ByÂ Tim Brown
February 15, 2013
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introducedÂ S. 54 on January 22, 2013.
The bill, titledÂ Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013, is a cleverly disguised gun grab.
How so? According to Gun Owners of America (GOA) the bill â€œcould end gifts and raffles of firearms, and possibly â€˜necessitateâ€™ gun licensure across the country.â€
GOAâ€™s Michael Hammond writes,
At its core, Section 3 would send a person to prison for 20 years if you ATTEMPTED or PLANNED (â€œconspiredâ€) to buy a firearm as a gift for another person or to conduct a raffle of a firearm, and negligently failed to note that the gift recipient or the winner of the raffle was, for instance, a veteran with PTSD who had been placed by the Department of Veteran Affairs onto the NICS list.
Note that you donâ€™t have to actually transfer the firearm to go to prison for 20 years, nor do you have to know that the proposed recipient is a prohibited person.
It is enough that you acted negligently, that you planned to gift or raffle the firearm, and that you engaged in one â€œovert actâ€ necessary for conspiracy to take effect (e.g., getting in your car to drive to the gun shop).
In fact, the veteran or â€œprohibited personâ€ doesnâ€™t even have to be on the NICS list and doesnâ€™t have to know they are a prohibited person.
A marijuana smoker is a â€œuser of â€¦ [a] controlled substance.â€ If you buy a gun with the intention of gifting or raffling to one of those, you can go to prison for 20 years, be subject to draconian forfeiture provisions (933(a)), be prosecuted and sued under RICO (933(c)), and be prosecuted for money laundering (933(d)). In other words, unless youâ€™re â€œfeeling lucky,â€ the bill would effectively outlaw gifting and raffling firearms.
What more horrors can they add, Â They are surely looking to create a civil war with all this gun grabbing.
People who think â€ they arenâ€™t going to take my gunsâ€ might want to think again because when they bum rush your home you will either end up dead or full of holes.
How can we as America allow this to happen to our Country, to many have no idea this is what happens when they are ready to take country down.