Harry Reid’s New Gun Control Bill Is Designed To Destroy Gun Ownership

Since Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) massive gun control bill is going down in flames due to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) decision to stop it in its tracks, that didn't mean that the gun grab was over. In fact, that seems to have been all political theater. The real threat comes in Harry Reid's own S 649 bill, or as its innocuous title is referred to as Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. It's anything but safe for communities, schools or freedom and has sweeping legislation that has the potential to destroy gun ownership in America. Because of its introduction last Thursday, it will probably be brought up immediately following the Easter recess.

The bill's summary says that it is "To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes."

According to Gun Owners of America:

We expected it to contain the Veterans Gun Ban, which would mean that you would sell, gift, or raffle a gun in America at the risk of a 15-year prison sentence because of something you didn't know about the veteran/buyer.

But, surprisingly to us, the Far Left has convinced Reid to include the original Schumer version of the Universal Registry Bill. This would ban private sales of firearms, unless purchasers first get the permission from the government. If Senators can pass this de facto registration bill, they will be well on the way to confiscation (see, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, who has a gun owner registry and has called for gun confiscation). If this bill is passed, Senators will claim that they "broke the back" of gun owners in America.

GOA also pointed out that "there is still every evidence that Reid will move to proceed to the bill under 'regular order,' which means he will need 60 votes to advance to the 'gun control buffet.'"

The only "no compromise" Second Amendment organization also said that "anti-gun zealots have begun to use the 'ObamaCare Paradigm' to threaten, bribe, and coerce senators into submission on the most far-reaching aspects of gun control, including Feinstein's proposal to ban shotguns, rifles and handguns that millions of Americans legally own. So if the 'motion to proceed' to S. 649 is adopted with 60 votes, then Feinstein's ban could be passed in the Senate with only 50 votes (plus Biden)."

They also pointed out that reports are out that there may be an "unholy alliance" at work which has the potential to succeed in achieving a dangerous gun control compromise. Politico reports:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and the National Rifle Association are quietly engaged in private talks on a proposal to broaden background checks on purchasers of firearms.

That the NRA is even talking with Manchin suggests there's at least some room for negotiation for the group — despite its public posture against tougher gun laws, several sources say.

And if successful, a Manchin-NRA deal could draw in enough Republicans and red-state Democrats to defeat an expected GOP filibuster of the overall gun control bill when it hits the floor next month.

Some of the problems with the NRA compromising on the Second Amendment are seen in a previous article by Felix Bronstein, but more recently by an NRA backed bill introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Mark Pryor (D-AR.) to expand the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. That is a bad move for sure and is easing giving in to the gun control crowd by means of RINOs working with Democrats. As Publius Huldah has so clearly pointed out, any Federal legislation on arms and ammunition is unconstitutional and for an organization taking millions of Second Amendment supporters' money they should be defending that right completely, not compromising.

Michael E. Hammond writes, "Unless Harry Reid wants to invoke a 'special order' procedure which will be a disaster for him, he needs 60 votes to proceed to his gun control bill (S. 649) -- votes which Reid does not have if the GOP holds firm. If Republicans hold the line, in fact, Reid probably doesn't even have 50 votes. And, for reasons which we can explain in a future memorandum, the 'special order' procedure could cause horrific problems for Reid."

"So with one vote, the GOP could kill all gun control," he continues. "And, as for those 'blue state' Republicans who are scared of the 'gun issue,' here's a question: Why would you not want to limit your exposure to one vote which can be framed around opposition to the unpopular Feinstein amendment, rather than have Reid subject you to 20 votes on a variety of 'gun issues' which he is crafting to make you easy to defeat? In other words, if you can kill all gun control with one vote, why would you not want to do that?"

Hammond goes on to list ten reasons Republicans should kill all gun control in one vote here. He concludes that "If they succeed, four things will happen: (1) Their package will be nothing but a platform for the next set of gun control demands. (2) Saturation media will be encouraged by their "victory" and, as a result, more copycat shootings will occur and more children will die. (3) Democrats will have a vigorous new component of their "ground game" and the most significant remaining pillar of the GOP "ground game" will be demoralized. (4) Obama will have an aura of invincibility which will make it more difficult to stop the rest of his agenda."

Our Senators need to get an earful from the American people regarding Reid's plan and the RINOs plan as well. You can do so quickly and efficiently with a prepared email by clicking here.

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  • Walt

    Safe gun laws got a lot of people killed in Texas in 1991 at Luby's. Since then, Texas enacted right to carry laws and we have not had any repeat of that magnatude since. Lot of people have been saved because of the CCW laws in Texas. The nation needs to wake up and see what has proven to work.

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    Harry Reid is a snake just like the rest of the subversive Socialists Democrats. Here is my constant reminder of what Nancy Pelosi once said to then Senator Howard Metzembaum, "Socialism cannot succeed unless we get the guns." Gun grabbing isn't about "the children." It isn't about our safety. It's all about total government control, and nothing more.

  • Gary Johnson

    Harry Reid MUST be Impeached, prosecuted and EXECUTED!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Fryer/100000156546455 Carol Fryer

    They refused to do backround checks on Obamas eligibility but lets put citizens through the wringer. Just saying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.beck1 Shawn Beck

    Let's vote them out in 2014

  • Curtis Cotton

    IS IT ME? OR,does everybody else see the JEWISH LOBBY`s Hand in this? MONEY, And (OUR) legislators Most if not ALL, Are trying to cash in! If you can BUY the WHITE HOUSE, Then why is it so hard to BELIEVE You CAN BUY A CONGRESSMAN or WOMAN, FOLKS; this Government IS OUT OF OUR HANDS, It dont matter What WE THE PEOPLE SAY "ITs GONE" Everyone I have talked to about this,KNOWS THIS! So, WHAT DO "YOU" DO! Everyone in the free world should know that "these people" as Rob. E. LEE Called the north 1862-65, These people ARE Supposed to be working FOR US! IT IS TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE, THESE CONGRESS PEOPLE Are NOT sending THEIR KIDS TO DIE FOR THE JEWISH CAUSE, ITS "YOURS AND MINE" WAKE THE HELL UP! NOW!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516859771 John Sweet

      some how I do not think they would put Obama in office as he is a Muslim heart and soul as we can see by his support of the Muslim Brotherhood both arming them and funding them the fact the there are Communist-Marxist in congress that are very anti- Jewish in every thing that they do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rclingenpeel Roy Clingenpeel

    In the near future one of the
    idiots in our congress (may be the head idiot Reid) will sneak in an obscure
    little amendment on a bill that nobody reads (remember Obamacare) and it will
    all be over. These behind the door agreements with our RINOs who are concerned
    about their jobs will turn the tables on all of us. remember Brown’s vote on
    obamacare Just one vote did it. Look where we are today. Luckily he never got reelected
    to do it again. If Reid ever gets that one vote again, we need to learn a new
    language for all that only speak English. Swahili maybe! Or Muslim! The Asians
    are also getting tough again! Loose our right to have guns of any kind, we lose
    our safety and freedom.

  • bill

    NUM nuts

  • http://www.facebook.com/riseup.america.7 Rise UP America


  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.keene.71 Brian Keene

    Are you guys nuts? The majority of NRA members support background checks. You have to have a driver's license to buy and operate a car. You have to register the car. You have to drive the car within the limits of the law. The car is a piece of machinery that occasionally kills people when the operator either chooses to use it that way or doesn't know how to operate it correctly. In what way is gun ownership different than car ownership? Guns don't kill people. Stupid people, crazy people, and angry people who use guns inappropriately, kill people. Shouldn't we support legislation that prevents stupid people, crazy people, and angry people from having guns?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516859771 John Sweet

      the trouble is that those list will be used "background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes.”just what other purposes are those? As we have seen with the open display of lawful gun permit holders in news papers and online I am sure that a list of gun owners where they live and what weapons they have is bound to be a boon for the illegal gathering of weapons by criminals. And that last part Just what legislation is going to be used to decide who the Stupid and angry people are? We are already seeing how the Obama administration is making sure that Veterans are at the top of his list for restricted access that part makes me wonder what reason Obama has for that targeted restriction effort?

  • http://twitter.com/OathKeeper101st OathKeepers.org

    We wont go for this BOYS, keep it up and you will create a war in this country, It looks like to me everyone in the Northeast thinks they rule over the South, those days are long gone, Civil War or a Revolution is in the works the minute you Vote some kinda bullshit against the 2nd Amendment.

  • Greg137

    Contact your Senators and tell them NO DEAL!

  • Kioga

    Don't forget to get the names of those who vote to perpetuate this action against the Constitution and Inalienable Rights, so they may be remembered readily when TSHTF and Congress gets disbanded, and Americans need ID's of the domestic enemies !

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516859771 John Sweet

      if their name has a "D" after it you have a great start on the necessary list

  • MalikTous

    We should introduce a bill to exile Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Schumer, and the rest of the anti-gun lobby for high treason against the Constitution.

  • ErnieDavidson


  • sonnieC

    These anus holes should worry about the way our country is going downhill instead of gun control. We the people better control the idiot in the white house before it's to late for our country.

  • popham

    Harry Reid and all the Democratic senators will never get it through their thick heads,
    that all the new anti-gun legislation in the world will never bring back any of the 26,
    who were massacred in Newtown.
    There will be other mass shootings no matter how many laws are passed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/papakronik Tom Wade

    Why won't the liberals just make it easy on me? Just point out which states you plan to turn into "Federal internment States" to house all the criminals you are about to create ! I'll just f'n move there and save you the hassle...

  • James Maxwell

    Harry Reids attempt to destroy the Constitution would lead to a revold that he is not
    prepare to handle nor is the miscreant in the white house. The citizens of the US
    would suprise them more than then can understand. The utopian mindest of the
    left will be their downfall and could result in Civil War like they have nerver seen
    in the Unite States before not even during the Civil War. The citizens would be
    using politicols at thier enemy and attacking them on ever level if they were on the
    left or in Washington DC regardless of party.