Known as the "Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act," HR127 is Lee's way of punishing believers in the Second Amendment for daring to own a firearm.
If passed, tens of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens in America would become felons overnight. Here is the gist of some of the bill's most ominous points, which would apply to every new gun purchase or ownership transfer:
• Licensee must be 21 and complete a 24-hour gun safety training course along with a psychological evaluation
• Licenses required even for "antique" firearms
• "Military style" gun licenses require additional 24-hour safety course
• Anyone indicted of a crime with a sentence lasting longer than one year has licenses immediately revoked
Also specified in the bill are provisions that reject from gun ownership "approval" people with depression or addiction. Anyone who has ever seen a therapist or undergone any type of mental health treatment would likely also be rejected.
Another provision of the bill is that gun owners would need to pay $800 annually for "insurance fees" to the attorney general. Guns have the potential to go off and hurt people, after all, so Lee and her supporters want to require insurance coverage.
"There is no grandfather clause, meaning this applies to anyone that owns a gun at all, not just those who purchase a new firearm after this passes," wrote former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate Spike Cohen in a Facebook post.
"This fee will certainly go up each year. It's yet another barrier for those in poverty to be able to defend themselves."
As for ammunition and magazines, the bill would ban all .50 caliber and larger ammunition right out of the gate. It would also prohibit all magazines that hold 10 or more rounds.
"This ammo is mostly used for hunting and is rarely used against people," Cohen added. "The most common handguns and rifles use magazines that exceed this arbitrary limit, which means tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners become felons overnight."
"Illegal ownership of even a single round of banned ammo will result in up to $100,000 in fines and 20 years in prison."
Perhaps the most concerning element of the proposed bill for those who already own a cache of firearms is the mandatory nationwide firearms registration and database portion.
No matter when a gun was purchased, it will have to be registered with the federal government under penalty of up to $150,000 in fines and 15 years in prison. Each weapon's serial number, make, model, date of manufacture, and owner's identity will have to be input into a database maintained by the attorney general.
Even the precise location of where each weapon is stored will have to be procured – you know, just in case the feds decide they want to come confiscate it because your conservative views constitute "domestic terrorism."
"Names and information of all those who may have access to the firearms shall be collected as well," warns Cohen. "This information to be accessible by state, local, and federal police, military, as well as state and local governments."
Lee's bill was already presented last year, though in a stripped-down version that was denied. This year, it contains "a whole new level of tyranny" that make it the most dangerous threat to the Second Amendment in quite some time.
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