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A new bill in Congress will expand the list of disqualifiers that bar Americans from owning guns.

The biggest group to be added to this list is those convicted of violent misdemeanors. If this bill were to pass today, anyone who has previously been convicted of a violent misdemeanor will no longer be allowed to purchase or own a firearm for a period of time following their conviction.

The legislation is being referred to as the End Gun Violence Act of 2021(H.R.5877) and it was introduced by Colorado Democrat Joe Neguse, the Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

Neguse announced the following in his statement: 

Currently, 22 states and the District of Columbia prohibit handgun purchases by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes. However, these individuals are still eligible to purchase firearms in the remaining states, creating a patchwork of eligibility and increasing the risk of firearm-related violence. Establishing a federal law to prohibit the sale of firearms to those who have been convicted of violent misdemeanor offenses will legally protect vulnerable populations not currently covered by state law and create a national standard. In June, the Colorado state legislature enacted similar legislation barring those convicted of violent misdemeanor crimes from purchasing guns for five years.

“While our local law enforcement seek justice for the senseless act of violence perpetrated against our community on March 22nd, we are working to change the law to prevent future tragedies,”  said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Ensuring that firearms cannot be sold to violent individuals is crucial to preventing gun violence and saving lives. This law is common-sense and would keep guns out of the hands of those likely to use them to perpetrate violence.”

“I applaud Representative Neguse’s leadership and his continued commitment to reducing gun violence in this country.  This bill represents a strong step forward,” said Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty. “By preventing gun purchases for those with violent criminal convictions in the preceding 5 years, this bill focuses on those individuals who have just recently proven to be a real danger to other people.  The bill is exactly what we need — a focused effort to keep guns away from those who present an immediate danger to others in the community.  The District Attorney’s Office strongly supports Representative Neguse’s work to reduce gun violence.”

This bill has already received a lot of push back online and by figures in the 2A space.

Many point to the definition of a “violent misdemeanor” as evidence that this bill is bogus. John Petrolino of Bearing Arms pointed out the following when it comes to this point:

Going forward, if we had this infringement in place as law, one of the things we need to pay attention to is their definition of what a “violent misdemeanor” is. Imagine an argument that boils over and someone  “threatened [the] use of physical force”. While an arrest for something like that may seem like a fairy tale to many, it’s not. What if the arrest involved someone saying “I’m gonna kick your @$$ if you don’t get outta my face!” Turns out the person has bad luck and ends up convicted. Bam! Five years barred from firearm ownership. The point here with brining this up is for you to use your imagination. Don’t think the anti-freedom caucus is not using their imaginations. They are. Thinking of all the ways to foul someone up through overzealous policing and prosecution.

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Keith Clark
Keith Clark
1 month ago

Criminals do not buy guns at gun stores. Too many records. They buy them on the street out of the trunks of cars. They are criminals. They don’t give a rats ass about the gun laws. No gun law ever prevents a crime. If they can’t get a gun, they will just use a baseball bat.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

And fake Politicians do not care about the 2nd. Felon was just a excuse. Now they want more. They don’t call it the 68 GUN CONTROL ACT for nothing. I do not agree with it. And I will never back it. They need to do their flipping job and keep hardened criminals off the street PERIOD. I knew they would keep coming for more till they get their desired outcome. TOTAL CONFISCATION and CONTROL. They are even kicking around taking it away from whom they deem tax cheat.(whatever that is.) Plus someone with a restraining order hanging over their head. To you gun owners who don’t care what they do because YOU have yours best WAKE UP. YOU are next. Enjoy. If they eventually get total confiscation. Take a bow. YOU did it.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

If the government continues to write new laws that infringe on the old ones, peaceable, lawful citizens also won’t give a rat’s ass about gun laws.

bid red
bid red
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

can you spell minuteman militia

Buddy
Buddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

Or an SUV.

bid red
bid red
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Clark

correct rules are for rule followers only

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

Just horrific. The gun grabbers just don’t listen to the facts. I guess they’re simply “triggered” by the mainstream media.

John R Wood
John R Wood
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbo

These leftists know what they are trying to do and they hope enough brain-dead citizens do not notice until it is too late. Lock and load boys and girls because “The British are coming”.

Boaz
1 month ago

When Guns are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have guns, and there will be nothing left to protect DA Politicians!!

Lorraine E Blazich
Lorraine E Blazich
1 month ago

Governments keep trying to chip away at our gun rights which were created so that we can protect ourselves from the government. Watch the full length You Tube “Innocents Betrayed” to see what our government would like to do to us.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
1 month ago

Neguse obviously doesn’t understand what “…Shall Not Be Infringed,” means.

Neguse’s also one of the many schittbags helping turn Colorado into Commierado.

To he’ll with him.

John R Wood
John R Wood
1 month ago

They do know but they hope we don`t. Wake up people/

Mark
1 month ago

We need to get back to common law. This statutory bs has got to go. Under common law there has to be a VICTIM. Theatening to “kick someones A$$” doesn’t make the person a victim. DOING it does. NO VICTIM, NO CRIME. NO CRIME, NOT GUILTY YOUR “dis”HONOR!

Arjay
Arjay
1 month ago

MURDER is illegal. People use ALL kinds of TOOLS to commit murder. Driving a vehicle into a Christmas parade killing many and injuring several people is ILLEGAL, but they didn’t blame the vehicle! Robbery, looting, arson, and many other actions are illegal and when those actions (crimes) are committed using anything but a gun, the GUN is ALWAYS blamed and NOT the CRIMINAL! Why is that, leftie democRATS?!?!

BLBeamer
BLBeamer
1 month ago
Reply to  Arjay

The Washington Post and MSNBC DID blame the vehicle. They said the killings were caused by a “car” and an “SUV”, respectively. No mention of the perpetrator’s name or his possible motive.

Melvin
Melvin
1 month ago
Reply to  BLBeamer

I used to read the Washington Post; however, its editorials and misleading headlines eventually caused me to wonder what is in the minds of that paper and its editorial staff. Pravda, the Soviet news mouthpiece is just about as objective as the Post these days. MSNBC is also a mouthpiece for the radical (and unthinking) minority in this country.

Marlene
1 month ago
Reply to  Arjay

Actually the lame stream media is trying to make it seem like the SUV just happened to drive itself into the parade. They make no mention of the driver or his insane acts.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Poppycock. It’s another control scheme. Next up? A verbal threat would be defined as a violent misdemeanor. And soon after, lefties will define an unusual fascination with firearms as a violent misdemeanor. It never ends with socialists until they own all the means of production and control sufficient numbers of laborers.

It always makes me cringe when democrats assert their absurd notions about gun control, gun violence, gun safety, gun laws, gun sense, gun rights, gun policy, gun reform, gun measures, etc. Literate people don’t say “dis-gun” the enemy. In fact, neither the term “gun” nor “firearm” appears in the Constitution.

Gun violence is the go-to-term for grabbers and confiscators. It’s brilliant for public relations and incendiary to owners of firearms. Nobody says, “That gun is violent.” Literate persons say, “That person is violent.” Violence is a quality that applies to people and actions, not objects. The term is wrong in many ways, but psychologically, it is powerful.

Although use of the term is clever, democrats cannot grasp the fact that criminals don’t ask government’s permission to use or even possess a firearm. Nevertheless, “gun violence” has become a mainstay of the democrat flimflam because it narrows the focus to fit the objective. The objective of course is to disarm the American public. Think about it. Have you ever heard the term “gun gentleness” used by a politician or anyone else?

No? Then ask yourself why the democrat party doesn’t focus on just violence instead of gun violence. Fact is they’re after guns, not violence. They couldn’t care less about the entire field of violence because it commingles criminals with peaceable, lawful citizens and deflects from their intended focus on peaceable, lawful citizens.

Democrats hope to transform arms owners into dependents. Once they’re dependent on the government, democrats will choose which of them they’ll allow to own firearms. Unfortunately, that privilege will be reserved for special people and party bosses. Reminds me of Chicago.

Democrats want citizens to believe making the U.S. safer for criminals will make it safer for their victims. Ask yourself, do you believe being disarmed makes you safer? What kind of political leader would disarm his people while howling about the peril they face?

Dorothy
1 month ago

Waste of time the guns can be bought on the street…..

DG-WTF
DG-WTF
1 month ago

Just look at Australia – they were forced to give up their guns NOW if they go outside their homes during this phony lockdown they are Arrested . This China Virus was NOT an Accident

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

I think that what we need is to make it illegal for politicians to hire armed bodyguards. I wonder if that would change the way they think about creating new gun laws. Odds are that they won’t change their tune until they are personally affected in some way.

Lorraine E Blazich
Lorraine E Blazich
21 days ago

Watch the full length You Tube “Innocents Betrayed” to see what happens to the citizens of a country who allow their government to disarm them. Never, ever surrender your guns or ammo to the government.

Lorraine E Blazich
Lorraine E Blazich
21 days ago

‘When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!” How true. Obviously bureaucrats and politicians are not aware of the fact that criminals Do Not Follow the Laws. The fact is that law abiding citizens Need Guns to DEFEND themselves and should never have any of their God Given Rights for self protection taken away.

Boaz
21 days ago

Too bad they don’t pay more attention to the fact they let Denver turn into a homeless drug crazed city !!!

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