Your FAL is a local NRA member who has volunteered to act as the liaison between NRA members and gun owners and various pro-gun campaigns seeking volunteer support. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who's the current front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, made several gun-related claims recently during an argument with an auto worker and during a tele-townhall this week. We took a look at some of those claims to see what the facts were.

It takes nine or 10 months. And that’s exactly the way Murphy wants it. Theoretically, this could mean that if a gun owner has already purchased one AR-15 and five high-capacity magazines, the owner could be required to pay $1200 in federal taxes, assuming he or she does not participate in any proposed buy back program.

In 2018, the state of Vermont enacted gun control legislation limiting rifle-magazines to 10 rounds of ammunition and handgun magazines to 15 rounds of ammunition. This $200 per unit tax would also apply to each firearm magazine that could hold more than 10 rounds. And this doesn. The NRA is opposed to government mandates that require consumers to only buy smart guns. In addition to the $200 tax, owners of high-capacity magazines under Biden’s view of the NFA, could also be required to register them with federal authorities, submit their fingerprints and photograph, and potentially submit to an FBI background check. The ATF will then review the form to determine if the transfer is legal and "will not approve the form if the transfer, receipt, or possession of the firearm would place the transferee in violation of any Federal, State, or local law."

Biden claimed that in response to smart gun tech "the NRA and the gun manufactures came along and said 'if you keep selling them, we're going to put you out of business.'". That New Jersey law mandates that once what the law calls "personalized" (i.e. Period. smart) guns are available in the US, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be such "personalized" guns. This should surprise no one, being that Joe Biden – the Democrat candidate for the White House – is proposing similar measures. In the video, the pair condemn the former vice president's proposals as "insane," saying Biden will "make the Second Amendment extinct." So, for example, the owner of a single AR-15 with 5 standard capacity magazines who wanted to keep his or her property would be hit with a $1,200 tax bill. When talking about how O'Rourke has championed certain progressive issues, Biden said "this guy (O'Rourke) can change the face of what we're dealing with.

Facts First: Older machine guns, or fully automatics, can be purchased in the US, but there are many regulations which make it difficult to do so.

The above paragraph on Biden’s website links to a memorandum from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Giffords Law Center that also calls for the regulation of “assault weapons” under the National Firearms Act. CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. The NFA, enacted in 1934, was the first federal regulation of the manufacture and transfer of firearms.

According to Biden's website, the buyback program "will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act. ’s exactly the way Murphy wants it.

One issue facing "smart guns" is the New Jersey Childproof Handgun law which was passed in 2002. They critique Biden's support for a ban on guns …

Gun rights. As Breitbart previously reported, it could also be mandated that so-called “assault weapons” such as the AR-15 be registered under the NFA if these policies were lawfully enacted. across the political and cultural spectrums are concluding they need them the most. The Giffords Law Center, which the Biden campaign linked to for its gun control policy, also defines “large capacity” as anything over 10 rounds. Joe Biden has been unspecific about his own definition of the exact number of rounds constituting a high-capacity magazine. Breitbart News reported that Biden’s gun policy includes a provision that could require Americans to sell back their so-called “high-capacity magazines” to the government, or be registered under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). The auto worker's reference to a video of Biden and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke likely refers to one of Biden talking with O'Rourke and his wife in a restaurant in Texas. Failing at that, however, he is now proposing exponential tax increases on constitutionally protected arms. Fairfax, VA 22030    1-800-392-8683(VOTE), :  “the power to tax involves the power to destroy ….”, Earlier this year, Democrat Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey actually did try to exploit panic over the COVID-19 outbreak. This truism has not been lost on firearm prohibitionists, who when unable to ban guns outright have often tried to tax them out of reach of the average citizen.

’t even take into account any other registration and fingerprinting costs. This may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. “Allowing a Biden administration to redefine standard capacity magazines in such a way whereby they would legally fall within the National Firearms Act would be quite scary and shocking to gun owners and to all who value the Second Amendment’s individual right to keep and bear arms,” said attorney Mark W. Smith, a presidential scholar and senior fellow at the King’s College in New York City. "The NRA does not oppose smart gun technology. As noted, if lawfully enacted, this policy could encompass “existing assault weapons.” In practice, this could mean every American who owns a weapon like an AR-15 — or any other gun deemed by Democrats to be an “assault weapon” — could be required to submit their fingerprints and photograph, undergo an FBI background check, register these weapons with the ATF, and pay the federal government a $200 tax for each weapon. Private citizens who want to purchase a fully automatic weapon must buy it from someone with a Federal Firearms License -- which is necessary, among other things, to manufacture ammo and firearms and sell them as a major source of income. I support the Second Amendment. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. regulate possession of existing assault weapons. In 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court famously wrote:  “the power to tax involves the power to destroy ….”. This will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act. An article in Guns.com now reports that Murphy’s budget plan would raise the price of a pistol purchase permit by a factor of 24, while the firearms identification card needed for the purchase of a long gun would increase by a factor of nearly 20. Needless to say, however, these are the very groups whose Second Amendment rights will suffer the most if these taxation schemes are enacted. ", Biden, arguing that the Second Amendment does not give everyone the right to own any firearm or weapon they want, said during the town hall that "you're not allowed to own, for example, a machine gun in the United States of America.". The governor. The governor is also seeking to raise firearm dealer licensing and manufacturing fees (on top of those already required by the federal government) by a factor of 10. New Jersey residents seeking to buy firearms are already subject to a slew of onerous prior restraints, including fees for permits, along with the associated costs of fingerprinting and lengthy waiting periods for “processing.”. "You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns," one man accused Biden.

"You were with Beto when he said he was going to take our guns. The fact of the matter is they should be illegal. In an interview last year with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Biden seemed to confirm his intention to disarm at least some Americans. A firearm enthusiast with even a moderate collection of semiautomatic long guns and magazines could easily owe tens of thousands of dollars. Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s proposed gun control policy includes a provision that could require Americans to sell back their so-called “high-capacity magazines” to the government or be registered under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA).

* * * In effect, Biden’s plan sets in motion a “war on guns,” the same way his predecessors declared wars on “poverty,” “crime” and “terror” — wars in which it was inevitably black and brown people who were the real targets. Biden's gun control plan outlines a buyback program for "assault weapons and high-capacity magazines," but the program is not a mandatory buyback and would not force people to give their up their guns. Last year, for example, he decried the existence of “magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them.”.

All of this is detailed on Biden’s campaign website, which states in bullet-point form (emphasis in original): Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act. In other words, why wouldn’t a Biden administration try to include handgun magazines in addition to rifle magazines under the NFA, if they could get away with it?”, Smith concluded, “When it comes to legal overreach, I am confident‎ that a Biden administration would go all in on their efforts to disarm Americans.”. As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.