As I type this, the US Senate Judiciary Committee is about to meet to discuss a whole host of radical, anti-gun proposals put together by President Obama and his staff.
Everything is on the table today. Everything.
Before we alert you to the details of the bill, you need to understand the political backdrop we are facing.
The anti-gun forces in Washington know that they need some bi-partisan support for their sweeping gun control initiatives to pass.
Not that all Democrats are anti-gun, to be sure, but many of them remember what happened to their caucus after the Democrats passed President Clinton’s “Assault Weapon’s Ban” in 1994. Dozens of Congressional Democrats were booted out of office after voting for this gun grab.
So this time, anti-gun leaders like President Obama, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) are desperate to get Republican leaders on board with their agenda.
They came close to convincing Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to join their universal gun registration scheme – but that plan failed late last night.
So now the gun-grabbers have turned their attention to Iowa Senator Charles Grassley.
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is the ranking member of this Committee, that is, he is the most senior Republican on this Democrat-controlled committee.
He would be a major “catch” for the anti-gun forces in Washington and across the country.
While we respect Senator Grassley for his years of service, his stance on the 2nd Amendment is confusing.
He voted to confirm President Obama’s notorious anti-gun nominee for Attorney General Eric Holder – but now he’s perhaps the loudest critic of AG Holder’s criminal actions in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.
He temporarily supported a ban on so-called “high capacity magazines” earlier in the year – but hours later he changed his mind on that.
But now, according to the Washington Times and Newsmax, Senator Grassley is giving serious thought to supporting mandatory mental health checks of ALL prospective gun buyers!
Can you imagine, walking into a psychologist’s office to be “examined” to see if you are allowed to possess a firearm?
Can you believe we’re even talking about whether or not Iowa legislators would support such an offensive power grab?
This is unbelievable.
And, of course, it won’t do anything to keep anyone safe from criminals.
Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law. They already obtain firearms by theft or from other criminals.
The thought of a street-hardened thug walking into a psychologist’s office to get checked out would be funny – if this wasn’t so serious.
The bill, S. 443, was introduced by some of the most aggressive anti-gun legislators in Washington.
S. 443 would:
>>> Make you a felon, and lock you away in federal prison for 15 years if you UNKNOWINGLY give a firearm as a gift to a prohibited person – again, even if you don’t know the person is prohibited;
>>> Subject you to draconian forfeiture, racketeering, and money laundering penalties – virtually assuring that you’ll spend the rest of your life in poverty – even if you win your case;
>>> Impose the same 15-year federal prison sentence if you UNKNOWINGLY sell more than one firearm to someone that you should have known was prohibited.
Please understand what we mean.
We are not saying that someone who knowingly sells guns to a prohibited person should get away with it.
But if a grandfather gives a firearm to his grandson, not knowing that he’s prohibited, he shouldn’t be liable at all – much less spend 15 years in federal prison!
Given Senator Grassley’s muddled history on the 2nd Amendment it’s VITAL that he hear from you at once – while the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting.
The gun-grabbers are going “all in” – hoping that Senator Grassley will give their dying agenda a new life.
Don’t let that happen!
Call Senator Grassley’s office today at: 202-224-3744 and strongly insist that he OPPOSE S. 443 and ANY legislation that would require gun owners to be subjected to mental health screenings, bans on high cap magazines, or any other scheme dreamed up by President Obama!
If that line is busy, as it has been recently, feel free to reach Senator Grassley’s staff at 202-224-0472.
If the lines are busy – keep calling.
Iowa Gun Owners
P.S. Right now the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting, going over President Obama’s gun-control bills.
Iowa’s Charles Grassley is the most senior Republican on the Committee and he’s made it clear that he’s open to mandatory mental health screening of ALL NEW GUN BUYERS.
The gun-grabbers are going all-in on this – desperately trying to get Senator Grassley’s support so they can claim they have bi-partisan support.
Please call Senator Grassley IMMEDIATELY at 202-224-3744 and insist that he vote NO on S. 443 or any other gun control legislation that President Obama’s minions ask him to support.
Senator Grassley’s history on the 2nd Amendment is confusing, so he needs to hear from you at once!