"The publicly-accessible list would contain serial numbers, owner names and gun locations. Obtaining a license would require gun owners to undergo a psychological evaluation, which would include interviewing family members or associates to determine mental and emotional states.
Applicants must also be at least 21, take 24 hours of training and pay $800 per firearm for “liability insurance.” Critics said the additional fees and requirements would restrict low-income Americans from owning guns.
Under Lee’s legislation, possessing an unregistered firearm would boast a minimum $75,000 fine and 15 year sentence. Additionally, lending a firearm without letting the attorney general know would cost $50,000 and ten years in jail." OANN
In my wandering about Capitol Hill after I left the active employ of the US Government I visited a lot of members of Congress for the purpose of developing a set of contacts that would be valuable to me as a private consultant.
One of those was Shelia Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas. She represents a district that is mainly in the old city of Houston. It is wrapped around the skyscraper laden financial heart of the the "oil patch." The inhabitants are mostly poor and minorities. The Houston metro area has the financial district at its heart, then it is encircled by Jackson Lee's district and then outside that ring are the new, high rise dominated, mostly white areas like the Galeria to the south and places like the old, small City of Humble north of Houston. "Houston" is really more like a region than it is like a city. In going from one place to another the distance seemed to me to always be about 20 miles and to involve an hour of travel by car.
My visit to Jackson Lee was a revelation. There are a lot of members who rule their office staffs like Roman emperors. Her place was exceptional in the degree of abject worship and fear that prevailed among her nearly all Black staff. She wanted to know what I could do for her, what my clients, both American and foreign could do for her. She was extremely ill informed about the world and uninterested in listening long enough to learn anything. I never returned.
Her bill would disarm the American people, especially people of limited means. She wants your guns. pl