Democrats weren’t joking when they said we’re coming after your guns.
In a mostly party-line vote, the House passed H.R. 8 and 1446 to expand federal background checks on private gun sales.
Check it out:
227-203: House passes Democrats’ universal gun background checks bill (HR 8), expanding federal background checks on all gun sales at gun shows and online, largely along party lines. Eight Republicans voted Yes and one Democrat voted No. Bill now heads to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/gXa0Sk6yZe
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 11, 2021
The NRA immediately responded:
JUST IN: The US House of Reps just PASSED MORE Biden-pushed gun control.
🚨PASSED banning private transfers
🚨PASSED giving govt bureaucrats power to indefinitely delay gun sales
We said it during the election and we’ll say it again: Biden wants to DISMANTLE the 2nd Amendment.
— NRA (@NRA) March 11, 2021
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING & listen to Rep. @BurgessOwens oppose Biden-pushed gun control.
“As bullies and cowards approached his house, they heard the click of rifles and left as fast as they came… My grandfather’s right to own a firearm ensured his right to protect his life…” pic.twitter.com/rZskVHUxhw
— NRA (@NRA) March 10, 2021
That’s absolutely right.
Owning a firearm ensures you can protect your life, liberty, and property.
And someone needs to remind these Congressional members that criminals don’t care what gun control legislation they pass.
They won’t follow their rules.
Only law-abiding citizens are hurt by gun control legislation.
If you’re wondering which 8 Republicans turned their back on the 2nd Amendment, these are the culprits:
NEW: The U.S. House passed a bill earlier today that would mandate universal background checks by a vote of 227-203, with eight Republicans joining all but one Democrat
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 11, 2021
And with the passage of the expanded federal background checks that will just make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, Senator Feinstein wasted no time advocating for more gun control:
NEW – Feinstein, Democrats introduced a bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines just hours after U.S. House passed major new gun control laws.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) March 11, 2021
Universal background checks are a commonsense approach to address the gun violence epidemic plaguing our country. I’m proud to support the Background Check Expansion Act and look forward to passing it and other much-needed reforms.
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) March 3, 2021
It’s been 17 years since the original Assault Weapons Ban expired, and the plague of gun violence continues to grow in this country. To be clear, this bill saves lives. When it was in place from 1994-2004, gun massacres declined by 37 percent compared with the decade before.
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) March 11, 2021
Feinstein Promises Assault Weapons Ban Hours After 8 RINO’s Sellout On Gun Control https://t.co/9mb7Sd8kq1
— Ed Wrather (@edwrather) March 12, 2021
And it begins . .
Feinstein Promises Assault Weapons Ban Hours After House Passes Background Check Billhttps://t.co/fQbjTzi69q
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) March 11, 2021
“No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers—a vote is what we need,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says as Democrats introduce gun reform legislation. https://t.co/IqC5YhwUE1 pic.twitter.com/MwwpRjDVDj
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 11, 2021
Zero Hedge reported:
Hours after the House passed a bill allowing for unlimited delays for FBI background checks, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer revived a House-passed bill requiring background checks for private firearms sales, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she would soon ‘work with her Senate colleagues’ to pass other reforms – including an assault weapons ban – in the coming weeks.
It’s unclear which features on scary black rifles that are functionally equivalent to any hunting rifle will be off-limits.
Text of Feinstein statement:
Washington—Senator Dial.. Feinstein (D-Calif) today released the following statement in support of the Back,ound Check Expansion Act, Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn) bill to require background checks on all gun sales and transfers:
“Universal background checks are a commonsense approach to address the gun violence epidemic plaguing our country. I’m proud to support the Background Check Expansion Act and look forward to passing it and other much-needed reforms.
“This bill would require background checks on all gun sales and transfers, including for private and unlicensed sales for which they are not currently required. This is one of the best ways to ensure guns won’t fall into the hands of dangerous people.
“The majority of Americans want universal background checks. A 2019 Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 89 percent of Americans support background checks for all potential gun purchases.
“*I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to pass this bill and other reforms, including the assault weapons ban that I plan to introduce in the coming weeks*. Commonsense bills to combat gun violence have been introduced in the House and with a new administration in the White House, it’s time to take action to end gun violence.”
House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed on Thursday to reintroduce gun reform legislation, while the House passed a second bill aimed at background checks within the last hour.
“No more hopes and prayers, thoughts and prayers—a vote is what we need,” said Schumer, vowing to bring a bill, H.R. 8, out of former Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ‘legislative graveyard’ after it stalled in the Senate in early 2019 after passing through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
H.R.8 is the latest version of Democrats’ so-called “Universal Background Checks.”
Currently, any gun purchased at a retail store, or online, must go through a background check and involved a licensed firearms dealer (FFL). H.R.8 requires background checks for private sales.
“The idea that this is going to make us safer is laughable,” said Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL). “Criminals looking to get their hands on firearms to use in crimes are not going to submit to background checks. Only law-abiding citizens will follow the law. This is a back door means of setting up a national registry of firearms – something I completely oppose.”
“The problem with gun violence is not that we don’t have enough gun laws,” Miller continued. “We have enough gun laws. What we need is to make sure the laws we have are enforced. Look at what happened in 2019 in Aurora when five people were shot and killed. The shooter had moved to Illinois from another state and because his background information was not updated – he was allowed to get a FOID card in Illinois and purchase firearms. Then when he applied for a conceal carry permit, his criminal background was discovered and his FOID card was revoked but his guns were never surrendered as required by law. If the gun laws had been enforced – a terrible tragedy could have been avoided. We need better enforcement – not more laws. Instead of passing terrible legislation like H.R. 8, we need to do a better job of providing law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to enforce existing gun laws.”
Democrats are on a rampage to destroy the 2nd Amendment and gun owners need to prepare how to defend their constitutional rights.