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Joe Biden’s Presidency is Already Worse Than Imagined

Joe Biden’s Presidency is Already Worse Than Imagined

“On policy, it’s Obama 2.0 but more woke and on free expression it’s more like East Germany than the United States.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7wRbUbkWHw&t

Joe Biden has been president for a little over two weeks, and it already feels like six months. I knew that when Democrats and the media kept claiming that Biden would return to normalcy, it was a lie, but I didn’t realize how bad it would be.

It’s a disaster on multiple levels.

Two nights ago, I tweeted this, and it quickly got over 3,000 likes and 1,000 shares:

That inspired me to expand on my thoughts:

Additionally, we now have an ongoing military presence in Washington, DC and government buildings surrounded by walls, which are now a good thing for some reason.

Executive orders, which the left called evidence of Trump’s authoritarianism, are now being signed by Biden in record numbers.

Biden is simultaneously destroying jobs and America’s energy independence. He is furthering the left’s mission to replace education with progressive indoctrination. He is putting the transgender agenda ahead of women and girls. Contrary to everything we were told, he has no real plan for the pandemic.

The FBI just arrested a guy who made political memes in 2016. Democrats and people in liberal media have gone beyond cancel culture and are now openly campaigning for political dissent criminalization.

This is all happening at the hands of people who spent four years calling Trump a fascist.

It’s going to be a long four years, folks.

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We didn’t get here overnight and we won’t return from it that fast either.

It’s easy to get caught up in the victimhood meme- ie Washington State is where you will go to jail for running a business, but not for burning one down.

    NYBruin in reply to Andy. | January 29, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    It’s difficult not to be pessimistic. To the extent Biden even campaigned, he’s doing what he said he would do. Get ready for amnesty for those here illegally, more lenient “asylum” rules (both of which will create more “D” voters), nationwide mail-in balloting, and statehood for DC and Puerto Rico.

    If they still haven’t accomplished their goal of creating a single party system, look for the end of the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court.

    The Dems have the whip hand – and you know who is going to get to fell its sting.

    sjvjeff in reply to Andy. | January 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Oppressed Californian here, Washington is pretty bad too.I feel for my brethren in the Red States are are going to feel our pain we’ve been enduring under Soviet authoritarianism for the last few decades in Commiefornia. Buckle up!

NorthernNewYorker | January 29, 2021 at 5:27 pm

You mean, just under two weeks. Still feels like six months.

It’s not really worse that I imagined. In fact, this is only the beginning of so much more to come.
You think it’s bad so far?
Just wait.

How do I know?
Been there.

I am not so sure about that, midnight election night 2016 before turned on tv and had believed the very possible Hillary winning I imagined what she would accomplish in 4 years.
Only the gulags opening hasn’t been accomplished by Sundowner

An excellent, but, nonetheless depressing, distillation of how utterly awful, corrosive and brazenly totalitarian Chinese communist-installed, Chairman “Big Guy” Xi-den’s tenure has been and will be.

2smartforlibs | January 29, 2021 at 5:52 pm

His approval is already lower than BUsh 43 after his final 5 years in office. Wait for Wolf BLitzed to crow about these numbers like he did Bush’s numbers

    JusticeDelivered in reply to 2smartforlibs. | January 29, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I think, hope that Dem actions drive so many people from the party that Dems implode.

    Many years ago I was a VP in a large company, a fellow VP was promoted to take over a company we had recently acquired. Its return was very low, the company had far too many employees and about half of them needed to be terminated.

    I sent him a hatchet, which I had used a paint marker to ROA on one side, and NOP on the other. I used a two part bright red paint, dipped the cutting edge in it while it was semi liquid, and captured a drip.

    I took pictures of it, and then shipped it to his home, not wanting to further demoralize employees. I attached one of my personalized From the Desk of XXX , which said “Difficult jobs are easier when you have the right tool”

    Anyway, the brass thought it was quite funny, the wife of the man promoted thought it was awful. He was known for being very tough.

Apparently, Mike, you have a limited imagination. Maybe it’s because you’re so young.

The worst is yet to come.

It’s easy to understand what is happening.

The Democrats know they lost, and lost BIG. They cheated their way in, and have absolutely no fear of what people want or don’t want because they think they cam just keep cheating.

When you don’t need their votes to ‘win’ you stop caring what they want.

It is only going to get worse from here.

The rate at which Biden and the Uniparty is trying to or actually are enacting change feels hyper-rushed. How many EOs now? 30 plus?

They have four years of EOs, why so many the first two weeks?

They have majority everywhere – judicial, legislative, executive – for two years at the least. Why the heavy jackboots?

They own the three letter agencies, local politics, and all the mid-level bureaucrats. Government doesn’t move this fast. Ever.

They have Big Tech and Wall St. money. Pelosi is buying long options. Why would one push long, but act short?

Feels like they know something is coming that will change everything. I have no idea what that could be. Doesn’t feel like any of it will be good. Either way pain is coming our way. Be prepared.

    tkdkerry in reply to barnesto. | January 29, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Why so many? Why so fast? I’m guessng they have to get as much done as they can before Joe accidentally falls down 17 flights of stairs.

    henrybowman in reply to barnesto. | January 30, 2021 at 4:21 am

    When it all implodes, Kameltoe doesn’t want to take the blame. Biden is a handy patsy.

    felixrigidus in reply to barnesto. | January 30, 2021 at 8:33 am

    The earlier the destruction comes to pass, the easier one can blame it on the previous administration. “We inherited such a mess!”

    Given media complicity and the short memory of the public, such a scheme is not likely to fail.

Oh about that security fence, day 10 of the new administration and no ” Right wing ” attacks.
Maybe tomorrow, better keep it up.

Most frigthening is the dumbass they appointed secretary of defense (Lloyd Austin). He appears to be a useful idiot of Fauci-like proprtions:

Climate apocalypse is coming, US Army says, eyeing opportunities for more intervention:

https://www.rt.com/usa/471887-climate-change-pentagon-interventions/

Be warned, former-America: while the left decimates the military (again) and helps loot us and transfer money to the crooks in office and to our foreign enemies via the “Green Scheme”), we’re about to be neutered militarily:

New grid threat: Russia deploys ‘first-strike weapon,’ and China ready too:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-grid-threat-russia-deploys-first-strike-weapon-china-ready-too

    This is more of the narcissistic Dhimmi-crats’ self-congratulatory myopia and stupidity, on foreign policy — positing, with a straight face, that “climate change” represents more of an existential threat to global peace and stability than the respective bellicosity and hegemonistic ambitions of China, Russia, Iran and the rest of the rogues gallery.

      You actually think they believe the “Green Scheme” crap? Come one.

      All it is is fodder for the sado-masochistic useful idiot class (hollywood, in particular).

      The only “green” these maggots have on their mind is money to steal in the course of the scam.

empiricallyobvious | January 29, 2021 at 7:42 pm

One night about 10 years ago I was driving city to city and couldn’t resist calling a late night radio talk show which was discussing the leftward movement of out government and society.

I was not then, and am not now advocating for violence.

However, I was a history major in college and read much of totalitarian states. From that point of view I commented on air that I was pessimistic that we seemed to be inevitably lurching toward a repressive state and did not think it would stop until there was blood in the streets. At that comment the screener disconnected me and via the 5 second delay on the radio I heard the host comment something about “we can’t have any of that”.
I was not advocating anything, simply commenting that the course we are on seems inevitable unless our “leaders” begin to act as such.

I hope I was wrong…

    And the fact you were cut off from that show, empiricallyobvious, is one of the big reasons why we find ourselves on the cusp of full tyranny. To all those folks who took the election fraud evidence lightly or dismissed it out of hand, they are complicit as well (whether they intended it or not). The mere fact that our citizens and a large number of our leaders refused to even demand a close look at the election is enough indictment. “What kind of government have you given us, Dr. Franklin?” Answer: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    henrybowman in reply to empiricallyobvious. | January 30, 2021 at 4:26 am

    I am equally disdainful of many of my fellow gunnies, who fight like hell to preserve the Second Amendment, but to palliate the press, profess that they would never, ever be so gauche as to actually USE it.

    If the US had taken the same stance in 1945 with our nukes, we’d be eating borscht now.

Considering that I anticipated the Xiden administration to sink into the depths of scum and villainy quickly, the rate it has done so has been truly astonishing.

Surprise, surprise, surprise. For the last ten years, or longer, certain insightful individuals have been pointing out the government was engaging in increasingly totalitarian behavior in an attempt to protect the interests of a small, Elite Establishment, at the expense of the populace. People did not listen. After all, it couldn’t happen here. Those insightful ones must be cranks, or tin-foil hat wearing “CONSPIRACY THEORISTS”. They were ignored. Then they ignored the mounting evidence which supported that insight. Now, people are actually SURPRISED that totalitarianism is rearing its ugly head.

So, the question is, how long will it be before the populace takes action to stop this movement? And, what measures will be needed to stop it? While no right thinking individual wants to live in a violent society. But, the options open to the populace are dwindling rapidly. When a tipping point is reached, there will be no going back.

biden is already a rotting corpse, and no amount of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ fuquery is going to carry him through this term. Luckily, someone thought it would be a good idea to install kamala. Lucky because in defiance of every law of nature, she is even more unlikable than joe biden himself. This administration is already floundering on the rocks, and will soon be pounded into nothing by the waves of inevitably.

Hey, if you want to get really depressed, just contemplate that with the combined effects of: the electoral landscape’s demographic shifts; Chairman Xi-den’s open borders/amnesty schemes; the media prostitute-propagandists’ dutiful water-carrying on behalf of the Dhimmi-crats; and, Silicon Valley’s continued hostility towards, and, suppression of, conservatives and their voices, we’re looking at four years of Xi-den followed by eight years of his miserable, harlot comrade. That’s twelve years of the narcissistic Dhimmi-crats’ destructive totalitarianism and “woke” sanctimony. Pure torture. I suppose a nice array of gulags will have been established, by then.

I’m sure many who voted for Biden are having second thoughts as they are discovering what the media hid from them.

    guyjones in reply to bw222. | January 30, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Even with the media’s protection of Xi-den and suppression of any negative stories about him (e.g., his sociopath son’s payola schemes), any voter possessing an ounce of common sense and rationality should understand the Dhimmi-crats’ innate and destructive totalitarianism, at this point. And, the Hunter Biden laptop stories were readily available on conservative websites, for those who were curious and who possessed rudimentary news searching skills.

    I don’t make excuses for voters who voted for Xi-den and regret their choice — they deserve blame for their gullibility, their stupidity and their inability to comprehend decades of evidence regarding the Dhimmi-crats’ oppressive ethos and destructive planning schemes.

    felixrigidus in reply to bw222. | January 30, 2021 at 8:55 am

    That probably is true for the non-dead among the undoubtedly legit 80 million.
    We do know that the crowd over at the National Benedict Arnold Review Online or patient zero of David French-ism are celebrating and trying to up their grifting game…

Question: Does anyone know of any conservative blogs other than spartareport.com that have gone dark in recent weeks?

The USA is starting to look like North Korea so far and it’s only been 8 days! How much longer before the SHTF? Somethings got to give and it won’t be pretty

They’re humanists–just like Erich Mielke.

There is speculation all over about how long Emetic Joe will last as President… Will he have a tragic/horrible ______________?? (fill in the blank, sickness, accident… whatever) Then there is more speculation concerning the 25th. I think he will leave when the earpiece tells him to sign a letter of resignation, and promises some ice cream.

Meanwhile, I think Leslie nailed it.

I anticipated the Xiden administration to sink into the depths of scum and villainy quickly, the rate it has done so has been truly astonishing.

Since she is actually in CA she certainly knows scum and villainy, up close.

It’s going to be a long four years, folks.

Assuming it ends in four years, that is. Because, presumably, we’ll once again have free, fair, and open elections and the people will toss the socialist fascists out of office.

Not necessarily a good assumption. We can hope, but I wouldn’t count on it or plan on it.

Rather, history shows us that most of the time once the radical left grabs power it does anything and everything it can to keep it. It doesn’t let go of it without a fight.

And make no mistake about it, the radical left is in charge. It has wide support within the government. Laws don’t matter anymore, other than as a tool used against political opposition. The media is functioning as our Ministry of Truth. The schools are indoctrination centers. Our Big Tech Big Brothers are thought police censors and enforcers. And corporate America is prepared to destroy the lives of anyone the leftwing mobs target.

America’s leftist ruling elites are implementing the Chinese Communist model of government.

Hard to see this ending well. But one can hope.

If China Joe wrecks the economy and PO’s enough people who, allegedly, voted for him the left’s election fraud machine may not be able to steal enough elections in enough states.

I’d call that a failure of imagination, except that the first response I thought of was, “It’s not only worse than we imagined, it’s worse than we can imagine.”

But judging by some of the apocalyptic guff I’ve been reading in comment threads since the Obama years, I’m confident that somebody, somewhere, is already very experienced in imagining something far worse than what Biden can or will achieve.

People keep talking about raising a violent uprising, but I think we are already beyond that point. Military leaders aren’t on our side. We might have troops but they have bigger weapons than that at their disposal. They also have very powerful countries whose interest is to see the US weakened by a traitorous group from within. China, Middle Eastern powers, and even the EU are not going to sit idly by while we attempt to overthrow their gravy train. The UN would get involved and we would lose. Our only hope is to convince others that what they are doing is wrong. We need to slowly fight back to overtake journalism and education. The left didn’t win this internal shadow war overnight and we won’t win it back the same way.

Considering Communist China is the wizard behind the curtain, why does this surprise anyone?

Biden’s probably going to be dead or completely infirm in a short time, and America’s Whore, Kamala Harris, will become president. No changes will occur from Biden, except more b.s. from the democrat media.

But Communist China will still de facto govern our country – and with the GOPe’s enthusiastic support. (Just ask McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao.)

H.R.127 – Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act
117th Congress (2021-2022)
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2021
Ms. Jackson Lee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act”.
SEC. 2. LICENSING OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION POSSESSION; REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS.

(a) Firearm Licensing And Registration System.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Ҥ 932. Licensing of firearm and ammunition possession; registration of firearms
“(a) In General.—The Attorney General, through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, shall establish a system for licensing the possession of firearms or ammunition in the United States, and for the registration with the Bureau of each firearm present in the United States.
“(b) Firearm Registration System.—
“(1) REQUIRED INFORMATION.—Under the firearm registration system, the owner of a firearm shall transmit to the Bureau—

“(A) the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and
“(B) a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to the person.
“(2) DEADLINE FOR SUPPLYING INFORMATION.—The transmission required by paragraph (1) shall be made—
“(A) in the case of a firearm acquired before the effective date of this section, within 3 months after the effective date of this section; or
“(B) in the case of a firearm acquired on or after the effective date, on the date the owner acquires the firearm.
“(3) DATABASE.—
“(A) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall establish and maintain a database of all firearms registered pursuant to this subsection.
“(B) ACCESS.—The Attorney General shall make the contents of the database accessible to all members of the public, all Federal, State, and local law enforcement authorities, all branches of the United States Armed Forces, and all State and local governments, as defined by the Bureau.
“(c) Licensing System.—
“(1) REQUIREMENTS.—
“(A) GENERAL LICENSE.—Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Attorney General shall issue to an individual a license to possess a firearm and ammunition if the individual—
“(i) has attained 21 years of age;
“(ii) after applying for the license—
“(I) undergoes a criminal background check conducted by the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, and the check does not indicate that possession of a firearm by the individual would violate subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 or State law;
“(II) undergoes a psychological evaluation conducted in accordance with paragraph (2), and the evaluation does not indicate that the individual is psychologically unsuited to possess a firearm; and

“(III) successfully completes a training course, certified by the Attorney General, in the use, safety, and storage of firearms, that includes at least 24 hours of training; and
“(iii) demonstrates that, on issuance of the license, the individual will have in effect an insurance policy issued under subsection (d).
“(B) ANTIQUE FIREARM DISPLAY LICENSE.—The Attorney General shall issue to an individual a license to display an antique firearm in a residence of the individual if the individual—
“(i) is the holder of a license issued under subparagraph (A);
“(ii) supplies proof that the individual owns an antique firearm;
“(iii) describes the manner in which the firearm will be displayed in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Attorney General, and certifies that the firearm will be so displayed; and
“(iv) demonstrates that the individual has provided for storage of the firearm in a safe or facility approved by the Attorney General for the storage of firearms.
“(C) MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS LICENSE.—The Attorney General shall issue to an individual a license to own and possess a military-style weapon if the individual—
“(i) is the holder of a license issued under subparagraph (A); and
“(ii) after applying for a license under this subparagraph, successfully completes a training course, certified by the Attorney General, in the use, safety, and storage of the weapon, that includes at least 24 hours of training and live fire training.
“(2) PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION.—A psychological evaluation is conducted in accordance with this paragraph if—
“(A) the evaluation is conducted in compliance with such standards as shall be established by the Attorney General;
“(B) the evaluation is conducted by a licensed psychologist approved by the Attorney General;
“(C) as deemed necessary by the licensed psychologist involved, the evaluation included a psychological evaluation of other members of the household in which the individual resides; and
“(D) as part of the psychological evaluation, the licensed psychologist interviewed any spouse of the individual, any former spouse of the individual, and at least 2 other persons who are a member of the family of, or an associate of, the individual to further determine the state of the mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.

“(3) DENIAL OF LICENSE.—

“(A) REQUIRED.—The Attorney General shall deny such a license to an individual if—
“(i) the individual is prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm; or
“(ii) the individual has been hospitalized—
“(I) with a mental illness, disturbance, or diagnosis (including depression, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, or addiction to a controlled substance (within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act) or alcohol), or a brain disease (including dementia or Alzheimer’s); or
“(II) on account of conduct that endangers self or others.
“(B) AUTHORIZED.—The Attorney General may deny such a license to an individual if—
“(i) the psychological evaluation referred to in paragraph (2) indicates that the individual—
“(I) has a chronic mental illness or disturbance, or a brain disease, referred to in subparagraph (A)(ii)(I);
“(II) is addicted to a controlled substance (within the meaning of the Controlled Substances Act) or alcohol; or
“(III) has attempted to commit suicide; or
“(ii) prior psychological treatment or evaluation of the individual indicated that the individual engaged in conduct that posed a danger to self or others.
“(4) SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.—
“(A) IN GENERAL.—A license issued under this subsection to an individual who is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year is hereby suspended.
“(B) AUTHORIZED FOR LACK OF FIREARM INSURANCE.—The Attorney General may suspend a license issued under this subsection to an individual who has violated section 922(dd) in the most recent 12-month period.
“(5) REVOCATION OF LICENSE.—A license issued under this subsection to an individual who is or becomes prohibited by Federal or State law from possessing a firearm is hereby revoked. Such an individual shall immediately return the license, and surrender all firearms and ammunition owned or possessed by the individual, to the Attorney General.
“(6) EXPIRATION OF LICENSE.—A license issued to an individual under this subsection shall expire—

“(A) in the case of a license that has been in effect for less than 5 years, 1 year after issuance or renewal, as the case may be; or
“(B) in the case of a license that has been in effect for at least 5 years, 3 years after the most recent date the license is renewed.
“(7) RENEWAL OF LICENSE.—The Attorney General shall renew a license issued to an individual under this subsection if the individual—
“(A) requests the renewal by the end of the 60-day period that begins with the date the license expires;
“(B) in the 3-year period ending with the date the renewal is requested—
“(i) has met the requirement of paragraph (1)(A)(ii)(II); and
“(ii) has successfully completed a training course, certified by the Attorney General, in the use, safety, and storage of firearms, that includes at least 8 hours of training;
“(C) meets the requirement of paragraph (1)(A)(iii); and
“(D) in the case of a license issued under paragraph (1)(C), in the 2-year period ending with the date the renewal is requested, has successfully completed a training course, certified by the Attorney General, that includes at least 8 hours of training in the use of the weapon subject to the license.
“(d) Firearm Insurance.—
“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall issue to any person who has applied for a license pursuant to subsection (c) and has paid to the Attorney General the fee specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection a policy that insures the person against liability for losses and damages resulting from the use of any firearm by the person during the 1-year period that begins with the date the policy is issued.
“(2) FEE.—The fee specified in this paragraph is $800.”.
(2) MILITARY-STYLE WEAPON DEFINED.—Section 921(a) of such title is amended by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:
“(30) The term ‘military-style weapon’ means—
“(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as—
“(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models);
“(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;

“(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC–70);
“(iv) Colt AR–15;
“(v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;
“(vi) SWD M–10, M–11, M–11/9, and M–12;
“(vii) Steyr AUG;
“(viii) INTRATEC TEC–9, TEC–DC9 and TEC–22; and
“(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;
“(B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of—
“(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
“(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
“(iii) a bayonet mount;
“(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and
“(v) a grenade launcher;
“(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 2 of—
“(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
“(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;
“(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned;
“(iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; and
“(v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and
“(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of—
“(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
“(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
“(iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds; and
“(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.”.

(3) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:
“932. Licensing of firearm and ammunition possession; registration of firearms.”.
(4) DEADLINE FOR ESTABLISHMENT.—Within 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall prescribe final regulations to implement the amendments made by this subsection.
(b) Prohibitions; Penalties.—
(1) PROHIBITIONS.—Section 922 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(aa) It shall be unlawful for a person to possess a firearm or ammunition, unless—
“(1) the person is carrying a valid license issued under section 932(c)(1); and
“(2) (A) in the case of a firearm owned by the person, the firearm is registered to the person under section 932(b); or
“(B) in the case of a firearm owned by another person—
“(i) the firearm is so registered to such other person; and
“(ii) such other person has notified the Attorney General that the firearm has been loaned to the person, and the possession is during the loan period specified in the notice.
“(bb) (1) It shall be unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm or ammunition to a person who is not licensed under section 932(c)(1).
“(2) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell or give a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the sale or gift.
“(3) It shall be unlawful for a person to loan a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the loan, including the identity of such other person and the period for which the loan is made.
“(4) It shall be unlawful for a person holding a valid license issued under section 932(c)(1) to transfer a firearm to an individual who has not attained 18 years of age.
“(cc) A person who possesses a firearm or to whom a license is issued under section 932(c)(1) shall have in effect an insurance policy issued under section 932(d).”.
(2) PENALTIES.—Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(aa) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both.
“(9) (A) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(1) shall be fined not less than $50,000 and not more than $75,000, imprisoned not less than 10 years and not more than 15 years, or both.
“(B) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(2) shall be fined not less than $30,000 and not more than $50,000, imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years, or both.
“(C) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(3) shall be fined not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000.
“(D) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(4) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both, except that if the transferee of the firearm possess or uses the firearm during or in relation to a crime, an unintentional shooting, or suicide, the transferor shall be fined not less than $100,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 25 years and not more than 40 years, or both.
“(10) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(cc) shall be fined not less than $50,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years, or both.”.
(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—
(A) ELIMINATION OF PROHIBITION ON ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTRALIZED FIREARM REGISTRATION SYSTEM.—Section 926(a) of such title is amended by striking the 2nd sentence.
(B) APPLICABILITY TO GOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION.—Section 925(a) of such title is amended in each of paragraphs (1) and (2), by inserting “and except for section 932,” after the 2nd comma.
(4) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this subsection shall take effect on the date final regulations are prescribed under subsection (a)(4).
SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON POSSESSION OF CERTAIN AMMUNITION.
(a) In General.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by section 2 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(dd) (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess ammunition that is 0.50 caliber or greater.
“(2) (A) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

“(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to—
“(i) the manufacture for, or possession by, the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or the possession by a law enforcement officer employed by such an entity for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty);
“(ii) the possession by an employee or contractor of a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 on-site for purposes of establishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by Federal law, or off-site for purposes of licensee-authorized training or transportation of nuclear materials;
“(iii) the manufacture or possession by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General; or
“(iv) the manufacture for, or possession by, an organization that provides firearm training and that is registered with the Attorney General, or the possession by an individual to whom such an organization is providing firearm training during and at the location of the training.”.
(b) Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Defined.—Section 921(a) of such title, as amended by section 1 of this Act, is amended by inserting after paragraph (30) the following:
“(31) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition, but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”.
(c) Penalties.—Section 924(a) of such title, as amended by section 2 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(11) (A) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(dd)(1) shall be fined not less than $50,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years, or both.
“(B) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(dd)(2) shall be fined not less than $10,000 and not more than $25,000, imprisoned not less than 1 year and not more than 5 years, or both.”.

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