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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

They're coming for your guns, too

Here's the first bill (HR45) introduced in the House this year that mandates licensing for all firearms owners:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h45ih.txt.pdf

- You will have to carry a photo ID firearms license.
- A training class is required to be licensed.
- Disclosure of your storage method is required for license.
- Makes private sales illegal.
- A thumb print is required for license.
- Every sale recorded by the federal government.
- Provides for inspection of your home (fourth amendment violation)
- If you move, and don't tell the Attorney General within 60 days, you are a criminal.
- If a firearm is stolen and you don't report it, you are a criminal.
- There will be no grandfathered firearms.
- If you do not obtain a license and report every firearm you currently own, you are a criminal.
- There will be a license fee and a fee for the "services" provided at purchase time.
- A release of any mental health records.
- Licenses must be renewed every 5 years.

In doing some light research I see mention of another Bill you may want to review, HR 1022. I haven't looked at it yet.

I've been out wandering around the Internet, here are a couple of interesting links you may want to check out:

http://www.rmgo.org/alerts/2009-HR45.shtml (has petition against)
But will it pass Congress?
Congressman Rush's bill an outrageous destruction of Constitutional Rights, but it's the compromises that are truly dangerous
Though far-left gun-haters routinely sponsor pie-in-the-sky legislation (anyone remember the days of Sen. Moynihan's annual 1000% tax on ammo?), H.R. 45 has set new lows for the depths to which hoplophobes will sink. Is H.R. 45 dangerous? Yes. But is it likely to pass? No.... it's too far-reaching. What is likely to pass, though, is a compromise, a deal cut with the gun-grabbers and the group that ostensibly represents gun owners, the NRA.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12117881

2 comments:

Bev's Babbling Blurbs said...

This is a scary thought that the government may want to disarm the public, however, I really think they will have a tough time with doing so. At least I hope they have the wisdom to realise it won't be easy!? It could really cause a major uproar since it is a "right" to bear arms.

Grace Explosion said...

If they try to make any laws that violate the Constitution - like this one does... then the States need to rise up and declare those laws void in accordance with State's rights in the 10th Amendment.

AND if the Feds then keep pushing... the red states must secede.

We WILL NOT and CANNOT be disarmed!!!

No way!! That's not a revolution when we refuse to go along with that... that's maintaining the Constitution against overthrow by traitors and domestic terrorists in public office.