Monday, September 26, 2016
Gun Right Policy Conference: Jeff Knox, Three Legislative Initiatives to Push
Jeff Knox says that there are three legislative initiatives that are in Washington, D.C. , that are being ignored by the Republican leadership.
He says that the bills should be passed to make President Obama veto them, to make the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans clear and obvious. It is a winning issue for Republicans, and they should highlight it.
The three issues are these:
1. Replace "Sporting Purposes" in the Gun Control Act of 1968 with "Lawful Purposes". The "Sporting Purposes" restriction was lifted from the NAZI German law. "Sporting Purposes" has been used by the BATFE to restrict many firearms from importation in the United States, and to outlaw otherwise legal firearms in the United States.
2. Remove suppressors aka silencers, from the National Firearms Act. These items should never have been restricted. There was never any reason given for the ridiculous level of regulation on what are, in reality, gun mufflers. Most of Europe does not have these regulations. There is wide support to remove gun mufflers from requirements for a $200 dollar tax, fingerprints, photographs, and a six month wait for regulatory approval. The proposed bill moves silencers from being considered the same as machine guns to being in the category of ordinary rifles and shotguns. That would mean they would be available in local gun shop, as many as you want, and then could be legally sold privately after that. It is not perfect, but it moves in the correct direction.
3. National Reciprocity. The votes are there. The have been there for a long time. Pass a liberal national reciprocity bill that says: If you can legally carry a firearm in public spaces where you live, you may legally carry that firearm anywhere in United States territory, under the rules of that public space for their citizens. All 50 states and most territories allow for public carry by people licensed in that state or territory.
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