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By Lee Williams

The Biden-Harris administration is telling sympathetic Democratic governors to pass more gun control legislation with the apparent belief that if more states pass restrictive anti-gun bills, it will be easier for the administration to push for similar legislation at the federal level.

The White House has already contacted governors in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California and Delaware. The bills they have come up with are similar in concept and some even use similar language. The legislation usually includes 21+ age restrictions for firearm purchasers, red flag bills as well as “assault weapon” and standard-capacity magazine bans.

Nowhere have gun owners been hit harder than in Biden’s home state of Delaware, where a bill that would prohibit magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds and a bill that would outlaw most semi-auto rifles are awaiting Gov. John Carney’s signature, after flying through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

“Every center-fire rifle that’s magazine fed will be banned,” said John Sigler, who is past president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, past president of the National Rifle Association and a current NRA Board member.

Delaware is a small state. Sigler has known Biden for decades.

“All of this is being driven by the White House,” Sigler said. “Joe has been a gun-banner forever – back to when he was running the Senate Judiciary Committee. My first dealings with him involved ‘Saturday Night Specials’ and ‘Cop Killer’ bullets. This is exactly what those of us here in Delaware feared when he announced he was running for president.”

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Biden thrills the crowd in Delaware.

HB 450 will become law the moment Gov. Carney signs it, which he is expected to do. It will ban 63 firearms by name, as well as any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine, any shotgun with a telescoping or folding stock or a revolving cylinder, any pistol with a detachable magazine outside the grip or a threaded barrel, and all pistols and rifles with fixed magazines capable of hold more than 17 rounds.

HB 450 states that gun owners cannot sell, offer for sale, transfer, purchase, receive or possess one of the banned firearms after the effective date – except you can keep what you had on or before the effective date. By prohibiting sale, the bill takes away the firearm’s value.

SS 1 for SB 6 bans magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds. It, too, awaits Gov. Carney’s signature, which he has promised to do.

There is no grandfather clause in this bill. Anyone who owns a magazine capable of holding more than 17 rounds must surrender it to police for a “buy back” or risk misdemeanor charges for the first offense and felony charges the second time they’re caught with a 17+ magazine.

At first the bill said the state would pay the owner $10 per magazine, but they only allocated $45,000 for the “buy back.” Now, the bill has been amended to offer the owner “current market value” for their property, which the legislature did not define. It has still only allocated $45,000 taxpayer dollars.

Delaware Sportsmen Association will sue

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association has no choice but to sue once the bills are signed into law, Sigler said. It will be a costly endeavor.

“Our membership is stepping up to the plate, and people we’ve never heard of are contributing,” Sigler said. “We are preparing right now and we will see what transpires, but we will litigate. We promised to sue and we are going to carry out our promise.

 

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    • Well, there is potential good news on that front for three reasons:

      1. As the only justices who have not yet written an opinion this cycle, Justices Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett are the most likely authors of the decision. Thomas has expressed open hostility to gun control.

      2. They traditionally save their most controversial decisions for the end of the June release cycle. This increases the chance that it will be a broad opinion striking at the heart of gun control.

      3. Whatever your opinion on Roe v. Wade, the leaked Dobbs opinion shows that this iteration of the court isn’t above striking down sacred cows. Previous gun control opinions danced around the Constitutional issues to please the left IMO. You won’t see that this year.

      There’s only 10 days left in June, so we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out. If Christmas comes early, these laws and things like the WA mag ban could be DOA.

      • And … I hope that it turns out for Washington as it stands to help us all.

        However …

        We’re about to get hammered VERY unconstitutionally on the federal level by the corrupted Senate. Hopefully next they’ll find the red flag laws unconstitutional. They waited for the SCOTUS decision that authorizes money to be used by the states for private schools to pave the way for the states to be bribed with federal dollars to pass red flag laws.

        Next round of gun control will be extreme background checks, mag bans, semi-auto bans, etc., that wasn’t found to be unconstitutional by the SCOTUS this time. The traitor Senators very likely know something about mag restrictions being decided against so they simply didn’t include that issue but made the public think they were fighting over it so they would look good. In reality this was speculated, then planned, all along. Now we know what’s next, and how. Time is on their side. They’re past the crest of the hardest challenges. Sooner or later the Amendments most of them hate will be gone and we’ll no longer have those rights. Since we’ve seen a multi-tiered justice system in place now since the 90(s) chances are Congress will overtly turn in to the tyrants they’ve truly been since the Vietnam War.

  1. I like how with the economy tanking and gas prices what they are, the president chooses to focus on taking away our right to protect ourselves from tyranny and harm. Nice.

        • And then there’s d’ubbya: “don’t misunderestimate me…” I mean how is it that we are so blessed with these paragons of intelligence in our highest offices? The mind boggles at our good fortune. And think of the children… !

  2. I thought you guys down there had an amendment related to keeping and bearing arms? What happened to that? Are these firearms not considered arms? That must be the case so what’s the problem then if these aren’t considered arms? So many questions unanswered…

    • Still there they are just seeing what they can get away with and hoping reading comprehension and spineless opposition are present enough to allow the ignoring of basic enumerated rights. Sort of like how the vaccine mandate is going up your way and how any protest is terrorism.

      • Ha! It’s just a complete and utter shitshow, isn’t it? Maybe clownshow is the more appropriate term. I’m kinda at the wake me when the shooting starts stage now. May we live in interesting times. Cheers. (I noticed during the bike ‘incident’ [POTUS DOWN! POTUS DOWN!] that our clown has way more better socks than your clown, so at least us canucks have that going for us… I guess)

        • Please tell me they are not the hospital socks with grips on the bottom for uncoordinated seniors (slipping hazard)

        • Well that prob was what your clown had on under his riding booties and below the depends but not our clown; the idiot manchild regularly regales us with a flash or two of his latest discoesque footwear acquisitions in all the colors of the rainbow and beyond, including sprinkles of glitz and God knows what else. Good thing he’s such a competent leader and statesman or I’d be a little concerned.

  3. Thank goodness bad guys in Delaware will never use those guns or magazines again!
    I was reading a story about all the shootings in Dover, Delaware, in 2021. 1/3rd of everyone shot in that city last year were shot in two, tiny, drug-infested areas of the city. Other pockets had shootings. With rare exceptions, as with anywhere else in America, you don’t see shootings unless they are in the worst areas in town, involving the worst people as the shooters. Yet law-abiding people like us are punished.

    This has nothing to do with stopping violence and everything to do with disarming the citizenry.

    • Hell, up here in the queens colonies we don’t even need our own shootings, we just borrow yours to ban things by decree.

        • “To pander…” appears to be their company motto. Maybe the idiot manchild taking a few pebbles in his face on one of his recent tours of the kingdom clued him in to just how vulnerable his effeminate, lying ass truly is. I hope it keeps him up at night. Many nights.

        • Nobody knows of course but it’s a distinct possibility. We have a minor party propping up our liberal party in their minority gov, so it’s like having a majority gov in our system, shitshow that it is. Lots of opposition as well but less than we would like to see from our now flaccid conservatives. Everybody in politics up here has grown a mangina except for the idiot manchild, Fidel Castro’s foul seed, who was born with one. The only bright spot is its all patently ridiculous and our courts, much less partisan than yours, might very well see it that way as well and shut it all down when it lands in their lap. Evidence matters, not just pandering argument. Fingers crossed, guns n ammo stored in strategic fighting positions around the property, plates n carriers hanging ready and all boats and canoes scuttled to remove the possibility of strategic withdrawal. I’ve tattoed Come n Take It, eh! across my forehead as well. Bold script.

  4. This should not be a surprise. The Left is all about control over the population. An unarmed population is easily controlled.

  5. Why was he talking to the Governor of California? We alread6y have these laws. Governor Noisome has given every effort to ban anything and everything he can, and signs every anti-gun bill that hits his desk. Now they are talking about requiring insurance for all gun owners for negligently inflicted injuries (which most homeowner’s policies will cover already, or any CCW policy).

    • To have as many preexisting laws in as many places as possible to either act as consensus building (this is normal be like us or else) if they retain power and don’t get spanked in court or make it as difficult, time consuming, and expensive as possible for us to peel back unconstitutional laws as possible if they lose power and/or get slapped around in court.

  6. Just what does he imagine he’ll accomplish? Don’t those states *already have* “red flag laws” and restrictions on standard-capacity magazines?

    • Make more states like NY, CA, MD, and NJ of course. Also sorry for being obnoxious the other day wanted to see if you were a “hello fellow gun owners” type poster.

      • No worries.

        What’s even weirder about the overall situation is the squishiness we’re seeing from places one wouldn’t normally expect it (e.g. Utah’s governor gone RINO). But I suppose we can expect yet more mindless “Ok, now make it even morer illegaler!” behavior from the D’s.

  7. “…well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door…” (Vice) President Joe Biden, 2013. Ol’ Joe opines on how to deploy personal weapons in self-defense.

    • Joe is under the delusion that equipment equates to force. He is mistaken.

      “Man fights with his mind. His hands and his weapons are simply extensions of his will, and one of the fallacies of our era is the notion that equipment is the equivalent of force.” Jeff Cooper

  8. Now that’s some real progress from our Progressives – making it even illegaler for bad guys to own certain firearms. Yup that’s the perfect nonsensical solution to a non-problem since I’m sure the criminals with semiauto rifles and supermegamonster mags are already lining up around the block for some of that sweet, sweet buy-back cash!

    Yeesh, can this hooey get any worse? Of course it can with Creepy Uncle Joe in charge of the Feds for another couple years…

      • Yeah, looks like we are in it for the long haul as well. But hey, lots can happen in a few years; he/they could get run over by a truck, crash in an aircraft, get shot in the face, kidnapped and tortured for a few months in a cold concrete underground 10′ x 10′ x 8.5′ high room with a grey steel chair embedded in the middle and a 4′ long plywood table off to the right before slowly dying from dehydration, trip and fall, all sorts of things…

  9. This gun control push is so out of hand that even ol’ Slick Willy is out there telling them to calm down. And they’re ignoring him too. I couldn’t be happier. They’re gonna metaphorically shoot themselves in the foot by overreaching.

    IF the Senate agrees to anything, the House will likely amend the bill by throwing a bunch of stuff on it and sending it back.

    Even the watered down bill in the Senate is likely to get struck down by the SC if passed. Like the Pre Crime bits and the separate rights for adults under 21 bits.

    Democrats now aren’t even hiding their real intentions anymore. They’re openly saying that they know this won’t do much for gun violence and are justifying that it’s going to be a layered response with more gun control to come.

    I’m excited to watch them reach for the stars here, fail and promise to stack the SC while calling for more violence against Justices. It won’t help the economy, they already admit it won’t help with crime, it won’t increase Brandon’s mental capacity, and it won’t help their party politically.

    I for one am hoping this is their crash and burn moment. We’re do for a political realignment anyway.

    • You are living in a delusion. The Supreme Court rarely takes a gun case. Only once every 15 years. All the other ones are brought back to the lower courts.

      • USED to rarely take gun cases. They have several on their plate right now. This will be politically ruinous for Democrats for at least a cycle.

  10. The Delaware Sportsman Association will lose. It will go to court and every single court and every single judge will rule in favor of Delaware. And don’t expect the Supreme Court to touch it.

    • 4 years ago I would agree with you now I have seen 2 in almost as many years both from my state so see what happens.

  11. The dirty basstards.
    Banning lead, lead is what keeps my neutrinos in the washing machine and I cant afford the gas to run the Briggs and Stratton that spins it.
    So okay, if they’re shutting down my UniverseEndingPrepetualFusionNuetrinoBlomb I’m taking off all those magnets on the washing machine tub and putting them in Antarctica. Ha ha, now what you going to do when I change the magnetic poles of the earth?
    Not quite as good as ending the universe but it should fck things up on earth pretty good.
    Release the Elephant .
    Down with humans.
    Power to the Possums.

    • So dump that carbondioxygenating Briggs n Strapon and get Elon to hook you up. That should put yer UEPFNB back on track and you get to stay home plus it’ll be quieter, at least till it blows. Fuck Antarctica. Trust me on that one.

  12. “in the apparent belief that if more states pass restrictive anti-gun bills, it will be easier for the administration to push for similar legislation at the federal level”

    This is so backwards. It’s “day is night” stuff. The ever increasing levels of gun control at the state level isso the best evidence of why the line has to be held at the the national level, forever. No compromises, ever.

  13. OK, I’ll add Delaware to my list of “wouldn’t move there if you paid me” states.
    My wife and I have 5.5 years to go until retirement, and the list of free states to move to is growing smaller and smaller.

    Meanwhile, here in the People’s Republic of New Jersey (PRNJ), the PRNJ legislature is considering several even more idiotic and moronic gun-control bills, including one that will turn New Jersey into England, banning self-defense inside the home by requiring that all firearms be kept locked in a safe UNLOADED, and that ammunition be stored in a DIFFERENT location, not in the gun safe. As the NJRPC pointed out, Bill A2215

    “-Imposes a one-size-fits-all totalitarian mandate to keep guns unloaded and locked up inside the home, separately stored from ammunition, except when “in use” – an utterly undefined term that will surely be interpreted to exclude everything except target practice.

    -Imposes an 8-step process to defend yourself with a firearm inside your own home: (1) get to your safe or lockbox, (2) unlock it, (3) retrieve your firearm, (4) get to where your ammunition is separately stored, (5), retrieve your ammunition, (6) load your magazine or firearm (magazines must be stored unloaded under NJ law), (7) insert your magazine into your firearm, and (8) use your firearm to defend yourself and your family, if you are still even alive by then.”

    There is some debate about whether “magazines must be stored unloaded under NJ law” inside the home — if true, that would be news to most NJ gun owners, and if true, that would mean we’d all have to switch to revolvers, because pistol magazines take too long to load from a box of ammunition. Are we supposed to tell a gang of armed home invaders, “OK armed rapists and killers, just hold on and wait five minutes while I open my safe, take out my gun, open my ammo can, take out a box of ammo, load my magazine, then put my magazine in my gun”? That’s almost as slow as dialing 911 and waiting for a police response!

    • Over half the states in the country would be drastic improvements in terms of gun rights and damn near all would be substantially less taxed with lower costs of living. Losing Delaware sucks because they were very good cost wise while being tolerable gun wise while still being closeish to NY/NJ/PA/MD relevant cities if you have family there.

    • “There is some debate about whether “magazines must be stored unloaded under NJ law” inside the home — if true, that would be news to most NJ gun owners, and if true, that would mean we’d all have to switch to revolvers, because pistol magazines take too long to load from a box of ammunition.”

      From the 2008 ‘Heller’ decision :

      “District of Columbia law bans handgun possession by making it a crime
      to carry an unregistered firearm and prohibiting the registration of
      handguns; provides separately that no person may carry an unlicensed handgun, but authorizes the police chief to issue 1-year licenses; and requires residents to keep lawfully owned firearms
      unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device.”

      “3. The handgun ban and the trigger-lock requirement (as applied to
      self-defense) violate the Second Amendment.”

      “Similarly, 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.”

      https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf

      Tell them to sit on it and spin… 🙂

    • If you plan on voting for the same crap you are fleeing please stay up there. We already have enough up Nawthers and now are getting the Californicaters and rainy staters too that are fleeing the high taxes and insane laws. And as soon as they change their license tags start complaining, why is this state so backwards?

  14. Between the bankrupting, dementia rage, insane scapegoating and begging to foreign dictators for handouts the fact that nobody with any ability to do so has removed him from office yet is testament to just how many enemies America has in high places.

    No mean tweets though. Plenty of mean yelling at citizens, reporters, his own cabinet, etc…. but no tweets.

    • “bankrupting, dementia rage, insane scapegoating and begging to foreign dictators“

      Yes, I’m certainly glad Donald Trump is out of office now.

      And I’m sure there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth when the grifter is charged with multiple federal felonies, that should prove to be a very interesting trial.

      • This is precisely what I meant when I told you your act is long past it’s prime, if it ever had one and that ridiculous fake delusions and constantly acting the fool ain’t a good look miner. Why don’t you find a new hobby that doesn’t immediately display what an idiot you can be. Maybe it’ll even pay better cause I can’t imagine they offer you much for your nonsense screeds.

  15. After reading the bill, it looks like I’ll be able to keep my old 1911. But I’ll have to get rid of everything else. Oh wait! I live in Mississippi, I can keep and bear everything! Whew. Lost it there for a second. 🙂

  16. Pull the string in the middle of his back again. He’ll say something equally stupid about something else.

  17. So they contacted states that already have the most gun laws and oddly enough, the most gun crime. This new plan and set of laws should work out fine. Tax dollars doing wonder here.

  18. The protection system is enough important domain for always paying attention to him no matter the economic situation in the country. I consider that even teachers should have guns to protect the pupils and students again school attacks and violence. I checked the free essays about shooting control by the Samploon expert writers, and I think we need to change some laws in this field. https://samploon.com/free-essays/gun-control/ is my favorite service to get help with my homework tasks, and the information I gather here is reliable enough to make some conclusions on this serious subject of weapons. After all, the most significant is for everyone to be in safety.

  19. Look to the compliance rate for the NY safe act. Registration and mag bans had a compliance rate of 4%. Nobody is going to register their semi autos and nobody is going to turn in their mags. This will be the largest act of national civil disobedience in US history.

  20. McSniffy Shitz-His-Pants is very close to finding out why we have the 2nd Amendment in the first place. He’s going to FAAFO that even though he has F15’s and nukes, we still outnumber his resources 10,000 to 1.
    Any President that would unleash the Military on his own citizens deserves to be Forcefully Removed from Office, period.

  21. Biden was, is and will remain just what he always has been. A consummate screwup. That Virginia, is the beginning, the middle and the end of the story.

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