U.S. House Rep. Elizabeth Etsy, from the CT District that covers the Newtown area, has introduced a bill to ban any “high capacity magazine”.
So what is a “high capacity magazine” you ask? According to this Bill, it is “means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.” While the Bill does try to grandfather in any qualifying magazines that were around before the Bill would become law, how do they expect law enforcement to know which were and which are not? Oh, that’s easy, they want serial numbers on them all.
It also goes on to say that it makes the importation or manufacture of any new magazines that fit the 10 round limit illegal also.
What is the penalty for having a 10 round or larger magazine? A fine and up to 10 years in prison.
Now we all know this is a Bill that will do nothing, absolutely nothing to reduce murders. It is nothing more than a poor attempt to make most of the most popular firearms in America today useless. High capacity magazines are so plentiful now, this Bill is pointless and will do nothing at all to reduce the number of them, or reduce crime.
Why is it so hard for people to understand that removing firearms or even the magazines from the law-abiding citizens of this country will do absolutely nothing to stop evil people from doing terrible things, but will make people who otherwise would be able to defend themselves, helpless victims of criminals.
In order to make it very easy and simple for you to make a difference we have included a cut and paste email and how to email the U.S. Representatives:
SUBJECT: Vote NO on H.R. 4052!
Dear Representative (Insert their name here),
I am writing on behalf of myself, the Florida Firearms Coalition, and I think most of Florida’s 1.8 million concealed weapons permit holders as well as all of the firearms owners out there that do not have a CWL. Remember we number in the millions!
I want you to know I strongly oppose, as do most other firearm owners I have talked too, H.B. 4052. For far too long America’s law-abiding firearms owners have been treated like second-class citizens. Feared because we carry firearms (even though we are more law-abiding than the police who protect us) and made to jump through hoops and know laws restricting where and how we can exercise our 2nd Amendment Right.
The gun owners and concealed carriers of America have for too long now given up our Constitutional Rights that are written as “shall not be infringed” when all we want is the freedom to exercise our rights and to do so freely and without more government oversight. This Bill is nothing more than a back-door attempt at restricting the rights of Americans. It has nothing to do with safety or stopping mass murderers.
Please do not cave into the anti-rights, anti-gun lobbyist and groups like Moms Demand Action and Bloomberg. Why do you not see groups of law-abiding gun owners in Washington standing up before committees and testifying in against these Bills? Because unlike some groups, our membership works for a living and have jobs and families. You can make that happen by voting NO on H.B. 4052!.
We the law abiding gun owners and licensed concealed carriers of America want you to vote NO on this Bill, it is the right thing to do and will help make us safer and allow us to protect our families.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we will watch and hope for a quick stopping of this Bill when this Bill gets to Committees you are on!
Be safe, stay well and remember it’s “We the People” who you represent, the law-abiding, and firearm owning millions in the US!
Member of the Florida Firearms Coalition
Go here to email each member of the House Committees the Bill is scheduled for:
https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials is a one-stop shop for Federal, State and Local Officials contact information! …
You should also call them, the numbers are listed on the same page you email them from! Email, call and make sure your voices are heard!! The only way something gets done is if “WE THE PEOPLE” make the very ones we elected know what we want! DO not remain silent, do not let someone else do this for you! If they got just 10,000 emails out of the millions of Florida Gun Owners imagine the impact it might have!!
Florida Firearms Coalition