Houston’s embarrassing contribution to the congressional membership introduces the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act
It isn’t bad enough that Houston has been embarrassed time after time by Sheila Jackson Lee, but now the poorest excuse for a member of Congress has gone berserk by introducing a bill that attacks all gun owners.
“H.R.127 – To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition” is a bill Jackson Lee introduced on January4.
The bill is also known as the “Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act.”
Sabika Sheikh was a Pakistani exchange student who was killed in 2018 during the Santa Fe High School massacre.
Here is a summary of H.R.127 from the Firearms Policy Coalition.
HR 127 establishes a federal firearms registration system that will be accessible by federal, state, and local governments, including the military – even the GENERAL PUBLIC! The system will track the make, model, and serial number of all firearms, their owners, the dates they were acquired, and where they are being stored.
The system will also track firearms loans, including the ID of the loan recipient and for how long it is being loaned. This bill applies retroactively, so current firearms owners will have three months to supply their gun information to the federal government from the bill’s effective date.
HR 127 also establishes a federal licensing requirement. Applicants will have to be at least 21, undergo a NICS check, complete a psychological evaluation, complete 24 hours of firearms training, and pay $800 for firearms insurance from the government.
For the psychological evaluation, a licensed psychologist will interview individuals’ spouses and at least two other family members or associates to “further determine the state of the mental emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.” Licenses will be denied to individuals hospitalized for issues such as depressive episodes; no duration for license disability is specified, and it does not matter whether the individual sought help voluntarily.
HR 127 will also establish licensing requirements for the display of antique firearms and for the right to possess “military-style weapons.” To display an antique, applicants have to prove they own an antique firearm, describe how they will display it, and demonstrate that they have “safe” storage for it. To possess a “military-style weapon”, applicants will have to undergo 24 hours of safety and live fire training. It is unclear whether this training is in addition to the base 24 hours of training required to possess firearms and ammunition. “Military-style weapons” are defined as they are under assault weapons bans like those in California and New Jersey – weapons are identified by name or because they possess two or more features found on commonly owned, modern semiautomatic firearms such as an adjustable stock, pistol grip, etc.
Finally, HR 127 also criminalizes the possession of “large-capacity magazines” (those carrying greater than 10 rounds) and “ammunition that is 0.50 caliber or greater.”
There is no grandfathering clause in Jackson Lee’s bill. That means if you have an old rusting .22 rifle sitting in an one of your closets, you will have to comply with all the provisions of the bill or face a heavy fine and possible imprisonment.
This bill clearly shreds the Second Amendment and is the worst anti-gun legislation that any lawmaker could ever introduce. Jackson Lee did not get any cosponsors for her bill which means that it may not get out of the House. But you can bet that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, AOC’s Squad and the Marxist-led BLM movement would love to see the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act become law.
I seriously doubt that most of the constituents in Jackson Lee’s congressional district support this God-awful anti-gun legislation. But they will support “H.R. 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act” which she also introduced recently. That bill calls for examining the specific role slavery played in creating inequality in the lives of Black Americans, as well as recommend a formal apology from the U.S. government.
Oh good, Sheila not only wants me to give up my guns, but she also wants me to pay for the problems blacks are experiencing today allegedly because of slavery which ended with the end of the Civil War.