After the Parkland school shooting a couple of weeks ago, many left-wing and progressive politicians and others have been calling for a ban on civilian ownership of the AR-15 rifle and its derivatives. They've been loud in their denunciations of such weapons, but have generally tried to reassure gun owners that they don't want to ban all firearms - just the "evil" ones. They've also been blatant in their efforts to hijack the student survivors to their cause - not that most of the mainstream media has reported that, because they're part of the problem.
Such protestations are, to put it mildly, misdirection. Many (including myself) would call them a blatant lie. That's perfectly demonstrated by legislation recently introduced in Minnesota. AccuTac Arms sums it up nicely.
For everyone in MN.
Here it comes
HF 3022 is now in the Legislature
- Permit required to own a gun
- Permit required to buy a gun
- Permit required to sell a gun
- Local law enforcement gets to deny all types of gun permits
- Local law enforcement gets to deny permits to carry
- Personal medical information must be shared with law enforcement
- All firearm transfers must be reported
- All guns must be registered (fees set by local law enforcement)
- Registration must be renewed annually
- Local law enforcement may conduct warantless "safety inspections" of gun owner's homes
- Local law enforcement sets "safe storage" policies
- Five day waiting period for all transfers
- Transfers must be done through an FFL (even between private parties)
- Fees may be charged for transfers
- Local law enforcement may conduct background investigation on transfers
- Total ban on any gun which meets broad "assault weapon" definition - banned guns must be destroyed or surrendered
- Ban thumbhole stocks
- Ban adjustable stocks
- Ban pistol grip stocks
- Limit fixed magazine capacity to 7 rounds
- Ban any magazine capable of holding more than 7 rounds
- Suspension of gun rights based on complaints from anonymous parties
- Recriminalization of suppressors
- Bump stock ban
- All ammunition sales will be registered
- Permit required to purchase ammunition
Almost forgot an important thing -
HF 3022 would also make gun owner private data public. This would include:
Number and type of guns you own
Anyone think that's okay?
Gun-grabbers in Minnesota aren't alone in their demands. We're hearing similar wish lists from liberals and progressives all over the country - and they're getting more and more angry when we face up to them and demand that they acknowledge the truth. For example, after a brilliant denunciation of their falsehoods by Virginia delegate Nick Freitas, Democrat politicians were vitriolic.
After Democrats settled down, Del. Joseph Lindsey (D-Norfolk) told the House that “today, I have been offended as I can never recall since being a part of this body. And I have seen many of my colleagues emotionally shaken and bothered by either a lack of concern for facts or just simply playing to the cameras, I don’t know which.”
Offended by the truth? So much for Mr. Lindsey's honesty. Here's what offended him.
Never, ever believe a gun-grabber when they ask for "just this one thing". They'll always - always - be back for more. What's more, they ignore the reality that blaming an object - the gun - is doomed to failure. It's not the gun that causes shootings. You can leave a gun lying around, fully loaded, cocked and ready to fire, for years without anything happening. The only time it'll go off is when someone picks it up and pulls the trigger. It's the shooter that's the problem, not the gun; but they'll never admit or acknowledge that, because the truth is not in them.