Dems In Delaware Fast-Track A Bill To Confiscate ‘High Capacity’ Magazines
Liberals seem to have a very difficult time with reading comprehension, as the words, contained in the Second Amendment, particularly the part that says, the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed,” really leave them baffled.
Democrats in the Delware Senate have passed a piece of legislation that puts a ban on “high capacity” magazines last week, which if made into law, will force local residents of the state to sell these kind of devices to law enforcement officers or end up prosecuted.
This bill, along with another piece of gun control legislation which requires a license in order to legally purchase a handgun, have passed in the Delaware Senate without any support from Republicans, due to both chambers being controlled by Democrats. Now this pair of anti-gun bills will be headed to the House, which is also controlled by Democrats.
Earlier in the week, Democratic leaders in the Senate suggested they planned to force the bills through without GOP support if necessary in the interest of public safety.
“The urgency for public safety laws that will protect Delawareans from the threat of gun violence gripping our communities must be carefully balanced with our duty to provide fair public notice of measures being considered by our chamber,” Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola and Majority Whip Elizabeth Lockman explained in a recently published statement.
“These policies are not new and, put simply, Delawareans have waited too long for us to act on them,” Sokola and Lockman went on to say, point out that previous attempts to make such measures into law have failed. “Too many lives are at risk to justify any further delay in their consideration before the full Senate.”
Senate Bill 6, which bans “high capacity” magazines, classifies a high capacity magazine as any that holds more than 17 rounds of ammunition. The bill creates a $15,000 fund to purchase such magazines from their owners. The owners must either sell their magazines to law enforcement or risk criminal prosecution once the law is enacted.
Democrats argues the law would cut down on the carnage of any potential future mass shootings. Critics said the law would just prevent law-abiding gun owners from purchasing such magazines while criminals would buy theirs illegally. Republican State Sen. Dave Lawson said that Delaware residents had a Constitutional right to ignore the magazine ban if it’s enacted.
“I think people have had enough like I’ve said, and there’s, well it’s a protection in the Constitution that we don’t have to abide by any law that isn’t constitutional — and these are not constitutional, there’s no way they are,” Lawson went on to say.
Senate Bill 3, which is the second gun control bill, if passed would force residents in the state to go through a safety course and then receive a permit before being legally allowed to purchase a handgun.
The permit bill requires a person wanting to buy a handgun to complete an approved training course within five years of applying for the state permit. After completing a training course, a person would have to submit a permit application to the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The department would have 30 days to fingerprint applicants, confirm that they are legally permitted to own a handgun, and issue a “qualified purchaser card.” The card would be valid for 180 days.
Again, the text of the Second Amendment is very plain. We all have the God-given right to protect life, property, and liberty, which means we have the right to have weapons that will enable us to carry out such duties.
In this day and age, that means guns. Period. There’s no gun control law at the federal level that should be able to pass through the two chambers of Congress. Gun control bills are unconstitutional. That’s just all there is to it.