Skip to comments.H.R. 45 "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act")
Posted on 02/02/2009 10:31:00 PM PST by epow
Legislation (H.R. 45 "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act") sponsored by U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would mandate numerous gun control measures if passed.
The bill specifically calls for all handgun owners to submit to the federal government a formal application including: photo identification, fingerprints, medical and mental health records and a completed written firearm safety examine. Applicants would also be forced to pay a fee to the federal government.
The legislation also mandates that a database be established and kept by the attorney general of the United State so as to record every sale and transfer of a firearm.
Additionally, the bill would make it illegal for a licensed gun owner to fail to record a firearm loss or theft within 72 hours, or fail to report a change of address within 60 days. Further, if a minor obtains a firearm (even from stealing it) and injures someone with it, the owner of the firearm may face a multiple-year jail sentence.
Please consider contacting your congressman and urging him or her to oppose this dangerous bill.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is vigorously opposing this legislation and is monitoring the bill closely. Please visit the NSSF Legislative Action Center for updates on HR 45 and other firearm related legislation.
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Hardly a breathing spell since the "O" was inaugurated, and already a House bill has been filed to register and license all handguns and their owners, plus several other onerous requirements. I predict it will sail through Pelosi's Democrat dominated House with no problems, and of course the "O" is salivating on his pajama shirt just dreaming about signing it into law.
Unless the Senate Pubs can muster up enough cohones to filibuster this kind of bill several times in each session of Congress for the next four years, by the time the "O" has finished his 1st term US gun owners will be in the same sorry shape as Europeans are now, or even worse if the antigun Nazis get everything on their wish list. They have been biding their time for the last eight years waiting for some radical left winger like the "O" to take over the Oval Office, and now they intend to strike while the iron is hot.
5 words to live by: “from my cold dead hands”.
And furthermore, if the Republicans don’t kill this bill, I see no more reason to continue voting for them...ever.
Didn’t you see? The Dems just got their 60 seats.
The Republicans *can’t* filibuster.
How many gun owners will know about that provision of the law until it's too late and they find themselves in federal court charged with a felony? Spending several years in a federal penitentiary for simply being the victim of a common thief would be the most outrageous miscarriage of justice I can think of offhand.
Any co-sponsors yet? Former Black Panther Bobby Rush is a nut — he may have a tough time getting backing. The last incarnation of this bill was H.R. 2666 in ‘07, and it died quickly in House committee. But with an anti-2A SOB in the WH and the Rats having an even larger congressional majority this time around, the enemy might just be uppity enough right now to think they can pass this unconstitutional abomination. So be vigilant and let your reps know about it.
If Reid has 60 votes in his pocket we are so screwed that we may as well start digging holes to bury our guns in.
A Republican senator accepted Obomba’s offer to become Commerce Secretary and the Dem state governor will appoint a RINO who will almost certainly vote along Dem lines despite being a Republican.
They’ve got 60. We’re screwed.
Of course it is, but so are the other 20,000 gun laws in the US. The USSC Heller decision was a step in the right direction, but there is a very long way to go yet before the 2nd Amendment is interpreted as it's authors intended. Heller only invalidated a couple of the worst D.C. gun laws, thousands more almost as bad are still on the books all over the US.
Saw this one a couple weeks ago. It was filed even before the inaugural.
Yeah they never give up. Liberals are so full of bright ideas that only apply to good, law abiding citizens. since we are all such upstanding citizens, we should just succumb and do our duty since we have nothing to fear. Government will take care of us.
F##K them! Think I will become a criminal. I hear the jails are pretty humane as long as you avoid bubba.
You don't get it. We no longer have representation in Congress. The only we can get power now is in the streets.
Considering the last two sessions... do you *really* think the House Republicans will stand up and block instead of horsetrading away our rights???
I don’t think democRats are really interested in following the constitution. After all, their fearless leader is an Unconstitutional president without proof of natural born citizenship.
So let them pass laws and i will ignore them just like they ignore the laws. Monkey see, donkey do. F##K em.
The little Keltec .380 hideout pistol I have had on order since right after Christmas finally came in today, and I was in a pretty decent mood until tonight when I read the NSSF email alert. Now I can't even describe how bad my mood is, but my Democrat neighbor had better keep his liberal crap out of my face for the next few days.
I think people standing around with pitch forks is a more endearing way to get the message across to politicians. Do you have to license guillotines?
I think “F#ck ‘em” will be the attitude when they overstep. I will be purchasing at least one more firearm soon, while it is still easy to do so. If they make any or all of them illegal, there are several options:
1. Ignore them.
2. Report the firearm in question as stolen, then hide it somewhere for 4 yrs.
3. Lock and load.
I think the recent SCOTUS decision in the Heller case gives us some temporary cover. All bets are off if Obama gets a couple of Justice appointments and/or the Republicans don’t quickly regain seats in Congress.
FACT: Barack Obama opposes four of the five Supreme Court justices who affirmed an individual right to keep and bear arms. He voted against the confirmation of Alito and Roberts and he has stated he would not have appointed Thomas or Scalia.17
FACT: Barack Obama voted for an Illinois State Senate bill to ban and confiscate assault weapons, but the bill was so poorly crafted, it would have also banned most semi-auto and single and double barrel shotguns commonly used by sportsmen.18
FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.1
FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.15
FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.3
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a 500% increase in the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition.9
FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.2
FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.4
FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people
who use firearms in self-defense.5
FACT: Barack Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.6
FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court Brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.
FACT: Barack Obama opposes Right to Carry laws.7
FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and research.8
FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.9
FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.10
FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.11
FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.12
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.13
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.2
FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.14
FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month handgun purchase restrictions.16
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.9
FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.9
FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.9
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