1934-National Firearms Act
-Who needs machineguns? We'd be better off without them on our streets. It's for the children.
1938-Federal Firearms Act
-Only people the government approves of should be able to sell guns. They should also be required to record the buyers personal information.
1968-Gun Control Act
-Lets let the government decide who gets to own a gun. After all, violent murderers have the right to be back on the streets after serving a few years, and nonviolent felons don't deserve rights after serving their time.
-Hey, lets give the Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service the ability to enforce gun laws. Lets call them the ATF. After all, they will never do anything wrong or unconstitutional.
1986- Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act
-Let's ban the manufacturing and import of armor piercing bullets. After all, they are SOOO much more deadlier than regular FMJ and ballistic tip bullets.
1990-Crime Control Act
-Hey! lets ban all guns in certain areas and call them gun free zones. After all, criminals obey laws. Let's also ban the assembly of some semi automatic rifles bade from legally imported parts. You know, because guns made from imported parts are much more deadly than guns made from American parts.
1994-Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
-Let's impose a 5 day waiting period for handguns for several years, then replace it with a background check system. That 5 day waiting period sure will save a lot of lives, and that background checks will stop criminals from buying guns at gun shops. After all, that's where criminals get all their guns.
1994- Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
-Lets ban assault weapons! You know, because 99% of all crime are committed using them. Lets also ban high capacity magazines and make it illegal for juveniles to even possess a hand gun. Boy, will that save a lot of lives and end crime once and for all.
-Lets try to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines again! After all, that worked GREAT last time we did it. Lets also require that all guns be transferred through an FFL since criminals would never steal guns or keep buying them on the streets.
What did we get for all of this?
1986-Firearms Owners' Protection Act
Loosened SOME of the restrictions on guns, but banned civilians from owning machineguns manufactured after the passing of this bill.
WOW, THAT WAS SURE WORTH IT.
I'd also like to add that if that bill does pass, all the amendments pass with it. Those amendments could still include an assault weapons ban, and a high capacity magazine ban. It could also contain much more.
I say we stop giving the mouse a cookie right here and now. Lets give it a mousetrap instead. Otherwise, they will keep coming after our rights, they will go after registration, and they will go after confiscation of some guns. WAKE UP!