A new piece of legislation being advanced by US Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would create prerequisites to gun ownership that include a psychological evaluation and liability insurance, in addition to a full regimen of registration information.
Jackson-Lee has introduced HR 127, otherwise known as the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. The legislation is named for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year old Pakistani foreign exchange student who was among 10 students and staff killed in a high school shooting at in Texas in 2018.
The legislation would require any gun owner to provide the “make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored” to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
It would also require the gun owner to provide timely “notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to the person.”
BREAKING: Tyrant Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) just released the full text of #HR127 and it is outrageous beyond description! A publicly-searchable national gun registry & obscene gun licensing requirements are just two of the infringements. Take action at https://t.co/s9SwePEmv7 pic.twitter.com/OskRZwGJEg
— Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy) January 29, 2021
The proposed legislation, if passed and codified into law, would require the information be transmitted to the ATFE within three months of the law’s effective date for firearms already owned, and on the “takes possession date” for any acquisitions after the law’s effective date.
The legislation has other disturbing stipulations that, no doubt, will be opposed by Second Amendment supporters in Congress, as well as organizations that support and protect the rights of gun owners from coast to coast.
The legislation requires the establishment of a more comprehensive database.
“The Attorney General shall make the contents of the database accessible to all members of the public [emphasis added], all Federal, State and local law enforcement authorities, all branches of the United States Armed Forces, and all State and local governments, as defined by the Bureau.” [emphasis added]
The violation of privacy in the open source information to the public and the US military raises questions of purpose and constitutionality.
Also included in the proposed legislation – specifically Section (c)(1)(A)(ii)(I) – are the requirements for a psychological evaluation and liability insurance:
“[U]ndergoes a psychological evaluation conducted in accordance with paragraph (2), and the evaluation does not indicate that the individual is psychologically unsuited to possess a firearm…” [emphasis added]
“[D]emonstrates that, on issuance of the license, the individual will have in effect an insurance policy issued under subsection (d)…” [emphasis added]
And should a potential gun-owner seek to acquire a “military-style weapon” – a definition that Progressives keep in a constant state of flux – there are additional requirements associated with the psychological evaluations.
The additional requirements, include:
“[A]s deemed necessary by the licensed psychologist involved, the evaluation included a psychological evaluation of other members of the household in which the individual resides; and…” [emphasis added]
“[A]s part of the psychological evaluation, the licensed psychologist interviewed any spouse of the individual, any former spouse of the individual, and at least 2 other persons who are a member of the family of, or an associate of, the individual to further determine the state of the mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.” [emphasis added]
And the proposed legislation not only adds another level of government graft and taxation on the gun-owners of America by virtue of the fact these “licenses” would cost $800 and have an expiration date, it appears the legislation creates a new government insurance agency.
Section (d)(1) and (2) state:
“The Attorney General shall issue to any person who has applied for a license pursuant to subsection (c) and has paid to the Attorney General the fee specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection a policy that insures the person against liability for losses and damages resulting from the use of any firearm by the person during the 1-year period that begins with the date the policy is issued.” [emphasis added]
“The fee specified in this paragraph is $800.” [emphasis added]
The proposed law would also require a valid license to possess ammunition.