Unfortunately, the invoice did not stall for the following reasons: Notorious filibuster — It’s perfectly legal to require a 60-vote threshold for legislation primarily targeting the Red States, but moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin and John Tester support the House’s efforts. This is because there is a high possibility that you will have a hard time.Manchin, who wrote a more modest “identification bill” a few years ago, estimates 54% of households have guns.. In Montana, that number is over 52 percent.
But Democratic Rahm Emanuel I have an idea..The only way his party can pass gun control legislation is in ABC this week Sunday is more about people than guns. He speculates that Democrats should compromise with Republicans by focusing on “criminals,” “mental health,” and no-fly zones.
The former mayor of Chicago, who suffers from crime, may ignore the rights of the gun owners’ Amendments 1, 4, 5, and 6 in order to deprive them of the rights of the First Amendment. The reason for believing that it is a compromise of all kinds remains a big mystery.
First, Emmanuel says that anyone with a “record of domestic violence” should “ban the purchase of guns.” This is a great idea. Also, it’s already a law.Owning a gun convicted of domestic violence illegal Under federal law — and under many state laws. It is legal for police to bring a gun if a partner or child has a “reasonable risk of personal injury”. These regulations can be abused by law enforcement agencies, but at least there are basic due processes, not arbitrary confiscation of guns.Therefore, it can only be inferred that Emmanuel simply means that the guns need to be confiscated from them. Accusation Of domestic violence by other parties.
Emmanuel’s second idea is to ban people with “mental health issues, and relationships and everything about mental health violence” from buying guns. Another good idea. And again, already the law.is illegal Selling firearms or ammunition to anyone you know or have a good reason to believe that you have been “arbitrated as a mentally ill person or engaged in a mental hospital”.
Emmanuel may be talking about a danger signal law that authorizes police to confiscate guns from Americans with the strength of third-party accusations. For example, California already has a law prohibiting anyone who checks in to a mental hospital, for example, having a problem with nervous fatigue or addiction, from owning the rest of the gun (very unconstitutional). I think). It is alive. He can never buy a gun, even if he shows the predominance of evidence that a person uses the gun in a safe and legitimate way.
Such laws not only unfairly deprive Americans of their rights, but also condemn mental illness that has nothing to do with potential violence or crime. It’s also a good way to discourage gun owners suffering from depression or suicidal ideation from seeking the help they need.
Still, Emmanuel’s worst suggestion is “no fly, no buy”. The idea here is to confiscate the guns of American citizens arbitrarily placed on various secret government no-fly zones and surveillance lists without possible causes, innocent assumptions, or due process.
Clarify how Democrats, who believe the National Rifle Association is a “terrorist organization” and most conservatives are “white supremacists,” could abuse such a list. I can imagine. For example, Emmanuel said the law “Proud Boys is a domestic terrorist group.” Whatever you think of the members of Proud Boys and Antifa, or the groups you think you hate most, they are made up of individuals. Emmanuel wants to sell his supporters of the constitutional right to ideological crime. It’s not how this works.
“No fly, no buy” is not a new idea. A few years ago, the Democratic Party tried to pass a similar bill.It was then that Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy was sneaky. Accusation A Republican who opposed convicting an American on an opaque non-judiciary government list edited by a number of bureaucrats, saying he “decided to sell weapons to ISIS.”
These are not the “liberals” of your parents.
Of course, it is true that the majority of people on these lists who are capriciously tagged by law enforcement agencies are Muslims. Most of the approximately 1 million people on the list do not know that they are suspected of being terrorists, or even how to present or even challenge the designation. Again, releasing yourself from the list is also exorbitantly expensive and often involves a complex process that is out of the reach of the average citizen.
In 2014, Interception Report on discovered “intelligence source” leaks 280,000 people It is on the list of governments that have nothing to do with potential terrorist organizations. No one knows today’s numbers.Contemplate this scenario: Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Once on the no-fly zone list.. Does Emanuel believe that Lewis deserves to lose all his constitutional rights? Even ACLU, who was once a friend of the Constitution “Strongly” insisted that this step would undermine the freedom of its citizens..
What Emmanuel doesn’t seem to understand is that guns have no rights. People do so. And depriving them of their rights is not a compromise.