The latest move in Congress towards more gun control is H.R. 619.
When one reads the text of this bill, one can be forgiven for their belief that sexual offenses against minors are always a felony. If one researches this, many states have provisions in their statutes for the misdemeanor sex offenses against minors.
Statutes already exist for preventing convicted felons from even touching a firearm let alone owning or transporting a firearm. H.R. 619 will bundle a misdemeanor conviction with a felony conviction. Although, for now the misdemeanor conviction is restricted to a sexual offense, if passed, we will have literally let the camel into tent. The door would be open for legislation for ANY misdemeanor conviction to deny a person of his Constitutional rights to own a firearm.
Next we come to the “Constitutional Authority” cited as to the legality of this bill. The first clause stated is Article 1 § 8 Clause 3. The good old Commerce Clause.
This begs the question, ‘What do sexual offenses as described in the bill have to do with commerce?’ Clearly yet another blatant abuse of the Commerce clause.
And Congress wonders why the general public view them with distain.
No matter how one looks at this bill, it is Unconstitutional.