“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.” – Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
Clearly the idea behind the phrase “shall not be infringed” has been completely ignored not only by the current administration, but by various Congresses and Presidents throughout our history. However, at no time in our history has the issue of guns been such a target as they have been under Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. Now, another piece of unconstitutional legislation is being pushed by the Obama administration in 2016, courtesy of Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) that seeks to ban semi-automatic rifles and handguns in a fictitious “assault weapons ban.”
HR 4269 was submitted on December 16, 2015 and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
According to this bill, it seeks to do the very thing the Second Amendment tells this communist representative not to do.
“To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”
The Constitution provides absolutely no authority to Congress to either regulate or restrict arms at all. However, just look at what this one sentence in the bill seeks to do. It seeks to regulate assault weapons. For those who don’t know, semi-automatic rifles, which are really what this bill is targeting are not assault weapons. Furthermore, it seeks to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited. Oh yeah? Who said? Seems to me that is an unlimited right given by God as outlined by the signers of the Declaration of Independence when they referred to rights as unalienable and God given.
Rep. Cicilline either has not read the Declaration of Independence or does not care… or maybe both.
The exact targets of the bill are semiautomatic pistols, semiautomatic shotguns, semiautomatic “assault weapons.”
According to the bill, these are defined as follows:
A semiautomatic pistol is, “A pistol that utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round and requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.”
This is virtually every handgun on the market that isn’t a revolver or something similar to a Derringer.
It also goes on to explain that the pistol has “the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: a threaded barrel, a second pistol grip, a barrel shroud, the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location out of the pistol grip, and a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.”
Additionally, “A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the ability to accept more than 10 rounds.”
A semiautomatic shotgun is defined in the bill as “Any repeating shotgun that utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round and requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.” It also lists the makes and models of banned shotguns.
Finally, a semiautomatic assault weapon is defined as, “A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: a pistol grip, a forward grip, a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock, a grenade launcher or rocket launcher, a barrel shroud, or a threaded barrel.”
Basically your AKs, ARs and variants of these weapons will be banned. And just in case you might win a case against such unconstitutional legislation, Cicilline throws in this little tidbit to ensure the rest of the unconstitutional bill doesn’t go down with your victory.
“If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby.”
Cicilline should be called out for the Communist gun grabber that he is and so should every representative that supports this bill, including Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. We cannot be clear enough about who and what these people are and what they are doing, and it should be noted that this is the same kind of attempt that Senator Dianne Feinstein
tried back in 2013, which suffered a miserable defeat. Let’s kill this bill before it can get out of committee.
Contact your representative and tell them to let this bill die in committee. It is totally un-American.
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