H.R. 5717 Proposes Insane Taxes on Gun and Ammo Purchases And…

On January 30, 2020, Rep. Henry C. “Hank,” Johnson, Jr. [D-GA-4] introduced House Bill H.R. 5717 – Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020, which, according to Rep. Johnson, is intentioned to…,

…end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.

In reality, this bill will make it much more difficult, if not impossible, for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their property against criminals. It will also pump vast amounts of money (from taxes) into coffers of anti-second amendment groups and organizations.

Tax on guns: 30% Tax on ammo: 50%.

H.R. 5717 provisions include:

  • raise the age to purchase from 18 to 21
  • adds 30% tax (on top of sales tax) on all guns purchases *
  • adds 50% tax (on top of sales tax) on all ammo purchases *
  • license req. ‘d to buy guns/ammo **
  • license req. ‘d for owned guns **
    * Proceeds will finance Community Violence Intervention Grant Program.
    ** The Attorney General will issue or deny a 10-year license.

Published by
We Are Iowa Local 5 News on July 07, 2020

Bill H.R. 5717 on gun/ammo taxes.

Explanation of the bill by Paul Glasco.

More H.R. 5717 provisions:

  • Create a nationwide gun registry (for law-abiding citizens).
    How about a registry for illegal guns?
  • Ban almost all semiautomatic rifles.
    Bye, bye, AR-15.
  • Expand “Gun Free Zones.”
    Criminals are going to love it.
  • Institute a federal Magazine Ban.
    Sure, let’s ban all of them.
  • Implement a national “Red Flag” gun confiscation.
    If your ex doesn’t like you, you’re in deep doo-doo.
  • Ration guns by making it illegal to purchase more than one firearm in any 30 days.
    One bullet every six months would work much better 🙂
  • Force “Safe Storage” requirements on gun owners.
    You’ll have to keep your weapons so safe that no one can get to them — even you.
  • Ban home builds.
    Sorry MacGyver, you out of luck.
  • Ban suppressors.
    Look like the earplug lobby carries lots of weight in D.C.
  • Force Federal Firearms Licensees to spend massive amounts of money to comply with new “security” requirements.
    Let’s secure them out of business.

Published by
Legally Armed America on March 29, 2020

People say there’s a long way to go before H.R. 5717 will have a chance to become the law. It has to pass the House and the Senate and then be signed by the President. I agree. As it is, this proposal has a little chance to end up on the President’s desk.

BUT… (there’s always a but). Everything is possible.

Do you remember those first lawsuits against tobacco companies? Judges were throwing them out of the courtrooms while puffing on their cigarettes. Look now, a few decades later, smoking a cigarette can land you in jail.

So, because H.R. 5717, if it passes, will render every law-abiding gun owner a felon, I think it’s undoubtedly a good idea to call your Congressman at (202) 224-3121 (Rep. list by state) and press him or her to oppose this bill. NOW!

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Little humor to put you into a better mood.


Second Amendment Rally In Richmond, Virginia

Capitol Police estimate 22,000 attended Second Amendment Lobby Day rally in Virginia Capitol.

By State Police estimation, 6,000 people were allowed into a fenced-in area of Capitol Square, and another 16,000 were outside the gates.

Gov. Ralph Northam, for fear of a repetition of the Charlottesville tragedy, declared a temporary state of emergency last week to ban open and concealed firearms and other weapons from the state capitol grounds. The people, however, ware peaceful, and there were no reports of violence.

In the end, Governor released a statement expressing his satisfaction with the course of the day saying that the rally

Showed that when people disagree, they can do so peacefully.

And the House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert thanked the people who rallied at the Virginia State Capitol for attending

Peaceful, respectful, and orderly

Gathering with no arrests and no injuries. He also mentioned that after over 20,000 people left the area; there was no trash left behind. Unlike after climate change protest in NYC (and many other places), the defenders of the Second Amendment left state capitol grounds cleaner than they found it.

Massive rally + no problems = success, right?

It depends on who do you ask.

For some inexplicable reason (a little sarcasm here), our mainstream media (aka fake news) had spent lots of time and energy presenting a peaceful gathering of law-abiding citizens as an assembly of crazy, filled with rage, far-right white separatists ready to attack anyone who doesn’t share their point of view.

And when the peaceful gathering of peaceful people came to a peaceful end, and none of those “far-right extremists,” “supremacists” and “white nationalists” erupted with violence as expected, all the talking heads on television looked sad and disappointed.

Sad and disappointed because they did their best cheering for confrontation, and despite their best efforts, nothing happened.

Curtis Houck created an excellent compilation of “news” men and women pushing their dreams of violence on their viewers.

The last thought.

Second Amendment Lobby Day rally in Richmond, Virginia, proved that law-abiding citizens comply with the law regardless of whether they are armed or not.

The mainstream media could not understand why such a vast gathering of (heavily) armed people not only did not end in multiple mass shootings but even without one incident that could be classified as illegal.

It appears to me that members of anty-gun lobby find it severely challenging to understand that there are two fundamentally different gun cultures in the US of A. One composed of the freedom-loving, pro-gun-rights individuals that support the responsible use of firearms for hunting, sport, and self-defense. The second consists of criminals, which thrive in areas where the government limits or already eliminated gun rights of its citizens.

For some strange reason, the “anti-gun community” keeps confusing the responsible, law-abiding gun owners with that second group I’ve just mentioned – criminals. They attack the first group and defend the other…

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Robert “Beto” O’Rourke Wants Your Guns

Sell us your guns, or else!

Democratic “presidential contender,” Robert “Beto” O’Rourke thinks police agencies will partner in his plan to take away legal weapons from gun-owning Americans

Somehow he has figured it all out. Americans are eagerly waiting for his weapons control plan to become a law, and then will meekly hand over their weapons, no questions asked.

In the case of encountering, someone who won’t subscribe to Beto’s interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, he has plan B ready. He’s going to enlist the help of the law enforcement agencies, which, in his opinion, will happily jump in and (using their firepower) help him disarm resistant gun owners.

Yeah, I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences, or else there is no respect for the law. So you know, in that case, I think there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else.

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke

(Explaining what is going to happen if someone will tell him to pound the sand.)

In short, if his ambitious plan encounters any resistance, he will grab a phone and call 9 1 1.

Not so fast, Beto.

There’s a minor problem — The Second Amendment.

Luckily for us, over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers were able to foresee the future and saw some guy named Beto, and a bunch of his friends, trying to disregard the will of the people, and after disarming them, govern as they see fit.

The reason for the addition of the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution was to make sure that citizens have the means to defend themselves against an oppressive government, otherwise known as Guys like Beto.

Fortunately, it looks like all those founders, a long time ago, were a bunch of quite brilliant men, and threw a monkey wrench into Beto’s plans before he even started planning. The name of the wrench — you guess — is, the Second Amendment.

Beto’s wet dream.

There’s another minor problem — Men and women of the law enforcement.

Members of police forces are not thrilled by the idea of being used as the government enforcers. Taking away citizen’s rights by force isn’t exactly a popular concept among the men and women who ware sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

The thought of anyone utilizing my sheriff’s office or any other law enforcement agency in this country as their personal Gestapo to go door to door violating citizen’s rights is disgusting, unrealistic and downright un-American.

Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage

(When talking to Townhall.)

Mr. O’Rourke believes that whoever came up with a motto seen on police cars: “To Serve And Protect”, had him and his friends in mind. He thinks that the men and women of law enforcement are there to protect politicians and to enforce their ridiculous ideas.

I think that you have to be concerned for the safety of the citizen [too] because, at that point, they don’t know if law enforcement is coming to protect them or disarm them and that creates a very tense situation.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams

(When talking to Townhall.)

Because of his support for police, President Donald Trump enjoys a high level of popularity among members of law enforcement agencies. Maybe O’Rourke thinks that his insane idea of elevating our cops above the U.S. Constitution will cause them to switch their support from Trump to him — the one and only — Beto O’Rourke. The problem is, police officers don’t want to be elevated by O’Rourke.

Mr. O’Rourke is delusional in regards to his gun control ideas. The biggest fear of any free society is the government at your door, wanting to take away your rights by force. I do not see the men and women of law enforcement sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution doing this. In an act of desperation, Mr. O’Rourke is shamefully using tragedies our country has experienced and fear for his political gain. The very foundation of law enforcement is public trust. Frankly, no one should trust a man who talks out of both sides of his mouth.

San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari

(When talking to Townhall.)

Science is the king.

From the laboratory of rational thinking.

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Anti-gun lobby points to the “well-regulated Militia” clause in the Second Amendment. They argue that the right to bear arms should be given only to organized groups, like the National Guard.

I’ve grown tired of all those constitutional scholars explaining the meaning of the Second Amendment and decided to go thoroughly scientific and with the help of Google Translate once and for all decipher what precisely James Madison had in mind when he proposed The Second Amendment.

First, I’ve used Google to Translate the Second Amendment from English to Polish (it works well with other languages too).

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Then I’ve taken Polish translation and repeated the process in the opposite direction — from Polish back to English.

Finally! Thanks to my superior intellect and algorithms behind Google Translate, the meaning of the Second Amendment is clear and can not be questioned.

The last (very important) thought.

Mr. James Madison believed that:

We need a well-regulated militia for the security of the state, but at the same time, the people, have a right to own and carry firearms for personal protection.

For personal protection means — in case the state will decide to use the well-regulated militia to kick our personal ass.

NOTE: To the law-makers on Capitol and all Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Enjoy the fruits of my hard work, and…

You’re welcome!!!

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Question: How Safe Are Gun Free Zones?

What is A Gun Free Zone?

Short answer:
Gun-free zones are defined as places where general citizens can’t carry guns.

A little longer definition:
A Gun Free Zone is an area defined by people with guns (your government) as space where you, law-abiding citizen, are not allowed to enter unless you agree to disarm yourself (which in effect will horribly lower your ability of self-defense) and in the same time, they do not guarantee your safety.

So, if some psycho will get upset because his favorite “Game of Thrones” character didn’t accept his barbecue invitation, and will decide to enter The Zone and blow your (or someone else’s) brains out, you won’t be able to do anything about it.

Guns don’t scare me. Stupid people with guns scare me.

Some character in “Death Wish” movie.

Examples of
Gun Free Zones:

  • Places where only members of police or military police are allowed to carry firearms.
  • Areas, where it is illegal to carry a permitted concealed handgun.
  • Places that are posted as not allowing licensed concealed handgun.
  • Places where by law permit holders are banned.
  • Places where general citizens are not allowed to obtain permits. Permits are either not issued at all to citizens or to only a small selective segment (so-called may issue laws).

Read the full report on the Crime Prevention Research Center page.

We don’t need gun free zones.

That’s what happens when intended victims refuse to be victims and have lots of firepower… This is NOT a gun free zone.

Scene from “Code of Silence”
Starring Chuck Norris.

This scene was inspired by an actual event in a Chicago bar, owned by a retired Cop and was a Cop hangout in Beverly neighborhood.

Vermont is one of the five safest states in the country. In Vermont, citizens can carry a firearm without getting permission (no state permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun, or handgun) without paying a fee (no permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or handgun) or, as of May 14, 2019, without going through any kind of government-imposed waiting period, and yet for ten years in a row, Vermont has remained one of the top-five, safest states in the union.

Gun laws have been proven without question to NOT prevent or reduce crime. Law-abiding gun owners, on the other hand, has been shown to do just that.

Gun free zones are incredibly safe
(for criminals)

So, ladies and gentlemen, live your lives as usual but don’t forget to carry your “Dirty Harry Gear.”

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