BREAKING: SCOTUS Stood Strong On Gun Control, But Congress Might Not??
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the second amendment against a New York state law that set an unreasonable burden for law-abiding citizens to obtain a concealed carry permit.
Clown World Congress is taking a different approach and has reached a “compromise” on gun control legislation (they’re calling it “gun violence prevention legislation” these days so that we lowly stupid American citizens don’t know its gun control). The bill passed an important procedural hurdle in the Senate on June 22 which will allow it to advance to the floor. They could pass it as early as next week.
Here’s what’s in the bill:
- Ban individuals charged with domestic violence against a non-marital partner from purchasing a firearm for five years where their right will be restored if they have not had any other violent charges. This closes the so-called “boyfriend loophole.”
- Includes juvenile records for background checks for gun purchasers under 21
- Would require the FBI to contact state mental health adjudication systems, local law enforcement and juvenile records when conducting background checks to determine if the individual has “disqualifying” juvenile records for gun purchase. Those disqualifiers include:
- “has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year”;
- “is a fugitive from justice”;
- “has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution”;
- “has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence”; or
- “is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year”.
- Funding for additional school security and mental health treatment
- Grant funds are made available for states to implement “red flag” laws
One of the most dangerous provisions of the bill is the encouragement for states to pursue and deepen “red flag” policies which essentially give carte blanche to law enforcement entities and government policy makers to decide what behavior constitute a “red flag” and gives them the right to seize legally owned weapons if an individual meets those “red flag” criteria.
Right now, 19 states have red flag laws and they have been used at least 5,000 times to confiscate a weapon, violating a person’s constitutional right, prior to the commitment of a crime. While there may be some instances where this law could be useful to avoid violent offenses – it is rife with the opportunity to be abused by bad actors and to cause those with mental illness to remain in the shadows.
What restraint did the left and even some on the right show when the COVID-19 pandemic hit? When “safety” was in question? When it came to our civil liberties – what were they not willing to take away? Almost the entire country was at some point restricted from leaving their home. Men and women were literally jailed for operating businesses like nail services and gyms. Many were forced to accept medical treatment or lose their job. Do you not think that in the name of safety the left would use red flag gun laws to say that – for example – someone questioning an election or criticizing a public health order is a danger to themselves and people around them under the parameters of red flag?
Make no mistake, this “compromise” gun control bill is nothing but a compromise of ideology and ethical integrity by a group of Republican senators too enamored with the opportunity to be loved by the liberal media to care about the ramifications on the fabric of American freedom.