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

Mekongerbigdonger Dec 13, 2017 11:44 PM Permalink

Can the war begin soon? Because I smell the calm before the storm. The smell of blood is in the air.  The people who allow evil to go unpunished are no better then the ones commiting the act.  If you are portrayed as bad in an evil society then you are living morally.    The dogs of doom are howling more..... 

Robinhood Dec 13, 2017 8:27 PM Permalink

My permit already grants me resiprocity in 80% of the states in the country and the other 20% I have no desire to go to anyway. More laws by the DC douche bags to control the people. 

Drop-Hammer Dec 13, 2017 7:38 PM Permalink

God, these government cunts are so delusional.  They think that they will disarm people like me who served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and then have to live in an America infested with tens of millions criminal/dysfunctional, feral savage niggers, murderous gang-banging, low I.Q. peasant Aztecs/Incans/Mayans/Toltecs/Olmecs both legal and illegal, crazed muslims, African refugees, and nut-roll gooks like the asshole who was just sentenced for murdering five family-members with a hammer.  They just do not grok the concept of inalienable rights and why the Second Amendment was codified right after the First Amendent.  Oh well, God can explain it to them when they stand before Him-- after I have finished with them.  It will be glorious.

Jethro FreeEarCandy Dec 13, 2017 9:54 PM Permalink

And what exactly have you done to serve your country?  I suspect it is jack and shit.  FYI, you can serve several tours on a single enlistment.  Anyhow, I get a laugh out of dudes like you.  You criticize vets, and haven't a clue what they've done, and what they are capable of.  In fact, you sound an awful lot like a couple of retreads that continually haunt this site, with their same tired bullshit arguments and ad homiem attacks.  Anyways, sucks to be you.  You don't realize that you have penis envy, yet you so stridently advertise it to the entire planet here.

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I am Groot Dec 13, 2017 7:31 PM Permalink

Arm up and buy a buttload of ammo. We The People outnumber all of the Deep State treasonous fuckers and shitty dick politicians 1,000,000 to 1. Go ahead and keep pissing on us and calling it rain. We will fuck you up some day very soon.

FreeEarCandy Dec 13, 2017 7:23 PM Permalink

How often I heard people say that when they come for our guns. They have been coming for your guns for 20 years and you keep moving the line back, say I dare them to cross it. Move it back again and saying I dare them to cross it. EVEN WHEN YOU STILL HAVE A GUN IN YOUR HAND AND YOU KNOW THEY ARE COMING FOR IT YOU ARE ALL STILL PUSSIES. Imagine when they finally widdle the last of you down and you have no guns. How friegntened you will be. How speechless. You are all too stupid and frieghten to realize it, but the war is already over. The fight started long ago and you all were too stupid to fight back when you had the clear advantage. The war was and always had been between you and your fear.  Prepair for what is slowly and steadily coming. They know you well. And stop with all this talk of what you will do. You won't do a fucking thing pussy.

FreeEarCandy Shpedly Dec 13, 2017 9:30 PM Permalink

Contrarily. I've been promoting a revolution since 1964. Been arrested numerous times for rejection of the system and resistance of authority. I started at the early age of 12. I've been beaten, imprisoned and excommunicated. I have a police record thicker than a NY telephone book, yet I have robbed no one, nor have I ever assaulted anyone that didn't provoke.  No one came running to my aid. No one cared. I've just accepted it is hopeless and I'm tired of hearing the same bullshit and feigning of outrage and resolve. Words are cheep. I only have a few years left here and will now just sit back and heckle the cowards who are so dysfunctional & unsuitable for something as valuable as real freedom. That being freedom from fear.  Continue as you were. No skin off my back at the point in my life.

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FreeEarCandy Jethro Dec 13, 2017 11:12 PM Permalink

It is a badge of honor to have not contributed to a corrupt government. What part of this do you not understand and seem to not realize, though it is so much in your face. Please go join the troops. I beg you please serve your corrupt government. How better to be remembered as loyal cannon fodder and a victorious child murder. Go get'em tiger!  Just don't ask for your bonus pay too earily.bonus army marches on washington dc 1932https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSC1lbfXfRQTrillions of people have died since the dawn of time. How many do you remember? You are a fool desperately clinging to all the wrong values.

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I am Groot Dec 13, 2017 7:21 PM Permalink

It's time for all Americans with firearms to file off the serial numbers of their weapons. Go to makerspaces and machine 80% lowers. Build guns from 3 -D printers. fuck the government and their bullshit laws. WHAT PART OF "SHOULD NOT BE INFRINGED" DO THESE FUCKHEADS IN CONGRESS NOT UNDERSTAND !!!! The 2nd Amendement is your gun permit ! Constitutional Carry !

tangent Dec 13, 2017 7:16 PM Permalink

I can't believe this article didn't mention the obvious. There is literally no way of knowing whether you have an unpaid ticket in another state in many cases. So, the amendment to this law means you could easily be comitting a felony crime and have no way to know about it.The law should simply state everyone has a right to carry any gun anywhere on all public right of ways in all places in the United States unless a judge says otherwise as punishment for a violent crime. It should simply state the natural right we all have right now and leave it at that.

Consuelo Dec 13, 2017 7:07 PM Permalink

  These people know what the dynamics are of the legislation they pass, but also of the potentials.   These bills aren't crafted willy-nilly, far from it.   Like a well trained Border Collie herding sheep.   The potential exists within the flock to overrun the taskmaster a thousand times over, but it remains locked inside the mindset of fear and going-along-to-get-along.Their #1 ally in the gun wars is lack of large-scale coordinated effort and the willingness to say, 'we are not going to abide by your laws'...

FreeEarCandy Consuelo Dec 13, 2017 8:29 PM Permalink

Spot on. But you are a rabbit in the woods and they are a hungry pack of wolves. The rabbits refuse to organize. They rather point out their differences and blame one another. They cheer when to wolves take one of their own down.  Remember the fellow in Dallas Texas.  He tried to fight back against the injustice and everyone turned their backs on his heroic attempt to make the proper response to tyranny. But he was black and everyone judged him according to his race and politics. Hopeless.

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redmudhooch Dec 13, 2017 6:49 PM Permalink

Meanwhile, healthcare still fucking unaffordable, pay sucks for most, price of everthing going up up up, fuck your tax cut, cheap foreign labor still taking good jobs from Americans...........What is congress doing? Iran Iran Iran, taking more of your constitutional rights away, fucking your privacy, fucking the internet, they're certainly not doing anything GOOD for America.Republicans are fucked if they keep up the war mongering, everytime I see a republican on TV they're talking about how bad Iran is, the #1 sponsor of terrorism in the world......EAT A DICK DC........all of you.The same fucktards that call Israel our #1 ally, get the fuck out of here. 9/11, Las Vegas, JFK, USS Liberty.These corrupt motherfuckers will never do anything but fuck you, and allow the real (((terrorists))) to continue murdering you, we should be bombing the fuck out of Israel right now. But they will sell America out to line their own pockets. Quit voting for these traitors.

tangent redmudhooch Dec 13, 2017 7:30 PM Permalink

Israel has a much more successful population than its neighbors. So, I disagree. Whatever Israel is doing makes them a better country than those around it. I really don't care because I'm far away and its none of my business. And on the same token, its none of your business and I think Israel should bomb your house for threatening them like that.

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fishpoem tangent Dec 13, 2017 8:14 PM Permalink

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Dear Mr. or Ms. Tangent: do you live in a cave in the Himalayas? Do you not pay ANY attention to history? Are you familiar with the actions of Zionist terrorists during the early foundations of the state of Israel? Mass murder, mass rape, mass forced evacuation and internment were standard methods - the VERY methods used by SS troops against Jews and other "undesirables." Indeed, the mindset of the Zionists relative to Palestinians is EXACTLY that of the SS: it's not a crime to kill, rape, or vaporize an Untermenschen. Ask yourself this: how long would the state of Israel last were it not for massive support from the US? And have you noticed that ALL Middle East US foreign policy has, for decades, been totally crafted in Tel Aviv? Last but not least, given the BILLIONS of dollars poured into Israel by the US, why exactly were Israelis dancing as the Twin Towers fell? Sir or Madam, if you aren't an American citizen, then you're correct: it's none of your business. For me, however, as an American citizen, it's very much my business. Especially now, with a diarrhea-mouthed Israeli shill sitting in the White House. If this world explodes into another global war, the bony finger of history will point at one country above all. And it's not North Korea.  

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Scornd Dec 13, 2017 6:34 PM Permalink

meh. i dont see the point in all this.

if u register anything its not yours.

you citizen, are not gonna shoot anyone to keep your "rights"

please somone explain why u care about what the tryrannical GOVT says to do?

SweetDoug Dec 13, 2017 6:11 PM Permalink

'''I don't think the politicians really get it, really understand how |@#$ing pissed off people are with them. And when they sneak in legislation like this, to whittle down, move the goal posts a little more each time, more people are subjected to these changes. It will eventually reach a combustion point, where everybody looks up and nobody qualifies, buys in, or can obtain, whatever, guns or whatever--Yesterday a town in Florida was banning gardens! Beck had a guy on who they bullied him because of Kiss-my-ass lights!--and then the jig will be up for the politicians. The 'Jig' will be up for them. Get the rope. OJOV-V