Skip to comments.HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill (Frog in Boiling Water Alert)
Posted on 02/26/2009 7:53:51 AM PST by Scythian
HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill -- Legislation may reflect Obamas thinking
by Mike Hammond
Those of you who regularly peruse the GOA website know that there are dozens of anti-gun abominations which are introduced as legislation in the Senate and House each Congress. These include, particularly, national gun licensing and broad gun bans.
GOA provides a summary of these bills for the benefit of our members and friends. But we do not focus on most of these bills because they are so extreme that they have no chance of passage. They are cynically introduced so that the Brady Campaign can raise money by threatening anti-gun measures it could never pass.
But the first anti-gun bill of the 111th Congress - Chicago Congressman Bobby Rushs H.R. 45 - has caught the attention of many in the Second Amendment community as something we need to be worried about.
This is because of the extremity of the bill:
* H.R. 45 would require a federal license for all handguns and semiautomatics, including those you currently possess; and
* It would require handgun and semi-auto owners to be thumbprinted at the police station and to sign a certificate that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owners family.
Pretty scary, huh? But, while this despotic nuttiness makes you wonder why a congressman from the Murder Capital of the Midwest would think that it would help to make the residents of New Hampshire, Alaska, and Wyoming comply with his blood-soaked citys anti-gun laws, there have been other bills which are just as unconstitutional.
Rather, what makes H.R. 45 troubling is its sponsor and its timing.
Its sponsor is Congressman Bobby Rush - a scion of the same super-corrupt Chicago political machine that produced disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich and President Barack Obama.
And as for its timing, it was introduced during the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Eric Holder -- the man who tried exploit the Columbine tragedy in order to pass gun licensing as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration.
And make no mistake about it: Licensing is only a way-station to discouraging, arresting, or humiliating gun owners and outlawing guns. Under H.R. 45, for example, the applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee.
So... are you a veteran who has ever consulted a psychologist or psychiatrist? Guess what? The FBI would soon be examining every confidential statement you have ever made during those consultations.
Private sales of handguns and semi-autos 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.
But, you may be thinking, Im just a hunter with a deer rifle... surely, none of this is relevant to me?
Then you should know that, with virtually no exceptions, ALL firearms transactions (including person-to-person private sales of long guns, hunting rifles, shotguns, etc.) would be subject to the same paperwork hassles that are required when buying from a dealer.
In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in virtually all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense. A variety of crimes by omission (such as failure to report certain things to the government) would be created.
Criminal penalties of up to ten years and virtually unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.
Combined with the Ammunition Accountability effort to outlaw ammunition in numerous states, this two-pronged attack would soon make gun ownership a thing of the past.
Barack Obama was fond of saying during the campaign that he supported the Second Amendment. And we read of gun buyers who are flocking - while it is still legal - to purchase firearms, but who concede that they believed Obamas assurances and voted for him.
But we may soon see a more horrific, nastier side of Barack Obama... and a capacity to go after his political enemies. And we have to assume that he will view gun owners as just about the most important of those enemies.
This bill is “Deader than Kelsey’s Nuts”
Thank you for posting that comment.
I check the NRA website when something like this comes up, and I can only hope they, and you, are correct.
That is already underway in many state legislatures. There are bills pending that seek to "code" any new ammo made, in order to track it, and to destroy any old, unfired ammo. The one in MO would call for all unused, uncoded ammo to be destroyed by July 1, 2010.
The net effect of this would be that reloading would become illegal, because the rounds are not properly coded, for tracking.
“..What the idiots dont get is that a gun means nothing without the ammo...”
Don’t kid yourself...they get it. They get it all too well.
They know EXACTLY what they’re trying to do.
I should have clarified......the politicians get it, the people aren’t paying attention to what’s going on.
You are correct. I am having trouble finding 9mm 115 Gr ammo!
Also, 30-06 is hard to find as well. This is getting nuts!
Funny, a year ago 200 rounds of 9mm was plenty to have in the cabinet. Now that is not enough!
And, it’s fair to assume that the criminals will comply...the current criminals; not the ones created by passage of this tripe...(sarc off)
What we need to do is make an example of one of these pricks and
impeach IMPALE them.
There! Fixed it!
Henry Bowman would be so proud.
I know it’s not a game. But I’m not going to roll over and make it easy for them.
At what point do we say “enough is enough” and refuse to obey an order that violates our constitutional rights?
They’re unlikely to go door to door to seize people’s guns, at least at first. They will rely on voluntary compliance. And many of us simply will not comply.
So what are you going to do? Cave? Be a good German and report people?
You too, sweetie. You might want to drop the affected boxed reply format, by the way, since you have a problem with posers.
A “Million Gun March”! I’ll bet we could turn out a number much closer to a million than the other marches did. I jest not. I live 1500 miles from the capitol but would take the time and spend the money to participate if one were held!
Here's what you need in hand:
A collet style bullet puller.
Some 800 grit emery paper to polish the base of the bullet.
A seating/crimp die for the round in question.
Bingo. Uncoded ammo.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
The gun haters have no use for the right to bear arms. Their goal is to ban it.
Every time person that defends the 2nd amend compromises with the gun haters it is just another nail in the coffin for the 2nd amend.
There are no common sense gun control laws. We need criminal control, not gun control.
Didn’t Canada finally give up on its registration scheme? Too expensive and too much non-compliance.
That’s really nothing. If they demand your gun then you’ll tell them to hold on because you have to campaign for someone? It’s not a game.
Hand them an old revolver and shot gun, the others were sold to some guy at gun show, the rest lost in a canoe accident. Any other questions?
If they search my property with metal detectors they will find nothing.
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