HOUSE to VOTE this week over BANNING Private Gun Sales

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Well, what’s it going to be next? I won’t be able to carry a rocket launcher anywhere in public anymore? Jeez Louise—how am I supposed to survive in this Great American Free-for-All without a miniature Gatling gun at my hip?

I’m not making fun of the situation.  I’m just calling it like it is: Yes this is a Great American Free-for-All.  You should be able to obtain and procure  with a proper background check, permit and proper training. You have to be ready to defend yourself, because in this world: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. 

That rule doesn’t apply for RPGs unfortunately. Okay, now I’m joking a little. But on a more serious note, Congress needs to stay the hell away from gun rights, the second amendment, and anything related to the purchase or procurement of legal and properly manufactured guns.

As reported by americanmilitarynews.com:

A new bill restricting private gun sales is expected to move to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week for a vote.

The bill, H.R. 8, was introduced by Democrats and marks the eighth anniversary of Gabby Giffords’ 2011 attack, Breitbart News reported.

H.R. 8 plans to stop Americans from conducting private gun sales as they have been since 1791. Instead, they will be required to conduct background checks on prospective buyers before they can sell their own property.

Since Giffords’ attacker passed a background check to acquire the gun he used on her, a law like H.R. 8 would have been useless in preventing her attack, according to critics of the bill. The bill wouldn’t have prevented mass shootings for the same reason — almost all the mass shooters get their guns after passing a background check.

The House Judiciary Panel is expected to send the bill to the floor for a vote on Feb. 13.

Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said, “We will stop the epidemic of gun violence in this country,” according to Role Call. Rep. Mike Thompson and Rep. Pete King have been trying to get a bill requiring background checks on private sales since 2012.

Both sides of the issue were present for a gun violence meeting last Wednesday at the House of Representatives. A meeting such as this has not happened during a Republican-controlled House, but now that Democrats are controlling it, the first meeting in eight years materialized.

Advocates for Youth in March for Our Lives, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Everytown for Gun Safety were present at the meeting.

read more @ American Military News

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