April 15, 2013

“Machin-Toomey Background Check ‘Compromise’ Regulates Transportation of Firearms, Ammunition”

Of course it does. It’s filled to the brim with poison pills and vague language that the progressives have already devised as strategy to exploit. Which they were able to do because they wrote the majority of the thing and crafted. the Trojan Horse viruses inside of it.

Breibart:

These new rules [for transporting firearms and ammunition] are on top of expanding background checks to cover every sale at a gun show, events on the lawn outside the building where a gun show is being held, newspaper and magazine “gun for sale” advertisements, and online “gun for sale” announcements.

Regarding transportation, Sec. 128  of the Manchin-Toomey “compromise” says persons who are not knowingly transporting a firearm for use in a crime nor transporting it into a situation where a crime may be committed, shall be “entitled” to “transport a firearm in a vehicle” if:

The firearm is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle; or if the motor vehicle is without a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm is in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console, or secured by a secure gun storage or safety device, or if the transportation is by other means, the firearm is in a locked container or secured by a secure gun storage or safety device.

This paragraph represents about one/eighth of one page of the 49 pages of legislation that make up the Manchin-Toomey “compromise.” Interwoven with these rules are instructions for keeping firearms and ammunition separate while in transport.

This of course makes keeping a firearm in the car or on your person while driving as part of a concealed carry practice largely ineffective:  that is, unless your plan is to strike a would-be car-jacker or aggressor with the butt of the weapon.

Because you won’t have time to get to some distant part of the vehicle, open your gun safe, then go find your magazines and load thing.

Which is the point:  we’re giving the country over to criminals and illegals and welfare recipients in order to make more of us dependent on government largess.  It’s reprehensible.  And the worst part is, now that the politicians — from both ruling class parties — have seen how they are able to increase and solidify their power merely by asserting it (I mean, it ain’t like the politicized courts are going to stop them.  Because deference!), they’ve loosened their ties and are all in.

It’s the ruling class vs. the rest of us, as I’ve been pointing out for god knows how long now.  And if the rest of us are content to sit back in our little interest groups an wait for our buyoff, the country as a whole is officially dead.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:06am
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  1. Raise a cheer with The Hill! Raise three! Hip hip, hooray! Hip hip, hooray! Hip hip, hooray! :

    The Senate gun bill that seemed dead a week ago has gathered strong momentum as cracks have emerged in the Republican unity against it.

    The shift in the political winds has been dramatic, and could help pass the most far-reaching gun control bill in nearly two decades.

    It’s the wind. The wind. The wind.

    Don’t ask.

  2. Regarding transportation, Sec. 128 of the Manchin-Toomey “compromise” says persons who are not knowingly transporting a firearm for use in a crime nor transporting it into a situation where a crime may be committed, shall be “entitled” to “transport a firearm in a vehicle” if:

    Sec 128 is titled INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION. This is designed to prevent things like this. It is a protection of the entitlement to keep, if not necessarily to bear arms.

    What it does not do is preclude you from practicing more liberal carry policies in jurisdictions where those are legal. It sets a floor, not a ceiling.

    That said, the bill is largely a waste of time, but this is one of the things the pro-2A people think they’ve won.

  3. “It’s the wind. The wind. The wind.” Breaking from John McCain’s ass.

  4. What it does not do is preclude you from practicing more liberal carry policies in jurisdictions where those are legal. It sets a floor, not a ceiling.

    Were it to “do” anything, it would make CCW universally reciprocal and not make it so that when you are driving over the four corners here in Colorado, depending on what side of the road you happen to be on you can be either obeying the law or breaking it.

  5. That is what a gun law should do, or better yet shouldn’t even need to do. But alas, this is one of the desperately few areas where the Tenth Amendment is still held to matter.

  6. Where does the federal government get the authority to regulate how private individuals transport firearms across state lines? All the schmott! people told me Roberts’ dictum in the ObamaCare ruling put huge limits on the commerce clause!

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