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Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed
NRA-ILA ^ | January 13, 2012 | NA

Posted on 01/13/2012 5:44:08 PM PST by neverdem


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Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed
 
Friday, January 13, 2012
 

Moments before this alert was to go out, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.  The case was brought by two NRA-backed firearms retailers and by the National Shooting Sports Foundation acting on behalf of its affected members.  Plaintiffs plan to appeal immediately—but in the meantime, your help is urgently needed in seeking congressional action to end this illegal policy.

Devised by Attorney General  Eric Holder’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the plan requires all of the 8,700 firearm dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report all sales of two or more semi-automatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines.  (The plaintiffs in the case pointed out that this was about 20 times more dealers than had been subject to any similar “demand letter” before, but in today's decision the court nonetheless found the new requirement “limited in scope.”)

In July, the Justice Department announced that it would proceed with the controversial reporting procedure.  During consideration of the FY 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, pro-gun U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) offered an amendment in committee to prohibit the use of funds for the unauthorized reporting plan and the amendment was passed by a vote of 25-16.  Unfortunately, the Rehberg amendment did not make it through the appropriations process.

Much has transpired since then regarding BATFEs’ failed “Operation Fast and Furious,” and evidence is now clear that “Fast and Furious” was used as justification to force the multiple sales reporting requirement.

In early December, CBS News reported that BATFE “discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.”  In particular, agency officials wanted guns to fall into Mexican drug cartel hands and be traced back to gun dealers in the U.S. to make a case for requiring the multiple sales reporting.

According to CBS, “Emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called Demand Letter 3.  That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or ‘long guns.’”

CBS singled out a July 14, 2010 email sent by BATFE Field Operations Assistant Director Mark Chait to Bill Newell, the agency’s Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix, where “Fast and Furious” was based.  In the email, Chait asked Newell to “see if these guns were all purchased from the same [licensed gun dealer] and at one time.  We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales.”

Last March, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced S. 570 -- "a bill to prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloguing the purchases of multiple rifles and shotguns."  The bill would prohibit the use of federal money needed to fund the multiple sales reporting requirement.

It is imperative that you contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor and support S. 570.  You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. senators at (202) 224-3121. 

S. 570 currently has 33 cosponsors.  To see if your senators are cosponsors, please click here:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SN00570:@@@P

Again, it is critically important that you contact your U.S. Senators as soon as possible and urge them to cosponsor and support S. 570, and defeat the Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme.



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=7248


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1 posted on 01/13/2012 5:44:17 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Just like with the pedophiles, they have friendly judges in their corner every time, and so it is with Eric Holder and his "Fast and Furious" scammers.

We need to bring this judge in to discuss things with the appropriate House committee.

2 posted on 01/13/2012 5:50:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

How much more proof is needed that the Fast & Furoious plan is coming to fruition.

This was the reason for F&F.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:00:11 PM PST by Venturer
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To: muawiyah

And just like pedophiles, Federal Prison will not be a nice place for them.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:11:27 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: neverdem
Wow! What a surprise - my two senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, are NOT on the list of co-sponsors! From the way that they scream about the “Right to Privacy” at every opportunity you'd think they would be all in favor of a bill that limits the Federal Government trying to restrict citizens who are simply exercising their Constitutional Rights!

Oh. wait, this is about gun rights, which are actually in the Constitution...as opposed to the right to kill children right up until the moment they exit the birth canal, which is evidently enshrined in the unwritten, angry feminist version of the Constitution that the rest of us aren't allowed to see!

Sorry - my bad!

5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:13 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.
...a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.

6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: BCR #226

Are you kidding? None of these so-called politicians and political appointees will never see a courtroom much less a prison cell.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 6:27:56 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: neverdem

just seeing if a post will go thru on this thread


8 posted on 01/13/2012 6:29:15 PM PST by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: neverdem

Already got my scary semi-automatic long rifles that are larger than 22s. Now I’m buying extra magazines that hold 20 and 30 rounds and buying bulk ammo for all my scary assault rifles and pistols. Better get out there and buy before the cutoff comes. Thinking about the reporting requirements ... probably most of the buyers reported will be ATF and Justice Dept. personnel running guns for the Food Stamp President’s re-election campaign fund.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 6:39:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: neverdem

I see my Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) isn’t on the list, but Risch (R-Idaho) is.

I don’t know Risch. But I do know Crapo’s wife...


10 posted on 01/13/2012 6:47:55 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: neverdem

“a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.”

Do these Marxist pigs really believe they’ll be exempt from the hangman’s rope just because they’re wearing black robes?


11 posted on 01/13/2012 6:49:03 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: neverdem; All
Did anyone see this back from early December?

How Bad Is Fast and Furious for Holder? Sean Hannity
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2011/12/09/how-bad-fast-and-furious-holder

Published December 08, 2011

ISSA: But, yes, well, look, the American people are going to hold the attorney general responsible. There will be a housecleaning either between now and the election or certainly one after the election. But what we are going to continue doing, we are deposing witnesses in the days to come, finishing our evidence trail and we are going to send the package up and expect the president to respond to what is a clear process of mostly political appointees knowingly let this happen. And one thing that came out very clear today, Sean, is that there is a Rahm Emanuel moment that is pretty obvious, that when this disaster was happening, they decided to be opportunist and use it to expand the gun database that they are now executing by their won regulations in four states and asking Congress to expand nationally. Very clearly, they made a crisis and they are using this crisis to somehow take away or limit people's second amendment rights.

Anyone else catch that?

They are looking to expand it to the rest of the country

Once they’ve done that they just expand the requirements slightly and Hello! Gun Registration.

12 posted on 01/13/2012 7:07:21 PM PST by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: neverdem

I can see 2012 be another record sales year for guns and ammo.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 7:09:10 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26

Today Virginia’s “Instant” background check is running three days behind.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 7:18:19 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: neverdem
Did I miss something? I did not see one Senator from the affected States on the list.

No surprise that McCain isn't on the list, I did expect Kyl to be on it, he gets more usless every day.

15 posted on 01/13/2012 7:42:19 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: satan

When a state like Virginia arms up, I have more confidence in the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 7:43:02 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Maybe, maybe not. Never assume anything.

They might prefer jail to one of many possible alternatives. People are getting real tired of this stuff. It’s going to pop hard at some point.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 8:24:47 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226
sadly, never happen and our rulers know it. They operate with impunity and do as they wish. Some of the people occasionally express outrage....and then role over.
18 posted on 01/14/2012 12:00:10 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: neverdem

I agree congressional action is needed— But I am more and More convinced that this nation divided against itself and turned from being a nation under God must go under for there to be anything redeemed.Our system— Congress is as broken as the Executive— and God only knows what we ought do with the despotic weakest branch-the Judiciary.If I were to attempt rewrite Scripture for today’s America I would say “In those days there was no Law in America and everyone did what was right in their own eyes.As we have been educated to believe.


19 posted on 01/14/2012 4:52:24 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

The Food Stamp Kenyan and the rest of the Chicago Stalinists are trying to disarm our Society one “gun law” at a time. Everyone needs to get what they want now, because if these criminals get another 4 years, then I suspect 2nd Amendment believing Americans are on the way to being branded as criminals by this “government.”. What happens after we are all branded as such will certainly be cataclysmic.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 5:26:06 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Prole
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21 posted on 01/14/2012 6:39:04 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: satan

Virginia’s “Instant” gun owner list is three days behind? /s


22 posted on 01/14/2012 8:22:24 AM PST by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: neverdem

bad enough that they killed two federal agents and hundreds of mexicans to get this through without blinking en eye. Stonewalled congress. But the media has turned a blind eye to this like it was nothing.

I hope and pray that the republicans make it a major fiasco during the debates and turn on the heat during the campaigns on obama. They better take over the debates and let him have it on this matter.

If not they don’t deserve our support.


23 posted on 01/14/2012 9:19:52 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

Shall not be INFRINGED, Shall not be INFRINGED, Shall not be INFRINGED. Once these judges are lined up against a wall and offered a blindfold, then I’ll believe in blind JUSTICE


24 posted on 01/14/2012 12:39:20 PM PST by BornFreeDie-N-Debt
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To: HammerT

Thanks for the lnik.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 7:47:16 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: HammerT

Thanks for the link.


26 posted on 01/15/2012 7:47:48 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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