Let’s skip the crap: Democrats have zero chance of passing Dianne Feinstein’s fantasy ban on semi-automatic rifles through the Senate, much less the House of Representatives.
It isn’t even their real goal. It’s a tactical diversion. For now, at least.
What Feinstein and her fellow bullies want is to browbeat legislators to “compromise.”
In Democratese, “compromise” is when they demand a dozen liberties be stripped from you, and give the most outlandish rights away and “accept” just one or two of your freedoms being stripped away.
The apparent real targets of the various Democratic bans floating through Washington are:
- Bans of standard capacity magazines
- A national gun registry
- tracking, limiting sales of ammunition, or stopping online sales of ammunition
Bans of standard capacity magazines
Modern handguns using double column magazines dating back to the 1930s have used 13-17 rounds as their standard design capacity. Many modern semi-automatic rifles of contemporary military utility designed in the 1940s & 50s use a standard capacity of 20-30 rounds, while some more modern arms and magazine designs use 5-60 rounds.
In 1994, politicians arbitrarily decided that more than 10 rounds in a magazine was “high capacity.” They chose this number on polling data, not any sort of expert opinion.
Standard capacity magazines of 13+ rounds for handguns and 20/30/50+ rounds for carbines and rifles were chose by experts, because they are the best magazines capacities for those firearms based upon years of scientific research and field trials.
Do not allow your congressperson or Senator to compromise away your rights to standard capacity magazines, which are a necessary part of the kit for a “well-regulated militia.”
A national gun registry
The only purpose of registration is as a preexisting necessity for confiscation. New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo wanted to confiscate firearms in the law he forced through several weeks ago, but feared a bloody revolution if he tried to push it through so brazenly. Instead, he “compromised,” telling gun owners they must “register” their arms… for later confiscation, once all the gun owners have self-identified themselves as easy targets on a list.
Do not allow your congressperson or Senator to create a nation gun registry. Registries exist as a prerequisite for confiscation, which allowed the unopposed democide of 262 million souls in the 20th Century alone.
Tracking, limiting sales of ammunition, or stopping online sales of ammunition
Barring the ability (for now) to push through gun confiscation, the would-be elites in Washington—mostly Democrats, but with more than a handful of Republicans—would make it as difficult as possible to buy ammunition. They would like to make it more expensive, hence the restriction on internet sales (and competition for your business). They would like to track “large” orders of ammunition not because of any legitimate threat that has ever been posed by large orders, but because shooters that spend a lot of trigger time are those that are the most competent, and would pose the greatest threat to a rouge government.
Do not allow your congressperson or Senator to pass legislation tracking or limiting the sale of ammunition, and do not let them stop the online sales of ammunition. It serves no purpose in stopping street crime, and only serves to give the government more power over the people.