(The email below deals with Universal Background Checks, which New York State already has. But if you ever thought about moving someday — or if you want your children or grandchildren to live in a freer state someday — please take action on this now!)
Joe Biden is going to be sworn in as President in ten days, but the fight to pass a national registry of gun owners is already well underway.
There’s no end to the gun control schemes that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Michael Bloomberg want to ram into law over the next two years — but passage of ‘Universal Background Checks’ is at the top of their list.
Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords PAC, and every other national gun control organization in the country are already using social media and email to mobilize their base behind this legislation.
You may recall that the House of Representatives passed this bill during the previous Congress (H.R. 8,) but the bill stalled in the Senate once President Trump said he would veto it if it got to his desk.
Of course, Joe Biden would sign this bill immediately if it makes it to his desk, so we must stop this bill in Congress.
That’s why I hope you’ll sign the petition that we have prepared for you, insisting that New York’s Congressional delegation in D.C. oppose this legislation. More on that below.
First, it’s essential that gun owners understand what is at stake with this legislation as there is nothing harmless about it.
Universal Background Check legislation has just one purpose: to track, trace, and register every single gun owner in America and facilitate the gun-grabbers ultimate goal of gun confiscation!
The bill creates this database by making you a felon if you transfer a firearm without first going through a NICS check, thus giving the federal government an ever growing list of which Americans own guns.
So, depending on the bill’s final language, if you want to pass a family heirloom firearm down to your grandson, he would have to submit to a government check first — or you would be facing a FELONY!
Of if your adult daughter moved out of your home and set up an apartment of her own, and you wanted to give her a Glock 19 for protection, she would have to submit to a government check first — or you would be facing a FELONY!
Even loaning a lifelong buddy a shotgun for a weekend hunting trip would require a government check first –- or you would be facing a FELONY!
Of course, the radical left in Congress and their friends in the leftist media are trying to browbeat gun owners into accepting this legislation without a fight, under the guise of stopping violent crime.
But that’s ridiculous.
The truth is that background checks haven’t stopped a single mass shooting over the last ten years. In fact, almost every single mass shooting in recent memory was carried out by a criminal who first passed a background check!
(Certainly here in New York, background checks have been proven to be a colossal failure.)
And no future criminal would be stopped from committing a crime should this legislation pass into law, either, as they would simply steal their firearms or get them from other criminals.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi know all of this, of course — they just don’t care. This is strictly about building a massive federal database of every gun owner in America!
But it’s even deeper than that.
These crazed leftists truly hate the Second Amendment and the tens of millions of gun owners across the country who stand up to defend it, because they know we stand between them and their goal of turning this great country into a socialist hellhole!
Nancy Pelosi has been waiting to pass this legislation for decades and will likely want to move this bill as quickly as possible!
But if gun owners stand together, we can defeat her and this legislation. Afterall, the Senate has a 50-50 split with more than a few Democratic Senators nervous about voting on a national gun registry.
And Nancy Pelosi is controlling the smallest House majority (222-211) that America has seen in 100 years. After losing a dozen members during the 2020 elections, the more moderate members of her conference are warning that passing this bill will cost them the chamber in 2022!
That’s why it’s essential that gun owners FLOOD the Capitol with petitions against this legislation immediately, insisting that Senators Schumer and Gillibrand (along with your Congressman) oppose this legislation.
But I hope that you will also make an immediate donation to the NYS Firearms Association, so that we can mobilize more New Yorkers to this fight.
Your gift would help us increase our digital and email programs, allowing tens of thousands of additional emails and petitions to land in the mail boxes of New York’s Congressional delegation!
These days, party labels don’t count for anything.
With all of the betrayal that gun owners have experienced from pro-gun Republicans, we can’t take anything for granted!
What separates America from every other country on earth –- what makes us the greatest country in the world — is that in America, the government derives its authority from the consent of the governed.
We are not serfs.
We are not subjects.
And we are not slaves.
But if we lose our Second Amendment freedoms, all of that will change in the blink of an eye. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi know that, which is why they are determined to disarm us! We are fighting back!
NYS Firearms Association
P.S. In ten days, Joe Biden will become President and will declare war on the Second Amendment immediately! His number one goal will be passage of ‘Universal Background Checks.’
This legislation won’t do anything to stop violent crime, but it will accomplish the gun-grabbers ultimate goal of creating a massive federal database of every gun owner in America!