Dem Senators Propose Radical DOJ Gun License Requirement

To describe the legislation proposed by Democratic Senators Booker, Blumenthal, and Menendez as anti-gun is an amazing understatement. To call it un-American, anti-freedom, or flat out unconstitutional, is accurate, but still isn't strong enough.

The Pitch to Amend Title 18 —

Failed Presidential Candidate, Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-N.J.) said this about the proposed amendment to Title 18, called the Federal Firearms Licensing Act:

This is the moment to enact ambitious legislation—as a nation, we must rise to it, or we are fated to witness the deadly scenes of this past weekend and years past over again.

The “deadly scenes” he is referring to is the tragic mass killing at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The killer used a rifle at the tool to murder 10 people and injure several others. So naturally, lawmakers who desire more gun-control seized the moment to propose an aggressive plan to constrain Americans' 2nd Amendment rights to own firearms.

Maybe you're thinking, of course, someone who writes for a website called “concealed carry” is going to think any gun-control proposal is bad. That is a fair point. And maybe you think I'm exaggerating on how bad this would be for Americans Constitutional rights? Fair enough, I'll provide a link so you can read the entire bill for yourself.

3 Reasons This Proposal is Radical —

For me to list everything wrong with this bill, and provide counterpoints would make for an exceptionally lengthy article. I'll just list three points that jump out at me.

  • This amendment would give all the power to the Federal Government in regulating gun purchases and transfers. States could only enact licensing programs that were equally or more restrictive than the federal requirements.
  • It would require an individual to get a license for each and every gun purchase and transfer.
  • Regardless of the type of gun, the age to own a firearm would be 21.

Again, these three points barley scratch the surface of the problems with this garbage proposal.

Final Thoughts —

I don't think this amendment could make it through congress the way it's currently written, not a chance. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't pay attention to it. These radical ideas are just the ones that some of these demagogues will put on paper. These are the tame versions of the proposals they would enact if they controlled all the levers of government.

Proposals similar to this one are sure to pop up in state legislatures in the future. That is just one of the many reasons you need to consider thoroughly the record of anyone you vote for.

As promised, I've embedded the bill in the link below.

Federal Firearm Licensing Act

What do you think? How would this little amendment to Title 18 change gun ownership?

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.


  1. Rick T on May 23, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Booker is an idiot, we all know that. Just another step closer to registration and then the next step is confiscation. They just keep chipping away at our freedoms one click at a time.

    • jerry gibson on May 25, 2022 at 4:40 pm

      when are we ever going to have enough laws to keep them from ever taking them. NEVER

    • Len on May 25, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      This bill is crazy. It essentially eliminates and legislates the 2nd amendment out of existence and creates a federal database of guns and the people who own them. Furthermore this provides for an undue burden on gun ownership as well as establishes undue fees etc….What part of the right to bear arms shall not be impeded do they understand.

    • Al B on May 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

      Look what became of Australia after gun confiscation.

  2. Steven on May 25, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the verdict on the N Y pistol association and SCOTUS if the State wins it’s all over people but in God We Trust Amen!!

  3. June Nelson on May 25, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    Morons dont take guns away from people that are responsible gun owners that want to protect thier Families only take them away from the thugs and criminals guns DONT kill people. People do irresponsible people that shouldnt have a gun.

  4. Leonard Hayes on May 25, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    I am not sure or where I read that this proposal is being ‘hidden’ in another bill that would probably pass. One that all legislators would approve.

  5. Jerry Y on May 25, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    We need to get the Democrat majority out of Congress, both sides of the isle and out of the White House. Our fore father’s gave us the 2nd Amendment for a reason, to protect ourselves from tyranny. Read it! It’s right there in the writing of the 2nd Amendment. The Democrats and Slow Joe are trying their best to rule over us and take away our freedoms and not just gun ownership.

  6. Michael on May 25, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    You KNOW these guys have a ton of “on the shelf” stuff that is just dying to get dusted off and shoved through a sympathetic legislative body.

  7. TR on May 25, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    We have so many laws on the books already and do not enforce or bother with them. This is the ‘new and current thing’ for the anti-gunners to jump on since Buffalo, NY and now Uvalde, TX. I’m OK with extensive background checks, but am also very Pro-2A. I’m glad I live in a State that allows Non-license carry (I took all the CCL courses before open carry was permitted). If we prosecute and jail those who are proven to not obey the laws and stop releasing and ‘excusing’ the behaviors, maybe most criminals will think twice. I’m OK with Military tents, hard labor, etc. but with human dignity and respect (yes, even for a criminal). You do the crime, you serve the time.

  8. Frank on May 25, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Booker is a showboat idiot who would grab a headline than have a real solution.

  9. Mike on May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I think it’s time to tell them NO, we aren’t going to do that.

  10. Michael Nistler on May 25, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Every week when I look at the local news and Nixle reports about gun violence in my area, it’s clear over 75 percent of the aggravated assaults and homicides are attributed to “bad guys” illegally using firearms. I cannot new legislation will change that needle, no matter how well intended those who demand the politicians “MUST DO SOMETHING” upon responding to the media biases to fuel the flame.

    Let’s not forget the failed 18th Amendment to Prohibit consumption of alcohol January 16, 1919, making otherwise law-abiding citizens violate Federal laws until the 21st Amendment was ratified 14 years later on December 5, 1933.

    Our jails are already overfilled, putting the USA among the worst to “lock ’em up.” Do citizens think that the “bad guys” are going to give up their weapons? And what about the 99 percent of law-abiding citizens forfeiting their 2nd Amendment rights? It will be a sad day if/when we have another Federal Amendment like the misguided Prohibition. Funny thing is, I don’t see the media Press or our politicians seeing alcohol being the root problem. And on that note, how is the Fed doing on the war against drugs?

  11. Brian on May 26, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Firearms do not even make it to the top 15 in cause of deaths. Besides suicide at around #11 everything is disease related. How about they focus on all that first? We are talking 3.5 million deaths in those top 15.

  12. Marc on June 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    What needs to get focused on are the social issues driving people to commit these heinous crimes using whatever means are most readily available. The people doing these mass murders are deranged, mentally unstable people who often fly under the radar or get shoved under the rug because of other issues deemed relevant at the time. If a firearm amendment is passed, it will only affect law abiding citizens. Law breakers will still get guns, knives, etc. Deal with the social issues at the heart of the matter, not the guns that are the innocent victims.

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