Looky here: the adorable little pansy darlings are still trying to stealth-repeal the Second Amendment, especially the “shall not be infringed” bit:
House and Senate Democrats have opened a campaign to get states to require a license issued by police, complete with fingerprints and photos, before buying a handgun, even from a friend or family member. The Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015, introduced Thursday, would also provide a taxpayer-funded federal grant to implement the program, which proponents say will help to cut down on gun violence and deaths.
“States require licenses to drive a car or even to fish in local rivers, so requiring a license to buy a deadly handgun is a commonsense step that could save countless lives. This legislation will help states develop responsible handgun licensing programs,” said sponsor Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is running for an open Senate seat in Maryland.
Hold it right there, pardner: you act like requiring licenses is a “commonsense” good thing. But conservatives pretty much reject that premise. The Leviathan State is already too big and too intrusive as it is. Besides, vehicular transportation is not mentioned in the constitution, whereas guns most definitely are.
While the legislation is not a federal licensing program, it would still be a national project funded by a Justice Department grant that would require purchasers to provide police with photographs, fingerprints, and submit to a background check. The legislation did not indicate a price tag. It would cover all handgun purchases, in gun stores, at gun shows and among private sellers, including friends and family.
This will go nowhere, of course, and is on its face blatantly unconstitutional. But still, the very fact that they keep hammering away at your right to self-defense indicates just how desperate the Left is to disarm the American people. Why?
You can read the text of van Hollen’s bill at the link above; the bill also has three Connecticut sponsors, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty. Which should tell you all you need to know about it.