Each year, Congress must pass a National Defense Authorization Act to authorize funding levels and provide authorities for the U.S. military and other critical defense priorities.
Allegedly this legislation is to ensure our troops have the training, equipment, and resources they need to carry out their missions. However, the bill has increasingly become a vehicle for sneaking through bills that couldn’t pass on their own.
Now our friends at Gun Owners of America have alerted us to one of the more egregious examples of that practice – adding language to make permanent the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.
The vague language in this law could easily be manipulated by the Biden Administration to target guns with non-metal parts observed the analysts at Gun Owners of America.
Permanently enshrining it into federal law would create a ticking time bomb that the Biden Administration could weaponize to impose an even larger gun ban than the Biden Pistol Ban – which criminalized the possession of up to 40,000,000 firearms.
That’s why the 2A community must band together to urge Congress to OPPOSE this hidden gun control and let them know that we will view any vote for the entire NDAA as an anti-gun vote if the bill contains this backdoor gun ban.
Joe Biden and the anti-gunners in his administration have repeatedly violated and perverted the law to assault your God-given rights.
If the Senate version of the NDAA passes, it will hand them another powerful weapon to use against gun owners.
You see, this backdoor gun control requires that every “major component” of every firearm MUST be able to pass through an airport x-ray in such a way that its shape is “accurately” depicted.
One of these “major components” is the “frame or receiver of the firearm” – which the Biden Administration recently attempted to redefine to mean any gun part or parts kit.
The language currently affords gun owners no protection from an administration intent on destroying the Second Amendment and making millions of gun owners criminals.
For example, when GOA analyzed the Biden Administration’s redefinition of the term “frame or receiver,” we found at least 16 parts of a Glock fell within the proposed definition.
And Glocks aren’t the only firearms at risk of this potential reinterpretation of the law: Of the top selling pistols in America – depending on the list – all or almost all are polymer framed pistol that could be brought into the proposed definition.
Anti-gun Attorney General Merrick Garland has broad power to determine if each of those parts satisfies or violates the 1988 gun control law.
All it would take to BAN many popular guns is for Merrick Garland to declare that a small plastic gun part is a “frame or receiver” and therefore an undetectable firearm.
Currently, the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 must be reauthorized every few years or it will lapse, which provides gun owners a degree of protection from anti-gunners intent on abusing its provisions.
But now, anti-gunners are seeking to pave the way for new gun bans by making it PERMANENT, which is why Congress must OPPOSE any NDAA that includes this backdoor gun control.
Our friends at Gun Owners of America have made it easy to let your Senators and Representative know you oppose this plan to sneak gun control into the National Defense Authorization Act. Just click here to go to the GAO website to send a letter to your legislators. Also, the Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call today and tell your Senators and Representative that you demand they vote NO on any NDAA that includes gun control.
CHQ Editor George Rasley is a certified rifle and pistol instructor, a Glock ® certified pistol armorer and a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant, or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. A member of American MENSA, he served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.
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