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Repeal the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (says Mike Barkley, Congressional Candidate)
GroundReport.com ^ | April 17, 2011 | Mike Barkley

Posted on 04/18/2011 11:22:11 AM PDT by Immerito

Repeal the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

by Mjbarkl April 17, 2011

Over the months since the Tucson massacre, not much has happened in Washington to address the problem, which is Too many guns, Too easy access. Inaction is understandable. They're all afraid of the big bad NRA and the gun netherworld behind it. There is another reason: following Justice Scalia's Supreme Court opinion in the Heller case, extended to all other jurisdictions under the McDonald opinion, all gun control is now in doubt. There is only one way to solve this problem and that is to take it head on: Repeal the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I propose Amendment Resolution and Legislation as follows:

Phase 1 - The Resolution, Format is from H.J.RES. 438, 102nd Congress::

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States repealing the right to keep and bear arms.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid for all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States at any time after the date of its submission for ratification: 'Article--

1. Any right to keep and bear arms, whether under the Second Amendment to this Constitution, or under some pre-existing doctrine of natural law or common law or otherwise, or under Constitution or laws of any State, is repealed.

2. The privilege to keep and bear arms throughout the United States shall be under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.'

Phase 2 - A Tax; Following adoption of the constitutional amendment, a bill to tax:

1. There is imposed an annual tax on each and every firearm in any household as follows: a. first firearm, $10 b. second firearm, $20 c. third firearm, $30 d. fourth through ninth firearms, $100 each e. firearms in excess of the ninth, $1,000 each. 2. This tax is assessed and payable on each April 15 for firearms held by a household at the end of the preceding year, to be paid with a schedule listing firearm type, manufacturer and serial number, the schedule submitted along with the tax return of such member of the household as the members of the household may choose, with other members attaching a copy of that schedule to their tax returns as well indicating by which member the tax will be paid. Where firearms are owned by a partnership, if there is only one general partner the arms shall be included with the schedule of that general partner; where there is more than one general partner, the partners shall choose which partner will report the firearms. Where firearms are owned by a corporation, the corporation shall report and pay tax as if it were a household. Where fiscal years do not coincide with calendar years, reporting shall be as of the end of the previous fiscal year. Where firearms are owned by a legitimate museum, the museum shall report the ownership annually as if it were a household, but shall be exempt from the tax except for the penalties in section 4 below. Sham transfers, that is, transfers to a legitimate museum or to an entity with a different fiscal year, and then back again, shall be reported and taxed as if there had been no transfer. Sham exports, that is, export followed by reimportation shall be reported by and taxed to the exporter as if there had been no export. If a firearm has no serial number, the owner shall apply to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the assignment of one, and upon receipt of the assigned serial number shall indelibly engrave that number at a suitable location upon the firearm.

3. This tax may be avoided by selling the firearm to a licensed gun dealer or by turning the firearm over to an official firearm collection location or by export before December 31 of the prior year. Once a month such collection locations shall turn collected firearms over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for destruction, except that the Bureau may withhold from destruction such firearms as are of historical interest for later donation to an appropriate museum.

4. Any firearm lost or stolen will incur a $1,000 penalty in the reporting year it was lost or stolen. For any such lost or stolen firearm that is subsequently recovered by the owner that $1,000 penalty shall be rescinded and refunded, except if the firearm has been used in the commission of a crime chargeable as a felony an additional $1,000 penalty will be imposed.

5. For each firearm sold by a licensed firearm dealer that is subsequently used in the commission of a crime chargeable as a felony a $1,000 penalty will be imposed against that dealer for each such year in which that firearm was used in such a crime.

6. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Internal Revenue Service shall jointly promulgate regulations for administering this Act.

Join me. Run for Congress. Fix this.

Best wishes,

--Mike Barkley, Candidate for Congress, http://www.mjbarkl.com/run.htm


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Who's he running against?
1 posted on 04/18/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

He’s in California....

Here’s his list of stuff he wants to do.

http://www.mjbarkl.com/run.htm


2 posted on 04/18/2011 11:25:26 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Immerito
Now there's a winning set of propositions. See ya after the next Civil War, Mikey. Or not, since your chances of surviving the consequences of what you've proposed are somewhere between Jack and squat. And Jack left town.
3 posted on 04/18/2011 11:25:51 AM PDT by Noumenon ("How do we know when the Government is like that guy with the van and the handcuffs?" --Henry Bowman)
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To: Immerito

This would go all the way to the Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Roger Taney would rule in favor...


4 posted on 04/18/2011 11:25:51 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Immerito
Who's he running against?

America

5 posted on 04/18/2011 11:26:11 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: Immerito
The most idiotic piece of kaka that I've read in quite awhile. Chances for passage? About the same as Barky appointing Sarah Palin as Energy Czar and telling her to ‘have at it.”
6 posted on 04/18/2011 11:26:28 AM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Immerito

What a fool! We fought against Britain in 1776 to get away from laws like that!


7 posted on 04/18/2011 11:26:38 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Immerito

Hey Barkley! I might need my gun, just in case someone tries to take it away.


8 posted on 04/18/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Immerito

He is running against no one and probably has not even sent in the required paperwork and monies to run for Congress.

If he is serious. Then he is a serious joke.

Just some dork from Manteca, California.


9 posted on 04/18/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Immerito

” Who’s he running against “ ? Most of America .


10 posted on 04/18/2011 11:27:12 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Immerito
Molōn labe!
11 posted on 04/18/2011 11:27:55 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Vendome

I truly hope you are correct.


12 posted on 04/18/2011 11:29:43 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Greg123456

“We fought against Britain in 1776”

And when the National Firearms Act was first proposed in 1934 the civil unrest and protests were so severe Congress dropped it.

As again in 1968, the people rose up so strongly that the proposed gun control act was quietly dropped.

I think we are a long way from a 1776 response based on our response to other federal laws.


13 posted on 04/18/2011 11:30:07 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Immerito
I'd rather repeal Mochelle's right to bare arms...

Just sayin'

14 posted on 04/18/2011 11:32:28 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: Immerito

It’s worse than just taking away 2nd amendment rights. It institutionalizes the right to regulate it in the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!

Someone ask this guy why in the world we even have States?


15 posted on 04/18/2011 11:33:22 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Vendome

“Manteca, California.”

Lard, California? Lovely...

I guess that makes him the Lard-a$$?

Colonel, USAFR


16 posted on 04/18/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Immerito

Please Obama and your acolytes, take up this cause. Please start the judicial process on this amendment. It has no chance in hell of passing but would be another nail in the Obama re-election campaign of 2012. We need all the help we can get and self destruction works for me.


17 posted on 04/18/2011 11:36:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Immerito; Tijeras_Slim; Noumenon; DBrow; r-q-tek86; JPG; Greg123456; The Sons of Liberty; fantom; ..

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


18 posted on 04/18/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: Immerito

If elected, you can be assured that his security detail will be armed, of course. For his protection.


19 posted on 04/18/2011 11:39:11 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Immerito

Repeal Mike Barkley.


20 posted on 04/18/2011 11:39:53 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Immerito

False hope. A dork from Kenya got elected president in 2008.


21 posted on 04/18/2011 11:41:25 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Immerito

Good luck with all of that as*hole.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 11:42:52 AM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: Immerito

23 posted on 04/18/2011 11:46:40 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: DBrow

Never happen—changes to the Constitution are hard to get passed by the states.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 11:47:41 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Immerito

Good for him!

He is at least proposing to follow the procedure outlined in the Constitution for changing it.

Proposing amendments is entirely constitutional. As is voting them down.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 11:49:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

This group of morons in office won’t let such puny things get in their way.


26 posted on 04/18/2011 11:50:38 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Immerito
1. Any right to keep and bear arms, whether under the Second Amendment to this Constitution, or under some pre-existing doctrine of natural law or common law or otherwise, or under Constitution or laws of any State, is repealed.

LOL! What a craven coward. Doesn't even have the b@lls to just say "The Second Amendment to the Constitution is hereby repealed."

Spineless libtard wuss. If you're going to "bring it", bring it, and let the chips fall where they may. (Right on your @ss.)

27 posted on 04/18/2011 11:52:22 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: Immerito

mjbarkl@inreach.com per his web page. remember, no foul language nor threats, as I suspect he is hoping for such letters to make a bigger name for himself.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Immerito
Dumbass missed the word unalienable. His proposed bill is unconstitutional as it seeks to eliminate an unalienable right. A CA public school graduate.
29 posted on 04/18/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Immerito

I think this guy needs to prepare for disappointment at the polls.


30 posted on 04/18/2011 12:00:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Immerito

You don’t repeal basic human rights. You violate them.


31 posted on 04/18/2011 12:05:45 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Immerito
This tax may be avoided by selling the firearm to a licensed gun dealer or by turning the firearm over to an official firearm collection location or by export before December 31 of the prior year

I opt for none of the above mr. statist.
32 posted on 04/18/2011 12:06:38 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Immerito

Not sure why you all are getting so testy. This sort of Stupid is stock and trade for the delusional state of KA. Its the home of self worshipping, morally superior, self righteous, know it alls dabbling in pseudo-science with great weather too! Who would have guessed then its spawn would be a Mike Barkley.


33 posted on 04/18/2011 12:07:58 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: Immerito

Against all of us and God himself....

The Inalienable aspect of enumerated (as in simply named by the US const. )natural rights is that they emanate not from governnent (no rights do...) but rather from nature (God).

No God-given Rights of man can be “repealed” by a mere govrnemnt; rather they would have to be illegally abridged.

What a moron.


34 posted on 04/18/2011 12:10:43 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I don’t know if “never” is appropriate. This sis something that if it’s proposed, must be fought tooth and nail.

Not sure about how true it is, but W Bush theoretically signed the Campaign Finance bill thinking that the Supremes would knock it down, so he’d get credit for signing it without it coming to fruition. As we know he was wrong, the Supremes let most of it pass.


35 posted on 04/18/2011 12:11:06 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Tijeras_Slim
According to the link you provide, he proposes:

Provide that union certification votes shall succeed by a majority of those workers voting, not by a majority of workers eligible to vote

He obviously does not know that that is precisely the current law with the NLRB. I found out while researching a union organizing campaign against my wife's employer. (Union lost with less than 25% of the vote.) And he's against the right to work!

36 posted on 04/18/2011 12:11:48 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Immerito

You cannot repeal a right, you can only give the government permission to trample it.


37 posted on 04/18/2011 12:12:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Immerito

MR. Mikey may wish to become familiar with:

www.monster.com


38 posted on 04/18/2011 12:21:28 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Suppose such excreta actually became law of the land. Who, other than lieberals, would obey it?


39 posted on 04/18/2011 12:26:19 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Immerito
Sounds like a communist and looks like a fruitcake.


40 posted on 04/18/2011 12:44:30 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: Immerito

Repeal the second and they will find out first hand what it as meant to mean


41 posted on 04/18/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Immerito

Say what you will about the wisdom or morality of banning private gun ownership, this proposal to repeal the 2nd Amendment is the most intellectually honest attempt ever made by the gungrabbers. All other attempts to grab guns have relied on dishonest sophistry regarding the 2nd Amendment.

Though intellectually honest, the intellect behind the proposal is rather dimwitted. The proposed amendment declares that “pre-existing doctrine of natural law .. is repealed”. Natural law, by definition, cannot be repealed.


42 posted on 04/18/2011 1:25:44 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: VeniVidiVici

He looks like a rapist/slasher.
His image would fit right in the movie Jigsaw.
As the puppet.
He somewhat resembles the psycho from the movie Manos Hands of Fate.


43 posted on 04/18/2011 1:37:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Immerito

If he actually makes it onto a ballot, he needs a visit with torches and pitchforks...

People like him are why I haven’t lived in California for 38 years.


44 posted on 04/18/2011 1:46:04 PM PDT by Old Student
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To: Immerito

Repeal the Light to Sleep and Arm Bears.


45 posted on 04/18/2011 1:46:05 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Immerito
HEY BUCKLEY!

You and the hose you rode in on!!

46 posted on 04/18/2011 2:06:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: Immerito
There is only one way to solve this problem and that is to take it head on: Repeal the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Maybe we should make drugs illegal first........oh wait.....

47 posted on 04/18/2011 2:09:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: Immerito

I have only five words for Mike Barkley: “From my cold dead hands!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQtrdFYDzCU&feature=related


48 posted on 04/18/2011 2:39:27 PM PDT by conservative_crusader (The voice of truth, tells me a different story. The voice of truth says do not be afraid.)
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“Sunstein is on record attacking the Second Amendment. Watch in the following clip as he says “The Supreme Court has never suggested that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to have guns.”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-favorite-for-supreme-court-justice-sunstein-wants-to-ban-guns-free-speech.html


49 posted on 04/18/2011 2:41:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Tijeras_Slim

There’s a number of nations in the world we could send him - expenses paid - to experience his fantasies first-hand.....

But I give the gentleman credit; at least he recognizes it takes an ammendment to change our constiution. Far too many of the current ilk don’t ! Other than that his “pogrom” reads like a “take” from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”. >PS


50 posted on 04/18/2011 2:55:11 PM PDT by PiperShade
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