Back Door Gun Control is Here

Mike Piccione, Human Events


Back door gun control is the phenomena where an entity will enact a law that indirectly affects your right to keep and bear arms. It’s easier to pass legislation that harms Second Amendment rights when it does not directly require the citizen to surrender a gun.

Examples of back door gun control are:

Define ammo components as an unhealthy threat. Environmental laws designed to outlaw the use of ingredients that comprise components of arms related materials. The easiest example to point to is lead. Lead has long been the primary ingredient of bullets. Designating lead as an environmental hazard means that its use can be tightly controlled, and therefore restricted. Restrict lead and you restrict bullet production. Restrict bullet production and you dilute the ability to purchase ammo through increased materials cost.

Tax it if it shoots. In 1993 New York Senate Democrat, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, proposed that taxes on handgun ammunition be raised to 50 percent on most handgun ammunition and 10,000 percent on 9mm hollow points. Taxes are the quick and dirty way to legislate something out of existence. Currently there is an 11 percent tax on ammo.

Engineer the practicality out of it. Force manufacturers to have a biometric mechanism that prohibits anyone but the owner to operate the firearm. Effectively you need a computer chip somewhere enclosed in the firearm that is smart enough to recognize one user from the other and will enable the gun to fire by the proper finger. I hope the gun is forgiving enough so that when your wife grabs your gun to stop a bad guy that just broke in the house it fires….

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3 comments to Back Door Gun Control is Here

  • icWatiz

    Back door, side door, trap door ….all I know without question is the door Obama came in from, and that was the door to Hell.

  • allengodin

    It's too bad that this story was basically an infomercial for the USCCA. We need some realistic approaches to end all of these encroachments, but the USCCA decided to sell insurance. _I keep wondering when we are going to organize and start the lawsuits to put an end to these UnConstitutional incursions. The Founders knew first hand what tyrany of the few over the many was all about. Today our "Lords and Ladys" are scientists, teachers, and the "elite" thinkers.

  • allengodin

    There is nothing giving power to any unaccountable agency or bureau in the Constitution. The power rests with Congress from the People. When the first bureau was established it should have been found UnConstitutional.

    Article 1 Sec 1 U.S. Constitution: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

    Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Legislate as: 1: the action of legislating; specifically: the exercise of the power and function of making rules (as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization

    So, from this simple forthright statement, where do we get the multiple bureaus and regulatory (rules) agencies we now have?

    It's time to remove the people the Constitution did not empower.

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