Rep. Hank Johnson, D-GA, has gun control on his mind and in a big way. HR 5717, if passed, would strip gun owners of their rights and would ban assault weapons.
What’s all in the bill?
According to The Truth About Guns, the ‘assault weapons ban’ is real:
The ban has a few exceptions. Law-enforcement officers can possess these firearms as can those who are providing security at nuclear energy facilities. Firearms that are “manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action,” have “been rendered permanently inoperable” or are antique are exempt from the ban as well.
It would also include a ban on standard capacity magazines and suppressors.
Red Flag Confiscation Orders are also in play. The bill would establish funding for these surprise confiscations with due process.
And according to a separate TTAG article:
Current gun owners would be allowed to keep their existing firearm unlicensed. But no one who is not currently (as of when the Attorney General begins issuing “Federal firearm owner’s licenses”) in possession of a firearm could get a license and lawfully possess a firearm ever again.
Universal Background Checks and Licensing are included as well. This would provide an all-to-convenient list of gun owners and firearms owned to the federal government and police. Might this play well with the Red Flag confiscations?
Gunowners.org describes what the transfer rule would contain.
For example, if you hand a new gun to your veteran/neighbor to look at — and it turns out the Veterans Administration has appointed a fiduciary to look after his financial affairs — you go to prison under H.R. 5717.
At the end of the day - the bill is not likely to pass this Republican held Senate. However, if Biden gets in and Democrats gain control of Senate this may be an easy pass in 2021. This is a real threat to the 2nd Amendment.