Cory Booker and friends want to win some cheap “We’re helping!” points with their gun control fawning constituents so they yeeted this abomination of a bill into the Senate so they can cry and yell about obstructionist Republicans who don’t care about people when this travesty never even leaves committee,
It’s just… awful. And not in like an evil genius manipulating the strings of power type awful. It’s really just that godawful dumb. Make the FBI run an FFL type continuous renewal (because all this is a making everyone an FFL, with none of the perks) on everyone. 100 Million+ licensees and a license for each gun. So somewhere between 400 and 600 million licenses that I am sure they have time to keep track of.
Oh, and that would be a firearms registry and that is illegal.
Oh, and your rule about purchasers needing to be 21 just got struck down in 9th Circuit so that’s problematic too.
Oh, and this would absolutely crush minority, poor, and disadvantaged communities who couldn’t afford to or be bothered to keep their firearm licenses updated since they seem to have so much trouble with free government IDs. But I’m sure we’d sweep all those convictions over into the ‘shh, quiet on all that’ corner like we do with most ineffectual gun control that targets minority communities and results in more convictions for nonviolent offenses and more associated convictions for firearm possession and just spirals to keep them down.
But trimming the books of the garbage laws would open you to attack from the demand moms who demand things shrilly and cut off your Bloombergian gun control war chests of campaign funds, so we won’t do that. Why would we? We can just write inane garbage like this to prove ‘we’ care about violence in our communities.
There is next to nothing more infuriating than well meaning morons with the authority to help you for your own good.