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Another gun bill proposed ....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bob Schultz, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Jan 29, 1998
    Tuxedo NC
    Here they come, ready or not. Feel the water getting warmer?

    Are you ready for the House Bill titled 'HR 45, Blair Holt licensing and Record Act of 2009'. It will make it illegal to own a firearm unless it is registered with the database in Washington D.C. As a gun owner you will have to be finger printed, you will be required to provide your DL#, SS#, you must maintain a valid address at all times, submit to mental and physical health records being put on file, you will also be required to file any address changes and any ownership changes even if a private sale. Each update will cost $25 and if you fail to comply you will lose your right to own firearms.

    This bill and its language mirror almost completely one defeated last year in the House of Representatives by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Will we the citizenry be as lucky this time?

    Pass this on to everyone who believes in strict Constitutionalism and remember that laws only apply to those who obey them. Criminals by definition and nature do not abide by laws. New laws and restrictions only apply to the law abiding citizen and are not written with the criminal in mind.

    With guns, it is not about having laws on the books to prosecute individuals, it is about taking guns away from the people so that no one has them in the first place. One last item to note, when assuming power and creating a fascist state, Hitler was a proponent of strong gun laws because a disarmed populace was much easier to control than an armed one. The kings of old also outlawed weapons of any kind in any region that they conquered to quell the ability of the citizens to up rise against them.

    The Founding Fathers of this nation understood all of the above and because of this they included the second amendment in the constitution. In fact, they knew that at some point in every society's life span that the need for the population to arise came about. To this end they made the right to keep and bear arms against a tyrannical state an absolute right that could not be revoked.

    They did this because the first thing tyrants and despots do is to remove a population's right to defend themselves When this is done, the tyrants have no problem with the destruction of society as we know it..

    Send this on to all true patriots! Protect your Second Amendment!

    The following is a summary of the bill as provided by the Congressional Research Service. If you read the whole bill, you'll find it will effectively preclude the ownership of ANY firearms by law-abiding people unless licensed by the Attorney General. How long do you think THAT would take??
    Congressional Research Service Summary
    The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. GovTrack did not write and has no control over these summaries.


    Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.

    Prohibits transferring or receiving a qualifying firearm unless the recipient presents a valid firearms license, the license is verified, and the dealer records a tracking authorization number. Prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements. Directs the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.

    Prohibits: (1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions; (2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act; (3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours; (4) failing to report to the Attorney General an address change within 60 days; or (5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.

    Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions covered by this Act.

    Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse; (2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries; and (3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer.

    Authorizes the Attorney General to certify state firearm licensing or record of sale systems.

    Pleased be advised and pass this along: House Bill HR 45, Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act of 2009 Will, in my opinion, be the first of 2 or 3 steps toward confiscation of "YOUR" privately owned firearms.



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  2. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    This sounds a lot like the "system" we have in place in Canada. It doesn't work here either. The public was sold a bill of goods and told that the net cost to the taxpayer would be $2 million. Currently, we suspect the actual cost has been about $3 Billion. A high ranking police officer stated a couple of years ago that the system has not help solve a single crime. Bill Malcolm

    Edit: But if it only saves one life ... not yet.
  3. Jennifer

    Jennifer Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    If there was EVER a time to write, call, fax, or email your congressman, it is now. This isn't the only crazy resolution or bill that will come out of the Congress. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has a long laundry list of pet items they have already submitted to Obama, who they helped get elected and surely will be demanding something in return.

    I put a URL above for anybody who wants to look up their congressman's contact information.

    This resolution has no sponsors, which is a good sign, but the very fact that this seems reasonable to some people is scary, indeed.

    Jennifer, Idaho State Co-Coordinator, Second Amendment Sisters

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