HB 3999 The 2017 Ban on Semi-Auto Guns

by milesstoneman

A new gun ban is on the way.  And it’s being pushed by Republicans and supported by the NRA.  Think I’m being overly dramatic?  Look at the bill:

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

First let’s ask, WHAT IS THE STANDARD RATE OF FIRE of a semi-auto rifle?

Don’t know?  Then how will you know when a device “increases the rate of fire”?  Better yet, how will the police and the courts know?

Secondly, a semi-auto weapon is DESIGNED to increase an operator’s rate of fire!  The “bean-counters” in Army HQ kept most “repeating rifles” out of the hands of soldiers in the Civil War because they increased the rate of fire (and increased ammunition costs).  And then again, the Garand was designed because the Springfield 06, and other bolt action rifles, didn’t have an adequate “rate of fire”.  So in the end, the semi-auto rifle (or handgun or shotgun) were invented to “increase the rate of fire” for the operator.

SO….the broad brush with which HR 3999 paints will eliminate ALL semi-auto weapons.  Count on it.  Don’t sit on the couch, believing that duck hunters and their semi-auto shotguns are exempt.

Martin Niemoller was a Lutheran Pastor who was imprisoned by the Nazi’s.  He wrote:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Here’s the drill:  call or write all of your representatives in the Federal Gov’t.  THEN, stand up and be counted.  Remember, they can’t “take your guns” if you “don’t give them away”.  The front end of the gun has been designed for the sole purpose of gun retention in the face of tyranny.