP, eliminated. After all, where people congregate discussion occurs and dissent organizes.

There is NO reason folks can’t go out wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing and carry on with their lives. There is a
difference between common sense and tyranny. We have crossed that line.

FIND YOUR VOICE. FIND YOUR COURAGE. FIND YOUR STRENGTH. USE THEM ALL before it’s too late. READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS. Once Liberties are gone…THEY ARE GONE. NOW is the time to PEACEFULLY Protest.  Contact our Representatives. ALL of them. ALL our State Representatives. ALL our National Representatives. It’s past the point of simply contacting YOUR specific Representatives. There are plenty of programs out there that will mass send an email for you to ALL of them.  It’s time to start fighting to ensure our liberties are preserved. Before it’s too late.

 

Fiction Or Possibility?

It started when I was a child. I was too young to be caught up in the why’s.  All I know is one day I wasn’t allowed to play outside with my friends anymore or go to school because people were getting sick. My parents starting fighting a LOT and I couldn’t see my grandparents anymore. I remember we used to go for walks with our dog. One time I saw my best friend across the street walking with her mom. I ran across the street to hug her, and my mom ran after me and stopped me, yelling at me that I couldn’t be close to her. I remember crying and yelling at my mom. My mom told me it was to protect my friend and me.

A few months later, there was a knock at the door.  There were men in military uniforms wearing riot gear and face masks. They told my dad that someone had reported that he had violated “quarantine” and that they were there to talk to us. The men came in and said they were from quarantine enforcement. They told us that someone had reported that my dad had left the house after dark. (It wasn’t true. He had never left the house after dark. Neither had my mom). Dad asked who had reported him.  The men wouldn’t tell him. They handed him a paper he had to sign and told him he would have to pay a fine, and if he did it again, they would be back to take him to jail.

They told my parents that they couldn’t go out of the house for anything except an emergency, doctor’s appointment, or get medicine. They could go out for groceries, but they said the government wanted them to order them to be delivered if they could.   They were reminded that they could NEVER go out after dark without calling for special permission and an escort.

My mom asked about the violence that the news had reported. She wanted to know how they could protect us since all the gun shops in our state were ordered closed while under “emergency declarations.”  One man said that they should just call the police, and they would respond if they could.  The man also said they should report anyone breaking curfew or trading/selling ammunition or firearms to a dedicated phone number.

I remember my parents looking scared after the men had left and trying to guess who had reported my dad. Whoever did it had deliberately lied to cause trouble for my family.  Now we didn’t trust the neighbors.

A few weeks later, there was another knock at the door. This time it was different men. This time, they took my dad away. This time someone had reported he had a gun.

 

Fiction or Possibility?

Forty-two states currently have what is being called “Stay at Home Orders.”  Essential employees are required to carry “papers” proving they are “allowed” to continue to and from their places of business. Neighbors are being PAID to turn neighbors in for “violating” curfews and “social distancing.”  Schools and playgrounds are closed.  Citizens are being fined and threatened with being arrested for violating curfews and leaving their homes for other than “essential trips.” Grocery stores have limited hours, and some have rationing in place to prevent hoarding. Some areas have activated the National Guard to “assist” in expanding medical care and testing. Cities have stopped responding to some crimes while letting CRIMINALS out from prison and jails early, to “protect” THEM.

While COMMON SENSE precautions ARE necessary, the things we see NOW are WAY beyond that. Homeschooling right now makes sense. Kids pass infections amongst themselves like no other group. They then take it home. It makes sense to prevent that from occurring. It also makes sense to eliminate MASS events. Again, the sheer density of attendance of concerts and sporting events makes rapid transmission and spread inevitable.

However, in our opinion, restaurants SHOULD have been allowed to stay open WITH restrictions. I.e. no more than than 5 tables or 10 patrons allowed in at a time OR if space allowed no more than four tables in a section and eight patrons in a section (think how big your local Olive Garden or comparable local eatery is. They could EASILY have accommodated that). Same with shops. No more than five customers in a small shop, 10 for medium and 10 per 100 sqft for large). Masks required—no need to shut down businesses and folks’ livelihood. If people want to take the risk of going out, they have the consequences of being sick and bringing it home. THAT’S ON THEM.

ONLY those with PREEXISTING documented autoimmune, cardiac, or respiratory illnesses or with those fitting that criteria IN THEIR HOME would be ALLOWED to CHOOSE to stay at home and collect supplement unemployment. The rest of the folks work or stay at home and live off their saving.

Harsh? Why aren’t folks saving? It’s not the government’s responsibility to support you unless something unexpected and catastrophic happens to you.

We are ALLOWING our liberties to be removed one at a time. QUARANTINE is supposed to be the isolation of those SICK (think back to TB Sanctuary Hospitals). It is NOT to limit the movement of the HEALTHY. THAT is TYRANNY  and should NEVER be permitted. We are idling sitting in our homes while the First Amendment Right to Assemble has been dismantled. We are no longer “permitted” to assemble,  EVEN IN OUR VEHICLES IN THE PARKING LOT in some states, to attend religious services. Yet standing in line to get into a Lowe’s, Walmart or HomeDepot is. We certainly are not permitted to assemble to protest the quarantine. 

 

We see the 2A under attack. Even WITH the President’s order declaring gun stores and Firearm manufacturing essential, we see states like CA and VA continue to close stores and implement laws against possessing firearms.How many more Liberties and Constitutional Rights are you willing to watch fall before your voice starts rising? Have you emailed and phoned your Representatives? Are you going to stand silent while your Inalienable Right to defend yourself and your community is taken away?  Once our rights are gone, they are gone, getting them back may be daunting. Are you willing to risk that? If not, SPEAK UP. We are not talking about being a Keyboard Warrior on FACEBOOK. Contact your Representatives! Local, State, and National. Go on record with your opposition!

Is The 2A Safe While Our Legislators Are Out Of Session?

In a word NO! IF anything, it’s in even MORE danger. 

Why do I say that? COMPLACENCY and DISTRACTION.

While we are ALL being, rightly so, concerned about our health and being prepared for whatever comes, there is PLENTY of behind the scenes discussion and negotiations going on about HOW to further dismantle the 2A.

How do I know this? I will use Nacy Pelosi and her attempt to ram a 1400 page Bill through Congress last month as an example. The Bill that “supposedly” was written in two days? Yeah right. 1400 pages in TWO days. Filled with pork, supporting the “New Green Deal”, forcing Companies to restructure to include mandatory percentages of women on their boards, etc. There is NO way this bill was conceived with the detail great it contained and written out in two days. That BIll is a solid example of the “behind the scenes” work that goes on while no one is looking.

Pelosi’s 1400 Page Bill

Let’s look at the states and a few counties/municipalities that have mandated gun stores CLOSE during the pandemic. A few of the orders have been reversed after courts ruled against them. Many still stand and are currently being challenged in court.

3/19 PA

3/20 NY

3/21 NJ

3/23 MA

3/24 MI   Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

3/24 NM

3/24 WA

3/24 VT

3/25 VA   Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

3/25 CA (Newsom left gun stores OFF the list of essential businesses. Stating that it is up to the individual counties. Of course, being CA a large percentage voted to close them. Numerous lawsuits have already been filed in counties).

3/25 D.C. Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

DE (Reversed its decision to close gun stores on 3/25)

3/29 AK Gun stores are not on the list of essential businesses.


Thankfully we have a President in the White House that understands not only the 2A as the law of the land but the vital IMPORTANCE of enforcing that right. ESPECIALLY during times of uncertainty such as during the pandemic. On March 30 President Trump declared not only Gun Stores as ESSENTIAL Businesses but shooting ranges and weapon manufacturers as well. This opens the door to the challenges that are in the courts being successful. As the orders to CLOSE the Gun Stores and Ranges violate the President’s Order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TN legislative session is scheduled to resume in June. WE CAN NOT STOP letting our state legislatures know where WE THE PEOPLE stand on the 2A. Use this time to email ALL your Representatives. Both on the state and national levels. Let them know where you stand. They may not be in session, or in their offices, but they ARE reading the emails that they receive. STAY engaged. Not only with National Legislation regarding the COVID-19 issues but the 2A as well. Trust me, Bloomberg’s groups are STILL working. (Although I would LOVE to know how many of the 2.5 million firearms purchased last month were made by FORMER Moms Demand Action and EVerytown Members). In fact, if you know any members of those groups, now if probably a good time to have conversations with them about the importance of the 2A. As more uncertainty arises, they may be more receptive to actually LISTEN. It’s worth a try.

Be safe everyone. Stay healthy, WASH YOUR HANDS and as always. Be aware. God Bless and pray for our Nation and her people.

 

H. R. 5717 This Must Be Stopped. Part 4

As I finished Section 1 of this Bill, I thought it couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.

HR5717

Honestly, I don’t see the point of continuing to break this Bill down. NEVER  have I seen a Bill written with such clear contempt of the Constitution.

This Bill sets forth MANDATORY criteria for Red Flag Laws that are beyond anything I have ever seen. Basically, ANYONE, you have ever dated, their family members, etc. can file an order. A law enforcement officer can. If you have a substance abuse issue or a mental health issue (undefined which is VERY concerning. PTSD? Depression? ), you can be under an ERPO.

If an ERPO is issued ALL your firearms MUST be turned over to Law Enforcement. NOT a family member. Even if they have a Federal-Firearm License. Good luck getting them back.

One of the many grounds for granting the ERPO is ANYTHING that can be interpreted as a threat. This is through ANY  “medium.” Meaning FB is included. If you post anything on FB that someone INTERPRETS as a threat, such as a meme that says “it’s not my dog you have to worry about it’s my gun”. Guess what. The ex says that was a threat against her. You now have an ERPO and have lost your firearms. They also report you to State Mental Health Agencies. The Extreme Risk Protection order portion of the Bill is SO detailed it runs from page 58-94.

Of course, there are  “Assault Weapons and Firearms Silencers and Mufflers Ban” and “Assault Weapons Ban.” included in this Bill.

Here is the definition of an “Assault Weapon”:

A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: (i) A pistol grip. (ii) A forward grip.(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock, or is otherwise foldable or adjustable in a manner that operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of the weapon (iv) A grenade launcher. (v) A barrel shroud. (vi) A threaded barrel.

(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

‘(D) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:

(i) A threaded barrel. ‘‘(ii) A second pistol grip. (iii) A barrel shroud. (iv) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location grip. ( v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm. (vi) A manufactured or more when unloaded accept a detachable outside of the pistol version of an auto-weight of 50 ounces. (vii) A stabilizing brace or similar component.

(E) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(F) A semiautomatic shotgun that has any 1 of the following: (i) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock. (ii) A pistol grip. (iii) A fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds. (iv) The ability to accept a detachable magazine. (v) A forward grip. (vi) A grenade launcher.

(G) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

(H) All of the following rifles, copies, duplicates, variants, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof

(i) All AK types,

(ii) All AR types, All Thompson rifles, 

(i) All AK–47 types,

(ii) All AR–15 types,


There are PAGES and PAGES of additional firearms that will be illegal. Frankly, it would have been easier to list the firearms that WILL be allowed. That list probably would have been just a short paragraph.

The bottom line….they do NOT WANT US TO HAVE FIREARMS PERIOD. The rational part of me says there is NO way this Bill would move forward. It’s too extreme. It openly violates numerous Amendments of the Constitution. No way it would advance. Then there is the side that reminds me about VA. That whispers about Ill, NJ, NY and CA. We see further and further encroachment every day on ALL our rights. Not just the 2A. 

 This Bill not only forces states to create laws and agencies to monitor, report and investigate its citizens, it also forces states to permanently make ALL places of learning “Gun Free Zones.”  This includes Colleges and Universities, public or private. Whether the citizens want then that way or not. 

This Bill wants to significantly limit state sovereignty when it comes to the 2A.  This will be done by forcing states to write and enforce laws that not only violate their individual state constitutions but the Constitution of the United States as well.  

States will be FORCED to write EXTREME Red Flag Laws according to the FEDERAL statutes created in this Bill, and enforce them. States will be FORCED to create agencies to monitor those that are “allowed” to own a firearm. States will even be REQUIRED to report a person who does not pass a background check to the AG. This is NOT America. This sounds like Mother Russia where citizens are monitored by the KGB. This Bill completely disregards the 10th and 11th Amendments regarding State Soverntiy.

Then, there is the database they want to establish. That is not only a VERY VERY slippery slope, but it’s also a scary one. If you want to own a firearm, suddenly you are monitored and investigated as if you are a terrorist. 

The way this bill is written it is clear the SOLE purpose is to completely destroy not only the 2A but to remove the protection of the 4th amendment from firearm owners. 

I’m not going to continue breaking down and reviewing this bill. I have seen MORE than enough to be absolutely LIVID and sickened by the attempt of this Congressman. We absolutely MUST work to stop this Bill. Be LOUD. Contact your Representative and tell them in NO way is this Bill acceptable to you. Tell then you EXPECT them to uphold their oath of office and uphold the Constitution.

H. R. 5717 This Must Be Stopped. Part 3

In Part 2 of the series,  I introduced you to Section 101 if H.R. 5717. In Part 3, I resume with Section 102.

H.R. 5717


SEC. 102. STATE FIREARMS LICENSING.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

IN GENERAL.—In this part—(1) the term ‘covered license’ means a—

(A) firearms license; or

(B) firearms dealer license; (2) the term ‘extreme risk protection order’—

(A) means a written order, issued by a State court or signed by a magistrate that, for a period not to exceed a time frame established by the State—(i) prohibits the individual named in the order from having under the custody or control of the individual, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition; and (ii) requires that any firearm or ammunition under the custody or control of the individual be removed; and

(B) does not include a domestic violence protection order, as defined in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code; Interesting that a FEDERAL ERPO is NOT the same ERPO that a State issues. Does that mean the Federal ERPO means whatever it WANTS it to mean?

(3) the term ‘prohibited individual’ means an individual who is categorically ineligible to receive a covered license;

(4) the term ‘suitable’ means that an individual does not create a risk to public safety; and

(5) the term ‘thorough background check’ means a Federal and State background check, which may include a fingerprint-based background check. (b) PROHIBITED INDIVIDUALS.—For purposes of this part, a State—(1) shall establish standards for categorizing an individual as a prohibited individual for purposes of receiving a covered license; and (2) in establishing standards with respect to a covered license under paragraph (1), shall take into consideration whether limitations may be warranted based on—

(A) criminal history; B) whether an individual has been—(i) deemed a danger to himself or herself or other individuals by a court or authorized administrative body; or (ii) committed to a hospital or institution as a danger to himself or herself or other individuals; (C) age; (D) legal residency; (E) military dishonorable discharges; (F) whether an individual is subject to a permanent or temporary protection order or has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; 

(G) outstanding arrest warrants; For unpaid parking tickets as an example?  

(H) status as a fugitive;

(I) renunciation of United States citizenship; and
(J) other factors relevant to the suitability of a license holder. Like what? What other factors could be added here at the whim of a politician?


SEC. 3052. GRANTS AND CONDITIONS.

(a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.—The Assistant Attorney General may make grants to States to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements.

‘‘(b) DURATION OF GRANTS.—A grant under subsection (a) shall be for a period of 3 fiscal years.

‘‘(c) USE OF FUNDS FOR FIREARMS AND FIREARMS DEALER LICENSING.

‘‘(1) ACTIVITIES.—Amounts received under a grant under subsection (a) shall be used for the implementation or maintenance of firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements, which shall incorporate and implement the elements described in paragraph (2).

(2) ELEMENTS.—

(A) an individual shall have a firearms license—(i) at the time of the purchase, rental, or lease of a firearm or purchase of ammunition; and (ii) during the entire period of ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; There is that MUST HAVE A FIREARMS LICENSE to purchase ammunition again. 

(B)(i) an individual who (including the owner or operator of a business that) sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, during a calendar year shall obtain a firearms dealer license; and (ii) the State shall establish the minimum number of firearms for purposes of clause (i), which may not be higher than 10 per calendar year; If you want to sell JUST ammunition (say you reload) you MUST have an FFL License AND you may have additional criteria you must meet. For example, they may include that inorder the have an FFL you MUST meet a minimum number of firearms for sale. 

(C) the chief of police or the board or officer having control of the police department of a local government, or a designee within the same department, shall function as the licensing authority;

(D) for an application for issuance or renewal of a firearms license, the licensing authority shall—(i) conduct a thorough background check, which may include—(I) conducting an interview with the applicant; (II) requiring the submission of letters of reference stating that the applicant is of sound mind and character; and (III) any other requirements the State determines relevant; and (ii) make a determination of suitability; Once again, there is a “and any other requirement” thrown in there again.

(E) a first-time firearms license applicant shall complete safety training;

(F) for an application for issuance or renewal of a firearms dealer license, the licensing authority shall conduct an investigation into the criminal history of the applicant, which may include—(i) an interview with the applicant;(ii) a thorough background check; and (iii) any other requirements the State determines relevant; There is that “and any other requirement” thrown in there again. It seems to be a favorite add on. 

(G) the State shall establish appropriate application processes for covered licenses consistent with Federal, State, and local law;

(H) the State shall establish standards and processes by which licensing authorities can revoke, suspend, or deny the issuance or renewal of a covered license;

(I) the State shall ensure that a revocation, suspension, or denial cannot be based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity;

(J) the State shall establish judicial review processes by which any applicant for or holder of a covered license may, within a reasonable time period, petition to obtain judicial review of a revocation, suspension, or denial of the issuance or renewal of a covered license;

(K) the State shall establish—(i) standards and a process under which a family member of an individual who the family member fears is a danger to himself, herself, or others may petition for an extreme risk protection order; and ‘‘(ii) standards for the termination or extension of an order described in clause (i); In other words, states will be FORCED to adopt ERPO’s folks!!! What happened to State Sovereignty?

(L) the State shall establish processes under which—(i) an individual whose covered license is revoked or suspended, or whose application for issuance or renewal of a covered license is denied, shall surrender or transfer all firearms and ammunition that are or would have been covered by the license; and (ii) an individual who is subject to an extreme risk protection order or a domestic protection order, as defined in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code, shall surrender or transfer all firearms and ammunition in the possession of the individual;

(M) the State shall establish requirements with which a firearms dealer licensee must comply, which—(i) shall include requirements relating to—(I) the location at which the licensee conducts firearm or ammunition transactions; (II) the manner in which the licensee records firearm or ammunition transactions; (III) background checks for employees of the licensee; and (IV) any other matter that the State determines appropriate; and (ii) may include requirements that a licensee—(I) maintain a permanent place of business—(aa) that is not a residence; and (bb) at which the licensee conducts all firearms or ammunition transactions; (II) submit to mandatory record and inventory inspections by a licensing authority; (III) maintain a sales record book at the permanent place of business described in subclause (I) in accordance with standards established by the State; (IV) conduct a pre-employment background check on each potential employee to determine the suitability of any potential employee who may have direct and unmonitored contact with a firearm or ammunition; and (V) take any other action that the State determines appropriate; As if not having to have an FFL to sell your reloads or a box of ammo to a family member isn’t onerous enough, you may actually be required to have a PLACE OF BUSINESS in which to do so.

(N) the State shall promulgate rules and regulations to ensure the prompt collection, exchange, dissemination, and distribution of information pertaining to the issuance, renewal, expiration, suspension, or revocation of a covered license;

(O) the State shall establish standards that are consistent with Federal and State law—(i) governing the transfer of a firearm or ammunition; and (ii) for identifying a prohibited individual, in accordance with section 3051(b);

(P) the State shall promulgate rules and regulations that require a dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to verify the validity of a firearms license before the sale, rental, or lease of any firearm or the sale of any ammunition;

(Q) a dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition shall report all sales, rentals, and leases of firearms, and sales of ammunition, to State authorities;

(R) a dealer of firearms or ammunition shall notify the licensing authority when presented with an invalid or expired firearms license;

(S) any firearms licensee whose firearm or ammunition is lost or stolen shall report the loss or theft to the licensing authority and State authorities within a reasonable time frame and in a manner established by the State;

(T) an individual holding a firearms license or firearms dealer license shall renew the license on a time frame established by the State;

(U) an individual may not use the firearms license of the individual to purchase a firearm or ammunition for—(i) the unlawful use of the firearm or ammunition by another individual; or  (ii) the resale or other transfer of the firearm or ammunition to an unlicensed individual; and

(V)(i) it shall be unlawful to store or keep a firearm in any place unless the firearm is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render the firearm inoperable by any individual other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user; and (ii) for purposes of clause (i), a firearm shall not be considered to be stored or kept if carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user.

 

(3) SEPARATE AMMUNITION DEALER LICENSE

PERMITTED.—A State that requires a license for dealing ammunition that is separate from a license for dealing firearms shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements under paragraph (2) relating to a firearms dealer license, as that license relates to the dealing of ammunition, if the State imposes the same requirements for an ammunition dealer license as are mandated under paragraph (2) for a firearms dealer license, as that license relates to the dealing of ammunition. In spite of the double talk, this does NOT mean you aren’t required to have an FFL. What this means is a state can impose an ADDITIONAL licensing requirement to be able to sell ammo. So, in theory, you WILL be required to have an FFL AND an additional Ammunition dealer license if your state wishes to do so. 

(d) APPLICATION.—To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), a State shall submit to the Assistant Attorney General an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Assistant Attorney General may require, including a description of how the State will use the grant to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements that include the elements described in subsection (c)(2).

(e) ANNUAL REPORT.—Each State receiving a grant under this section shall submit to the Assistant Attorney General, for each fiscal year during which the State expends amounts received under the grant, a report, at such time and in such manner as the Assistant Attorney General may reasonably require, that contains

(1) a summary of the activities carried out using amounts made available under the grant;

(2) an assessment of whether the activities are achieving the elements described in subsection (c)(2); and

(3) such other information as the Assistant Attorney General may require.

(f) LIMITATIONS ON THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.—Not more than 2 percent of the amount made available to carry out this section in any fiscal year may be used by the Assistant Attorney General for salaries and administrative expenses.

(g) REALLOCATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—A recipient of a grant under subsection (a) shall return to the Assistant Attorney General any amounts received under the grant that are not expended for a purpose described in this section.

(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:  There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out part OO.


Takeaway:

This is pure and simple a Bill that ensures that the inalienable rights to keep and bear arms become so onerous and cost-prohibitive that the 2A is abolished. I can’t say it with any more honesty or clarity than that.

Private citizens will NOT be able to afford the fees and the fight. The costs of maintaining a program will bankrupt the states. This is ONLY Section 1 folks!

H. R. 5717 This Must Be Stopped. Part 2

On 1/30/2020 Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (This clearly 2A hating Congressman as been in office since 2007), introduced a 128 page Bill that forces a NATIONAL Firearms License, Extreme Risk Order and MORE to be rolled into one big Constitutional violation of a Law.

Below is a link to the Bill in its entirety. I can’t stress the importance of reading the Bill. You MUST arm yourself with its contents and be knowledgeable about both what it contains as well as the consequences to the 2A if it becomes Law.

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr5717/BILLS-116hr5717ih.pdf

I will be covering the Bill Section by Section for clarity. It will also keep the amount of reading in each article manageable (I hope).  If you have any questions, comment or would like further clarification at the end of each article, please post them in the comment section. I love hearing from you!


H.R. 5717 Section 1

TITLE I—FIREARM LICENSING

Sec. 101. License to own firearms and ammunition.

§ 932. License to own firearms and ammunition-

 (a) GENERAL-“Except otherwise provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any individual who is not licensed under this section to knowingly purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.”   You can’t get any clearer than that. Unless stated SPECIFICALLY in the Law,  NO ONE will be able to purchase, acquire or possess a firearm OR ammunition. PERIOD. Buh bye 2A, effective upon passage of this Bill.

(b) ELIGIBILITY.—”An individual shall be eligible to receive a license under this section if the individual—(1) has attained 21 years of age and (2) has completed training in firearms safety, including (A) a written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearm laws; (B) hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use of a firearm”.  In other words, there will be a uniform MANDATORY classroom course of study and testing process before you are even ELIGIBLE to APPLY for a National License. Count of the Federal Government to make the course of study and testing so onerous and expensive that 80%+ of folks won’t be able to afford, complete or pass just the class portion. After all, the GOAL here is NOT public safety or our children’s safety. The GOAL is to eliminate your RIGHT to have a firearm period.

(C) as part of the process for applying for such a license—” (i) has submitted to a background investigation and criminal history check of the individual, including a background check using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, to ensure the individual is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under subsection (g) or (n) of section 922; and (ii) has submitted a photograph of the individual;

(D) has not been determined by a court,-“in accordance with subsection (c)(5), to be unsuitable to be issued a Federal firearm owner’s license;” and

(E) is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, Tribal, or local law from possessing a firearm.


(c) ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM OWNER’S LICENSE.

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall issue a Federal firearm owner’s license to any individual who is eligible under subsection (b).

(2) ISSUANCE OF LICENSE OR NOTICE OF DENIAL.—Not later than 40 days after the date on which an individual submits an application for a Federal firearm owner’s license under this section, the Attorney General shall—

(A) determine whether the individual is eligible to possess a license under this section; and

(B) based on the determination under subparagraph (A)—(i) issue a Federal firearm owner’s license to the individual; or

(ii) provide written notice to the in-dividual of—(I) the determination that the individual is ineligible to possess such a license based on the requirements described in subsection (b), which shall include an explanation for the determination; or

(II) a petition filed under paragraph (5).


(3) EXPIRATION.—A Federal firearm owner’s license issued under this section shall expire on the date that is 10 years after the date on which the license was issued.


(4) RENEWAL OF LICENSE.

(A) IN GENERAL.—A Federal firearm owner’s license issued under this section may be renewed at the end of the 10-year period described in paragraph (3).

(B) REQUIREMENTS.—The process for renewal of a Federal firearm owner’s license under subparagraph (A) shall include(i) an up-to-date background investigation and criminal history check of the individual; and (ii) a recent photograph of the individual. All at significant cost to the firearm owner I’m sure.

(C) ISSUANCE OF RENEWAL OR NOTICE OF DENIAL.—Not later than 40 days after the date on which an individual submits an application for a renewal of a Federal firearm owner’s license under this paragraph, the Attorney General shall—(i) issue a renewed Federal firearm owner’s license to the individual; and(ii) provide written notice to the individual of—(I) the determination that the individual is ineligible to possess such a license based on the requirements described in subsection (b), which shall include an explanation for the determination; or (II) a petition filed under paragraph (5).


(5) ATF DETERMINATION OF UNSUITABILITY.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives may file a petition, which shall contain a written statement of the reasons supporting the request required under subparagraph (C), in an appropriate district court of the United States to request that—(i) an individual who has applied for a Federal firearm owner’s license, or renewal thereof, under this section be denied the request for such license; or(ii) a previously issued Federal firearm owner’s license be suspended or revoked.

(B) NOTICE.—Any petition filed under subparagraph (A) shall include written notice to the individual who requested, or is in possession of, the Federal firearm owner’s license, as the case may be, describing the facts and circumstances justifying the petition.

(C) HEARING.—Not later than 90 days after the date on which a petition is filed under subparagraph (A), the court shall conduct a hearing.

(D) FACTORS TO DETERMINE UNSUITABILITY.—Not later than 15 days after the date on which a hearing is conducted under subparagraph (C), the court shall find that an individual is unsuitable to possess a Federalfirearm owner’s license if, based on a preponderance of the evidence, there exists—(i) reliable, articulable, and credible information that the individual has exhibited or engaged in behavior to suggest the individual could potentially create a risk to public safety; or (ii) other existing factors that suggest that the individual could potentially create a risk to public safety. What “other existing factors”? The Judge’s personal beliefs regarding the existence of the 2A?? If no “reliable, articulate and credible information” was presented that the individual exhibited or engaged in “behavior” to suggest they could POTENTIALLY create a risk to public safety, then what other FACTUAL standings would the courts have to deny the license? It appears then a Judges’ PERSONAL opinion would then be the deciding factor. I also have a significant issue with the word POTENTIALLY being used here. Unless they have a HISTORY of illegal violent behavior or a delusional violent psychiatric history and diagnosis, you can’t strip someone of their rights because of what they “might” do. This goes beyond the 2A right. This also strips other rights away as well. 

(E) NOTICE OF DETERMINATION—If a court finds an individual is unsuitable to possess a Federal firearm owner’s license, the court shall notify the applicant in writing, setting forth the specific reasons for such determination.


(6) REVIEW—A determination of the Director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives or a district court of the United States under this subparagraph may be appealed to the appropriate court of the United States.

(d) EXCEPTIONS.—(1) PREVIOUSLY POSSESSED FIREARMS.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to the possession of any firearm or ammunition by an individual who otherwise lawfully possessed the firearm or ammunition under Federal law on the date on which the Attorney General begins issuing Federal firearm owner’s licenses under this section.

(2) STATE LICENSES.—(A) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to an individual in a State if the Attorney General determines that the State—(i) has in effect a process for issuing a State firearm owner’s license to eligible individuals in the State that is substantially similar to the requirements of subsection (b); and (ii) provides to the Attorney General real-time validity information relating to firearm owner’s licenses issued by the State, for inclusion in the database described in section (f). Looks like we will have both a FEDERAL and State Firearm License. ONLY if the Feds determine the State License meets 100% of the Federal Guidelines AND the State provides ALL your information to the Feds will the requirement of holding a Federal License be waived. Wonder how many states will require a State License? The expense on the States will be significant to follow the Federal Law.

(B) PUBLICATION OF LIST OF QUALIFYING STATES.—

(i) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020, the Attorney General shall publish a list of States that have in effect a process described in subparagraph (A). (ii) UPDATED LIST.—The Attorney General shall update the list described in clause (i) immediately upon determining that a State should be included on or removed from the list.

(3) LICENSED DEALERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND IMPORTERS.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to an individual who is a licensed dealer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed importer.


(4) AGENCIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.—(A) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to—(i) the importation for, manufacture for, sale to, transfer to, or possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or a sale or transfer to or possession by a qualified law enforcement officer employed by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty), or a sale or transfer to or possession by a campus law enforcement officer for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty); or(ii) the importation for, or sale or transfer to a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 for purposes of establishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by Federal law, or possession by an employee or contractor of such licensee on-site for such purposes or off-site for purposes of licensee-authorized training or transportation of nuclear materials. I find the use of the term “political subdivision of a State” interesting here. What in the heck does that mean?

(B) DEFINITION.—For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term ‘campus law enforcement officer’ means an individual who is—(i) employed by a private institution of higher education that is eligible for funding under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et 2  seq.); (ii) responsible for the prevention or investigation of crime involving injury to persons or property, including apprehension or detention of persons for such crimes (iii) authorized by Federal, State, or local law to carry a firearm, execute search warrants, and make arrests; and (iv) recognized, commissioned, or certified by a government entity as a law enforcement officer.

(e) PROHIBITION OF STRAW PURCHASING.—It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully use a valid Federal or State firearm license to purchase a firearm or ammunition on behalf of another individual, regardless of whether the other individual has a valid Federal or State firearm license. Straw purchases for firearms are ALREADY illegal. That is not new. However, under this Bill, even if the person you are purchasing ammo for HAS their licenses….you are NOT permitted by law to purchase ammo for them.

(f) PENALTIES.—Any person who violates subsection (a) or (e) shall be imprisoned not more than 2 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both.

(g) DATABASE.—The Attorney General shall establish an electronic database, which shall be accessible by Federal, State, Local, and Tribal law enforcement agencies and licensed dealers, through which a licensed dealer may verify the validity of a Federal firearm owner’s license issued under this section. THIS is scary stuff right here. A listing of everything they need to know about you at their fingertips. Down to the number of rounds you have purchased.


(h) REVOCATION OF LICENSES.

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall revoke the Federal firearm owner’s license issued to an individual under this section upon the occurrence of any event that would have disqualified the individual from being issued or renewed a Federal firearm owner’s license under this section or for a violation of a restriction provided under this section.

(2) REQUIRED NOTICE.—Upon revocation of a Federal firearm owner’s license under paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall provide written notice of such revocation to the individual to whom the license was issued.

(3) APPEAL OF REVOCATION.—
(A) IN GENERAL.—An individual who has the Federal firearm owner’s license of the individual revoked under this subsection may appeal the revocation determination to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

‘‘(B) REQUIREMENT.—Not later than 14 days after the date on which an individual appeals a revocation determination under subparagraph (A), the Director of the Bureau of  Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives shall conduct a hearing on the appeal. This is NOT going to be cheap. So you can see how this is NOT about ensuring your rights are preserved and protected, but making it cost-prohibitive for you to fight. Thus ENSURING your inalienable rights to keep and bear arms are stripped from you.

(C) NOTICE OF DETERMINATION—The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall provide written notice of the determination made after a hearing under subparagraph (B) regarding the appealed revocation to the individual.

(D) APPEAL—If the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determines after a hearing under this paragraph to uphold the revocation, the determination may be appealed to an appropriate district court of the United States. You will have the right to appeal. At GREAT cost to you. 

(i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.

(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT—The table of sections for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:

932. License to own firearms and ammunition.

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(d) REGULATIONS.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall promulgate regulations to carry out section 932 of title 18, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), including a regulation requiring that any firearm manufactured after the effective date described in subsection (c) of this section be legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast with the date on which the firearm was manufactured. This is going to increase the manufacturing cost of firearms. 

(2) REQUIREMENT.—The Attorney General shall conduct, not less frequently than annually, a background investigation of each individual to whom a Federal firearm owner’s license is issued under this section to ensure that the individual is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 or under State law. In reality, your Federal License will be reviewed YEARLY. Not every 10 years. This is a tremendous invasion of privacy as well. We will be undergoing a FEDERAL background check every single year. 

(e) ANNUAL REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, and each year thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit a report to Congress on the implementation of section 932 of title 18, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), and recommendations, if any, for improvements of the system required to be established under such section 932.



There is MORE in Section One. However, at this point, I want to recap what I learned in the above portion.

  1. This Bill creates a National Federal-Firearm License.  It sets ambiguous criteria, that frankly, is yet to be determined.  We have NO idea the breadth and depth that the required course will be. How long they will be, what will be covered or the cost? There is no set criteria for the firing portion. Only that there WILL be a required firing portion that one WILL be required to pass.
  2. It will be ILLEGAL to own, possess or acquire ANY firearm or ammunition without the Federal OR APPROVED State License. Even if a friend or family member HAS a Federal or approved State Firearm License, it will be illegal to purchase ammunition for them.
  3. In THEORY, the Federal License will be good for two years. However, you WILL be undergoing a Federal background check on a YEARLY basis in order to keep it.
  4. The final determining factor is NOT indisputable evidence you are a danger. It clearly states in the law AFTER listing the evidence that is SUPPOSED to be proven,  if it is NOT proven and substantiated that you are a danger to self or others, the final determination to deny you your 2A Rights will be based on “other factors”. These factors include what you “could do.” It appears the REAL determining factor may very well be whether or not it is a Caonstitutuiol judge hearing your case or one who has a liberal agenda and wants to see the Constitution destroyed or ensure the preservation of your rights.
  5. The appeal process, if you are denied, is onerous and will be EXTREMELY expensive. Thereby excluding the vast majority of folks from the ability to appeal the decision banning you FOR LIFE, the right to keep and bear arms (ammo too).
  6. If you live in a state in which the Federal Government feels that the state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed theirs, you will NOT have to have a Federal License. However, you will still be going through a yearly Federal background investigation.
  7. Your information will be kept in a Federal database. As will the information of every firearm and ammo purchase you make.
  8. It seems to be creating a whole new entity in law enforcement as well. The  “political subdivision” of Law Enforcement. Since when does ANY political group or department have the RIGHT to be the arm of law enforcement??? Slippery slope here folks.
  9. This would be an INCREDIBLY costly Law to enforce. The Attorney Generals office, ATF and several other agencies would require millions of dollars simply to set UP the program in each department. Then the influx of new staff and the implementation and maintenance of the program will be cost-prohibitive as well.

DON’T get fooled into how they (gun-grabbers) will try to make this taste better. Supporters will say this is actually a License that will cross State lines and allow you to carry EVERYWHERE. In effect a NATIONAL CARRY PERMIT. Don’t believe it for a second.  The goal is the shred the 2A in its entirety. 

Remember. If the 2A falls…so will the rest.

I will continue on with Section 1 in the next article.

To voice your opposition to this Bill:

Petition to Oppose HR 5717

 

 

 

THIS. MUST. BE. STOPPED!!

On 1/30/2020 Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (This clearly 2A hating Congressman as been in office since 2007), introduced a 128 page Bill that forces a NATIONAL Firearms License, Extreme Risk Order and MORE to be rolled into one big Constitutional violation of a Law.

What I read in the first 15 minutes infuriated me. THIS MUST BE STOPPED.

I will be writing about this throughout the day. Currently, I’m simply trying to figure out HOW.  To break this down could EASILY encompass 10 articles. Way too much reading for you all. However, I haven’t come across a single part of it I agree with, so it ALL needs to be covered.

I will be posting a SERIES. I will break the Bill down along its Sections. Some articles will contain more than one Section. There may be a Section or two broken down into more than one article. It depends on the content and the amount of cross-referencing that needs to be included for clarity and referencing existing laws (which is done more than usual in this Bill).

I have included the link to the Bill below. I encourage you to download it onto your computer to read.

H.R.5717

Watch for the articles!!!!