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Fri, Jan. 30th, 2009, 12:40 pm
marframil: A few gun related bills going through Congress....

From Gun Owners of America:

Firearms Legislation In The 111th Congress



Gun Owners of America analysis of current House Bills:
H.R. 17, H.R. 45, H.R. 197 AND H.R. 442

H.R. 17 (Bartlett): This bill would reaffirm the right to use firearms for self-defense and for defense of one’s home and family.

H.R. 45 (Rush):  This bill would require a license for handguns and semiautomatics, including those currently possessed.  The applicant must be thumbprinted and sign a certification that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner’s family.  The applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee of up to $25.  The license may be renewed after five years and may be revoked.  Private sales would be outlawed, and reports to the attorney general of all transactions would be required, even when, as the bill allows, the AG determines that a state licensing system is sufficiently draconian to substitute for the federal license.  With virtually no exceptions, ALL firearms transactions (involving semiautos, handguns, long guns, etc.) would be subject to a Brady check.  In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in nearly all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense.  A variety of “crimes by omission” (such as failure to report certain things) would be created.  Criminal penalties of up to ten years and almost unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.

H.R. 197 (Stearns):  This bill would establish national standards for concealed carry reciprocity, but would not protect residents of pro-gun states like Vermont and Alaska which do not require paper permits.

H.R. 442 (Rehberg):  This bill would provide amnesty for a veteran who acquired a “souvenir” (such as a machine gun) while serving overseas, so long as it is registered during a 90-day grace period.

Sat, May. 9th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)

This would be crooks 100 citizens 0. Do these idiots even realize the revenue impact just hunters make. A combination hunt fishing license in texas is $65 a year. A lot on it goes to parks and rec departments. This would eliminate at least 75% of the hunters. In 5 years we would be overrun with dear and hogs. We are already overrun with pigs in Washington and Nancy is one of the ugliest. I voted McCain, look at the freaking idiots that didn't. Guns do not kill, Cars do not kill, Wake Up America it's the idiot behind each of these these that do the killing. If we ban roadside bombs in Iraq, if we ban bombs strapped to suicide bombers would it help our solders? If we would have banned terrorists from cockpits on planes would it have saved the towers. Bans and regulations will only hurt the law abiding citizen. criminals and terrorist will continue on even more. If your stupid enough to think it would continue to vote like you have. Luther Boyd Grapeland, Texas