VIA| It was only a matter of time, and I guess that time is now.

While we were all preparing for the holidays, a group of 123 Democrats in the House of Representatives was planning to basically rewrite the Second Amendment, redefine “assault weapons” as just about anything semiautomatic with a high capacity magazine and therefore preparing to ban YOUR guns.

As puts it, “If passed H.R. 4269 would literally redefine the Second Amendment as evidenced by the bill’s description, which in no uncertain terms clarifies its ultimate goal:

“To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”

Perhaps you need to read that again: to ensure the right to keep and bear arms is NOT unlimited.

The bill directly targets every semi-automatic firearm in the United States including handguns, shotguns and rifles. It specifically mentions certain firearms and manufacturers, including the popular AR-15 and AK-47 rifles.

Here’s the full text of the bill. Check and see if what you own is on the banned list.

Because the law is Federal it would blanket the country with new restrictions, including making it illegal to own any magazine that exceeds a capacity of ten rounds.

And here’s the kicker, even if your weapon has a legally-defined low capacity detachable magazine but is modified with any of the following accessories, it is considered an “assault rifle” and would be outright banned in the United States.

Semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:
“(i) A pistol grip.
“(ii) A forward grip.
“(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
“(v) A barrel shroud.
“(vi) A threaded barrel.
“(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
“(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

The bill is currently before the House Judiciary committee where it will be considered and marked up or amended. The committee may stop action, or “table” a bill it deems unwise or unnecessary.

Here is a list of the committee members. You might want to let them know how you feel about this one. Let’s see if our Republican majority is good for anything…