Skip to comments.Bill Would Require All Guns to Be Licensed by Feds [semi-satire]
Posted on 06/09/2018 12:44:26 AM PDT by John Semmens
Illinois Democrats Rep. Bobby Rush and Sen. Tammy Duckworth have introduced a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to own a gun without a federally issued license. The bill is based on the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card program, which Rush claims "has worked for more than 50 years to prevent gun violence in my state."
While the touted "success" of the Illinois program seems to be regularly contradicted by the gun fatality statistics in the state's largest city, Duckworth asserts that we should "imagine how much worse things would've been in Chicago without the gun owners ID program" and that we should "imagine how much more effective it could've been had it been nationwide rather than confined to a single state."
Both Rush and Duckworth call their bill a compromise. "In an ideal world there would be no private ownership of guns," Rush contended. "We would be a lot closer to that ideal if this country hadn't taken a tragic wrong turn defying the government's efforts to confiscate private weapons in 1775. The paperwork following an eight-year war embedded an anti-social individualism into our Constitution that has impeded progress toward the more civilized society that Europe has enjoyed in the absence of widespread gun ownership in the 200+ years since we took that wrong turn."
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
what jerks these leftists are.
though they are dangerous jerks.
I’d love to see them do house-to-house confiscation. After a couple of hundred police funerals following the first day’s activities they’d probably call the whole thing off.
More fake news from the blog pimp
That’s the funny thing about the real bill - how it is based on the Illinois state bill.
It is called "Schindler's List".
Because it has worked so well in Chicago.
Do they even think before they say things?
The part I like: “- - the more civilized society that Europe has enjoyed in the absence of widespread gun ownership in the 200+ years since we took that wrong turn.”
Yes, during that 200 years that more civilized society had a war and internal crackdowns that cost millions of lives in nations where guns were not allowed by civilians, such as Germany and Russia that murdered their own civilians by the millions.
Gun control has proven success! (For oppressive governments)
“Shall not be infringed”. What is it about this simple statement in the Bill of Rights do these heinous insidious freaks not understand? It doesn’t mean jump through more hoops or make it harder for citizens to own guns.
While this is satire; the gun grabbers want to disarm everyone except the military, police, and of course, the bad guys who will use that opportunity to take advantage of their upper hand.
In AU and UK where this has been done; the crime and murder rate went up. I don’t think we need any more proof although the killing of nearly 200 million by their own governments in the last century after disarming their citizens would be considered proof as well.
I wish this was satire. Sadly it is not.
In gov’t lexicon, there is no other single word less defined.
Good point, that is what most people miss or conveniently forget.
Would that include guns lost in an unfortunate accident like when your boat swamped and they ended up at the bottom of a 1200’ deep lake?
How many people will be turned into criminals by this law?
The Money Quote:
“It has worked for over 50 years to prevent violence in my state (Illinois)”........
Soooo—Would this politician please clarify for me what kinds of weapons are being used in all the shootings in the Chicago area???
Just as off base as the current ads running for a Democrat candidate for Nevada Governor: Harry Reid is calling Trump a “BULLY”, and claims this candidate won’t be bullied by Trump.
Harry Reid calling ANYONE else a bully——that is rich.
I guess if I had a gun, and I'm NOT saying I do, it would have to be "UNDOCUMENTED".
I like it......
I don’t own any guns, they’re undocumented firearms.
It worked in NAZI Germany, In the Soviet Union, Maoist China, Communist Vietnam and Cambodia, Venezuela. Why would we reserve the right to fight those who want us to repeat those mistakes?
"After a couple of hundred police funerals following the first days activities" and Patriots pissing on the graves of traitors.
Americans can turn their ire to Washington.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.