Okay, you're on, just stand by and say nothing - Presto!
Have you heard about the pro-gun control doll, the one that
resembles a Congressman?
You wind it up and it takes away your right to keep and bear
arms - without any evidence or a unanimous verdict of guilty
from a jury of your peers for the conviction of a felony
No real due process of law would be required under a certain
set of proposed bills pending in the current Congress.
All it takes is a "preponderance of evidence" under the
proposed changes to the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the
Not only that, but if the Attorney General sees it that way,
you would not be allowed to make a request for the reasons
you've been denied your Second Amendment rights.
Why? National Security.
Who knows, you could be a terrorist!
Might be. Could be. No telling.
That's right. They don't even have to charge you or get an
indictment from a Grand Jury. They just put your name on a
list - and that's that.
It all goes back to 2004 when Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales told the Justice Department's Office of Legal
Policy to form a working group to review federal firearms
and explosives laws as they apply to background checks.
You know the kind. The ones they do when the sales clerk calls
a certain toll-free number back east and reads them your
application over the phone?
The goal: Determine if the government should seek additional
authority from Congress to prevent firearms and explosives
transfers to known and suspected terrorists.
That's when Sen. Frank Lautenberg, (D-NJ), and Rep. Peter
King, (R-NY), stepped up and added the measure to a proposed
bill, S. 2820, the PROTECT Act of 2009 (Preserving Records
of Terrorist & Criminal Transactions Act) and S. 3117,
Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act.
There is a matching bill in the House, H.R. 2159, authored
by Rep. King.
The PROTECT Act would establish a national gun registry that
would require record-keeping of gun transfers for ten years
for anyone who is suspected of being a member of a terrorist
organization, and 180 days for all other criminal background
checks relating to firearms transfers.
In addition, there is the requirement for repeal of "certain
provisions that require the destruction within 24 hours of
identifying information for individuals who legally possess
All such determinations would be taken out of the court
system and placed in the hands of the AG and the Justice
Things did not progress too far back then, but never mind.
Now it's back again. The Congressmen mentioned above have
re-introduced the same laws and they're up for consideration
in the current Congress.
If it passes, you could go to the gun store to purchase a
firearm and the clerk on the other end of the NICS line, the
one who performs the Brady Bill check, could just say that
you may not have a firearm. Don't sell the gun to this
There would be no reason given.
There would be no appeal because your name is on a list and
there is not telling why - at least, under these new laws,
if they pass and the President signs the bills.