While in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the media has largely ignored a massive anti-gun bill introduced by House Democrats that would require a federal license for all gun owners and impose a 30 to 50 percent tax on all firearms and accessories.
The bill, H.R.5717 dubbed the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020, would effectively make nearly all current gun ownership illegal and place firearm regulation out of the hands of the states and place it in the hands of the federal government.
The text of the bill reads:
Except otherwise provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any individual who is not licensed under this section to knowingly purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.
In order to eligible for a federal license, an applicant must have “completed training in firearms safety,” completed a “written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearms laws,” completed “hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use of a firearm,” and must be renewed every ten years.
The left has been trying to impose radical anti-gun laws for years. Gun-ownership is a threat to their totalitarian power in which the wish to impose an authoritarian regime on its citizens. So long as the Second Amendment to the Constitution stands in their way, it is difficult for them to disarm the citizens of the United States — the only obstacle that stands in the way of their complete and total power. For them, trying to sneak this legislation through while everyone is focused on the coronavirus is not surprising. Democrats are dirty and will do whatever they can to get legal gun ownership off the books.