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210 Days of Freedom: The Coming Private Firearms Sales Frenzy

The U.S. Senate returned from its summer recess on September 9, 2019. It has been widely reported that the Senate’s Republican leadership has caved in to media pressure [1]. They have promised to create a Senate version of H.R. [2]8 — the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”. (It already passed in the House, back in February.)

The phrases “Universal Background Checks” and “Comprehensive Background Checks” sound all warm and fuzzy to the leftists. But here is what they really mean: “We’ll make you a felon if you sell a gun to your next door neighbor”. Please don’t allow this blatantly unconstitutional bill to become law. Turning a fundamental right into a felony is the worst sort of legislative tyranny.

In the Senate version of the bill [3], they’ll probably carve out an exemption for transfers within immediate families. And they might make an exemption for holders of current CCW permits. There will of course be a compromise version of the House and Senate bills, in Conference Committee. So the exact wording of the finalized law is uncertain. But if the effective date stipulated in the House version is left intact, then the new law will take effect 210 days after it is  signed. (“The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 210 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.”)

President DJT has made repeated public announcements that he wants to see a “universal background check” law.  So there is a very high probability that he will sign the bill, if it crosses his desk. Once that 210-day window opens, watch out.  I predict that we’ll witness the biggest gun-buying frenzy in U.S. history.  President Obama was jokingly named Gun Salesman of the Year for a couple of years, but Donald Trump is about to become The Gun Salesman of the Century. And his signature on that law may even cost him getting re-elected.

Some Implications

If it enacted, here are some Implications of the new law:

I’m no prophet, but I can fairly safely predict that the last few gun shows in November and December of 2019 will be jam-packed spectacles. The licensed dealers will be fairly busy, but the private party sellers will have their tables absolutely stripped clean, by eager cash buyers. To call it a “Seller’s Market” will be putting it mildly. If you have a table full of private party guns at a gun show in December of 2019, then you will be able to get your “dream price” on any black rifle on your table.

Your Legislative Action Plan

This law can possibly still be stopped. Starting today, please repeatedly contact both of your U.S. Senators and your congressman about this, and remind them that they have NO AUTHORITY to control intrastate commerce of used goods, under the interstate commerce clause! No Federal nexus means no Federal jurisdiction.  A fallback position will be to say to your Senators: If you cannot stop this, then at least load this bill up with as many amendments as possible. These should include:

  1. Changing the Federal definition of an “antique” gun to one that is 70 years old, instead of the arbitrary cut-off date of December 31, 1898, which has been frozen in place since 1968. Properly, the definition of “antique” should roll forward one year, every year.
  2. Exempting holders of CCW permits from any background checks. Anyone who holds a permit has already passed a background check!
  3. Exempting sales in rural counties from any background checks. Rural areas are by definition low crime areas. Private sales in any county with a population of less than 100,000 should be exempt from any background checks.
  4. Exempting any transfers (gifts or sales) within extended families. This should include children, parents, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and in-laws.
  5. Exempting anyone who has been the victim of stalking or domestic abuse. If a protective order has been issued by a court at any level, then that protected individual should have carte blanche to buy a gun from anyone, without delay or any hindrance!
  6. Delaying effective date of the law for one full year, to allow time for a Supreme Court challenge.

While you have your congressional staffer on the line, please also tell them that you also oppose Red Flag laws, magazine bans, and so-called assault weapons bans. Those too are all unconstitutional.

Your 210-Day Gun Collection Re-Balancing Plan

Even though H.R. 8 is blatantly unconstitutional, odds are that it will indeed become law, most likely in April or May of 2020, and most likely without any significant amendments. You should take full advantage of this brief window of opportunity to round out and re-balance your family firearms collection, as follows:

Don’t snooze on this, folks. The U.S. Senate is back in session, so the clock is now ticking… – JWR

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#1 Comment By Wes On September 11, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

We should, at a minimum, push the senate to include CCW reciprocity in this travesty.

#2 Comment By vietvet On September 11, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

This article does nothing for the Commucrat State of California, We have been living under this leftist ceap since 1990 or before

#3 Comment By Bob On September 11, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

Send lots of emails to congress and President Trump. Call them too. They need the millions of calls.

#4 Comment By Jean Valley On September 11, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

When the law no longer serves the people, but the people are made to serve the law…
You remove the law makers, and law enforcers.

There is no alternative. In Commie terms… (Smirk) remove the privileged…

#5 Comment By SaraSue On September 11, 2019 @ 6:46 pm

I wrote to Trump and my Idaho reps last month. The Administration has received a ton of push back on any/all gun/red-flag legislation. The bill being debated in the House right now is receiving excellent pushback from our young conservative congress critters. I don’t believe Trump will sign a flawed gun bill. If he does, I’ll be completely shocked. He’s into “promises made, promises kept”.

Bottom line: just don’t comply. So what if it makes you a “felon”. If they can make you a felon on a whim, then so be it. Let’s all be felons then. I’m serious.

#6 Comment By SR On September 12, 2019 @ 2:06 am

This is a piece of the puzzle that is slowly being constructed on firearm registration and the ultimate banning of this and that. IF THEY CARED AND GAVE A DAMN THEY WOULD FOCUS ON CHICAGO, BALTIMORE, ETC AND GO FROM THERE…INSTEAD THEY THEIR PRIORITY IS DISARMING THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS…ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!

#7 Comment By VT On September 12, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

This may be a opportunity to have NFA34 and GCA 68 to be declared unconstitutional and void and a lot of local laws that are even more aggregious if these are challenged under these INFRINGEMENTS.

#8 Comment By Steve in MO On September 14, 2019 @ 4:32 am

I wouldn’t hold my breath that nothing will pass. Don’t put anything past the politicians, and always count on the stupidity of the American public. Something will get passed, at some point, and sooner rather than later. Once that door is cracked open it won’t get closed again. Plan now for what you want your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have. Put the fun guns you want on the back burner, and focus on the necessities.

#9 Comment By Jack On September 18, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

I see hi-cap mags going, personally.
Sadly, thats a no brainer. And it seems to hold up in courts.
80%-Agreed 100%
UBC-Is all show, until a Registry. Think about it.
What MAY occur… is ATF getting Legal Access to Copy 4473’s During Compliance Checks. That will be a First step in Building A Registry.
Most arrests will be because of Stings and Deal Cutting(people trying to get out of trouble with LE for other crimes)
USE CAUTION when selling!

#10 Comment By Jack On September 18, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

One other note…
Get a small TIG welder and learn !
Think about that. It ain’t rocket science.
Learn Home Anodizing or Refinishing.

#11 Comment By Longbow On September 18, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

Jim, I still have that purple AR lower you were eyeballin’… Ha!