We at Campbell Cameras pride ourselves in the service we provide the outdoor industry. We also feel its our responsibility as American's to use this platform whenever our rights are in danger.
Right now, our rights are in danger.
This week Diane Feinstein will introduce a bill to the senate that will instantly turn your AR-15 or any other semi auto sport rifle into a Class 3 weapon, requiring registration, a $200 tax stamp, and the ability for the ATF to drop by at any time (unannounced) to inspect your weapons. New production of these weapons will be illegal upon passing.
But, thats not all. The bill will also ban standard capacity magazines, all handguns that "can" accept more than 10 rounds (every Glock, S&W M&P, Ruger SR9, etc), any firearm with a pistol grip (your favorite turkey gun), and firearms with thumb hole stocks (your deer gun). All of these firearms will become Class 3 weapons, making them illegal to travel across state lines, and none of them may ever be transferred. Not to a friend, not to your children. They must be forfeited to the ATF upon your death.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for this bill. Its beyond extensive. Watch, and learn more about it here. She's been planning this for a long time, and now on the backs of 20 innocent children, she sees her window of opportunity.
There is only one way to stop this. Call and write your representatives, even if you think they're on your side. Tell them this is unacceptable.
In no way do we at Campbell Cameras believe the infringements on our rights will bring safety to anyone. But, rest assured, this bill isn't about curbing gun violence. There is zero data to support that theory. It's about control, it's about registration, it's about confiscation, and it's serious. Remember, every time in history a group of people were required to register their weapons, it always lead to confiscation. Always.
Most politicians don't actually stand for much of anything. Few of them will know exactly whats in this bill. They do what their constituents want so they can get re-elected. Emotions are running high in the wake of this horrific killing, and many representatives who were thought of as "pro-gun" are reconsidering to please their base.
Make sure they know where you stand.
Contact your Senators
Contact your Representative
Contact them ASAP. Contact them twice...three times. We don't have much time.
Also, contact other retailers in the outdoor and shooting industry, and tell them to get the word out. Currently, many are not. Companies like Cabelas, Midway USA, MidSouth Shooter Supply, GunBroker, Brownells, The Sportsman's Guide, Cheaper Than Dirt, The National Shooting Sports Foundation, etc, all have thousands if not millions of people on their contact lists. We need them to utilize these lists to get as many people on the phone as possible.
Most media outlets will say there is little support for this law, but rest assured, if we don't speak up, it will pass. The future of our republic literally depends on our action right now.
Yours in Freedom,
Happy New Year's