Here we go...
The first (of manyI'm sure) big attempt at gun control legislation from our new fearless leaders. It's nice to see that gunowners would basically be required to jump through the same hoops as sex offenders.
(Copied from an email I received)
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Check out H.R. 45, introduced in the 1st Session of the 111th Congress. It’s several pages long, so I’ll boil it down for you:
You must obtain a license to possess: (i) any handgun; or
(ii) any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition feeding device; and
(B) does not include any antique.
I noticed no mention of bolt-action rifles or shotguns.
There will be several hoops to jump through to get this license, including classroom training or certification that the possessor knows blah, blah, blah… The license will be good for five years. And remember, if you move, don’t forget to report your change of address to the Attorney General within 60 days. The good news is that the license will not cost more than $25, about the cost of 20 good .308 rounds.
The author of this wonderful piece of legislative artistry is Rep. Bobby Rush, District 1, Chicago, who happens to be the co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party in 1968. So I guess he should be knowledgeable in the unauthorized use of firearms.
So, if you feel your heart rate is kinda slow, or you feel the need to raise your blood pressure a tad, give H.R. 45 a read through. I’ve attached just the summary of the bill in case you’re running low on nitro-pills.
[Congressional Research Service Summary
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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.]
My blood pressure went WAY up when I read that bill a few days ago. I'm to young to have that happen
They will never know about my armory.
If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Yep. Its going to be an interesting few years.
Even more reason for Texas to succeed from the Union :)
Secede was the word you are looking for.
Originally Posted by mtaylor
Texas has already succeeded the Union.
That said, speaking of secession is usually a poor solution to a national problem.
Come and get them. I'll show you what I have then.
Wow I did mess up that spelling. I guess I should pay attention to what I'm typing at work. :doh:
Originally Posted by maclean
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1]
OpenCongress - Text of H.R.45 Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009
Don't send a goon squad there Mr. Rush. Why don't you ease your way over here and get mine yourself.