If passed, this bill would be directly infringing on the Second Amendment
Anti-gun advocates have recently been working to submit H.R. 4269, a bill that would reword the Second Amendment of the Constitution with these words:.
“To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”
The bill directly targets every semi-automatic firearm in the United States including handguns, shotguns and rifles. It specifically mentions certain firearms and manufacturers, including the popular AR-15 and AK-47 rifles.
Because the law is Federal it would blanket the country with new restrictions, including making it illegal to own any magazine that exceeds a capacity of ten (10) rounds.
And here’s the kicker, even if your weapon has a legally-defined low capacity detachable magazine but is modified with any of the following accessories, it is considered an “assault rifle” and would be outright banned in the United States.
Semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:
“(i) A pistol grip.
“(ii) A forward grip.
“(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
“(v) A barrel shroud.
“(vi) A threaded barrel.
“(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
“(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.
This would ban all large capacity ammunition guns and “assault weapons” and anyone in possession of these or their accessories would immediately be breaking the law.
This is absolute tyranny and infringement on our constitution. The Second Amendment itself was worded specifically against this! “Shall not be infringed”!! What does infringed mean? “To do something that does not obey or follow (a rule, law, ect.). To wrongly limit or restrict.”
Our founding fathers directly created this amendment for our constitution to guarantee and insure America’s true freedom: as a country, and the individual’s right to protect himself and his country from government tyranny.
Assault rifle bans have never worked in the first place! The assault rifle ban from 1994 to 2004 didn’t even show any reduction or improvements in gun violence!
Deaths from assault rifles are actually the rarest, handguns come in first. So once assault rifles are banned (of which many have said ‘over my dead body’) what will be the next target?
Banning rifles do nothing but point the finger at the wrong culprit, this is cracking down on the wrong things. Like many have said before, our court systems don’t even enforce the laws we have in place to prevent crime and repeat offenders. More laws aren’t going to do anything.
The only things gun bans do is prevent law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and ensure criminals have the upper hand.
These are bills that we must draw attention to, in order to expose the injustice and unconstitutionality that is taking place.