Democratic Senators have actually presented brand-new gun control legislation that would, to name a few things, institute a federal license requirement to purchase a weapon. Democratic New Jersey Senators Bod Menendez and Cory Booker, and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal presented the “Federal Firearm Licensing Act”. The bill would set up a requirement for weapon buyers to get a firearm license through the Department of Justice prior to receiving a weapon or purchasing one. It is essentially a direct violation on the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
The text of the bill states in part:
It shall be unlawful for any individual to purchase or receive a firearm unless the individual has a valid Federal firearm license.
The bill then describes the treatment for developing the license under the Department of Justice, directing the attorney general of the United States to develop a system for providing them. In order to be qualified to get the license itself, a potential licensee needs to initially finish a guns security course, that includes “a composed test, to show understanding of suitable guns laws; and hands-on screening, consisting of shooting screening, to show safe usage and adequate precision of a gun.” After that, the licensee should pass a federal background check and a criminal history; send evidence of recognition; finger prints; and info about the gun the licensee means to acquire or purchase, consisting of “make, design, and identification number, and the identity of the gun seller or transferor.”
As Booker noted in a press release, the federal background check and ID check would need the licensee to be a minimum of 21 years of ages, efficiently raising the legal age of weapon ownership to 21.
Under the law, the attorney general would need to authorize or reject applications within 30 days, and alert state and regional authorities of every application. If authorized, licenses would be provided at a “designated local office.” Each private license would stand to purchase one gun, to be bought within 30 days of issuance. The licenses would end 5 years after the issuance date.
The law would likewise enable the chief law officer to withdraw the license or reject of anybody he or she considers “poses a significant danger of bodily injury to self or others by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm.” The bill likewise consists of an arrangement in which the law would not use in states that have licensing procedures “with substantially similar requirements.”
In addition, the bill makes it prohibited to move a weapon to anyone without very first being moved to a certified importer, maker, or dealership. It likewise makes it prohibited to move a weapon or offer to an unlicensed individual.
In the press release, the three senators cited the mass shooting in Buffalo last weekend as the factor for pressing the legislation. A shooter eliminated 10 individuals and injured 3 others at a supermarket in the city Saturday, presumably targeting the shop because of racial animus, as The Daily Wire reported.
“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,” said Booker.
“We have a moral obligation to prevent these senseless massacres in our schools, supermarkets, places of worship and shopping malls that are tearing communities and families apart,” added Menendez, calling on Republicans to pass the bill.