210 Days Of Freedom: The Coming Private Firearms Sales Frenzy

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks ago

James Wesley Rawles.

The U.S. Senate returned from its summer recess on September 9, 2019. It has been widely reported that the Senate’s Republican leadership has caved in to media pressure. They have promised to create a Senate version of H.R. 8 — the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”. (It already passed in the House, back in February.)

The phrases “Universal Background Checks” and “Comprehensive Background Checks” sound all warm and fuzzy to the leftists. But here is what they really mean: “We’ll make you a felon if you sell a gun to your next door neighbor”. Please don’t allow this blatantly unconstitutional bill to become law. Turning a fundamental right into a felony is the worst sort of legislative tyranny.

In the Senate version of the bill, they’ll probably carve out an exemption for transfers within immediate families. And they might make an exemption for holders of current CCW permits. There will of course be a compromise version of the House and Senate bills, in Conference Committee. So the exact wording of the finalized law is uncertain. But if the effective date stipulated in the House version is left intact, then the new law will take effect 210 days after it is  signed. (“The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 210 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.”)

President DJT has made repeated public announcements that he wants to see a “universal background check” law.  So there is a very high probability that he will sign the bill, if it crosses his desk. Once that 210-day window opens, watch out.  I predict that we’ll witness the biggest gun-buying frenzy in U.S. history.  President Obama was jokingly named Gun Salesman of the Year for a couple of years, but Donald Trump is about to become The Gun Salesman of the Century. And his signature on that law may even cost him getting re-elected.

James then goes on to outline some very specific implications of what’s coming, as well as lay out some very specific recommendations.

He ends with this: “Once the 210 Days of Freedom window of opportunity has closed, it will probably be closed permanently–at least in our lifetimes.”

Sober words for a sober time.


Comments

  1. On September 18, 2019 at 5:52 am, ragman said:

    People that don’t have their heads up and locked have been buying firearms via private sales all along. And building guns for themselves using 80% uppers. And stocking mags, parts and ammo. If Trump signs this or any other illegal unconstitutional gun laws he should go down in flames. It’s not important which communist gets elected, they’re all the same. We all know what happens after confiscation because our tyrants are no different than any others in human history.

  2. On September 18, 2019 at 8:10 am, Fred said:

    First off, the Republicans aren’t caving to anything. They hate you, they want your guns, they made abortion “legal”, and they lie to you and then laugh at you every time you vote for them. They will put you in camps just as quickly as the left, in fact, they are also the left. Stop being retarded, numb, thick headed, ignorantly and stupidly loyal to people who are mass murderers and purveyors of endless and meaningless wars ensuring the deaths of tens of thousands of Christians to defend Wahhabi and Zionist cults. They, along with the Democrats are at war with God, and every time you accept even slightest of a premise from any of them you make yourself the enemy of a thrice holy God. There is nothing that they and your general government don’t claim to have authority over! This is blaspheme against Christ and His Father and anybody who would blaspheme his God can’t be trusted in any matter whatsoever. Most of the Gun Control that has been passed has been Republican and with Republicans!!! But, but, but they say nice things I like to hear? YOU ARE AN IDIOT and a follower of an anti-Christ. How can you be a Christian and not hear the Holy Spirit of God screaming at you every time one of those blood drenched devils opens his mouth?

    Secondly, “might make an exemption for holders of current CCW permits”
    NEVER HAPPEN.

  3. On September 18, 2019 at 8:18 am, ragman said:

    Ragman you fool! 80% LOWERS! Also, does the Fedgov even have jurisdiction over intrastate private sales?

  4. On September 18, 2019 at 8:30 am, Fred said:

    They claim jurisdiction over which of the 7 billion of us shall see the next sunrise! Intrastate commerce? What’s that?

  5. On September 18, 2019 at 10:32 am, Frank Clarke said:

    But let’s not vote for any of those idiot libertarians. They can’t win, and we’d just be wasting our vote and letting the Dems take it all.

    News flash: when Republicans act like Democrats and Democrats act like Democrats, the Democrats HAVE ALREADY taken it all.

  6. On September 18, 2019 at 10:41 am, Herschel Smith said:

    But Frank.

    Nick Gillespie favors gun control. There is no universal definition of a libertarian, nor any controlling doctrine to which they ascribe. Sort of like republicans.

    Besides, with the open borders advocacy, it’s just a matter of kicking the can down the road for a while. Latinos vote 75-80% for gun control.

    Libertarians still haven’t reconciled their alleged gun rights advocacy with their open borders.

  7. On September 18, 2019 at 5:06 pm, Longbow said:

    Fred:

    Who you calling’ “thick headed”?

    (and, you forgot ‘scruffy lookin’)

  8. On September 18, 2019 at 8:04 pm, Fred said:

    Well, I haven’t shaved in a week and I need a haircut as a matter fact…but but but, by next week you’ll be a scruffy looking ol’ hound dog to boot! Just as soon as I can get to the barber that is.

  9. On September 19, 2019 at 7:14 am, SGT.BAG said:

    Trump’s election was merely an intermission before the overture. I hope you used this time wisely because the time is up.

  10. On September 19, 2019 at 8:02 am, JoeFour said:

    Here’s an interesting perspective I just stumbled upon that rings true …

    “People who object to weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically ‘right.’ Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.”
    L. Neil Smith, _The Probability Broach_

  11. On September 20, 2019 at 11:31 am, Frank Clarke said:

    It’s a late post, true, but the LP platform has always had a pro-gun plank. The latest is

    1.9 Self-Defense
    The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights — life, liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression. This right inheres in the individual, who may agree to be aided by any other individual or group. We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense. Private property owners should be free to establish their own conditions regarding the presence of personal defense weapons on their own property. We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition.

    As for ‘open borders’, the root problem is the welfare state, not whether people immigrate. That’s barking up the wrong tree.

  12. On September 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Frank,

    1) “This right inheres in the individual …”

    No it does not. The right comes from the Almighty.

    2) “As for ‘open borders’, the root problem is the welfare state, not whether people immigrate. That’s barking up the wrong tree.”

    No it’s not. All you have to do to lose respect for your rights is give enough people the vote who don’t believe in your rights.

    Whether Libertarians are emotionally able to admit it, this is THE governing inconsistency in the philosophy. No borders, everyone has rights. Until enough people encamp your country who won’t vote the way you want them to, and then suddenly, the open borders philosophy doesn’t look like such a good idea.

    But whether libs are emotionally able to admit this Achilles Heel is another question. Once one is emotionally committed to something, it hurts to be critical of it.

    Finally, getting rid of the welfare state won’t get rid of immigration, although it may slow it down a tad. People will always want to immigrate to countries where there is wealth, prosperity, good doctors, etc.

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