The Latest Gun Grab Scheme
This from the National Association of Gun Rights
Over the last few months I’ve warned you that crafty phrases like “expanded background checks” and “beefing up the database” were simply code words for a national gun registration scheme.
But today there’s a new threat emerging under the guise of “gun trafficking.”
I’m talking about anti-gun Senator Patrick Leahy’s so-called “Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013” (S. 443).
More properly referred to as the Forced Gun Owner Registration Act, S. 443 imposes harsh sentences – up to 15 years in prison – for minor offenses.
The committee approved the gun trafficking measure on an 11-7 vote. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, was the only Republican to vote in favor of the measure, whose chief sponsor was the panel’s chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
You see, this dangerous legislation imposes a 15-year prison sentence on anyone who purchases a firearm with the intent of giving or selling it to a “prohibited person.”
And just who is considered a “prohibited person?”
Unfortunately, more and more individuals are being labeled a “prohibited person” for non-violent reasons.
Already, 150,000 of our nation’s veterans are considered “prohibited” just because they acknowledged PTSD stress on returning from war.
And since Barack Obama just issued an Executive Order calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to “review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun,” the definition of “prohibited” could change any day depending on the Attorney General.
But under the Forced Gun Owner Registration Act, it doesn’t matter if you knew whether someone is a “prohibited person” or not – you’re going to prison either way.
The truth is, if the Forced Gun Owner Registration Act passes, the only way to comply will be through a national gun registration scheme.
And you and I both know gun registration is the first step toward . . .
. . . TOTAL GUN CONFISCATION!
The gun grabbers understand this, which is why the real purpose of this scheme is to effectively force gun owners to accept a national gun registry in order to protect themselves from Barack Obama’s ATF goons’ sting operations.
Worse yet, the Forced Gun Owner Registration Act is supported by members of both political parties – many who claim to be “pro-gun.”
Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins and Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk joined Leahy as cosponsors of this anti-gun scheme in the Senate.
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley – the top Republican on the Democrat-controlled Judicial Committee – just voted for the bill in Committee.
And over in the U.S. House, Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell – given an “A” rating from the NRA – is sponsoring a House version of this scheme.
Supposed “pro-gun Republicans” are dropping like flies.
In fact, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just introduced a bill – along with Republican Senator Jeff Flake – to massive expand the so-called “background check” system to include mental health records.
The “mental health” is a ruse to hand bureaucrats the power to STRIP Americans of their God-given rights without a trial or conviction by a jury of peers.
According to news sources, this anti-gun legislation is supported by the NRA. The institutional gun lobby is more concerned with making friends with the press then defending gun rights.
The sad truth is, the gun grabbers couldn’t care less about “gun trafficking.”
If they did, they’d be outraged at Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” scandal where the U.S. government funneled illegal weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
Instead, Attorney General Eric Holder was granted the authority to determine who shouldn’t and shouldn’t be “prohibited” from owning a firearm.
Apparently, anti-gun Republicans like Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins and Mark Kirk would rather empower Barack Obama’s ATF goons to harass YOU rather than bring Eric Holder to justice.
That’s why I’m counting on you to help defeat this back-door attempt to impose a national gun registration scheme in America.
While your National Association for Gun Rights and other gun groups are sounding the alarm over the Forced Gun Owner Registration Act, the NRA has been strangely quiet.
This has me very concerned that they could once again be cutting a deal behind the scenes.
The establishment gun lobby is more afraid of the press then they are of losing more gun rights.
That’s why you and I must stop this dangerous scheme. Here’s what you can do to help:
*** Call your U.S. Senators and INSIST they oppose the so-called “Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013” at every opportunity. Let them know you’re not fooled by the gun grabbers’ code words.
Sen. Richard Durbin: (202) 224-2152 Sen. Mark Kirk: (202) 224-2854
*** Call Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Mark Kirk and Susan Collins and urge them to reverse their anti-gun positions and instead stand up for your gun rights.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): 202-224-3744 Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL): 202-224-2854 Senator Susan Collins (R-ME): 202-224-2523
As I told you, this dangerous bill could be out of Committee and on to the floor of the Senate as early as next week.
So there’s not a moment to waste.
Please call both of your U.S. Senators and let them know you won’t let them get away with their anti-gun schemes.