Gun Confiscation: Six Georgia Dems Introduce Bill to Seize “Assault Weapons”

Gun Confiscation: Six Georgia Dems Introduce Bill to Seize “Assault Weapons”

Gun Confiscation: Six Georgia Dems Introduce Bill to Seize “Assault Weapons”
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If you have any doubt left in your mind whatsoever that the Left does indeed want to confiscate our guns, look no further than the newest bill authored by six Democrats in the Georgia State House of Representatives.

HB 731 would amend current law to (h/t the Blaze):

“…prohibit the possession, sale, transport, distribution or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets.”

The text of the bill goes on to say that certain weapons would be required to be seized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, with increased penalties for use and possession of machine guns, among other related regulations.

Did you catch that? SEIZED. As in Brown Shirts coming to your home and confiscating your weapons seized? Or just a little “we’ll send you threatening letters until you comply” seized?

By the way, Captain Gun Grabber himself insists confiscation is a “conspiracy.” But remember when he said this:

June, 2015

And this:

October, 2015

Sorry, Barry, video is forever. What he’s not telling us is that in 1996, following a mass shooting, Australia imposed a mandatory gun buyback program and forced confiscation of guns. So when he uses the phrase “common sense gun safety measures,” you can bet he means “confiscation.” The man is intellectually dishonest at best. And a serial constitution-violating-tyrant at worst. But back to Georgia…

In a statement, one of the bill’s sponsors, Mary Margaret Oliver, had this to say about her position on this bill:

“Georgia needs debate about these weapons which are only used for rapidly killing people,” the statement read. “Assault weapons are not necessary for deer hunting.”

Oh, really? Well, guess what. No politician gets to decide what is “necessary” for me. Nor do they get to dictate what I use my firearm for. That’s my job. And you won’t be taking that right from me any time soon. And I dare you to try.

But if that lunacy isn’t bad enough, here’s a few snippets of what this egregious bill would do:

“No person shall possess, distribute, transport, transfer, or sell any assault weapon,” it reads. “Any person who distributes, transports, or imports an assault weapon into this state shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two nor more than ten years.”

The proposed measure also defines a “large-capacity magazine” to be “any firearm magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has the capacity of, or can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition.”

“Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine on or after January 1, 2017, that was obtained by such person prior to July 1, 2016, shall be fined not more than $100.00 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a felony for any subsequent offense,” it reads. “Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine on or after January 1, 2017, that was obtained by such person on or after July 1, 2016, shall be guilty of a felony.”

Those who do possess either an assault weapon or a large-capacity magazine, as defined in the text of the bill, on July 1, 2016, will need to either modify the weapon to magazine to “render it permanently inoperable or such that it is no longer an assault weapon or large capacity magazine” or give the firearm over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to be destroyed; gun owners will have an Oct. 31, 2016 deadline to do so.

The bill goes on to list specific firearms that would be felonious to own under this craptastic legislation. Check this out:

HB 731
HB 731 (Click to enlarge)

Here are the names of the six so-called “Democrats” who want to seize your weapons, Georgians, in case you’d like to give them an earful:

  • Mary Margaret Oliver
  • Carolyn Hugley
  • Pat Gardiner
  • Stacey Abrams
  • Dar’shun Kendrick
  • Dee Dawkins-Haigler

You can read the full text of this fish-wrapper here.

Washington State, which has already trampled all over the Second Amendment via a voter-passed initiative, has legislation pending that would essentially tax ammunition. You can read more about that here. And that’s why many Democrats call themselves “progressives.” Because snip by snip by snip, they are determined to eventually utterly erode our rights. And in the face of the growing threat of Radical Islam on our own soil, I find that pretty curious.

We’ve seen this movie play out already in Colorado. That didn’t work out so well for the sponsors of a bill that was eventually signed into law, and is just as unconstitutional as this one. Let’s hope this affront to Georgians’ constitutionally-guaranteed right to self defense goes down in white hot flames either in the Republican-controlled Congress, or in the circular file in the office of the Republican governor. In fact, I’ll donate the matches. And then perhaps a recall of these five tyrants is in order.

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  • Joe Miller says:

    At this point I’m wishing that the NRA was a publicly-traded stock that I could invest in.

  • GWB says:

    So, they want to ban “Any selective fire firearm capable of … semiautomatic … fire”? Doesn’t that pretty much exclude… almost entirely weapons already illegal to own without a tax stamp?

    See, “selective” fire means you have more options available to you than “shoot one bullet” and “shoot no bullets” (safe). It *has* to mean that you can select fire modes – which doesn’t include “no fire”.

    So, they’ve shot themselves in the foot with that definition.

    The list of specific weapons is interesting, since some of those are, once again, already heavily regulated by the federal gov’t as fully automatic weapons (the AK-47, the Thompson). The SAP might also be redundant, since I’m not sure if it’s legal as a pistol in most jurisdictions.
    Others are pretty much just semi-auto, but scary-looking rifles (AR180, Calico, Mini-14, etc.)

    The interesting ones on the list are the two Franchi shotguns. I used to own a SPAS-12 (the top version). What makes it “selectable” (and likely the only real “selective fire” arms in that list, besides the true autos) is you can convert it from pump to semi-auto with the push of a button (under the fore-grip/pump).
    Mind you, the SPAS-12 looks really menacing. The stock folds over the top with a curved carry handle, and the pump (and everything else about the weapon) is huge. Unless you ladies have huge hands, it’s unlikely that you would be comfortable trying to charge this weapon in pump mode. It shoots really well – partly because the dang thing is so heavy that you don’t get a lot of muzzle travel. It’s a monstrosity, and that’s why I finally traded it in at a gun show – for one of those scary Kalashnikov-looking 7.62s.
    Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket and want to add a SPAS-12 to your weapons collection solely for its uniqueness, stay away from it.

    • GWB says:

      One other thing about that list – it’s mostly a list of really old weapons, many of which are no longer manufactured … and haven’t been for as much as 30 years.

      • Jodi Giddings says:

        I appreciate the comment, as always, GWB. What we’re missing here, though, is this: Shall not be infringed. In my view, the banning or regulating of anything firearm-related is unconstitutional. Chipping away here and there by banning this, and banning that, and taxing ammo, and regulating commerce, is the way Progressives eventually get to full gun control. And since our schools don’t teach our children what their constitutionally-protected rights are (can’t imagine why they’d choose not to – can you? haha), we’ve got legions of kids coming up that just accept infringements on their right to self defense, their right to unencumbered speech, their right to privacy, etc, as the norm. One day, those of us who do know our rights will be gone, and the result could be a very different America. We have to educate our kids. If the kids in my child’s classes are any indication (and mind you, I live in a supposedly conservative town), this nation is in deep trouble.

        • GWB says:

          I don’t disagree, Jodi. I just thought it was funny that their focus seemed to be on a lot of old weapons that no one makes anymore. Why, it’s almost like they picked up some AWB legislation from the 80’s and just c&p’ed it into their new law. TEC9? Really? ‘Cause that’s “research”.

          As far as restricting these… yes, they’re violating the 2d Amendment and displaying their totalitarian impulses. (They can’t even seem to do that “well”.)

          (BTW, get your kids out of those classes if you can. Homeschool. I know it’s not for everyone, but at least you have a handle on what is being shoveled into their brains for those hours every day. Even in conservative areas the public schools are still filled with teachers who most often got their credentials in a leftist propaganda machine called “Education School”. And that’s on top of the MSM – which is far worse in its “entertainment” offerings than in its “news”.)

          • Jodi Giddings says:

            I homeschooled the kiddo for two years. She goes to a charter school and is our only child, so she needs the social interaction. Believe me, she’s not being indoctrinated. 😉

            • GWB says:

              Social interaction? Didn’t your husband beat her up and take her lunch money every day you homeschooled? (That’s an old homeschool joke response to “what about social interaction?”.)

              I’ll take your word on the “not being indoctrinated”.

  • Jodi Giddings says:

    BTW: Thanks for the tips. I’ll keep my Glock and my scary black AR-15. Yes, I have small hands. 😉

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