Democrats Expand the Number & Types of Prohibited Possessors, to Limit 2nd Amendment

Democrats Expand the Number & Types of Prohibited Possessors, to Limit 2nd Amendment

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Opinion Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Arizona -( Ammoland.com )- -The Democrats in the House of Representatives expanded the number of classes of people prohibited from exercising Constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights. Those prohibitions have been added to H.R. 1585 , [ this bill has now passed the House and goes on to the Senate ] hijacking a re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The Act had not previously been used to restrict gun ownership. Speaker Nancy Pelosi added the infringements to the bill. The NRA never commented on this Act before because it never included gun control and but has now has come out in opposition to this change. In 1968, the number of classes of prohibited possessors, those people who were not allowed to possess or own firearms, was greatly expanded. Before 1968, the classes of people who could not possess firearms were decided by state law. When the Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed, six categories of people who were not allowed to purchase firearms from federal dealers were created. The list included classes which did not exist in most states. The groups were these: 1. Not a legal resident of the State where the federal dealership is located 2. People under the age of 21 for handguns, and 18 for rifles and shotguns. 3. Convicted felons or those under indictment for a felony (a crime punishable by more than a year of imprisonment) 4. Fugitives from justice (fled from any State to avoid prosecution for […]

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