In Washington anything is possible, even getting the recently introduced Second Amendment Guarantee Act (or SAGA as the bill is called) passed.
However, in reality we all know that very little gets done if you exclude party in-fighting and made-for-tv political posturing. From both parties.
Some people still believe that we have a great opportunity to preserve the gun rights of Americans through the bill introduced by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), the Second Amendment Guarantee Act.
I’ve included a full copy of the bill at the bottom of this article if you want to read it in its entirety.
What Is The Second Amendment Guarantee Act
SAGA was introduced as a way of preventing individual states from creating legislation that infringed upon the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
And that infringement is happening a lot.
As we’ve seen, states like NY and California, ran by power-drunk progressives, have shown a propensity to pass any law they like. After all, controlling the media and Hollywood the way they do, progressives have little to fear for doing even the silliest of things.
Remember NY’s ridiculous large soft drink ban! Exactly… power gone mad. And New Yorkers? They still love ’em some progressives.
In fact, when talking about SAGA the bill’s author (Congressman Collins) said this about the intent behind the Second Amendment Guarantee Act.
“This legislation would protect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers that were unjustly taken away by Andrew Cuomo. I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and have fought against all efforts to condemn these rights. I stand with the law-abiding citizens of this state that have been outraged by the SAFE Act and voice my commitment to roll back these regulations.”
Of course the congressman is referring to New York State’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 which was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.
Protection From Abusive Power Grabs
The outrageous NY SAFE act, and other progressive laws like it, seek to limit in one way or another your lawful right to own a firearm.
The attack on our gun rights has been relentless, and crime, death and injury statistics have been so over-exaggerated that the truth isn’t even recognizable to progressives. See my article on how many people die from guns to see the actual data and the truth behind the lies.
The reason there’s a renewed push to protect the second amendment is because it’s the crown jewel of liberty. Dictators the world over know that if they can disarm the population then they can pretty much do anything they want to.
See my shocking article on whether or not the 2nd Amendment still applies today to see what I mean.
Brandon over at Illinois Gun Owners Rights wrote a very powerful and eye-opening article which you can read by clicking on the image below.
If you’re a patriot and your blood doesn’t boil reading it, then, well, you might not be a patriot. It’s happening. Soon.
Here’s what Brandon had to say about this.
“First & Foremost, I believe it’s absolutely essential that we, as Americans, do not forget what triggered the American Revolution. Firearm Confiscation was the straw that broke the camels back. If the redcoats had never denied the colonists their right to bear arms, we may very well still be sippin’ tea and munchin’ on tasteless, stale bread.”
What About The SAFE Act?
The New York SAFE Act, which wasn’t as popular outside of NYC, was quite the fiasco (and still is).
The original piece of SAFE legislation included a limiting provision on high-capacity magazines which went into effect on April 15, 2013; that provision read that only magazines with a maximum capacity of seven rounds could legally be sold in New York.
What the what?
Yes, it’s clear that a lot of discussion and forethought went into this law, much like most progressive laws.
So, you could only posses a firearm whose magazine would hold a maximum of seven rounds? Well, as normal people left and right began pointing out, a lot of firearms don’t even have a seven round magazine to use even if they wanted to.
So Cuomo tries to save some face (is that possible) by saying this bit of dribble- “There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option.”
So the law was amended to allow the New York sale of handguns and rifles with a maximum 10-round magazine, but NY residents are still required to keep no more than seven bullets in them.
Count ’em out.
So, to you law-abiding mom and pop, you can only keep 7 bullets in your gun or you’ll be in trouble.
Mr. Thug, you’re a career criminal so what’s another misdemeanor to you? Go ahead and carry more rounds.
Stupid progressive thinking.
Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015
The Second Amendment Guarantee Act isn’t the first time that sensible legislators have tried to prevent silly politicians from dismantling the Constitution and tinkering with our rights.
On March 26, 2015 U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) introduced “The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate and House respectively.
The goal behind these bills was to restore the individual right for law-abiding D.C. residents to purchase and posses firearms so that they could defend themselves. As you know, D.C. laws are about as wacky as it gets.
The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015 also sought to bring D.C. firearm laws into conformity with federal law as it relates to regulating firearms commerce. It also sought to allow D.C. residents to purchase firearms from licensed dealers in VA and MD, without the current hassle of D.C.’s onerous firearm registration system.
Unfortunately the 2015 bill failed to pass. Many states, like Kansas and Missouri among others, have or are working to get similar protective laws passed in their states to protect the right to bear arms.
The good news is, that rejuvenated with a President Trump win, legislators introduced the Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017 which follows the same intent as its predecessor, to restore D.C.’s second amendment rights and protections. See the bill’s progress here.
We’re making some headway in the move to restore the 2nd Amendments glory and intent. But we can’t rest. I urge you to support groups like the Illinois Gun Owners Rights or those in your state or area.
If we don’t stand up and stand together, we’ll be ran over by the loud-mouthed minority fringe in this country.
You can read the full text of the Second Amendment Guarantee Act below. What do you think about this push to finally shield our rights from progressive abuses? Do you think we’re gaining ground or fighting a losing battle?