Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
As of this week, two anti-gun proposals, LRB-2912 and LRB-4543, were introduced in
These proposals contain outrageously hostile language which would put unconstitutional restrictions on firearm transactions and transfers at gun shows. Gun control advocates refer to this legislation as a fix for the “gun show loophole,” the scare tactic created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push his anti-gun agenda. In most cases with state legislation and Bloomberg’s federal legislation regarding closing this “loophole,” the bills go way beyond that and provide many unconstitutional restrictions on law abiding citizens.
The problem for
These proposals go way beyond gun shows though, and frankly attack many personal freedoms. These proposals would…
- Require that all firearm transfers be conducted through a federally licensed dealer except to family members. That means if you wanted to sell your firearm to a friend, you would have to find an FFL and pay whatever transfer fees they felt appropriate.
- Go WAY beyond federal restrictions for firearm possession and prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanors. This provision is a blatant constitutional violation. In Heller v. D.C., the ruling states that only felony convictions are justified in restricting this constitutionally guaranteed right.
- Also require that all firearms transfers be reported and all guns registered into a centralized database.
- Establish no limitations on who would have access to this database.