Over the last few weeks our Congress Critters have been busy introducing numerous Anti Gun bills. The timing of these bills leads one to believe there have been a lot of arm bending behind closed doors.
Just a few of the latest gun bills on Constitution Watch.
H.R. 1764: Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act of 2013
H.R. 1474: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act
H.R. 2408: To prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloguing the purchases of multiple rifles and shotguns.
H.R. 2567: To require that all handguns manufactured, sold in, or imported into, the United States incorporate technology that precludes the average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire.
H.R. 2541: To allow certain off-duty law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm to protect children in a school zone.
H.R. 2566: To modify the definition of armor piercing ammunition to better capture its capabilities.
Anyone who watches what goes on in congress, will remember when Harry Reid pulled his gun control package, when all but one of the Amendments failed. His stated reason for not allowing the package to come to a floor vote is that he knew full and well, the package would NOT pass. By pulling the bill, makes it much easier to resurrect at a later date.
Reid hinted the possibility of resurrecting his package, which will no doubt be subject to numerous amendments. Many of the House and Senate bills of late could easily find their way into the amendment process for attachment if passed.
Next, we have the so called specter Obama signing the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The fact is the ATT will be DOA in the Senate, even if it does come up for a floor vote.
When you combine the actions in Congress regarding the latest bills and the upcoming ATT signing by Obama gives the appearance of a concerted effort by the Gun Grabbers to get at least some sort of restrictive gun bills passed.
Backroom deals abound. Backroom threats (arm twisting) abound.
Just a reminder to readers. The 2014 elections, Senators in Class 2 are up for re-election. The complete list can be viewed on Constitution Watch. Also there is an interactive map in the right hand sidebar which makes contact of your Senators and Representatives easy.
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