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Miller: Radical left setting their sights on our Second Amendment rights

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37709120-9120277-New_Illinois_representative_Mary_Miller_is_in_hot_water_for_comm-m-29_1610002352775By Congresswoman Mary Miller –

Nancy Pelosi and her cadre of progressives continue to prove bipartisanship is an unobtainable allusion in today’s world of hyper partisanship. The Democrats are pushing out bill after bill with little if any bipartisan support such as two gun control bills recently approved essentially on party lines.

H.R. 8, the so-called “Bipartisan Background Checks Act” passed with only 8 Republicans voting for it and H.R.1446, the “Enhanced Background Checks Act,” passed with only two Republicans voting for it. 

These measures are nothing more than the latest attempt to erode our Second Amendment rights. We already have background checks as all gun purchasers at a retail store must go through a background check. In the case of online purchases, the online vendor sends the person to a licensed firearms dealer to do a background check. Police are present at gun shows to do background checks. The only sales in which a background check does not occur is private sales. 

In essence, H.R. 8 is nothing more than an attempt to end private sales of firearms and set up a national registry of firearms. The notion that H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 will do anything to stop criminal activity is laughable. Does the radical left really believe criminals looking to commit violence with guns will submit to a background check to obtain a firearm? 

It is hard to believe anyone could be so gullible as to think radical gun control policies will actually work. So, what is the motivation to keep pushing a radical agenda to take away our Second Amendment rights?

It certainly isn’t the safety of our communities.

The same people who think that more gun laws are the answer are the very same ones who voted to dramatically increase regulations on police departments, which essentially would defund the police due to increased costs for local police departments. How are these laws going to be enforced if law enforcement’s hands are tied? 

What these bills are really about is the elimination of our Second Amendment rights and a reimagined America as a police state in which only police officers and members of the military have firearms. In other words, the goal of the gun control movement is to accomplish what our founding fathers wished to avoid when they wrote the Bill of Rights in the first place. 

These measures are not going to do a thing to stop criminal activity and the people who voted for it know it. The problem is not that we don’t have enough gun laws. We have enough gun laws. What we need is to make sure the laws we have are enforced. There are an estimated 20,000 local, state, and federal gun laws. Let’s enforce the laws we have instead of implementing additional unnecessary, ineffective, and unconstitutional gun laws.

I took a stand for liberty when I voted against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. As your voice in Washington, D.C., I will continue to stand up for our Second Amendment rights because I understand that if we erode the Second Amendment – it won’t be long before our rights to free speech, free assembly and freedom of religion are eroded as well.

I took an oath to preserve and defend our Constitution. It is the job of EVERY member of Congress to protect ALL of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, even the ones the progressive left doesn't like.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Hey missy… what well trained militia do you belong to?
    I know I know you literalist had no problem with supreme court literally cutting off that requirement huh? Imagine a supreme court decision whacks off half an amendment and all the fake conservative applaud.
    Original second amendment.
    “A well REGULATED Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
    The free state is the United States.
    A Gun fetish is not a good reason to give guns to crazy ass wack jobs and bypass the checks via private sales.

  2. Also when the amendment was written the weapon choice was a musket.
    Only an ammosexual gun fetishist thinks an AK-47 or any automatic or semi automatic weapon is the equivalent of the hand loaded Musket.

  3. Adam Kinzinger (Republican in Name Only) Illinois voted for it.
    Over three times as many people die from fentanyl or fentanyl-laced pill overdoses every year. That’s manufactured in the Wuhan area of China and enters the U.S. through the Southern border. The people cut down are mostly in the prime ages of their lives and frequently people that you wouldn’t expect meaning all classes. The same politicians who talk a lot about firearms do little about that and they don’t care.

  4. Read the 2nd amendment again, you dufus! IT DOES NOT SAY ONE MUST IN A WELL REGULATED MILITIA TO OWN KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Your comprehension needs work.
    The Federal Government May NOT Lawfully Make ANY Restrictions on Our Guns & Ammo. When you look at it from the perspective of limiting the federal government to its “enumerated powers”, it all becomes very easy and clear. We haven’t been looking at it this way because we are so ignorant of our Constitution that we don’t know that it delegates “enumerated powers” only to the federal government. The federal government has only “enumerated powers”. NOWHERE in the Constitution did we delegate to the federal government authority to impose ANY restrictions on guns, ammo, etc. They violate Our Constitution when they impose these restrictions. The Truth is, that when WE THE PEOPLE “created” the federal government, we itemized (“enumerated”) in the Constitution all the powers WE delegated to it. We nowhere delegated to any branch of the federal government power to restrict, infringe, etc., guns, ammo, etc.
    The democrats are third world banana republic like dictators for wanting to ban our constitutionally protected 2nd amendment right.

  5. Why can’t the liberal morons identify the real problem, guns are NOT the problem, the problem is people who don’t respect and value human life. I’m waiting for you clowns to come up with a plan to stop that. Like stopping abortion, the murder of over 61 million babies since 1973. Abortion sets the example of murder being a problem-solving tool, you abortioncrats are responsible for teaching it’s okay to not value human life by example! Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. If you enact an unlawful gun ban, there will still be murderers who don’t value human life walking among us. Identify the correct problem….

  6. Government is our SERVANT, not our master… why on earth would we allow our servant to disarm us. Or leave us with useless arms. A well-armed man is a CITIZEN. An unarmed or poorly armed man is a SUBJECT. Hunting and target practice were not cited as justification for the 2nd amendment by the framers. Self-defense and security of their life, property and liberty from criminals, invading armies, and a usurping federal government were the given reasons. “I ask, sir, what is the Militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” George Mason, the father of the Bill of Rights

  7. The 2nd amendment cannot lawfully be amended with federal statute or an executive order can’t override it. The constitution is the supreme law of the land. The fear mongering left
    Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the nation…. they also have the highest murder rate in the world among alpha cities. It’s no secret the democrats wants to disarm Americans.
    Making good people helpless doesn’t make bad people harmless
    We must recognize that part of the price for freedom may well be insecurity, but that the price for complete security is inhumanity.
    – Martin Luther King
    I saw a movie a number of years ago where only the military and the police had guns: The movie was “Schindlers List”

  8. The Second Amendment and Art. I, Sec. 8, clauses 15 & 16, US Constitution, work together. They both provide for the “Militia of the several States”. Militias need arms with large magazines for modern warfare. Pelosi & Biden cannot lawfully water down 2nd amendment rights.

  9. Actually, American Presidents who federalized the national guard (i.e. the “militias”) whacked off half of that amendment. If the national guard truly reverted back to “militia” form, meaning completely out of the control of the President and only responsive to each state’s Governor, then the amendment may be unwhacked again.

  10. He’s a Democrat. There’s been primary opposition against him in that district for 8 years. I have no idea what it is about that district, but John B. Anderson was also a Democrat who finally came out of the closet in ‘08 when Obuma ran.

  11. Do you wet the bed at night when you hear any loud noise?
    Also, the “weapon of choice” was NOT a smooth-bore MUSKET, but a Pennsylvania-Kentucky LONG RIFLE, and those were owned by private individuals, who were experienced marksmen.
    Free men who own weapons are CITIZENS. Men forbidden to own arms are called “SLAVES.”
    Ask Biden’s pals, the Communist Chinese.

  12. The Second Amendment and Art. I, Sec. 8, clauses 15 & 16, US Constitution, work together. They both provide for the “Militia of the several States”. When gun grabbers take over a State govt, that State can’t defeat the Right of a People [who comprise the Militia] to keep and bear arms with draconian state gun control laws. The state govt cannot destroy the ability of ALL its citizens to keep & bear arms with large magazines and the type of guns used by militaries(Like AR-15). Yes, the state govt can prevent gun ownership for those who were found guilty of gun crimes, like armed robbery and murder.
    Hitler registered guns too…. I saw a movie where only the police and military had guns, it was a movie called “Schindler’s List”