I didn’t make it clear yesterday, but under the Gun Registration and Confiscation Bill that the Democrats will propose on January 3, 2011, tens of millions of current gun owners would be required to pay a federal tax and register their legally purchased firearms. Failure to comply would be a federal felony that would not only result in confiscation of your firearms but could result in a felony conviction and bar you from every owning, possessing or even touching a firearm for the rest of your life.
Make no mistake about it. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s new assault weapons ban would impose a $200 tax on hundreds of existing semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and pistols currently owned by tens of millions of law abiding citizens.
According to Feinstein’s bill summary, the legislation requires owners of semi-automatic rifles – deemed as assault weapons – to register their gun with the Federal Government under the National Firearms Act
The National Firearms Act, first enacted in 1934, was passed to choke the sale and transfer of fully automatic weapons.
Under the current NFA, owners of automatic weapons are allowed to keep their weapons but requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
A $200 tax on an NFA firearm is imposed each time a NFA weapon is registered or transferred to a different address. Each weapon under the Feinstein proposed legislation must be registered as an NFA firearm and would be subject to the same restrictions.
But Feinstein’s bill goes even further, banning the transfer of “assault weapons.” That means current owners of the banned weapons could only allow them keep them until they die. Instead of the gun passing down to heirs, the guns would be forfeited to the federal government.
If this Bill passes and it nullifies the Second Amendment and signals the beginning of tyranny in the United States. In my opinion, there is a very simple way to stop this legislation from being passed.
If you are a gun owner who opposes this legislation, simply join the NRA for $25 . This bill will stay bottled up in Committee if just gun owners who possess either a modern sporting rifle, high capacity magazines or handguns that will be outlawed by the Feinstein legislation join the NRA for just $25.
Seriously, it’s that simple. Politicians number one priority is getting re-elected. The entire House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate will face election in 2014. There are currently 4 million NRA members. There are well over 100 million gun owners. In fact there are most likely over 200 million gun owners but they don’t want to be identified so they don’t tell pollsters they own firearms.
Just 40 million NRA members would insure our Second Amendment rights for the foreseeable future. There are many Second Amendment organizations out there. I’m a member of Gun Owners of America (GOA), The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and The National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF).
But the fact is, the NRA has the most political clout and has the best chance of stopping this and the hundreds of other gun control bills that will be introduced in 2013. If you’re not willing to pay $25 and join, there will be consequences. Don’t blame the liberal fascists. They are what they are. It’s the law abiding gun owners who control the outcome of this and all future gun control legislation.
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson