Here's just another way that Communist Democrats are attempting to regulate and restrict your God-given right to keep and bear arms. A bill introduced last week in the House by Representative Bobby Rush as H.R. 6024 and in the Senate as S.3002 by Senator Tammy Duckworth would require all gun owners to be licensed by the federal government and all gun sales tracked.
Needless to say, you don't need a license to own a gun, just like you don't need a license to engage in any of the other rights that are supposed to be protected under our Constitution, like exercising the Christian religion in public, free speech, freedom of the press or freedom of assembly.
The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018 has been introduced by Rep. Rush on several occasions: 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015. All of them miserable failures.
The bill is named after Blair Holt, a Chicago Julian High School honor student who was gunned down protecting his friend when a gunman opened fire while they were riding home from school on a crowded public transit bus.
"Americans are demanding that Congress take real action to prevent gun violence and we must address this issue head on and do our part to prevent the senseless mass killings and shooting deaths in cities across this nation," said Rush. "I am grateful that Senator Duckworth has joined in this tireless effort to provide commonsense solutions to the epidemic of gun violence plaguing America. We cannot continue to stand by and abdicate our responsibilities to the very communities that depend on us."
"People are dying and Congress has not only the power, but also the duty to act by passing common-sense solutions like this one that would help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands," Duckworth said. "We owe it to the countless and growing number of firearm violence victims to take action. I don't want my daughters to have to grow up in a country that won't protect them from firearm violence, which is why I'm proud to join Congressman Rush in this effort and we will keep pushing until all of America's children are safe."
Actually, that's not true. Congress has been given zero, zip, nada power to pass any sort of arms regulations that infringe on the rights of the people, and that includes demanding we have licenses to own a gun.
Besides, we've already seen their "common-sense solutions," haven't we? We've seen them make America's children victims in their schools from mass shooters by declaring the school to be soft targets for shooters, ie. gun free zones.