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ALL SEMI-AUTOS AFFECTED - EVEN SPORTING SHOTSGUNS LIKE THE 1100!!!! REGISTRATION BILL, WHICH AS WE KNOW MAKES A DANDY CONFISCATION LIST. IT ALSO DEFINES A REVOLVER AS A SEMI-AUTOMATIC!!! (Read the definiton of trigger function.)<br>
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Alert for Owners of Firearms in Alabama!<br>
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Posted By: Derek Brown <Send E-Mail><br>
Date: Sat 21 Apr 2007 6:22 am<br>
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This is an urgent action alert for those of us in Alabama who "shoot, posess, or collect, any firearm which can be considered semi automatic or automatic, including hunting rifles, shotguns, Garands, carbines, etc." Also, if you read Section 3 of this proposed legislation closely, you can see how they are attmpting to try to include revolvers into this bill as well. Those of us in Alabama who value our Second Amendment rights must contact our elected officials and ask them to stop this madness. This bill was proposed only a week or two ago, but it just started hitting the street yesterday, so most gun owners and gun shops are completely unaware of it. (I gave copies of it myself to two local gun stores here in North Alabama just yesterday, 4/20/07, who had no idea anything like this was being proposed.)<br>
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The primary sponsor of this bill is<br>
Patricia Todd -Democrat-Birmingham, alabama<br>
her email address is [email protected]<br>
Here is the link to her web site: www.patriciatodd.net<br>
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This will be a fine of $50 per semi automatic firearm that you own. We, the voters, hunters, shooting enthusiasts, and gun owners, must get involved to ensure that this does not pass, and for those of you in other states who think that this can't happen to you, think about it real hard, because if it can pass in conservative Alabama, then it can pass anywhere!<br>
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I tried to contact the NRA-ILA offices yesterday, but they had already left for the evening, but I will contact them on Monday for their help in defeating this bill. Please contact any other pro Second Amendment groups that you know of so that we can get this defeated, as well as your local senators and representatives.<br>
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Thanks and Semper Fi,<br>
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Derek Brown<br>
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Member NRA, GCA, SASS, VFW, & AL<br>
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Below is a copy of the proposed legislation, known as House Bill 600 (HB600), also known as the George Amison Jr Act."<br>
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HB600<br>
87460-2<br>
By Representatives Todd, Rogers, Robinson (O), Dunn, Scott,
Moore (M) and Hilliard<br>
RFD: Judiciary<br>
First Read: 05-APR-07<br>
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SYNOPSIS: This bill would require each person who
possesses an automatic or semi-automatic weapon to
register the weapon with the Department of Public
Safety pursuant to procedures established by the
department. This bill would define automatic or
semi-automatic weapon. This bill would restrict the
use of the information received from the
registrants. This bill would provide for penalties.
This bill would provide for the disposition of the
fees and penalties.<br>
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Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama
of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the
Official Recompilation of the Constitution of
Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general
law whose purpose or effect would be to require a
new or increased expenditure of local funds from
becoming effective with regard to a local
governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote
unless: it comes within one of a number of
specified exceptions; it is approved by the
affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates
funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to
the entity for the purpose.<br>
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The purpose or effect of this bill would be
to require a new or increased expenditure of local
funds within the meaning of the amendment. However,
the bill does not require approval of a local
governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to
become effective because it comes within one of the
specified exceptions contained in the amendment.<br>
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT:<br>
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To require each person who possesses an automatic or
semi-automatic weapon to register the weapon with the
Department of Public Safety pursuant to procedures established
by the department; to define automatic or semi-automatic
weapon; to restrict the use of the information received from
the registrants; to provide for fees and penalties; to provide
for the disposition of the fees and penalties; and in
connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the
requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds
within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of
Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the
Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901,
as amended.<br>
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:<br>
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Section 1. This Act shall be known and cited as the
"George Amison Jr. Act".<br>
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Section 2. (a)(1) Any person who possesses an
automatic or semi-automatic weapon shall register the weapon
with the Department of Public Safety pursuant to the
procedures established by the department. The registration
shall contain a description of the weapon that identifies it
uniquely, including all identification marks, the full name,
address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner, and any
other information that the department may deem appropriate.
The department may charge a fee for registration of up to
fifty dollars ($50).<br>
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(2) The department shall maintain the information
received from each registrant in an automatic or
semi-automatic weapon registry and information contained in
the registry shall be released only to law enforcement
officers.<br>
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(b)(1) Failure to register an automatic or
semi-automatic weapon is a Class A misdemeanor.
(2) Notwithstanding subdivision (1), failure to
register an automatic or semi-automatic weapon is a Class C
felony if the weapon has been used by the person in the
commission of a crime.<br>
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(c) The proceeds from the fees or fines received or
collected by the department or any court under this act, less
administration and processing costs, shall be deposited into
the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Fund.<br>
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Section 3. For purposes of this act the term
"automatic or semi-automatic weapon" shall mean a weapon that
shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to
shoot, a succession of bullets so long as the trigger is
depressed or until the ammunition supply is exhausted or a
weapon that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is
pulled, without the need to manually operate a bolt, lever, or
other firing or loading mechanism. The term does not include
any firearm modified to render the weapon permanently
inoperable.<br>
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Section 4. Although this bill would have as its
purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased
expenditure of local funds, the bill is excluded from further
requirements and application under Amendment 621, now
appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of
the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, because the
bill defines a new crime or amends the definition of an
existing crime.<br>
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Section 5. The provisions of this act are severable.
If any part of this act is declared invalid or
unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect the part
which remains.<br>
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Section 6. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and
approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.<br>
 

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Ooops, forgot the link.
 

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This bill not only would outlaw revolvers, but any other firearm that could be fired for each pull of the trigger until it runs out of ammo. This would include double barrel shotguns with a single trigger, and older pump shotguns that have no disconnector, like the Winchester Model 12, which can be pumped and fired with the trigger held back.
 

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I am sure you all noticed that they are automatically connecting semi-auto firearms owners with crimes by depositing the proceeds into a crime victim's fund. Why should any legal gun owner have to pay anything to a victim of crime when they haven't committed any crimes at all?

We have a similar bill introduced recently in Pennsylvania. Everyone should get involved and fight these wherever they crop up, because there will be more...
 

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Guys, the soft war is coming to an end very soon. ABC is already advancing "England style" gun control (which means confiscation)

That will start the Second US Civil War
 

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Dixie:
If you are out there reading contact me please about this H.B. 600.
We have to alert everyone in Alabama to contact their representative to voter NO on this bill. Email me privately or respond on this thread.
Ellen
 
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