This Bill In Congress Could Means 10s Of 1000s More Americans Banned From Buying Guns

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog,

When news that a “concealed-carry reciprocity law” had been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, gun owners all over the nation rejoiced.  But what most people didn’t realize is that there had been a last minute change to the bill that could substantially increase the number of Americans that are banned from buying guns.  This poison pill completely ruins the bill, and it must be voted down.  What we need is a clean “concealed-carry reciprocity bill” that does not include “Fix-NICS” in it.

Let’s start at the beginning.  Last week, gun owners were elated when the House passed a bill that would enable them “to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines”

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.

 

The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no.

 

The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate.

It would be easy to assume that since virtually every single Republican voted for this bill that it must be a good thing.

But it turns out that a change was inserted into the bill at the last moment that many lawmakers never read. 

According to Fox News, the bill “contained an 11th-hour change to help states and agencies enter such data as criminal and domestic-violence convictions into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases”.

A few member of the House immediately figured out what was going on and decided to vote against the bill.  One of them was U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) explained on Wednesday that he could not support national reciprocity because House Leadership added the gun control expansions of “Fix-NICS” to it.

 

“Fix-NICS” is a measure Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and John Cornyn (R-TX) support. It responds to the Air Force’s failure to report Devin Kelley’s criminal history by expanding the number of people who will be barred from gun possession going forward.

So exactly how many people could be “barred from gun possession going forward”?

Well, according to Gun Owners Of America, even people with “unpaid traffic tickets” could be banned from owning guns under this bill…

The goal of the Cornyn-Feinstein-Murphy-Schumer bill is to force every single potential NICS name to be sent to the FBI’s NICS system.

 

It was prompted by reports that the Air Force did not send the name of the Sutherland Springs shooter to NICS - even though he certainly could have gotten a firearm in a wide variety of ways, even if he had been in NICS, and even though his carnage was stopped by the real solution to violence ... a good guy with a gun.

 

The problem is that, because of this isolated horror story, the Cornyn bill could add the names of millions of additional law-abiding Americans to NICS.

 

You already know of the 257,000 veterans who have lost their rights because of a bad experience in Iraq.

 

You already know that 95% of NICS denials are “false positives.”

 

And you probably also know that “Fix NICS” would require that the rolls of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and ObamaCare be trolled for recipients with PTSD, ADHD, or Alzheimer’s — that is, people who have had guardians appointed.

 

What you may not know is that the SECOND LARGEST CATEGORY of prohibited persons is “fugitives from justice” - and that a good portion of these are Americans who have UNPAID TRAFFIC TICKETS.

Needless to say, I would have voted against this bill, and as a member of Congress I will never compromise on the 2nd Amendment even a single inch.  If you believe in what we are trying to do, I hope that you will help us to win next May.

Even though Donald Trump is in the White House, the enemies of the 2nd Amendment are still trying to sneak gun control measures through Congress, and we need leaders in Washington that will tirelessly defend our rights.

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Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Comments

NoDebt Future Jim Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:55 Permalink

It was really nice of the Rs to let the Ds be the ones to slide that poison pill ammendment into the bill.  What super guys they are.  The Ds get what they want (make owning a gun illegal for pretty much everyone) and the Rs get what they want (to not have to pass this bill..... but they get to claim they tried.  They really really tried.).  That's what you call a win-win in DC.  One.  Party.  System. 

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sonoftx nmewn Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:42 Permalink

This was not snuck into the bill. The National Association of Gun Rights(NAGR) was talking about this for 10 days before it came up for a vote. Cornyn has already stated that reciprocity is dead in the senate but behind closed doors he and Feinstein are working to sneak through the expansion of the Brady NICS with standing vote. I called my congressman 3 days before the vote and have already called the traitor asshat Cornyn. The NRA has given approval for the expansion of the NICS and also the outlawing of certain " gun accessories". It is a slippery slope.

There is some horse tradin goin on. I don't know what he is tradin for but when Republicans own both houses and the presidency you don't trade this.

Join NAGR. And if you live in Texas join Texas Gun Rights.

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nmewn sonoftx Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

The author stated this was a House bill, the asshat Cornyn is in the Senate. We need to find out who in the House inserted it but most of all...who allowed it to be inserted.The motions to insert or withdraw language are voted on as I understand it, who ever voted for insertion is culpable as well. Its not lemon juice or disappearing ink that appears and disappears or some rogue staffer dashing back & forth behind the curtain. I suspect Mr.Snyder is not being completely forthright ;-)

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sonoftx nmewn Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:13 Permalink

It was first being discussed in the senate to come for a vote but Cornyn got a lot of blowback and delayed the hearing. Then suddenly the House was going to have a vote and did. Now, reciprocity fails, but maybe the day before recess for Christmas they pass the expansion of the NICS and the "accessories" bill.

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Beowulf55 sonoftx Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:53 Permalink

Horse trading on Constitutional rights is treason......don't support the NRA, GOA is the only organization I would belong to, they don't compromise..........what part of "shall not be infringed" don't the traitors in Congress understand. Maybe they should take a reading comprehensive test before they can run for congress.

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HRClinton Bigly Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:36 Permalink

Having guns is not a problem in many countries. Every home in Israel and Switzerland has one.Of course every male and many women in these countries also have military training, and they get to keep their military weapon at home -- as part of the Civil Defense.That's why you haven't seen Switzerland invaded in centuries.If Americans were truly as concerned with Personal, Home and Community Safety as they pretend, they would not just stay in "Maximum Consumption" mode with firearms. They would...1- Get top shelf training in firearm safety, maintenance and usage2- Learn how to make mil-grade IEDs3- Organize locally into militias, based on a "Sphere of Merit & Trust"If people did that, do you really think that a country's police or military would dare to assault a community? As it is, the US Frontier mentality keeps everyone divided into solitary activity -- and thus easy pickings for the Sheriff of Nottingham.If you're gonna act like Frontier rabble, you'll get treated as such by TPTB. Fucking frontier loners & loonies! Brains of a goddam sheep!

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unsafe-space-time HRClinton Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:35 Permalink

America was founded on the truth that an individual has more rights than a group that tries to take away those rights. It is the community that took away those freedoms away in exchange for security and convenience. And screw your training. You think the Taliban had much training. Talent and character is superior to any training. Libtards like you shouldn't even post here.

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Vatican_cameo Bigly Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:38 Permalink

 Most residents of CT didn't vote for those two useless Fuck-Sticks (and I sure as hell didn't).  The fix was in on both accounts.  Polls stayed open hours longer in the "Mud Puppy" districts.  Boxes of ballots that were found in the trunks of cars and even xerox copies of ballots were counted.  The mayor of Bridgeport CT (who spent time in jail) even bragged that he was going to get Murphy in office no matter what.  CT is over-run with the Liberal Scumbags from NYC.  They shit in their own nest and then move on to somewhere else.  Unfortunately, just a few sections of CT have to vote for these losers and they manage to get elected.  Much like the leader of the State, one Dannel Malloy.  The Illustrious King of the Shitheads.  Massachusetts is in the same boat.  The population of Boston outnumbers the rest of the state.  However that Libtard Center votes, it carries the entire state.  If the Crazy Nut from North Korea just goes for the big cities, all our problems would be solved.

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Bubba Rum Das Majestic12 Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:10 Permalink

What's actually funny about the M-249 B's is that audio diagnosis of the sounds recorded at the 'massacre' proves them to be recordings themselves of M-249 B's blasted through a large P.A. sound system from the direction of the roof of the Mandalay Bay hotel...Coincidentally, it has been discovered that 30 FBI agents checked into the Mandalay Bay the day before the 'Massacre'; 4 chan found out & doxxed them all online w/ their names, positions, FBI office locales & home addresses & phone numbers.The injury's & death's on the ground apparently came from men in the crowd dressed in Security Uniforms armed w/ full auto Glock 9mm pistols.This itself was proven by 2 cell phone videos that WERE NOT turned into the FBI as 'evidence'.-And anybody who thinks this evidence substantiated info. is 'conspiracy theory', needs to look at the evidence coming out now regarding the 'Russsiagate Conspiracy'created by the FBI & the treason involved by them to overthrow the Trump Presidency which started a year before the election & should be bigger than Watergate was; in the 'Mainstream Media' right now; but is not, of course due to FBI/ CIA influence as what is reported as news by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc.; as they appear to be completely under deep state control right now...!

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Akzed Majestic12 Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:17 Permalink

The main operation went to hell, and the muscle in the crowd probably thought it was time for the planned distraction when they heard the shooting, not knowing that their squad on the 32nd floor had been compromised. The shooting of the crowd was planned, to serve as cover for the battle to kill MBS. Do you think that's a fair assessment?

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TBT or not TBT Hongcha Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:00 Permalink

There is a very good chance the reciprocity thing is a non starter in the Senate, which would mean not taking up the whole bill as passed by the house, and counterproposng a FixNICS only thing, or just doing nothing. You would hope that a Cruz or Paul would filibuster anything that permits NICXing an individual enumerated right by any method other than due process of law. Meaning a jury trial or conviction by a proper court. It’s an enumerated Constitutional right, clearly called out. The same foundational document our law requires that no such right can be removed without due process of law. For fucks sake.

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indygo55 Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:14 Permalink

US Constitution, Article II, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.Did they quote that before announcing this new law? 

Cloud9.5 GunnyG Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:43 Permalink

I’m with you on that, but I am not naive enough to believe that any apparatus they put in place will keep nut jobs from getting those guns.  Look at the nut job that shot up the Church in Texas.  The background check we all have to go through was specifically designed to prevent this type from buying a gun.  The system failed miserably but it still slows the purchase for millions while adding an additional tax to the overall purchase. I am against any federal law that destroys state’s rights.  If the left coast wants to outlaw guns, that is up to the left coast states.  Most of what is wrong with this country today is the omnipotent, omnipresent federal government.   One size does not fit all.  Any attempt to make us the same size is putting all of us in Procrustes’ bed.

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nmewn GunnyG Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:17 Permalink

What about "nuts" driving cars, driving is a privilege not a right. How about gasoline & propane, should "nuts" be allowed to buy gasoline & propane? And how does one get out of the NCIS database so they can resume their rights? We gonna start subsidizing shrinks because a "nut" claims poverty but wants to buy a gun again? I'm here to tell you, I'm not nuts but if some shrink declares I have mental issues and they come for my guns you'll see someone go nutz...it'll be all over the nuuuz ;-)

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TBT or not TBT nmewn Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:19 Permalink

Removing an enumerated, individual Constitutional right cannot be done except through due process of law. Meaning a jury trial or conviction, per individual case. Driving a car isn’t enumerated but might be read into penumbras and such. Bearing arms however is black and white in the fundamental law as an individual right.

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