We all know that the Left hates that we own guns, and they are willing to do just about anything to take our right to bear arms away from us. They make no qualms about letting us know just how they feel, so it’s no shock that they are really pushing towards getting their way now.
It has just been announced that the Democrats are working on a piece of legislation that would make it mandatory for pistols that are sold by licensed dealers to have a stamp code on the ammunition when fired. This would mean that every single semi-automatic gun currently on the market would be banned since they do not contain the technology that Dems are trying to enforce.
While the Left continues to push their anti-gun agenda, other Americans are speaking out in favor of the Second Amendment. Those against the Democratic Party’s proposal have dubbed their plan cost prohibitive, unreliable, and have explained that it really has no safety purpose.
Guns.com has reported:
Introduced as the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act last month, the proposal would strip the ability of federal firearms licensees to sell pistols that do not carry the controversial microstamping technology. Backers argue that as much as 40 percent of murders go unsolved due to lack of evidence, which the bill is meant to address.
“We must do everything we can to ensure gun violence can be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said the bill’s author, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., in a statement. “Microstamping offers law enforcement the chance to track bullet casings to the source of the crime, and is one more step we can take to ensure the safety of the American people.”
Brown’s measure, entered as HR 3458, prohibits FFLs from manufacturing, selling, or transferring semi-auto handguns, unless they are capable of microstamping ammunition. Though California adopted a microstamping requirement as part of their 2007 unsafe handgun modification requirements, implementation was delayed until 2013 when California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the technology had passed hurdles that kept it from being viable.
There are two major arguments against the Democratic Party’s desired stipulation. It is nearly impossible to obey the full requirements of the California law. Even when in compliance, the results aren’t exactly what the Left had in mind.
Allen B West reported:
There are all sorts of problems with this idea, but one that seems to stand out is what kind of risks are posed by illegible coding on a bullet casing to a person’s individual liberty? And besides, this assumes criminals are buying guns from licensed dealers in the first place.
Even if the stamp on the casing is legible, there’s an 80 percent chance the owner of that gun didn’t commit the crime. Sure sounds like this bill is another way to infringe on our right to bear arms.
While the Left will continue to work towards taking away our rights, we will need to stand stronger than we ever have in the past. We can’t let a corrupt group of politicians take away our right to bear arms. The Second Amendment was instated in order to allow Americans to protect themselves. Without it, we will be at great risk.