H.R. 127 – Shelia Jackson Lee’s all out, in your face Assault on your 2nd Amendment
H.R. 127 (find the full text here), sponsored by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) and released on 1/28/21, would do the following:
- IMPOSE Licensing of Firearms and Ammunition for Possession of any firearm or ammunition,
- IMPOSE an additional license to DISPLAY an Antique Firearm in the home,
- IMPOSE an additional license for Possession of “Military Style Weapons”,
- IMPOSE mandated Firearm Liability INSURANCE with a yearly fee of $800 payable to the US Attorney General,
- IMPOSE a detailed Federal Firearm Registration System to which THE PUBLIC, all Federal, State and Local law enforcement, all governments, and all branches of the US Armed Forces would have complete access.
There’s no way to sugarcoat it. With Joe Biden in the White House, and Senator Chuck Schumer ruling the Senate, we are in for a very rough two-to-four years. The very survival of America as we know it is at stake, especially if Democrats succeed in eliminating the Senate filibuster – a procedure which effectively requires legislators to first garner 60 votes (out of 100) before they can move legislation. In an apocalyptic environment where the filibuster has been eradicated, you can expect to see a Democrat Congress ramming through gun bans, gun owner registration and more. And to make sure that everything they do is ruled “legal”, anti-gun Democrats have threatened to pack the U.S. Supreme Court.
However, here in Arizona, two bills have made it through their respective legislative committees that would prevent such draconian and Stalinistic measures from being enforced in Arizona. HB 2111, passing through the House Government & Elections Committee, proposes that any act, law, treaty, rule or regulation of the U.S. Government that violates the Second Amendment would be unenforceable in Arizona. SB 1328, passing through the Senate Judiciary Committee, is almost identical to HB 2111 but contains the added verbiage that any act, law, treaty, rule or regulation of the U.S. Government that violates Article 2, Section 26 of the Arizona Constitution would also be unenforceable in Arizona. Article 2, Section 26 is Arizona’s constitutional protection of our right to bear arms.
Beginning March 1st the rubber meets the road, when these bills will be scheduled for debates in the full House or Senate. We will be asking you to contact your state legislators and urge them to support these bills.
In addition to HB 2111 & SB 1328, we ask you to urge your legislators to support the following bills that also protect your 2nd Amendment and AZ Article 2, Section 26 Constitutional rights, and that also made it out of their respective committees. They are:
- HB 2810 – Civil asset forfeiture reform. Would require a criminal conviction in order for the government to confiscate someone’s property.
- HB 2827 – Would prohibit business or financial discrimination against a ‘firearm entity’ that supports or is engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition products.
- SB 1382 – Would classify ammunition and firearms related businesses as ‘essential’ during a state of emergency.