Skip to comments.This is a critical moment
Posted on 04/11/2013 10:53:23 AM PDT by pabianice
Hello, all --
For the first time since the 1990s, Congress might be on track to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in the United States. And it's because folks in Washington are starting to understand that the rest of the country isn't going to sit by and let them ignore this issue. Your voices are the reason we have a chance to win this debate. The American people expect and demand a yes or no vote.
But this is a critical moment. It's been almost four months since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, thousands more Americans have died at the hands of gun violence, and time is on the side of those who would prefer that we do nothing.
We want to make sure that your voices are impossible to ignore. So we're asking people from all over the country to speak out online in concert -- all at the same time. Will you join us?
Pledge to speak out about the need to reduce gun violence.
It's easy to participate. Over the next few days, anyone can sign up to tweet or share a message to Facebook. Through that time, we'll gather up as many people as we can. Then we'll make sure that all these individual messages get posted together in the same moment for maximum effect.
That wave of social media will get seen by millions and millions of people.
We're talking about common-sense reforms. Like the idea that any of us who want to buy a gun should have to go through a background check first -- which 90 percent of Americans support.
So let's make sure that there's absolutely no confusion about the public consensus.
Pledge to speak out with us, and then forward this email to your family and friends:
Deputy Senior Advisor
The White House
Thousands? Why not millions if you are going to lie?
The BEST part of this "poll" is that you can only answer if you want more punitive, useless gun laws. If you say you don't, you get disconnected. The perfect Liberal poll.
Our White House is in the worst imaginable hands. I hope and pray that our country will recover from the terrible mistakes of the 2008 and 2012 elections. The unfortunate fact though is that we will still have the same parasitic and fictional voters in 2016.
And most of those gun murders were committed with illegally-obtained guns, no background checks, no permits, etc.
Here’s what’s being voted on as we speak:
Text of the Bill, under Transfer. IMO this sucks. Transfer fees FFL’s can charge are also capped, amount TBD.
`(t)(1) Beginning on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, it shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed under this chapter to transfer a firearm to any other person who is not licensed under this chapter, unless a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer has first taken possession of the firearm for the purpose of complying with subsection (s). Upon taking possession of the firearm, the licensee shall comply with all requirements of this chapter as if the licensee were transferring the firearm from the licensee’s inventory to the unlicensed transferee.
`(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to—
`(A) bona fide gifts between spouses, between parents and their children, between siblings, or between grandparents and their grandchildren;
`(B) a transfer made from a decedent’s estate, pursuant to a legal will or the operation of law;
`(C) a temporary transfer of possession that occurs between an unlicensed transferor and an unlicensed transferee, if—
`(i) the temporary transfer of possession occurs in the home or curtilage of the unlicensed transferor;
`(ii) the firearm is not removed from that home or curtilage during the temporary transfer; and
`(iii) the transfer has a duration of less than 7 days; and
`(D) a temporary transfer of possession without transfer of title made in connection with lawful hunting or sporting purposes if the transfer occurs—
`(i) at a shooting range located in or on premises owned or occupied by a duly incorporated organization organized for conservation purposes or to foster proficiency in firearms and the firearm is, at all times, kept within the premises of the shooting range;
`(ii) at a target firearm shooting competition under the auspices of or approved by a State agency or nonprofit organization and the firearm is, at all times, kept within the premises of the shooting competition; or
`(iii) while hunting or trapping, if—
`(I) the activity is legal in all places where the unlicensed transferee possesses the firearm;
`(II) the temporary transfer of possession occurs during the designated hunting season; and
`(III) the unlicensed transferee holds any required license or permit.
`(3) For purposes of this subsection, the term `transfer’—
`(A) shall include a sale, gift, loan, return from pawn or consignment, or other disposition; and
`(B) shall not include temporary possession of the firearm for purposes of examination or evaluation by a prospective transferee while in the presence of the prospective transferee.
`(4)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Attorney General may implement this subsection with regulations.
`(B) Regulations promulgated under this paragraph—
`(i) shall include a provision setting a maximum fee that may be charged by licensees for services provided in accordance with paragraph (1); and
`(ii) shall include a provision requiring a record of transaction of any transfer that occurred between an unlicensed transferor and unlicensed transferee accordance with paragraph (1).’.
(b) Technical and Conforming Amendments-
(1) SECTION 922- Section 922(y)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended, in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking `, (g)(5)(B), and (s)(3)(B)(v)(II)’ and inserting `and (g)(5)(B)’.
(2) SECTION 925A- Section 925A of title 18, United States Code, is amended, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking `subsection (s) or (t) of section 922’ and inserting `section 922(s)’.
(3) NICS IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS ACT- Section 103(f) of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 is amended by striking `section 922(t)’ and inserting `section 922(s)’.
(4) CONSOLIDATED AND FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2012- Section 511 of title V of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 922 note) is amended by striking `subsection 922(t)’ and inserting `section 922(s)’ each place it appears.
SEC. 123. LOST AND STOLEN REPORTING.
(a) In General- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end—
`(aa) It shall be unlawful for any person who lawfully possesses or owns a firearm that has been shipped or transported in, or has been possessed in or affecting, interstate or foreign commerce, to fail to report the theft or loss of the firearm, within 24 hours after the person discovers the theft or loss, to the Attorney General and to the appropriate local authorities.’.
(b) Penalty- Section 924(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
`(B) knowingly violates subsection (a)(4), (f), (k), (q), or (aa) of section 922;’.
SEC. 124. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The amendments made by this title shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
How many Americans was Bill Ayers going to terminate in the name of revolution?
Thousands seems like a pretty good deal, by comparison.
Again, which brings up the question that every leftist needs to face when talking about gun control -
what do you intend to do that requires disarming the people first?
yes practically anyone can grab a gun and start gunning people down in a government gun free zone( but not where people are armed because they will fire back). But practically no one does this as there are only hand-full of mass shooters and there are 330 million people in the U.S.A. people have always murdered and they don't need a gun to do it. but mass shooters is a fluke , a statistically non-existant event it is so rare that it really doesn't exist but the media and democrats make it seem like it is the only thing happening
The news media totally controls people's minds and the country
but even conservatives don't see this. that mass shooters are not really a threat ( it is so rare as to be statistically non-existant). the only thing we should say when the media brings this up to is to say this that it's a fluke that it's not representative of gun owners, that it is such a rare event that it is not worth talking about much less passing laws that restrict the freedom of all Americans and especially law abiding Americans. why don't people see this? send this to the stupid politicians and even the stupid conservative pundits that don't see how ridiculous this is. real events the media doesn't cover are the 2.5 million home invasions per year in the USA , the 300,000 rapes of unarmed women etc.
I had to call my Senator and also Toomey’s office to tell them to stick it. Sandy Hook was obviously a FEMA Drill Hoax- and they are selling out to the progressives, for the good parties. History is going to show that we were gaslighted- so the communists could grab our guns.
The aids pretended to be shocked.. I hope they all enjoy cocktails with Biden... and choke on them.
Psyco Killers control Senate!
Thats my headline. These Fools taking a fundamental Constitutional Right from the American People!
But only the people that are not elites and will always have protection! The Exempt will be their bodygaurds! Their Security teams! The old saying is now true Money talks and BS walks!
If you have no money you will have no defense!
So tie a bow on that Glock and head of to the POlice station and turn it in!
The aides pretended to be shocked..
No friggin' wonder...
That’s what it looks like to me.........
Where’s the barf alert in the title?
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Anyone person or government official who crosses this line will be held accountable w the appropriate response.
“pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence”
There is NOTHING in the proposed legislation that would have the effect of reducing gun violence!
Really- how do you know it happened like the media told you it happened. Where is the proof?
If we are going to change the US Constitution, and tamper with our right to bear arms, on this one school shooting, would you not like some more info?
Or are you that easily led?
How do you know it didn't? And where is your proof?
I don't trust the media and this administration. But I believe I've reason to trust your reasoning powers even less...
So what are the odds on another mass shooting in the very near future??? Just to keep the heat on. You know, not wasting a good crisis and all.