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Comment: S.443 - worse threat?

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S.443 - worse threat?

Thanks for the heads up.

I'd point out though that the GOA is warning
that S.443 which has also been passed out of
committee is perhaps the greater threat - partly
because it sounds somewhat reasonable - until you
get to looking closely, of course - and GOA rates its chances
of passage as higher than Feinstein's ban and etc. (Not
that we should be complacent about S.374 and 150)

From the GOA's analysis:

"Increasingly, there are more and more individuals who are “prohibited persons” for non-violent reasons -- for instance, they smoke marijuana or they are military veterans suffering from maladies such as PTSD.

But if this bill is passed, any person who sells to such prohibited persons two or more firearms ... or gives them a firearm as a gift ... or raffles a firearm (where they are the recipient) ... does so only at the considerable risk of spending 15 years in a federal penitentiary."


"Note several things: You don’t need to know the person is a prohibited person... The recipient doesn’t need to know they’re a prohibited person. You don’t need to do anything more than plan (“conspire”) to procure the gun. The recipient doesn’t need to be on the NICS list to be a prohibited person...

In fact, under section 4, if you even “intend” to sell a firearm to a person who turns out to be a marijuana smoker -- or one of the prohibited military veterans suffering from PTSD -- you become a prohibited person yourself...

full analysis here: