by William Teach | January 5, 2013 8:31 am
And most look oh-so-reasonable
(The Hill) Members of the 113th Congress introduced 10 bills on Thursday relating to gun violence, most of which came from Democrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership.
The flurry of legislative proposals show that members are likely to push the issue in the wake of the December shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children dead.
Carolyn McCarthy, an anti-gun zealot, introduced 4
H.R. 137 and 138 from McCarthy would require people prohibited from buying firearms to be listed in a national database, and would prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition clips.
McCarthy’s H.R. 141 would require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions at gun shows, which would close the so-called gun-show loophole. Her H.R. 142 would require face-to-face purchases of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of bulk ammo purchases.
Sounds reasonable. I really do not have a problem with this legislation. Of course, the vast majority of ammo dealers require that people who place orders pick up said orders at licensed firearms stores, just like with gun orders. And the proof is in the details of what the legislation says, and none of them are available to read as of yet on Thomas or at her webpage.
Bobby Rush, Rush Holt, Jim Moran, and Sheila Jackson Lee also submitted legislation. Lee’s would raise the eligibility age to carry a handgun from 18-21. I’m sure the young criminals who break the law regarding murder in Chicago will quickly ignore her.
Two freshman Republicans introduced contrary bills that would end federal law requiring that areas around schools be designated as “gun free zones.” These bills, H.R. 35 from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and H.R. 133 from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), are a response to findings that violence in and around schools has increased since the gun free zone law took effect in 1990.
I think some Republican should introduce legislation to disarm all federal agents that guard Democrats, since Dems are so anti-gun. Also, legislation that creates a gun free zone around all Democrat offices. Bet they wouldn’t like that!
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