Saturday, March 3, 2018

Vox Popoli: Gun grab in Minnesota

HF 3022 is not going to pass the state legislature, but the fact that the anti-gunners are even trying is sufficient cause for tarring, feathering, and generally Concord/Lexington-style reaction:
HF 3022 is now in the Legislature

– Permit required to own a gun
– Permit required to buy a gun
– Permit required to sell a gun
– Local law enforcement gets to deny all types of gun permits
– Local law enforcement gets to deny permits to carry
– Personal medical information must be shared with law enforcement
– All firearm transfers must be reported
– All guns must be registered (fees set by local law enforcement)
– Registration must be renewed annually
– Local law enforcement may conduct warrantless “safety inspections” of gun owner’s homes
– Local law enforcement sets “safe storage” policies
– Five day waiting period for all transfers
– Transfers must be done through an FFL (even between private parties)
– Fees may be charged for transfers
– Local law enforcement may conduct background investigation on transfers
– Total ban on any gun which meets broad “assault weapon” definition – banned guns must be destroyed or surrendered
– Ban thumbhole stocks
– Ban adjustable stocks
– Ban pistol grip stocks
– Limit fixed magazine capacity to 7 rounds
– Ban any magazine capable of holding more than 7 rounds
– Suspension of gun rights based on complaints from anonymous parties
– Recriminalization of suppressors
– Bump stock ban
– All ammunition sales will be registered
– Permit required to purchase ammunition

Almost forgot an important thing —

HF 3022 would also make gun owner private data public. This would include:

Number and type of guns you own
Your address

It's time for 2nd Amendment advocates to get serious and go on the offensive. If advocating the boycott of Israel can be criminalized, then advocating the infringement of American gun rights can damn well be criminalized too.

Gun rights activists should start demanding that their representatives pass laws requiring fines and jail time for anyone who advocates violating the unalienable rights of Americans by calling for gun laws. In case it's not obvious to you, the 2nd Amendment is considerably more important than the 1st Amendment.