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New Gun Control Measures Of 2019

It's 2019 and our gun rights are in jeopardy in more states than ever before. It's my goal with this article to highlight some of the changes coming in 2019, and what it may mean for us as a country, at large. Keep in mind that these are just some of the laws we know will be going live in 2019, not those that are currently being talked about among the anti-gunners, or what may come to pass later on this year.

And, as always, as we hear of anti-gun laws being passed, we'll make sure we keep you updated.

California:

We keep thinking things cannot get much worse in California but they always seem to surprise us there with their lack of Constitutional understanding.

Cali just raised the minimum age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21, among things like requiring at least eight hours of safety training for those wishing to get their CCW, and, starting in July, ammo dealers will have to check with government officials before selling ammo to make sure those people aren't banned.

To make matters even worse, if such a thing was possible, their Governor has vowed to re-visit old laws that were previously not passed and wants to “raise the bar on gun control.”

Illinois:

If you take Chicago out of Illinois what do you get? An actual decent place to live. Sorry, not sorry. However, Illinois just made it more difficult for gun owners with the Firearms Owner Restraining Act, where relatives or police can request to have firearms removed if an individual is deemed unsafe based on any merit, to include social media posts.

In addition, the waiting period to buy a rifle has increased from 24 to 72 hours and hospitals are required to report involuntary psychiatric admissions to the government, which could catch up to the gun owner, stripping them of rights.

Vermont:

Last year Vermont made “large capacity” magazines essentially illegal. However, that new law didn't apply to out of state folks visiting the Green Mountain State. Tourists have until July 1st to visit with their “large capacity” mags (if used for a competition), after which time they'll be in violation of state law.

Washington:

Washington raised the minimum age to purchase a semi-auto rifle from 18 to 21 and gun owners can also now be convicted if someone else gets to their guns and hurts/threats another with their gun.

Can you imagine some nut job stealing your car and going on a rampage with it, and having you held responsible?

Federal:

At the federal level, the Trump Administration essentially calls bump stocks machine guns. While laws failed to pass in congress, Trump found a workaround in rewording already written law, which is a dangerous endeavor to say the least.

Many people don't think that bump stocks apply to the Second Amendment or see how it will impact our 2A rights as a whole. But it does. I don't personally own one, but you can't just add stuff to an existing law banning something and expect that it will be okay. It won't be okay and the Trump Stock Ban is set to go live at some point this year.

We can expect 2019 to be a rough year for our Second Amendment with multiple states being controlled by people who hate guns and gun owners with a passion. And, when the people who are “on our side” don't actually help, it only gets worse.

How does this affect you if you live in a gun-friendly state?

You may be be saying, “who cares? I live in Texas!” Or, “I live in Georgia!” Or, “South Carolina!” Or, “Idaho!!!”

You should care what happens in these other states for a few reasons. First, there are people behind enemy lines in these states who are gun owners and are trying to do something to help. They are seriously out numbered and need whatever help we can give them.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, if you look at a map the landscape is changing. Anti-gun people are flocking to places like Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, the Carolinas, and the rest.

An anti-gunner almost unseated pro-gun Ted Cruz in the Texas senate race. If you don't think a fire was lit there, you're sadly mistaken. Same thing with the Georgia Gubernatorial race. In both races, the gap was just over 2%.

While a 2% victory is still a victory by any stretch, 2% sucks in the greater scheme of things and we need to wake up before we kiss our gun rights buh-bye for real.

The anti-gun folks are looking for a win in a state like Texas or Georgia which is why they're hammering it as hard as they can. A fire has been lit and our gun rights are in jeopardy.

And, if we sit idly by, gun control will be coming to your state, next.

What are your thoughts on this mess? Let us know in the comments below.

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15 Responses to New Gun Control Measures Of 2019

  1. Mac January 5, 2019 at 9:40 am #

    The problem only starts with “Anti-Gun People.” The big issue is the people with no dog in the fight. Just plain old Americans that don’t shoot, hunt, compete, or have any interest in guns. They are not affected by gun restrictions, at least not in their minds.

    Typically, victims of gun violence of any kind, blame the gun, not the sick minded individual using it. They can’t or don’t wrap their heads around law abiding gun owners, being less likely to be a victim, because we can take measures to stop Johnny Gun Nut from killing us in mass.

    I have no idea what the answer is to getting non gun owners to support the rights of us who do own, use, and legally carry a firearm. They are simply, not interested.

    This being said, when do we start to fight back. Pro Gun Protest.

    • Mike Wiley January 5, 2019 at 9:39 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more. When I’ve tried to engage a gun control advocate with actual facts and not hyperbole they’ve heard on MSNBC or CNN they’ve never seemed the least bit interested. It’s hard to rely factual information to those not interested in dialogue.

  2. shane January 5, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

    Well put Mac! I live in VA and just saw that our new governor has a few anti-gun laws he wishes to introduce. What he fails to realize is that we are more of a purple state rather than blue. Just because we have more Liberal constituents doesn’t meen that we have less pro-gun constituents. Previous Democrat Governors lasted because they understood that this was a touchy subject in their state. We need to mount an offensive so that we are heard and our “leadership” knows where we are coming from!

  3. Dan Faust January 6, 2019 at 9:22 am #

    They can be anti gun all they want the bottom line is this we are supposed to be a free country but we are not. Pro gun law abiding people are being used as scapegoats because government can’t do their real job and stop criminals. What they intern are doing is turning all of us into criminals. These politicians are about to cause the biggest revolution and spill the most blood this Nation has ever seen. I personally will never give up my firearms and they will have to kill me to take them. We the people are the ones that ultimately control their jobs so its time for them to be voted out

    • Bruce Von Sprecken January 8, 2019 at 9:50 am #

      I am with you 100%,we are run by politicians who listen only to rich donors and do not give a hoot what the average citizen who is at work everyday thinks! We have lost most of our freedoms 20 years ago and now deteriorating extra fast! Writing to our Congressman and Senators is like talking to a gun control machine with their two page,say nothing blabber!!!!

  4. Kenneth D Birgholtz January 7, 2019 at 4:57 am #

    What these Anti-gun people are failing to realize is that Gun Laws and restrictions are the 1st Step to Gun Confiscations and the loss of All Our Freedoms, Not Just the Loss of Our Guns, they have their sights on All Our Freedoms…When we can no longer stop confiscations, they resort to Murdering the Population-at-large and it has been shown through-out history that the Un-armed Populace Can Not Resist Genocide perpetrated by their Own Government, much less any other bad actors…We Must Fight to Retain All Our Freedoms…

    • Bruce Von Sprecken January 8, 2019 at 9:53 am #

      You are very right! The Second Amendment has bee raped at about every position on earth and there is hardly nothing left of it now. fight time is well overdue.

  5. J.A. Brooks January 8, 2019 at 3:05 am #

    I’m actually planning to leave South Carolina. Talking with a few of our legislators has me truly aggravated.

    Do too the many transplants & retirees from the BLUE states they want the state to become a clone of NY, NJ, CT and other so-called American states. Retired NYPD officers are supporting the nonsense, however they are buying as many pistols as possible before they move back or to another state.

    A number are wanting CWP’s restricted (they’re still carrying under Federal LEOSA though) I legally can but chose to get my CWP to be able to teach “citizens” not civilians safe gun control, and literally found more police officers needed training than citizens. When I started in the Stone Age LEO’s spent 4 times more on the range than today. We currently have bills being written for magazine capacity limits, age restrictions, doing away with the Castle Doctrine & even a California style list combined with registration. If even one of these bills makes it through SC becomes a breeding ground for the anti constitutional movement. Watch your own state for these people, they are well funded and zealous. America as we know it will be changed forever if one constitutional right goes what is the next? 5th, 14th, do we become a “socialist utopia” or will our citizens stop being sheep? Can the POTUS revive our economy and be willing to do what is needed even if it’s what the people during Korean War 1950 forward is necessary. It will go a long way towards solving our drug, crime and economic problem. They have threatened to sink naval ships they want a war give them what they want.

  6. David January 8, 2019 at 4:21 am #

    Everyone has a different perspective, and a lot of gun death statistics are suicides and gang related crime. These gun legislation measures do nothing to tackle those issues. Both law abiding gun owners, those who know nothing about guns, and those who want nothing about guns at all are in agreement that getting guns out of the hands of criminals is an excellent idea, but how do we do that? Certainly not at the expense of reducing the freedom and the rights of those that use their firearms for defense, sporting, general range use, and plain old fun plinking. The same with suicides as well. Getting people the help through counseling and medication or hospitalization if needed is the better alternative to more gun legislation. I’m personally tired of having more and more of my rights stripped away year after year due to issues that aren’t even related to the weapons involved, but to the issues that were involved with the mentality of the shooter(s) or their environment or their ideologies or whatever the reason.

  7. Brian Anthony January 8, 2019 at 10:39 am #

    In my opinion, there are too few of us who believe in all of the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Too many politicians, who think the Bill of Rights is something to use against The People, and too many who want total control over The People. Government is no longer for the people and of the people, because of the laws government politicians have made to protect themselves. Need I say more?

  8. James Hoyt January 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

    It never fails to flabbergast me the level of ignorance of those who do not understand the need for the second amendment, in order to, protect the First.
    Also, there needs to be that education of it nationally of the consequences shown when our weapons are physically taken from us as has been done in the past in other countries. Ignorant people need to be shown graphically what will happen to them!!

  9. James Hoyt January 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

    I shared, so what happened to it?

  10. patriot56 January 18, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

    So what can be done to stop this crap from happening in any other states?

  11. THOMAS January 20, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

    can someone explain to me how the fuck I live in a state like Maryland and I have a republican governor who got a triple a rating from the NRA and he hasn’t done shit since hes been in office?

  12. Steven March 9, 2019 at 7:12 am #

    This is why I’m moving to Maine where I feel free of all these ridiculous laws and I hope Bill H 38 passes Amen!!

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