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ALERT: Democrats try Sneaking Major Gun Control into Cyber-Security Bill

I plan on writing more about this later, but this just floated across my desk and I’m not sure how widely spread it is at this point.

Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed … Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures.

The Amendment was sponsored by:

  • Frank Lautenberg (D) NJ
  • Barbara Boxer (D) CA
  • Jack Reed (D) RI
  • Bob Menendez (D) NJ
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY
  • Chuck Schumer (D) NY
  • Dianne Feinstein (D) CA
Nice how New York, New Jersey and California stand together – all states that already deny their citizens the right to carry and clearly would like to infringe on the rest of us.

The amendment would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.  The proposed amendment would only affect sales and transfers after the law took effect.

10 Rounds!  That would render nearly every decent (imo) handgun on the market illegal.

Schumer then addressed the Senate claiming that the Democrats goal is not to repeal the 2nd Amendment.  Apparently he’s fine with just ignoring the “Shall not be infringed” part.  Making carrying a decent capacity handgun illegal sure feels like an infringement to me.

“The basic complaint is that the Chuck Schumers of the world want to take away your guns,” Schumer said of the argument made by gun lobbies. “I think it would be smart for those of us who want rational gun control to make it know that that’s not true at all.”

Schumer also pointed out that it would be reasonable for the right to recognize that background checks on those buying guns is necessary — as called for in the Brady law. He also said average Americans don’t need an assault weapon to go hunting or protect themselves.

“We can debate where to draw the line of reasonableness, but we might be able to come to an agreement in the middle,” Schumer said. “Maybe, maybe, maybe we can pass some laws that might, might, might stop some of the unnecessary casualties … maybe there’s a way we can some together and try to break through the log jam and make sure the country is a better place.”

They’re voting on this next week.  Make sure your Senator knows how you feel!

And just in case you missed it – be sure to catch NYC Mayor Bloomberg suggesting cops go on strike, and then retracting it when it blew up in his face.  :

“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We’re not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe”

Even though Armed Citizens stop dramatically more crimes each year than cops do.

More to come regarding a bunch of Schumer’s other statements.


UPDATE:  Jeff pointed out that I didn’t provide a direct reference to the amendment being discussed.  Like Jeff, I really don’t like it when articles don’t provide rock solid sources for their information.  Thanks for pointing it out Jeff!  Here’s the link to the Cyber-Security Bill: S.3414   And here’s the link to the amendment:  S.A. 2575 (this lists all amendments to the bill.  S.A. 2575 starts on the bottom right.)

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25 Comments on "ALERT: Democrats try Sneaking Major Gun Control into Cyber-Security Bill"

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  1. Terance Call says:

    The traitors of our rights and freedoms know no bounds and do not rest.

  2. James Slater says:

    watch’em! Cant trust them.

  3. John Gilbert says:

    Wait? Don’t cops carry more than ten rounds in their magazines? What are they going to use?

    • jon says:

      California has a 10rnd mag only law now ! the police are exempt.
      it started a mag buying spree , becuase it does not outlaw them it just outlaws the sale or purchase . look up mag rebuild kits . new market just for cali …

  4. Lee Morden says:

    Where is the relation?

  5. John Bailey says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again.whatever the politicians do concerns me not because I alone can do nothing but keep my guns and ammo tucked away for the big day. God help us all when the shtf.

  6. @john. You most certainly can do something. Communicate your beliefs to your elected representative. Politicians are slimy, sure but they need to please the people who vote for them so they can stay in power. It doesn’t take much longer then it did for you to make that post just now.

    • Cecil Foster says:

      Yes Cris Cringle, you are so smart! Advertise your beliefs and weapons supply to the Government! They will be really sympathetic to your rights! As a matter of fact you should register your radio! Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it. Look it up! How do you think the Nazis established a record of whom was Jew or not in the beginning? If you were going to control, take away, or regulate guns in this Country, where would you start to find out who has them. Let’s think, the best, most accurate list would be maintained by: HMMMMM! let’s see. Ummmmm! Maybe, just Maybe, The NRA would have a good list!!! Just their mailing list alone would be a great start!!!!! Keep thinking inside the box, that is exactly where they want you!!!

  7. Guess it’s good I use my Kel Tec KSG 😉

  8. I have already written to my senators to vote against this amendment. I suggest everyone flood theirs as well.

  9. Adam Riel says:

    Any UN gun ban news???

  10. John Dietz says:

    The Un talks fell apart

  11. Scott Barlow says:

    All you had to say was that it was sponsored by Feinstein, and Boxer, and I would be against it. Those two are going to hell, are the worst politicians in our lifetime.

  12. Buddy says:

    All ready wrote my Senators. But have no hope, One is Durbin and he does anything Obuma tells him, and the other is out sick.

  13. PeteH says:

    “G.” Look at all those “D’s” following the names of all those lawmakers sponsoring this legislation. Go figure…

  14. Robert Talbot Jr. says:

    If the Dems want to do Gun Control, lets first start in CA and NYC where the largest majority of Gangs are located and get all the illegal guns from the gang members first. Then target all the other criminal elements that have guns. Don’t come to door asking for my guns, all you’ll get are the bullets!!!!!!!!

  15. Kaiser Soze says:

    Ive lived in NJ all my life, and yes it sucks being so regulated, but there are supporters of responsible gun ownership in the state. The politicians have no idea what it’s like to work in and travel through bad areas like Newark, Trenton, Camden, etc. those are the places concealed carry needs to be the most. We used to have a ban on mag size, but not any more.  There’s a ban on “scary assault” guns that have pistol grip handles, but then manufacturers make models with grips connected to the stocks like the beretta storm or the new Kriss gun. Those are allowed.  With all of the downsizing of state and municipal jobs here in NJ more people should exercise their second amendment rights because even policemen are being laid off. And more people need to realize that if they are ever invaded at home, or another CO/WI happens the help may be too late.

  16. Gary Wolf says:

    Yeah, 10 Round… that’s crap

  17.   We are Democrats … but we don’t want people in the Government limiting our rights to protect ourselves.  What the hell?  Limit How many bullets we can own and how many rounds we can put in our clips.  10 Rounds … my ass.  My clips hold 16 or 18 rounds and I have a lot of ammo put away … just in case.
      We will vote those crazy bastards out of office if they don’t stop messing with out rights.

    Dick and Trish Baublitz xpi’s  …   In Nevada.

  18. Ray White says:

    While I appreciate the heads up if you read the rest of the link to the ammendment you’d see the measure was tabled. That’s Senate speak for, “It’s not going anywhere. Yet.” They’ll pull it out and dust it off once their Obamanation is re-elected because going after your guns and ammo is the essential next step in destroying your liberty and reducing us all to serfs.

  19. hardcase says:

    in my 27 years of traveling around this country in a semi i would ask several questions. one was, if the came to your door to collect your guns what would you do. most said they would hide them. this is insane. if they new enough to come to your door they know you have or had them and would trear you like the ss troupers treated the jews. they dont care about the rights you think you have and these thugs will be getting their jolleys kicking you ass or your families asses or just killing you out right. ( THE ONLY RIGHTS THAT YOU REALLY HAVE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DIE FOR )

  20. mmkkpro says:

    The vast majority of gun owners dont break the law,the problem is gangs shooting each other in the streets,we have a right to be able to protect our families,but the spiritual componet cant be over looked,pray  make peace with your maker,i believe something big is coming and as humans we can talk to our maker have our soul saved and it wont matter if they do what they do because light overcomes dark always,dark forces are and have been at work for a long time,if we are going to survive as a species we must have love,compassion,forgivness in our hearts,our future is what we make it,all this greed,corruption will destroy itself,its same as its always been the few controling the masses,but violence in not the answer,we must be the change we wish for,that said i dont want to be at the mercy of a home intruder,or whatever ,every human has the right to self protection.These times are very uncertian ,they  know something big is coming they buy 1.6 billion rounds plus thousands of fully automatic weapons and expect us to be defenceless,i dont understand,there are millions of good and decent people in this country.

  21. JC says:

    Unfortunately, I live in NJ and my senators are scum. Lautenberg cheated to get on the ballot, so why would he listen to his constituents? God, I hate living in NJ.