The left is coming for your gun rights, just as we told you they would.

Radical Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow a vote this week on a bill to criminalize the private sale of firearms without government approval.

The bill, H.R. 8, would make it illegal for you to sell a gun to your friend without your friend first submitting to a government background check.

Breitbart columnist AWR Hawkins, an award-winning columnist on Second Amendment issues, says its all for show.

"H.R. 8 would have done nothing to stop nearly every mass shooter to date in the 21st century," Hawkins said. "This is because nearly every mass shooter acquired his guns via background checks, rather than private gun sales. The exceptions are those who stole their guns."

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the bill on Wednesday and send it to the House floor for a vote. The legislation has no chance of passing in the Senate.

H.R. 8 is all about flexing political muscle. It, like the call for socialism and the refusal of the left to listen to the people on border security, could lead to some disappointing election results for the Democrats next year.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.