There are a number of articles out there covering this bill. It is a kitchen sink type of bill. Given everything that is in it, almost any center fire semi-auto firearm could be banned under it.
The one that covers most of the important parts and is a quick read is AWB 2022, the way I read it over at Divemedics blog.
A few of the 2A YouTubers have mentioned and my feeds confirm, that the main stream media is claiming that this bill is dead in the Senate.
No. It is not. The Senate already passed one gun control bill this session, there are just to many Republicans that can not be trusted. Make the calls to your Senators, make sure that they know how you feel. Yes, your Senators are Democratic anti-gun rights people, call anyway. There were four Democrats that voted NO on H.R. 1808.
The thing to realize is that these Senators and Representatives are not listening to arguments because Republicans and Democrats are talking pass each other.
A Republican gets up and says “This will do nothing to stop mass shootings.” In response a Democrat gets up and says “The AWB or 1994 stopped mass shootings!” They talk about what experts predict. We talk about what is happening. They talk about saving the children. We talk about how it is unconstitutional on its face.
This is a fight that is not going to stop.
But here is the kicker, H.R. 1808 isn’t the bad one. It is just the obvious one. This is the one that gets everybody all worked up. This is the one that gets us burning up the phone lines and emailing like mad.
H.R. 2814 is the bad one.
Here it is:
To repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the “Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2022”.
SEC. 2. Repeal of certain provisions of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
Sections 2 through 4 of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (15 U.S.C. 7901–7903) are repealed.
SEC. 3. Discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.
The contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall not be immune from legal process, shall be subject to subpoena or other discovery, shall be admissible as evidence, and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in any manner, and testimony or other evidence may be permitted based on the data, on the same basis as other information, in a civil action in any State (including the District of Columbia) or Federal court or in an administrative proceeding.
This bill will allow anybody selling or manufacturing firearms to be sued. It doesn’t mean that the person suing will win, but it costs money to defend against lawsuits. This will extend to people selling or manufacturing parts as well.
So while you are calling your Senators, call your Representative as well and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 2814
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