The Coming New Gun Control

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago


After days of negotiations that worried Second Amendment advocates and law-abiding firearm owners due to talk of sweeping new restrictions, it seems like — for now at least — the Republican members of the bipartisan working group held the line on the strictest proposals, though they didn’t stop Democrats on all fronts in the talks that made many conservatives scratch their heads.

The bipartisan group of Senators — led by Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) — announced their proposal for legislation they seem to think has a chance of making it through their evenly-divided chamber.

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The proposal includes providing “resources” — likely grant incentives — to states if they implement so-called “red flag laws.” It also includes investing taxpayer dollars in mental health services for families and in schools along with school safety resources to “to help institute safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools, support school violence prevention efforts and provide training to school personnel and students.” The proposal announcement also says legislators will seek to include an “enhanced review period” for firearm purchasers under 21 years old.

Rather than passing a federal red flag law, they’re trying to buy off the states to do it for them using money we don’t have.

Here are a few predictions.  First, you can expect the usual suspects to go along with it (e.g., Cornyn, Collins, Graham, Romney, Thune, etc.).  Second, the red flag laws will be abused by taking away firearms from peaceable men without due process.  Angry wives or girlfriends divorcing or breaking up with their husbands or boyfriends will use this to their advantage.  Men, be careful with whom you cavort, search for godly women, be godly yourselves, and manage your households well.  Be a good leader and keep your home in proper order.

Third, nothing in this will amount to a hill of beans when it comes to actually making schools safer.  But that’s never the point of gun control, is it?  Fourth – and besides red flag laws this is the most significant change – you can bet your bottom dollar on one thing.  Any money that flows to public schools will have strings attached.  You can count on it.

So parents who were (justly) angry over critical race theory or gender confusion being taught to their children can get prepared to be angry all over again.  The strings may involve something like the requirement to teach CRT in order to get the funding for security.

Remember.  The senators and congressmen don’t write the laws.  They just vote on them.  The bottomless pit of money gets attached and spent, and the strings all get attached, as lawyers and congressional aids work through the details and create the resultant monster.  And it will end up being a monster that infringes on constitutional rights.  Mark my words and hold me to it.

You’ll have to pass the bill before you know what’s in it.

I have one final recommendation.  Home school your children.


  1. On June 12, 2022 at 11:09 pm, Dan said:

    The one thing the left wants more then ANYTHING ELSE are ‘red flag laws’ everywhere.
    With those they can disarm ANYONE, ANYWHERE at ANYTIME for NO REASON.

    Imagine how big a hell life would be if your neighbor down the street that hates you could call in a tip that you ran the stop sign at the corner resulting in the cops seizing your car and forcing you to PROVE….at your own expense….that you didn’t run it. And all with NO GUARANTEE that you’d get your car back. THAT is the insanity of ‘red flag laws’. And THAT is why they want them.

  2. On June 12, 2022 at 11:30 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “Fourth – and besides red flag laws this is the most significant change – you can bet your bottom dollar on one thing. Any money that flows to public schools will have strings attached. You can count on it.”

    You’re right on the money here. Taking federal funding, whether for highways or something else, always and without fail, comes with strings attached.

    “So parents who were (justly) angry over critical race theory or gender confusion being taught to their children can get prepared to be angry all over again. The strings may involve something like the requirement to teach CRT in order to get the funding for security.”

    In other words, the powers-that-be are more than willing to hold children hostage to their political agenda, thereby risking their safety and perhaps their lives. How evil is that? That’s some industrial strength wickedness and moral turpitude right there.

    If you have ever asked yourself what kind of person would hold children hostage to such a scheme and would use them as pawns in partisan politics, now you know.

  3. On June 13, 2022 at 7:21 am, MSG Grumpy said:

    ANYONE who thinks this government has the ability let alone the will to actually make our schools safer rather than continue their social engineering paid for with YOUR money has NOT been paying attention to anything government has done in the last 20 years.

    On a completely unrelated thought…
    Did you see where UN-elected, and UN-accountable bureaucrats inside Leviathan,
    Are currently working on Rules to FORCE any school that accepts Fed Lunch Money to accept, implement and encourage Pedo friendly rules up to and including letting anyone go to the bathroom/locker room of their choice…
    from Kindergarten through 12th Grade…
    As always Uncle Sugar has sweet sweet Fed Bucks to hand out,
    with just a few strings attached…
    ANYONE who sends their own children to Public Schools are Guilty of Child Abuse.

    MSG Grumpy

  4. On June 13, 2022 at 7:28 am, June J said:

    The last sentence is the most important one.

  5. On June 13, 2022 at 9:37 am, Frank Clarke said:

    Whenever I read something like this, I wonder about those “solid-GOP” voters:

    How many times do you have to be “lubed and tubed” before you start wondering if you’re doing it wrong?

    How many times do you have to be “lubed and tubed” before you understand that voting Republican as an antidote to the Democrats is the real “wasted vote”?

  6. On June 13, 2022 at 10:52 am, jim jones said:

    I am not listening to a party that thinks its ok to murder unborn children or a government that supplied 300k automatic rifles to a country and they want to restrict my gun rights. Hypocrisy.

  7. On June 13, 2022 at 2:25 pm, Bradley A Graham said:

    You had better wrap you mind around the fact that every crazy in your life… it relatives, neighbors, co-workers have the ability to destroy you life with a single phone call.

    When the government labels and treats you like a criminal, embrace your status.

  8. On June 13, 2022 at 3:46 pm, Paul B said:

    The horse is dead. Beat it like you are in the Kentucky derby.


  9. On June 13, 2022 at 3:59 pm, Elon Muskox said:

    Reports elsewhere state that the bill will include a secure residential storage requirement. The Heller decision already nixed that, quoth Justice Scalia:

    “The requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.”

    The logic of which obviously flies in the face of any and all secure residential storage requirements. Which the Dims know, so they know in time it will be thrown out, so they’re obviously only playing a delaying game, laying down as many obstacles as they may.

  10. On June 14, 2022 at 5:23 am, Nosmo said:

    Henry Bowman: “After the first one the rest are free.”

  11. On June 14, 2022 at 7:23 am, Bob in NC said:

    As has been said, the only reason that a government would want to disarm it’s citizens is because it wants to do something that they would shoot them for.

    @Bradley Graham – you’re right; red flag laws empower far more people against us than spouses or girlfriends.

  12. On June 14, 2022 at 9:44 am, Michael (from Utah) said:

    Agree with the earlier poster. The last sentence is the most important.

    If you haven’t already, get your children out of the government schools.

  13. On June 14, 2022 at 1:48 pm, J said:

    I’m shocked that the banking concerns were not mentioned as a way to prevent gun and ammo purchases. Credit/debit card…sorry you can’t use that to buy your guns.

  14. On June 14, 2022 at 3:57 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ J

    Re: “I’m shocked that the banking concerns were not mentioned as a way to prevent gun and ammo purchases. Credit/debit card…sorry you can’t use that to buy your guns.”

    According to informed observers, central bank digital currencies, a.k.a. electronic currency, are coming and soon. The power elite want them for many reasons, but one of the chief ones is that since digital currency is programmable, it can be designed to be spent only on goods/services of which they approve. A potent tool for behavior modification, in other words.

    So, if you try to buy some ammo for the firearm you own, and you have exceeded your monthly quota, your digital bucks will be no good at that vendor. If you have been told by your doctor that you need to lose weight, and you attempt to purchase a cheeseburger down at the local burger emporium, your card will be rejected. And if you have exceeded your monthly mileage allotment, then your digital currency won’t work at the local gas station until next month.

    All of this, they tell us, is for our own good and that of the environment. And if you buy that line of bull, I’d like to show you a bridge I happen to have for sale!

    Needless to say, under such a system, Big Brother will have complete knowledge of how, when and where you elect to spend your income. Privacy of the economic variety will be a thing of the past. At least until the black markets and the underground economy get rolling, at any rate.

    The elites, on the other hand, will be allowed the privacy to conduct their affairs as they see fit. Rules being for the little people and all of that. Which is why they say, “Privacy will be the luxury good of the 21st century…”

  15. On June 14, 2022 at 3:59 pm, Fred said:

    Always, what you allow an enemy to use, it is compromised, and therefore more valuable as a source of Intel than destroyed.

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