Delaware Democrats Make Major Push To Fast-Track Bill To Confiscate ‘High Capacity’ Magazines

Delaware Democrats Make Major Push To Fast-Track Bill To Confiscate ‘High Capacity’ Magazines

It really seems like liberals in this country have a serious issue with reading comprehension. How else, besides greed for power, can you explain the very difficult time the left seems to have with understanding the Second Amendment which clearly states the right to bear arms shall not be infringed?

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A group of Democrats in the Delaware Senate have now passed a bill that bans “high capacity” magazines, which will force residents to sell these devices to local law enforcement or end up getting prosecuted.

This bit of legislation, along with another bill that requires a license to buy a handgun passed in the Democrat-controlled chamber without the assistance of any members of the GOP. These bills will now move forward to the Democrat-controlled House, where, if passed, they will come across the desk of Gov. John Carney.

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Earlier in the week, Democratic leaders in the Senate suggested they planned to force the bills through without GOP support if necessary in the interest of public safety.

“The urgency for public safety laws that will protect Delawareans from the threat of gun violence gripping our communities must be carefully balanced with our duty to provide fair public notice of measures being considered by our chamber,” Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola and Majority Whip Elizabeth Lockman said in statement that was recently revealed to the public.

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“These policies are not new and, put simply, Delawareans have waited too long for us to act on them,” Sokola and Lockman went on to say, noting that previous attempts to get such measures turned into law have failed. “Too many lives are at risk to justify any further delay in their consideration before the full Senate.”

Senate Bill 6, which bans “high capacity” magazines, classifies a high capacity magazine as any that holds more than 17 rounds of ammunition. The bill creates a $15,000 fund to purchase such magazines from their owners. The owners must either sell their magazines to law enforcement or risk criminal prosecution once the law is enacted.

Democrats argues the law would cut down on the carnage of any potential future mass shootings. Critics said the law would just prevent law-abiding gun owners from purchasing such magazines while criminals would buy theirs illegally. Republican State Sen. Dave Lawson said that Delaware residents had a Constitutional right to ignore the magazine ban if it’s enacted.

“I think people have had enough like I’ve said, and there’s, well it’s a protection in the Constitution that we don’t have to abide by any law that isn’t constitutional — and these are not constitutional, there’s no way they are,” Lawson explained, according to a report published by  Delaware Public Media.

Senate Bill 3, which is the second gun control bill, would actually force residents in the state to go through a safety course and receive a permit before they would be allowed to own a handgun:

The permit bill requires a person wanting to buy a handgun to complete an approved training course within five years of applying for the state permit. After completing a training course, a person would have to submit a permit application to the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The department would have 30 days to fingerprint applicants, confirm that they are legally permitted to own a handgun, and issue a “qualified purchaser card.” The card would be valid for 180 days.

Democrats are not out to just try and make society safer through more gun control. The point of these bills is to help chip away at the second amendment and eventually put so many limitations on owning a gun, making folks jump through hoops, that it is too much of a hassle.

Eventually the gun control pieces will add up to a total repeal of that amendment and then only the folks they deem fit to own weapons will have them, leaving the rest of us at risk of being ruled over by a tyranny comprised of elites.

It’s just no good, folks.