Just when you thought that magazine capacity limits and stricter gun registration policies were the worst of the inevitable gun control legislation, another step towards abolishing the Second Amendment altogether has been taken. And the tyrannical foot of local government has landed right on top of practically every gun in America, effectively taking us back the era of muskets.
Connecticut Senator Ed Meyer has officially proposed single-shot gun legislation, a bill that seeks to make it a class C felony to “purchase, sell, donate, transport, possess or use any gun except one made to fire a single round.”
Yes, you read that correctly. The bill is located here.
If you own, or possess a gun that holds and fires more than a single round at a time, you will be classified a class C felon under this new law, Proposed Bill No. 122. The contents of the bill also apply to “any person or organization to purchase, sell, donate or possess a magazine or clip capable of holding more than one round.” The Bill’s stated purpose is to “reduce the use of guns for criminal purposes,” and at this point, it appears to offer no grandfather clause; meaning that either a government-led buy-back program would be initiated, or that guns meeting the description of the new legislation would simply be confiscated. Either way, this is a direct infringement on our Second Amendment.
Shall not be infringed. This is a key phrase found in the Second Amendment, which states:
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 Second Amendment exists for the purpose of maintaining the security of a free state. It has nothing to do with hunting, or even sport shooting. It is for the preservation of free people and the continuation of a free Republic. This Amendment was established so that tyrannical government(s) could physically be stopped if they ever grew out of control and oppressive. Do you really think that would be possible with a militia made up of single-shot musket warriors in the 21st century? Of course not.
But the founders were only talking about muskets, right? Wrong. The founders setup our Constitution and the Bill of Rights as a framework for government. They were not dumb people, and they knew that things would evolve. That is the beauty of our founding documents – their framework allows them to be agelessly applicable. Specifics pertaining to gun-types, round capacity, and weapons capabilities were purposefully left out. Many of our founders were inventors, and knew that time would bring more powerful weapons. If the claim were true that the Second Amendment only pertained to muskets, then the Founders would have made that clear.
This legislation is not something to be shrugged off. This isn’t a rumor, or hearsay any longer. I have stated before that we are no longer on our way to the “that will never happen” era in America. We have officially arrived.
What are your thoughts on this bill?