Harry Reid’s S 649 – No Private Sales and Reporting Requirements

Posted: March 26, 2013 by ShortTimer in Government, Guns, Harry Reid, Ruling Class, Second Amendment, Senate
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From Govtrack:

‘(t)(1) Beginning on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, it shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed under this chapter to transfer a firearm to any other person who is not licensed under this chapter, unless a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer has first taken possession of the firearm for the purpose of complying with subsection (s). Upon taking possession of the firearm, the licensee shall comply with all requirements of this chapter as if the licensee were transferring the firearm from the licensee’s inventory to the unlicensed transferee.

Oh, and it gets better:

‘(3) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘transfer’–

‘(A) shall include a sale, gift, loan, return from pawn or consignment, or other disposition;

So let’s say a friend I’ve known for 10 years suddenly finds out that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend is a violent thug who assaults him when he goes to pick up his daughter for visitation, and my friend I’ve known for 10 years is concerned for his own safety.  Can’t loan him a gun.

Let’s say my girlfriend has a temporary job in a new town, and she’s concerned for her safety.  She’s been to the range, but doesn’t own anything yet, and would like to have a gun in the house.  Can’t loan her a gun.

“SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” apparently doesn’t mean much anymore.

Reporting requirements for stolen guns get really draconian:

SEC. 123. LOST AND STOLEN REPORTING.
(a) In General- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end–

‘(aa) It shall be unlawful for any person who lawfully possesses or owns a firearm that has been shipped or transported in, or has been possessed in or affecting, interstate or foreign commerce, to fail to report the theft or loss of the firearm, within 24 hours after the person discovers the theft or loss, to the Attorney General and to the appropriate local authorities.’

If you own a firearm, you have to report the theft.  Most people do anyway because they want their gun back, but this potentially criminalizes individuals who have been the victims of theft.  It also gives police a tool to lean on citizens who’ve done nothing wrong.

It adds a greater governmental burden to exercising your rights, which acts as a barrier to more people enjoying their rights.  Buy a gun and something happens, and the government may come after you for the actions of criminals.  Why?  Because going after the citizen helps disarm them, and it’s certainly easier than dealing with criminals.

There’s also a large section of the bill on “trafficking guns” all of which was already illegal, even if Obama’s ATF still violated the laws in Fast and Furious.  The government already violates the next law they’re putting out that you have to abide by, while they simply ignore the murder of hundreds of Mexican citizens and two US federal agents because they don’t care.  Rules are for peons like you, not the Ruling Class like them.

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