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A new piece of legislation, the Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act, is aiming to stop terror by having banks report those buying guns to the federal government. 

The Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act will require banks to hand over information related to individuals who have recently bought guns, ammunition, and firearm accessories to the federal government. 

This piece of bicameral legislation was introduced by Representatives Madeleine Dean(D-PA) and Jennifer Wexton(D-VA) in the House of Representatives and by Senator Edward Markey in the Senate. 

The legislation was put forward as HR 5764 in the House and as S 3117 in the Senate. 

This bicameral piece of legislation is being championed by the gun control lobby as the only way to stop domestic terrorism and attacks in the public space. 

Senator Ed Markey said, “we cannot allow banks and financial institutions to turn a blind eye as shooters bank a pile of guns and ammunition in lead up to an attack.” The Senator would follow up on that statement by saying “the Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act will give us the guidance on how these institutions can help pinpoint and prevent gun violence across the country. I am proud to work with Representatives Dean and Wexton in advancing this gun violence prevention legislation.

This legislation is being backed by every member of the gun control lobby in Washington. Groups like Everytown, March for Our Lives, and Newtown Action Alliance have backed the measure since its proposal. 

John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown, said in a statement that “banks and financial institutions have a key role to play when it comes to identifying the warning signs of gun violence, such as trafficking or stockpiling weapons — but they can’t do this work if they don’t have the right data.

Critics of the legislation have said that this bill unfairly targets American gun owners and punishes Americans for using their 2nd Amendment rights. 

The trade organization that represents the Firearms industry came out and compared this legislation to the defunct Operation Choke Point proposed by the Obama Administration.  

This idea of enlisting banks and financial institutions to do the bidding of gun control through ‘woke’ policies isn’t new, but that these lawmakers would take the illegal Operation Choke Point to the next level is a reprehensible assault on America’s financial privacy and Second Amendment rights,” said Mark Oliva, the public affairs director of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Oliva would follow up that statement with “this is a brazen and alarming display of arrogance by these lawmakers to put law-abiding gun owners under an umbrella of suspicion and government monitoring simply for exercising their God-given right to keep and bear arms. This shows the contempt for which gun control groups, and the politicians that do their bidding, have for the very freedoms upon which this nation was founded.

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Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
1 month ago

Phuck That!

Pizzman7
Pizzman7
1 month ago

Democrooks just can’t understand they live in a free country and you have to provide proof of malfeasance before monitoring or probing their citizens…..who do they think they are ? The russians or chicoms ????

Marlene
1 month ago
Reply to  Pizzman7

Both.

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

So all will all email going from/to terrorists organizations like BLM, the DNC, Antifa, FBI, NSA, CIA be reported to local sherrifs whole criminal activity occurs in their jurisdiction? Since the organizations with weapons are the FBi, CIA, US Military, are they also to be surveilled for illegal activity (ie: where the CIA operated on US soil)

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
1 month ago

And all the while China is stealing our technology and will flatten the U.S.A. and anyone else they choose. What does that thing who calls himself a president and all his perverted lying thief henchmen do? Worry about if our military is queer enough. For those of you who wonder what happened to the powerful Romans. You are getting your answer.

Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  RangerEDGE5

And “we” give away billions in weapons to the Tailiban thanks to Chairman Xiden the thief of the 2020 election.

Jim Jouget
Jim Jouget
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Don’t forget Fast and furious With the ATF, AG.Holder and first POTUS OBAMA sending several thousand to the Cartels and then loosing track of 70% of them and they still don’t know where they are!!!

Mark
1 month ago

Just a slight violation of the 4th amendment. Oh wait…make that a MAJOR violation. TO BE SECURE IN THEIR PERSONS,PAPERS AND EFFECTS. I just love how these totalitarian psychopathic control freaks ignore the basic rules of decency and our right to our privacy.

lbrac
lbrac
1 month ago

It is all about disarmament, not crime, not terrorism, or suicides. It would be relatively easy to use cash to purchase self-defense items, thus avoiding bank reporting. But then the feds will want to do away with cash, which they are already moving towards.

JeffT0962
JeffT0962
1 month ago

FJB, and these assclowns

Pete
Pete
1 month ago

So if I don’t own any guns but spend $10k on a new UTV at Kentucky Gun I can expect the ATF knocking on my door looking to see where the guns/ammo are. If I don’t have any guns/ammo on the premises they arrest me for straw purchases.

Guest
Guest
1 month ago

For some reason the Commrats keep wanting to get information from banks. Hummmm. I wonder why they keep wanting to know about everyone’s money. Could it be to figure out how to steal most of it. The Dam Democrats will try anything and anyway to collect information about the citizens of this country.

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