Is There Any Point To This Gun Rights Bill?


I’m all for acknowledging Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as, I suspect, you are, too. So, when I see politicians on the Federal level passing legislation to “allow” a right that we already have Constitutionally, I tend to wonder what the need for the new law is. Especially, when court cases are already in place setting a legal precedent for what the law is trying to do.

But that’s exactly what a new piece of legislation being put forth by Republican Senators is doing: putting into Federal law what court cases have already put into place. Michael Clements writes,

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Senate Republicans are set to introduce on a bill on Thursday that would codify the right to bear arms for self-defense outside the home.

The bill would incorporate elements from the Supreme Court’s 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen decision from 2022, he said.

In Heller, the court affirmed an individual’s right to own a firearm. The Bruen decision affirmed the individual’s right to carry a gun for self-protection outside their home. Graham said the bill would enshrine those rights in federal law. It would also give citizens the right to sue any government agency or official who tried to infringe on that right.

“When you live in an autocratic environment, you don’t own; the government does,” Graham said during a March 16, 2023, press conference.

“[The Act is] to give you a cause of action so you can fight back.”

Graham was joined by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). Kennedy said Americans must respect the court’s decisions, regardless of whether or not they agree. He said some Democrats have been taking the position that it’s okay to ignore rights they disagree with.

“Their copy of the Bill of Rights goes from amendment one to amendment three,” Kennedy said.

So, Graham and company are setting up a situation in which anti-2A politicians will have more difficulty running over Americans’ Second Amendment rights by setting up penalties for violations of our rights because they’ll be explicitly told (if this legislation passes) that they aren’t allowed to do that?


I suppose there may be a logic to that. Beauracracies (like the Federal government) have their own bizarre ways of working that don’t apply anywhere else in the world.

Having said that, with such a blatantly anti-2A administration in the White House and no Republican majority in the Senate, this legislation is pretty unlikely to go anywhere. So, I guess this is political grandstanding (to be fair, both major parties do that).

Also, the current administration has shown a willingness to simply ignore the law and push their agendas. They even seem to have a perverse glee in doing so. Even in the unlikely scenario in which this law actually gets signed into law while Biden is in office, this administration is almost certain to ignore it because the Executive Branch under this administration has decided that they are also the legislative and judicial branches and can do whatever they want.

So, is there any point to this gun rights bill? Maybe for political points, but I doubt it has any real world benefit for you and me. That’s why we have to keep fighting anti-2A zealots’ efforts to steal our Second Amendment rights.



  1. Limpy is just engaging in pandering, I’m not sure why though. How about a bill ordering LEOs and persecutors oops prosecutors and judges to strictly enforce the 20,000+ existing ‘gun control’ laws. Punishment for failing to uphold their oaths of office would start with hefty fines paid by them personally. Repeat failures would result in the loss of their jobs/positions and possible prison time. THAT ‘might’ straighten them out.

    • GUN CONTROL MEANS USING BOTH HANDS… The Judges & persecutors not enforcing the laws presently on the books, are in !! FACT !! the blue devils screaming for gun control. Ya want gun control, get ya a holster & a nice 380 (nothing to strong) & when you encounter an idiot about to do your friends or peers harm, ya can control their gun

  2. They have already broken there oath of office under Title 5 USC section 7311 @ 1333, which means they have committed a felony, by taking the oath of office under false pretensions, making it a felony.
    Need some bold Sheriffs to make some arrests, for violations under oath !

  3. Tossing out Candy for the Masses is all it is.
    Lindsey’s a little bitch that needs to go.

    • Yeah, and with “properly issued government licenses” to carry! Being the good little robots and following the “Rules for thee, not for me” mindset!

    • richard o reeve “these ldjuts don t have to worry about outside the home on themselves they pay gun toting armed guard to be with them on the outside”

      richard, although i hear what you’re saying and wholeheartedly agree, i do have to make just one little adjustment to your post. as shown above, you mention that “… THEY pay gun toting armed guard to be with them on the outside” [emphasis added]. i would suggest that it is not “THEY”, but rather YOU and I and the rest of America that is footing their security bill because any and all “perks” that these bloodsuckers have is paid for with tax money and NOT from their own personal finances. there’s a BIG difference there. i am tired of the politicians living off the backs of Americans!

  4. How about the politicians propose a LAW THAT THE GOVERNMENT FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION ………..

    • It’ll never be passed in the current Congress, and if it did miraculously pass, Biteme would surely exercise the second veto of his term!

  5. It’d never be passed in the current Congress, and if it did miraculously pass, Biteme would surely exercise the second veto of his term!

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