Skip to comments.GONZALES WANTS ARBITRARY POWER TO BLOCK GUN PURCHASES; SAF SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN
Posted on 05/01/2007 12:47:00 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
BELLEVUE, WA Attorney General Alberto Gonzales troubling support of legislation that would allow him and future attorneys general the arbitrary power to block firearms purchases without due process is cause for him to step down as the nations highest ranking law enforcement officer, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
The bill, S. 1237, was introduced last week at the Justice Departments request by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the most extreme anti-gunners in Congress. Called the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007, this legislation would give the Attorney General discretionary authority to deny the purchase of a firearm or the issuance of a firearm license or permit because of some vague suspicion that an American citizen may be up to no good.
This bill, said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, raises serious concerns about how someone becomes a suspected terrorist. Nobody has explained how one gets their name on such a list, and worse, nobody knows how to get ones name off such a list.
The process by which someone may appeal the Attorney Generals arbitrary denial seems weak at best, Gottlieb suggested, and there is a greater concern. When did we decide as a nation that it is a good idea to give a cabinet member the power to deny someones constitutional right simply on suspicion, without a trial or anything approaching due process?
Were not surprised that General Gonzales has found an agreeable sponsor in Frank Lautenberg, Gottlieb observed. The senator from New Jersey has never seen a restrictive gun control scheme he did not immediately embrace, and S. 1237 is loaded with red flags. It would allow an appointed bureaucrat the authority to suspend or cancel someones Second Amendment right without even being charged with a crime.
Attorney General Gonzales has no business asking for that kind of power over any tenet in the Bill of Rights, Gottlieb said. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not trample it. Perhaps it is time for him to go.
First off, Freepers should putting oputting the blame where it belongs... with Sen Lautenburg and the D's...
Called the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007,
Secondly, if they have reason to believe someone is a terrorist, then they should be arresting, detaining, or deporting. In any case where authorities have stepped in, the privilige of purchasing guns or posessing guns is suspended until charges are cleared. That makes the need for this proposed law mute.
Thanks the text of the introduced bill is at the bottom of your link: http://lautenberg.senate.gov/assets/terrorgap/Lautenberg_Bill_4_26_07.pdf
It’s awful: “or appropriately suspected” boy, that’s a heck of a legal phrase.
Unless an indictment or some such real legal process is required the bill is unconstututional on it’s face.
Besides being stupid: it requires revealing that the person is under suspicion.
Bush has been an unmitigated disaster for the conservative movement.
I get mail at my house addressed to kerryusama04.
I am so sick of this crap.
“”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.””
Yeah, his problem is he has FAILED MISERABLY to defend our borders!!
You and me both, D C !!
I miss John Ashcroft.
See post 77: "in response to the Senators request, the DOJ created a department-wide working group that eventually produced a series of recommendations. That working group produced the legislative recommendations that Lautenberg introduced last night........DOJ recommended the introduction of the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007.
“I miss John Ashcroft”
You prefer an honorable man to Mr. La Raza??
That does it for me.
He should resign now. If not, I'm all for impeaching his ass.
I am so sick of this crap.
Ditto, DC. At this rate, it won't be long before that Constitutional reset button gets pushed.
If they find a Terrorist Mohammedan they should just put a bullet in his brain, don't try to take his gun away from him. If he is a terrorist he will steal a gun to do people in, or look under the kitchen sink and make an explosive to do people in.
Pass the law now to fight terrorists and have it turned around against us by the next Democrap Administration to coddle and appease the Mohammedans.
The last thing we need is to give our Federal Gvt. the ability to arbitrarily take the last line of defense from Americans.
“At the very least he is derelict in his duties as defined by the Constitution. Actually, he’s not derelicting anything—he’s deliberately not defending American Sovereignty”
It’s the “deliberate” part that one cannot defend!
Gonzales' parents were illegal aliens. They entered this country illegally. Gonzales is an anchor baby and was also a member of the racist hispanic organization called 'La Raza'.
The same was said of campaign finance reform from McCain and Feingold. It was signed. I have not seen it swatted down as unconstitutional. It's better to prevent bad legislation from being passed or signed into law.
Just emailed my Senators Nelson (D) and Martinez (R).
Speaking of LaRaza, did you know the US Gov. gives LaRaza 5 to 10 million dollars every year? How do you like financing your own demise? Pretty nice scam, eh?
April 23, 2007 - IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] COSPONSOR Rep Renzi, Rick [AZ-1]
To authorize appropriations for assistance for the National Council of La Raza and the Raza Development Fund.
(b) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated for grants under this section
(1) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and
(2) $10,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter.
Emailing Martinez is a waste of bandwidth.
“I prefer someone who shows due respect for the Constitution. The color of his skin or his Abuelita’s immigration status do not matter one bit to me”
It doesn’t matter to me either!
For whatever reason, I couldn't copy the text. This might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Statism gone mad.
“Gonzales’ parents were illegal aliens. They entered this country illegally. Gonzales is an anchor baby and was also a member of the racist hispanic organization called ‘La Raza’”
I knew about the La Raza connection, but I didn’t know his parents were illegals. Any reference on this? Thanks.
Does this TRULY surprise anyone?
I wager The Constitution will be completely dismantled within the next handful of years
And we’ll have Compassionate Conservatism and it’s older brother Marxism to thank.
Probably doesn’t help my mindset at all that I’m currently on page 374 of John Ross’ Unintended Consequences either...
In a television interview, Gonzales told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that no immigration documentation exists for three of his grandparents and thus most probably they may have entered and resided in the United States illegally.
I'm afraid we'll have to give him a C-
Well, that does make the case a little more damning. I have no problem with calling for all who promote such nonsense to step down. If I heard this from the NRA, I would be right onboard. I dont know SAF and if it has any hidden agendas or not. I do know that liberal staffers and govt employees who are well below the level of Gonzalez and President Bush initiate a lot of stuff, and conservatives tend to assume that the President and his cabinet are the ones doing it. In fact, most times they are so high up and watered down from the details, they find out about such screw ups like you and I, in the papers.
My second comment still applies
We purchased our first and only gun this past weekend.
Was a challenge made, in the Supreme Court?? I can't believe that the FIRST American citizen denied his Amendment II rights wouldn't bring this baloney to the Court, if it even lasted that long.
Got any past shooting experience?
This should be in Breaking News.
First and only?
Got any past shooting experience?
Nope, and we bought a Smith and Wesson, We are signing up for a gun course this week.
Fine that makes him the poster boy for Bush amnesty : )
... we bought a Smith and Wesson
If you don't mind my asking, which model did you buy?
With "somebody else" to blame. Sorry I forgot to ping you.
No, I guess it wouldn’t : )
SCOTUS just heard another case on McCain - Feingold. I expect a 5 - 4 vote against it before the summer recess, if Kennedy votes as he did the first time it came before the SCOTUS. Say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed.
And remember they’ve got a slam-dunk with hillary and 900+ fbi files, and won’t touch it. Shows how corrupt they are.
SAF is, if anything, more rigorous than the NRA. They brook no illusions that the Second Amendment is about "hunting."
The mods have been pinged twice, oops, three times now. ;-)
Alberto, your outta here. Little punk. I would have liked this little punk to step down a long time ago! I warned you!
He is worthless.
Comment# 126 has a link with the letter from Chris Cox, head of the NRA's ILA to AG Gonzalez about S. 1237.
1. Won't stop the third world surge over the border.
2. Stocking the administration with Mexican sympathizers.
3. Won't stop the stupid rules of engagement for American soldiers.
4. Holds hands with Saudi Kings.
5. Implementing the New World Order super funds for the wealthy elite.
Im ready for impeachment
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