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GUNS: American Gun Control Non-Compliance

MilesAway

Bongalong
they should do what the USA does and base their society on rules set out 400 years ago ... how well do you think that would work out for them? :gun swirl
If it wasn't for Hiroshima and Nagasaki they would probably still believe in death to all mankind.
Like i said, f wit: WW2 changed their philosophy to one of pacifism.


 

DreamRyderX

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@DreamRyderX

Yes, it may be illegal but they seem to have no trouble buying weapons.
@HBS Guy

I haven't posted anything in this thread for a bit.....I've posted a few dozen times elsewhere (other forums)......
So, what may be illegal?

And who are "they".....


I could probably make an educated guess on both accounts, but they would be guesses, & rather than being mistaken, please enlighten me as to what you're referencing to.....I'd be glad to respond after you clarify your post.
 

DreamRyderX

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Nearly Five Million Americans Became First-Time Gun Owners
In First Half of 2020



Source: The Washington Free Beacon
Nearly five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020, according to a new report.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry's trade group, estimates that 17.1 million guns have been sold between January and August with 4.84 million Americans purchasing their first guns. The sales—especially to new owners—represent a significant shift in American attitudes on gun ownership.

"This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community," Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.

Wex Gunworks in Delray Beach, Fla., has been "slammed" with demand from first-time buyers, according to owner Brandon Wexler. Wexler attributed the surge—which threatened to cause supply shortages—to uncertainty fostered by the coronavirus pandemic and rioting in cities across the country.

"Since the eruption of Covid-19 and the age of protests new gun owners have flocked to the shop to buy firearms, accessories, and get firearms training," Wexler told the Washington Free Beacon. "We were slammed up through about six weeks ago, then inventory dried up from a manufacturing standpoint."

New buyers could represent a political boon for gun-rights groups and pro-gun politicians in the coming months or years. Some gun-rights groups have already seen memberships spike. The NRA, which is supporting President Trump's reelection, claims to have added 1,000 new members per day through the months of June and July. Another recent NSSF survey indicated that black Americans and women were among the fastest-growing demographics for new buyers. If gun-rights activists are able to make inroads with groups of Americans who have traditionally favored more gun control, the effect on November's election could be especially significant.

"These first-time buyers represent a group of people who, until now, were agnostic regarding firearm ownership," Keane said. "That’s rapidly changing, and these Americans are taking hold of their God-given right to keep and bear arms and protect themselves and their loved ones."

To determine the number of new owners, NSSF said it combined their gun sales estimate with a recent dealer survey. The group said it expects gun sales to continue to boom in the second half of 2020 due to the political environment surrounding the 2020 elections—especially the aggressive gun-control policies proposed by Democratic candidates.

"Firearm sales typically rise during presidential election years," NSSF said in a statement. "Democratic candidates Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) are calling for stringent gun-control measures, including forcible confiscation, banning entire classes of firearms from lawful possession, licensing schemes and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which would expose the firearm industry to frivolous and harassing lawsuits."

Well because of American firearm buying trends during the first 3 month of the 2020, they estimated that by September of 2020 there would be more than 2 million new firearms owners in America.

Now those estimates have been upwardly adjusted to reflect an unprecedented surge in gun sales.

The new estimates have not only doubled the original 2 million new gun owner estimate, it's rushing to break the 6 million new gun ownership mark!

Why are they estimating? Don't they have bona fide sales records to prove the numbers of new owners?

No, by law the government isn't permitted to have identifying records of gun purchases, but they do have access to the records of firearms manufactured, & the number of those guns sold across America. The unknown factor is who owns them, & where they.......the new owners & the firearms........are physically located......that's a complete unknown.

Per 2019 Gallop Polls it's estimated that 30% of all Americans own guns, which equates to well over 100 million Americans owned firearms prior to 2020, probably somewhere around 110-120 million Americans owns a total of about 400 million firearms today.











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DreamRyderX

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Virginia Backlash Shows Gun-Control Deeply Unpopular


Source: The Enterprise
Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring Virginia.

Davidson County commissioners on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution declaring that county officials won’t enforce gun laws they consider unconstitutional. Though it’s little more than a symbolic gesture, the demand speaks volumes.

More than 100 local governments in the Old Dominion — cities, towns and counties — have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions in response to gun control bills advancing through Virginia’s legislature. Democrats who won majorities in both chambers last fall promised stricter gun laws in an effort to prevent mass shootings.

Tough-talking county commissioners and city councilors are shooting blanks, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says.
In a Dec. 20 advisory opinion, Herring wrote that “localities and local constitutional officers cannot nullify state laws and must comply with gun violence prevention measures that the General Assembly may enact.”

Gun rights advocates are planning a Monday rally in Richmond, and Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and banished firearms from the state Capitol grounds amid fears of extremist violence. Rally organizers are responsible, law-abiding citizens, but they can’t stop unsavory hangers-on from showing up.

Heated rhetoric predicting armed resistance to a government gun grab ought to die down. This week, the most controversial Virginia bill — a measure to ban the sale of so-called assault weapons — died in a state Senate committee when its sponsor asked to withdraw it.

While former Democratic presidential hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Eric Swalwell are to blame for conjuring the specter of door-to-door gun confiscation, Northam has maintained that any assault weapons ban would include a grandfather clause for people who purchased the firearms lawfully. However, the bill would have required owners of modern sporting rifles like the AR-15 to register them with the state. Creating a registry is feared as a precursor to confiscation.

AR-style guns are functionally similar to wooden-stock semiautomatic rifles commonly used for hunting. They’re not the weapons of war that opponents fear, and efforts to ban them are misguided. Master firearms instructor Dean Hazen explains that the copycat effect, not the rifles’ firepower, is responsible for their use in mass shootings.

“It’s really just a perception thing,” Hazen told USA Today in November 2017. “There are rifles that are more powerful and more dangerous than that, but they’re not being used.”

Other Virginia gun bills would require background checks for private sales, limit buyers to one handgun every 30 days and enact red flag laws that allow authorities to temporarily seize weapons from owners who may be a danger to themselves or others.

The latter legislation poses due process problems. Most red flag laws allow a spouse, partner or relative to give ex-parte testimony. Add a court official’s rubber stamp and you’ve stripped an American citizen of his or her Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms without arrest or trial.

Judges should be able to disarm violent people, but individuals should have the right to defend themselves from accusations of instability or ill intent before officers seize their guns.

Flowery resolutions declaring a county, city or town a “Second Amendment sanctuary” don’t offer gun owners any protection. But plain old inertia might.

President Donald Trump’s U.S. Justice Department issued a rule banning bump stocks — which allow rapid-fire shooting by using recoil to activate successive trigger pulls, mimicking the operation of an automatic weapon — that took effect last March. Owners are required to surrender the devices, but noncompliance is widespread.

Only several hundred bump stocks were turned in to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives between the rule’s passage in December 2018 and the March 2019 date it took effect. Between 280,000 and 520,000 were in circulation.

“Bump stocks illegal now, but few, if any, local owners have turned theirs in,” an April headline in The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, reported.

The vaunted ATF, backed by the full might of the United States federal government, can’t account for a measly few hundred thousand bump stocks. More likely, it lacks the appetite to force confrontations by rounding them up. Gun owners shrugged and Uncle Sam blinked.

Americans own between 5 million and 10 million AR-15s. There’s no putting that genie back in the bottle.

Gun control advocates have awoken a sleeping giant in Virginia, and energized a grassroots movement of passionate Second Amendment defenders.....
Similar Non-Compliance, Pro-Second Amendment Defense Organizations have taken root all across America. From Law-Abiding Gun Owners, to Law Enforcement Professionals going on record that they will absolutely refuse to enforce any Anti-Second Amendment Laws specifically targeting American gun owner's legitimate Constitutional Rights to Keep & Bear Arms.

American Gun Owners 100+ Million Strong! They won't put up with their Constitutional Rights being Infringed Upon!!!





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DreamRyderX

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New Hampshire: House Sustains Veto of Firearm Confiscation Bill


Source: NRA-ILA
Anti-gun Representatives tried and failed on Wednesday, September 16th to override Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of firearm seizure legislation, House Bill 687.

House Bill 687, sponsored by Representative Debra Altschiller (D-Rockingham 19), would have allowed ex parte orders to suspend Second Amendment rights without adequate due process. Further, if the order was vacated after an individual surrenders their firearms, that individual would have to go to court to have their property returned, unlike when the court wrongfully took their property away. Knowingly filing a false claim was only a misdemeanor, while violating an order was a Class B felony, punishable by three and a half to seven years of imprisonment. This extreme difference in punishments could have led to false accusations against many law-abiding individuals.

Constitutional rights should only be restricted with sufficient due process of law. Due process limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only serious convictions and adjudications that provide procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable proceedings. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted when sufficient protections are in place.

Your NRA would like to thank the Representatives who voted to sustain Gov. Sununu’s veto of this bill. Also, thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their elected officials throughout the legislative process. Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting our Second Amendment rights.
God Bless the NRA! ................. God Bless the Second Amendment!
God Bless the USA!


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