The anti-gun groups and politicians don’t sleep when it comes to creative ways to infringe on your second amendment rights. They’re not just calling certain guns assault weapons now. They’re thinking a little deeper than that.
Texas congressman, Brian Babin, introduced the TAPS Act. TAPS stands for Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act. The bill is referenced as H.R. 838 and it has 47 new cosponsors as of March 2020.
According to the Firearms Policy Coalition, the bill has 90 Republican sponsors and 90 Democrat sponsors.
Here is what the FPC says about it:
“H.R. 838 would permit levels of espionage against the American people not seen since the introduction of the Patriot Act.” Furthermore, this bill would set up a "Task Force" of 24 unelected individuals charged with managing a national strategy of surveilling private citizens under the pretense of "targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment."
At the end of the day this bill would allow for domestic surveillance and spying on the American citizens, all in the name of safety and prevention. The data would then be used to create models to predict behavior.
Given what we've seen with the latest coronavirus outbreak and the wildly inaccurate model predictions used, we should not blindly give authority to any entity to spy on us and use that data to predict behavior for our own good.
Read more on this bill at gunpowdermagazine.com.