Congressional Democrats and Republicans are up to no good again. Many pro-gun activists are happy to hear National Reciprocity Bill HR38 is advancing quickly through Congress, but what many don’t know is HR4477, similar to Feinstein and Schumer’s gun control bill in the Senate, is buried in it! We have Rep Massie to thank for blowing the whistle on this as he warned in a Facebook [below] post:
“As Chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, I’m blowing the whistle on the swamp. Last week, Republicans in the House fast tracked through committee HR 4477, a gun bill titled “fix-NICS.” The Senate version of this bill is cosponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Chuck Schumer and it will send $625 million over 5 years to states to expand the national background check database. The bill will also advance former President Obama’s agenda of pressuring every branch of the administration (such as the Veteran’s Administration) to submit thousands of more names to the NICS background check database to deny gun purchases. The House bill is identical in every way to the Senate bill except the House bill will also commission a study on bump-stocks.
What you don’t know, and what virtually no one in Washington wants you to know, is that House leadership plans to merge the fix-NICS bill with popular Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, HR 38, and pass both of them with a single vote. Folks, this is how the swamp works. House leadership expects constituents to call their representatives demanding a vote on the reciprocity bill, when in fact the only vote will be on the two combined bills.
The bill encourages administrative agencies, not the courts, to submit more names to a national database that will determine whether you can or can’t obtain a firearm. When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to pass gun control, he implemented a strategy of compelling, through administrative rules, the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Administration to submit lists of veterans and seniors, many of whom never had a day in court, to be included in the NICS database of people prohibited from owning a firearm. Only a state court, a federal (article III) court, or a military court, should ever be able to suspend your rights for any significant period of time.”
Like Massie says this is what they do in DC. They take a good bill, with a lot of support and then pervert it. The swamp monsters think we’re stupid and wouldn’t catch this. Granted Massie caught it, but there are plenty of people who are paying attention and reading these bills.
Feinstein, Schumer and their pals in the House will do everything they can to disarm people anyway they can. The bill as it is now is that first step getting there, where some people would be prohibited from owning a weapon as Massie explains.
As IraqVeteran8888 & MAC ask, people need to ride their Representatives to remove any and all gun control language from the National Reciprocity bill (HR38). And shame on any Republican who is backing this bill as it is now. If they play stupid with you don’t buy it, they know. We need clean version of HR38 to go through, if anything is attached to it the bill needs to die!
The NRA, Dana Loesch and many other pro-2A advocates are adamant, while in good will, that Rep Massie and those supporting him on this position are misinformed.
The bill passed today 231-193, and now it goes to the Senate. Time will tell if one side or the other in this debate are correct. If/ when this passes the Senate it will go to Conference to create a final draft. That is a time for concern, when concessions and deals are made. Personally, I would prefer both bills voted on separately, but obviously that won’t happen. Remember Congress never does anything right, they always screw good things up, so let’s hope for the best but prepare for the worst.