It is not like we didn't know it would happen. Our nominated White House resident who goes by the name of Joe Biden (if he remembers it) has been talking about it even before the Democrats nominated him to sleep in the White House.
Democrats are now after—what the left calls—Ghost Guns. No, that is not a gun that can shoot ghosts. So, what is it then?
I am sure many people have heard about the famous AR-15 rifle. Yet, many Americans are not aware that any citizen who is not a prohibited person can also legally manufacture their own firearm for personal use provided that it does not violate the stipulations of the National Firearms Act of 1933. Consequently, many gun owners take advantage of this fact by building their own AR-15 rifles using an 80% complete lower receiver.
To find out what the ATF defines as a firearm, check out the National Firearms Act Definitions.
Since an 80% lower receiver is not capable of firing anything, it is not considered a firearm and therefore is not regulated by the ATF. This is also the reason why it is not required to stamp a serial number on an 80% lower. This is why the Left is calling "homemade" guns "Ghost Guns," because there is no way to trace them.
H.R. 1454 Ghost Guns Are Guns Act
Summary: This bill broadens the definition of firearm for purposes of federal firearms laws.
Specifically, it includes as a firearm any combination of parts designed or intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled.
Granted, this summary is very vague but believe me, the bill is not.
So, let's take a closer look.
The biggest change is in U.S. Code 18 Section 921(a)(3). This is where the following text will be added, "(E) any combination of parts designed or intended for use in converting any device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled"
So basically anything that can be turned into a firearm as defined by the ATF is to be considered a firearm. This section is written so broadly, that if the government wanted, they could consider any tool that is used to mill an 80% lower as a firearm, including routers and router bits. Any pin that is used to put the lower and upper receiver together could be considered a firearm. Even a screwdriver could be considered a firearm or pliers. Do you see what they are doing with this bill? They are creating the opportunity to call anything they want a firearm so they can take it out of our hands.
We cannot let this happen. We need to contact our representatives and let them know that we are not OK with this bill.
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