Skip to comments.Jan. 21, 2009. Gun Rights Licensing Planned (HR 45) PLUS -- SHOT Show 2009
Posted on 01/23/2009 4:30:41 AM PST by marktwain
The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is the biggest meeting of gun, ammo and accessory companies in the world, open only to the trade (nearly 50,000 people). Miles and miles of aisles, it's exhausting (and astounding!).
Commerce was so robust Jan. 15 - 18 at SHOT this year there was little time to waste on a tiny concern like the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
That's SOP at SHOT, a discussion for another day. At SHOT the focus is to sell more product, open more accounts, introduce new designs, make marketing plans and party at night. Were you at the monster Glock bash? What a band... and the food!
The fact that the entire industry is based on a fragile 27-word line written on parchment two centuries ago is lost in the shuffle. And for the huge police and military segment, with their own acres of floor space at the Orlando show, it simply doesn't matter at all.
The gun-rights community sees this as hopelessly shortsighted of course, and the firearms industry sees it as business as usual. They're both right. Let me tell you where the two sides meet -- at HR 45, the proposed bill that requires you to pass a test to have gun rights. Complete details below. Will a reduction of gun rights affect the gun business? You betcha.
Most intriguing new piece of gear at the SHOT Show this year, in my opinion -- a bayonet for handguns. How did we overlook this essential extra for so many years?
Gunfighting rule #62: When you're out of ammo, it's better to swing a blade than an empty gun. It comes with a sheath, but how would you holster the thing? Fits any standard rail, attaches without tools, blade by Ka-Bar.
2. HR 45 -- Gun Rights Licensing Test 2. HR 45 -- Gun Rights Licensing Test
Illinois congressman Bobby Rush, from Obama's home state and with a voting record on gun ownership as bad as Obama's, introduced a bill on the first day of the 111th Congress that shows what we can expect. If we don't defeat this bill, and others expected to follow it, gun owners will lose guns and the industry will suffer harm beyond description.
Under HR 45, if you can't pass a complex test written by the U.S. Attorney General (described in detail below), pay the tax, give up fingerprints and a biometric-capable photo of yourself (that can be turned into a digital facial-recognition number and used as a de facto national ID), every gun you own will become contraband and subject to confiscation, while you stand trial before imprisonment. You'd think Bobby, a former black panther, would know better.
Your rights will have an expiration date, and if you screw up and miss it, you'll be in the same mess as people who can't pass the test. Can you say "unconstitutional"? Do you think these "gun bigots" care?
Now that the Supreme Court has made it clear in the Heller case that government can't ban guns, the Brady's have stopped saying they want to ban guns. So the virtually treasonous Bobby Rush bill doesn't ban guns, it bans gun owners, maybe by the millions. How many gun owners read poorly or don't test well? How many can't explain local, state and federal gun laws? They'd become prohibited possessors under HR 45. Are there any limits to what the AG can put on the test? The bill doesn't mention any -- it gives the AG a free hand to include anything.
Had enough? HR 45 has an innocent-looking line that says 'strike the second sentence of 18 USC 926(a)'. That's the line that says the federal government cannot make a central registry of gun owners.
The anti-rights people have to repeal that line, because Bobby's bill flat-out creates a central gun registry. Every gun owner must be registered to keep on possessing the guns they already own, and any transfer of any kind must be registered as well. The mark of the beast is upon us, to apply a metaphor.
See the bill for yourself (click "Bill Number" and enter "HR 45"): http://thomas.loc.gov
Read the gun-ban list the antis have already published: http://www.gunlaws.com/GunLawUpdate3.htm
This is the line in the sand. These little tyrants can pass any grotesque piece of garbage they want. I will simply not comply. Anyone that does is a fool. In the words of the late great Charlton Heston, “From my cold dead hands!”
I’m with you.
And somebody might want to inform ol Bobby that one of the prime reasons for gun control in the USA was to keep guns out of the hands of ... You guessed it, Black people!
I'll just be standing over here, holding my breath.
I give you 0% on Acorn fighting on our side...
Under HR 45, if you can’t pass a complex test written by the U.S. Attorney General (described in detail below), pay the tax, give up fingerprints and a biometric-capable photo of yourself (that can be turned into a digital facial-recognition number and used as a de facto national ID), every gun you own will become contraband and subject to confiscation, while you stand trial before imprisonment. You’d think Bobby, a former black panther, would know better.
Your rights will have an expiration date, and if you screw up and miss it, you’ll be in the same mess as people who can’t pass the test. Can you say “unconstitutional”? Do you think these “gun bigots” care?”
And this only took one day from Bobby Rush a former black panther! I can’t believe even many of the whacked out gun grabbing dims would support something like this, but I’ve been wrong before.
Man, it’s gonna be a very long 4 years.
Gun owners are asleep at the wheel. 0 has lulled them into complacency. How many gun owners voted for him? Was ti 47% of those who cast votes. Saw that somewhere.
That is about the 493rd line, in case you missed it.
Just keep moving backward. The cliff is just behind you.
There are quite a few distressing bills floating around... check out HR40
H. R. 40
To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 6, 2009
Mr. CONYERS (for himself and Mr. SCOTT of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
What a mishmash. Was the author of the article drunk, or typing with his lefthand while doing something else?
It is an update on recent events. Not exactly an essay. Alan is one of the good guys.
Why don’t you drop him a line? I think he would carry your novels on his site. They fit very well.
I just thought it drifted all over the place.
I wont comply either. If they come for my gun I’m not going to die or get my family killed over it though. I’ll just give them my stupid gun or try to hide it. I’ll say, “Well, freedom was fun while it lasted.”
Gun and ammos sales tell us just the opposite.
It did. I won’t say that it was one of his best, but he is trying to get the word out. I have learned a lot from Alan (he is a close friend), and from you.
I will be sending a check for a few copies of Foreign Enemies and Traitors as soon as I make the time and priority.
I have a cousin who was being overwhelmed by liberal nonsense until my brother and I talked some sense into him. Part of what brought him back to reality and the fold was your novels.
Good work on your part. Thanks for all the effort, it is making a difference.
I find that most women are receptive, once you can get past the media induced conditioning. Single women are often very receptive because they may not have a man to protect them.
When I was reading Enemies Foreign and Domestic, I often thought of my daughter, who is a real life approximation (she was on the pistol team in college).
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