On the federal level they are going all in, throw everything at the wall and see what stick. They have Republicans under more pressure than they have ever been able to bring to bear with 3 killings and a media hot after anything that can be thrown onto this narrative wildfire.
- Ban “high capacity” magazines
- Attack so-called “Ghost Guns”
- Expand the NFA
- Implement government mandates on how you store your guns
- “Assault Weapon” Ban
We’ve seen actions at the state level too in recent days. California looking to stop ‘precursor’ parts from being sold and Illinois banning non-serialized firearms entirely, and immediately, with HB4383. The states are moving faster on this than the federal side. I also expect to see more extreme and sudden moves on the states who are going to move. The usual suspects of states doing the most to crush their citizens civil rights in the name of protecting them.
HB4383 was a particularly harsh and sudden end to something the has been legal federally for ages. It cancels all non-serialized firearms in the state. You can no longer buy an 80% receiver and if you have one, 180 days after May 18th, you will have to have it serialized. States with anti-gun biases are cracking down harshly but the best defense in most of the legal conundrums is prior legal ownership. Some items, like unfinished unserialized frames and receivers, are not grandfathered but that is going to be a hard thing for even anti-gun politicos to get to stick. Pen stroking felons into existence doesn’t go well.
Be prepared to firmly, but politely, remind your Senators and Congressional Representatives that these actions have no logical basis for their implementation and that emotional reactions that only negatively impact the innocent are not going to magically sweep up all of the future guilty. They won’t stop any of the future guilty in fact, we are moving the wrong social influences in order to positively induce change. Our society is discontent and disillusioned with the petty squabbles of their elected leaders and instead of strong statesmen and stateswomen they see bickering aged toddlers.
Added into this quagmire of under informed lawmakers, oh how I wish that was an oxymoron and not the standard operating procedure, we have “News” organization publishing garbage like this.
Not even most high explosives are designed to blow targets apart. The AR-15 doesn’t blow targets apart, it puts a 5.56mm diameter hole through them or breaks against the steel plate that the target is. Paper or steel, it doesn’t blow them apart.
If we want to put this into context of living targets, it still doesn’t blow them apart. It is a moderate power high velocity rifle round that can deliver a lethal wound to the lungs, heart, or central nervous system. That descriptor covers every. single. firearm. It can deliver a lethal wound to the lungs, heart, or central nervous system. The ‘size’ of that wound is not as devastating as its placement or how long it takes to be treated. That is how the injuries work.
Anti-gunners are in full burn it all down mode… for the children. Of course.