For those interested in reading the text of the gun control measures that the Republicans agreed to vote on in order to end the 15 hour Senate Democrat lead filibuster, we have you covered.
Senator Feinstein’s proposed amendment 4720 to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill:
Sec. ___. Hereafter, the Attorney General may deny the
transfer of a firearm if the Attorney General determines,
based on the totality of the circumstances, that the
transferee represents a threat to public safety based on a
reasonable suspicion that the transferee is engaged, or has
been engaged, in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in
aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material
support or resources therefor. For purposes of sections
922(t)(1), (2), (5), and (6) and 925A of title 18, United
States Code, and section 103(g) of Public Law 103-159 (18
U.S.C. 922 note), a denial by the Attorney General pursuant
to this provision shall be treated as equivalent to a
determination that receipt of a firearm would violate section
(g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, or
State law. A denial described in this section shall be
subject to the remedial procedures set forth in section
103(g) of Public Law 103-159 (18 U.S.C. 922 note) and the
intended transferee may pursue a remedy for an erroneous
denial of a firearm under section 925A of title 18, United
States Code. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, such
remedial procedures and judicial review shall be subject to
procedures that may be developed by the Attorney General to
prevent the unauthorized disclosure of information that
reasonably could be expected to result in damage to national
security or ongoing law enforcement operations, including but
not limited to procedures for submission of information to
the court ex parte as appropriate, consistent with due
process. The Attorney General shall establish, within the
amounts appropriated, procedures to ensure that, if an
individual who is, or within the previous 5 years has been,
under investigation for conduct related to a Federal crime of
terrorism, as defined in section 2332b(g)(5) of title 18,
United States Code, attempts to purchase a firearm, the
Attorney General or a designee of the Attorney General shall
be promptly notified of the attempted purchase.
The text can be read at the source HERE. The Justice Department has issued their support for this amendment.
In addition, Senators Murphy, Booker, and Schumer introduced S.2934 – Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016 which basically amounts to universale background checks.The summary reads:
To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.
You can read the full text HERE.
It should also concern you that Senate Republicans are preparing their own measures in response to these Democratic authored measures. It should go without saying that your action is required. The NRA-ILA has made it extremely easy to contact your representatives. Considering doing it right now.
The NRA is completely on board and fully in support of most if not ALL of the above restrictions The NRA already supports lowering the threshold of “prohibited persons” to include just about any American whose ever utilized mental health services. Ever taken Prozac ? BAM ! Now your a prohibited person.
The NRA rarely if ever takes a hard line against any gun control legislation and is basically the “gun rights ” equivalent of the establishment Republicans who talk a good a game but then cave to the opposition and give them virtually everything they wanted anyway. Wayne LaPierre is the Paul Ryan of the gun rights community.
Larry, is that based on a statement you’ve seen recently? The statements I have seen from NRA as recently as yesterday indicate that they are NOT in favor additional background checks and that they are not in favor of limiting rights without due process (in regard to the terror watch lists).
Washington Post, December 21, 2012 Wayne LaPierre “How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill ?”
The headline was “The NRA wants an “active” mental illness database. 38 states have that now”
Years ago the NRA supported universal back ground checks ( after Columbine ) although they seem to waffle on the issue. From the very left wing Huffingtom Post, January 31, 2013 “NRA supported universal background checks after Columbine massacre.”
Finding documented evidence that the NRA is not actually a gun rights organization but instead fully supports gun control measures is a simple a Googling it. Everything is a matter of record with the internet. Words don’t go away.
In addition, no matter the seriousness of the legal challenges to civilian gun ownership, I will never support or contribute to the treacherous NRA led by the despicable Wayne LaPierre. As I stated before LaPierre is nothing more than a Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. The NRA fully supports curtailing those who can legally own guns, they just prefer to implement these prohibitions at a much slower rate than the Democrats.
I support the smaller but much more dedicated GOA.