Issue: S. 2938, Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. (Legislative vehicle: To designate the United States Courthouse and Federal Building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building.”) Question: On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House amendment to S. 2938 with an amendment (Amdt. No. 5099)).
Result: Motion Agreed to, 65 to 33, 3 not voting. (Passed the next day by the House, Roll Call 299, 6-24-22). Became Public Law 117-159 (signed by the President, 6-25-22). GOP and Democrats scored.
Freedom First Society: The solution to crime is not to create a totalitarian state, where only the government has guns. Moreover, guns are not the problem, it’s the criminal using the gun. Proponents of this legislation view it as only a first step. Apparently, they want to use it as a step toward total civilian disarmament. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act contains much that is unconstitutional (see Read more).
We have assigned (good vote) to the Nays and (bad vote) to the Yeas. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)
Bill Summary: This legislation provides funding for States to infringe our rights protected by the Second Amendment and to violate our due process guarantees. In particular, it provides funds for states to implement so-called “red flag” laws.
The bill also treats 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old Americans as second-class citizens with respect to gun purchases, and it criminalizes routine gun transactions between family members and friends.”
Legislative Vehicle Shown Here (still on 7/3/22):
Passed House (05/18/2022)
This bill designates (1) the Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and (2) the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building.
Analysis: Proponents repeatedly argue that this legislation must be regarded as only a first step. Clearly, many legislators are opposed to the Second Amendment and want to ban all private gun ownership. That is a certain path to tyranny and to creating a population unable to protect itself from emboldened criminals.
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will not make our communities safer. On the contrary, restricting the ability of law-abiding Americans’ to protect themselves and their families is a step toward chaos leading to government tyranny.
Gun controls do not stop criminals, because criminals have no regard for the law. But this legislation is not misguided as to its real objective. It is part of a calculatingly deceptive agenda to disarm the public by forces that seek our enslavement.