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  • Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms

    01/14/2009 5:48:28 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 107 replies · 4,575+ views
    WND ^ | January 13, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America. Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner's address in America. The bill claims its purpose is "to protect the pubic against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."
  • Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

    01/12/2009 9:26:05 PM PST · by correctthought · 176 replies · 21,045+ views
    Library of Congress, Thomas ^ | 1/6/09 | Rep Rush, Bobby L.
    HR 45, gun licensing act, 1/6/09 To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 1/6/2009) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 1/6/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this...
  • Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Implements De Facto Gun Registration Scheme!

    12/18/2008 11:52:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,967+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | December 18, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Implements De Facto Gun Registration Scheme!   Thursday, December 18, 2008   Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is currently sending letters to all firearms instructors requiring them to complete and return a copy of a Handgun Safety School Class Roster within 24 hours of the completion of a handgun permit certification class, “effective immediately.”This new roster requires a student to provide information concerning the name of the firearm owner, the name of the student using the firearm, as well...
  • Chicago defies forgotten Second Amendment

    11/27/2008 7:37:41 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 44 replies · 1,547+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2998 | Steve Chapman
    Since the Supreme Court upheld the individual right to own guns last summer, one municipality with handgun bans after another has faced reality. Washington, which lost the case, changed its law. Morton Grove repealed its ban. So did Wilmette. Likewise for Evanston. Last week, Winnetka followed suit. Then there is Chicago, which is being sued for violating the 2nd Amendment but refuses to confront the possibility that what the Supreme Court said may apply to this side of the Appalachians. When it comes to firearms, Mayor Richard Daley is no slave to rationality. "Does this lead to everyone having a...
  • ATF Introduces Online Firearms Form To Ease Transactions, Prevent Errors

    11/20/2008 8:13:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,502+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2008 | Henri E. Cauvin
    Every year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives finds thousands of licensed gun dealers in violation of federal law, often for very minor problems. The agency, which conducts about 11,000 inspections a year, says it has come up with a way to eliminate many of those violations before they happen. Instead of filling out the required ATF paperwork by hand, gun buyers and dealers will now be able to complete what officials say is a fail-safe electronic version of the document, known as Form 4473. Speaking at a gun shop in Upper Marlboro where he announced the change,...
  • Obama discriminates – against gun owners (some interesting conclusions!)

    11/18/2008 6:31:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,182+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2008 | Brad O'Leary
    Try and remember the last time you sat down for a job interview. If you filled out an employment application, you know that certain blatantly discriminatory questions can't be asked. For example, you can't be asked if you are black, white or Asian. You can't be asked what your age is, what your sex is, whether or not you're married, whether you have pre-existing medical conditions, or if you are a Christian or a Muslim or a Jew. You can't be asked if you have been arrested, or if you're a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Organization...
  • #1 Chicago Beats New York, Los Angeles In Murders [Obamatown]

    10/24/2008 8:58:22 PM PDT · by XR7 · 40 replies · 1,524+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 10/24/08 | Mike Puccinelli
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Chicago is the Second City in nickname and the third in population, but when it comes to murder, the city has the dubious distinction of being second to no city in America. As CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports, the Chicago Sun-Times pointed out on Friday that Chicago has seen 426 homicides this year through Tuesday, compared with 417 in New York and 302 in Los Angeles. At the end of 1998, Chicago made international headlines as the U.S. "murder capital" after surpassing New York's homicide totals for the first time ever. Chicago shed that dubious distinction when...
  • Working for the Working-Class Vote (Will gun-toting, churchgoing white guys vote for Barack Obama?)

    10/19/2008 1:38:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | MATT BAI
    For a guy who just four years ago was running his first statewide campaign, Barack Obama has made startlingly few missteps as a presidential candidate. --snip-- I was surprised, then, when Webb told me that while he was enthusiastic about Obama and would campaign for him, he did not intend to vouch for him on social issues. “I believe that Barack Obama has the temperament and the intellect and the ideas to be president,” Webb said. “But I don’t talk about his positions, and I don’t defend his positions.” When I commented that Webb wasn’t where Obama was on gun...
  • BATFE Adds Theft To Its Crimes

    10/17/2008 9:55:15 AM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 22 replies · 1,103+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 17, 2008 | Gun Owners of America
    BATFE Adds Theft to Its Crimes Friday, October 17, 2008 Coloseum Software Corporation has developed software that will help dealers record all of the information that is unconstitutionally required by the federal government -- and to keep that information in a way that insulates them from bogus prosecutions at the hands of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (aka The Gang). The document that is most often involved in "gotcha" injustices is the Form 4473 which all customers must fill out when buying from a licensed federal firearms dealer -- a requirement that is yet another unconstitutional imposition...
  • Gun owners got letters

    08/20/2008 7:12:04 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 151 replies · 658+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | 8/20/08 | Manny Gamallo
    OSBI agents went to gun dealers and pawnshops to create a list of .40-caliber Glock owners. WELEETKA (OK) — Authorities working to narrow their leads in the June 8 shooting deaths of two girls used old-fashioned legwork to come up with a list of area gun owners with .40-caliber pistols, one of two weapons used in the slayings.Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents knew the caliber of the guns used in the killings, so they merely checked with area gun dealers and pawnshops to determine who had bought or recently pawned .40-caliber Glocks. "It's a typical procedure of any investigation"...
  • 40 guns tested in girls' deaths

    08/19/2008 8:03:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies · 348+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 8/19/08 | Manny Gamalla
    Agents test fire weapons to narrow leads in the June 8 killing of the girls near Weleetka. WELEETKA — More than three dozen guns from the Weleetka area were test fired over the weekend as authorities worked to narrow their leads into the June 8 slayings of two girls. Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, said more than 60 letters were sent out to registered owners of .40-caliber handguns, asking them to voluntarily submit their weapons for testing on Saturday and Sunday at the Okfuskee County Courthouse at Okemah. Brown said about 40 of those owners...
  • Why crack down on the good guys? Gun control laws shouldn't discourage gun registration

    07/18/2008 4:17:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies · 190+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 16 July, 2008 | MARK BROWN
    William Greene would like to register his guns with the city of Chicago. So would Charles Wilson, Ronald Wallace, Alberto Ortega, J. Anthony Clark, Nashaat Mhanna, Thomas Scileppi and Darrell Powell. And for the life of me, I don't really understand why we shouldn't let them. Each of the eight men appeared before a city hearing officer Tuesday to argue that the Chicago Police Department erred in rejecting their efforts to register -- or in many cases re-register -- their firearms. I was in attendance mostly by accident, thinking I'd be seeing cases brought under the city's handgun ban ordinance....
  • Turnout Low on First Day of Handgun Registration

    07/17/2008 10:02:43 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 44 replies · 110+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2008 | Paul Duggan
    "It appears that the city does not yet understand the decision and order of the Supreme Court," said Heller, a 66-year-old a security guard. "An applicant must fill out registration forms, submit fingerprints and pass a written firearm-proficiency test, while police ballistics experts test-fire the revolver. The revolver will then be returned to the owner, but he or she cannot legally use the weapon, even for self-defense, until notified that the registration has been approved. "
  • Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard

    07/16/2008 5:21:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 257+ views
    Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard By DON BABWIN | Associated Press Writer 5:14 PM CDT, July 16, 2008 CHICAGO - Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime -- an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn't know was coming. Appearing at signing ceremony for a bill that toughens the penalty for adults who provide guns to minors, Blagojevich said "violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control." "I'm offering resources of the state to...
  • The fallacy of gun registration

    07/15/2008 11:16:20 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 26 replies · 93+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 7/14/2008 | Charles Bloomer
    The fallacy of gun registration By Charles Bloomer web posted July 14, 2008 One of the gun grabbers' favorite "common sense" gun control measures is gun registration. As with other gun control schemes, the anti-gun crowd never considers whether or not the particular "common sense" law actually does anything constructive. In actuality, the "common sense" gun laws are grossly deficient in common sense. Last week on WTOP radio's "Ask the Chief" program, Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier inadvertently admitted that the District's gun registration program was a failure. According to the Chief, "Honestly, there are thousands of handguns that...
  • Megalomaniac mayor shooting from the hip (Seattle mayor wants to ban concealed carry from city)

    06/20/2008 1:05:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 262+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | June 11, 2008 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    WHEN IT comes to a city plan to keep concealed weapons from public places, Felix Arena, proud gun owner, has a few thoughts. First, he says, state law gives him the right to carry concealed firearms with a permit. So what gives Seattle the gumption to trump that? Second, he says, the plan would be hard to enforce unless the city wants airportlike security in parks and other properties. Wands and metal detectors cost money and are a hassle for crowds. Third: "It's just bulls - - -," Arena summed up during a break from his checker job at a...
  • CCRKBA Says Chicago Alderman Should Suffer Like Other Gun Owners

    05/23/2008 7:07:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 187+ views
    CCRKBA ^ | 22 May, 2008 | CCRKBA
    BELLEVUE, Wash., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Alderman Richard Mell ought to be prosecuted like any other negligent gun owner for failing to re-register his firearms under an ordinance he helped pass, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. "I don't care if anti-gun Mayor Richard Daley supports giving Mell a break, and it doesn't matter that Mell is the father-in-law of Gov. Rod Blagojevich," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "For years, the draconian ordinance supported by Mell and enforced by Daley has terrorized Chicago gun owners. It's time for Mell to face his...
  • Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2007 H.R. 2666

    07/15/2007 6:15:42 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 62 replies · 3,814+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | 6/11/2007 | Blair Holt
    HR 2666 IH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2666 To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 11, 2007 Mr. RUSH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate...
  • GUN REGISTRATION BILL (PA Dems want yearly fee per gun)

    03/28/2007 3:05:54 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 116 replies · 2,711+ views
    WTAJ TV10 News website ^ | 3/28/07 | WTAJ TV10 News Altoona PA
    House Bill No. 760 was introduced in the State House of representatives last week. The bill was introduced by representatives Cruz, Youngblood, Parker, Wheatley, Bennington and Curry. The legislation calls for every gun in Pennsylvania to be registered with the state, and each registration must be renewed annually. The registration would cost the gun owner $10 per gun each year. The bill also calls for each gun owner to be fingerprinted, have a back ground check, and to submit pass port-style photos for registration cards. The registration card for each gun would then have to be carried with that gun...
  • CANADA'S GUN REGISTRATION FAILURE: VIOLENT CRIME RATE DOUBLE THAT OF U.S.

    01/19/2006 10:20:59 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 274+ views
    BELLEVUE, WA – Canada's billion-dollar boondoggle – the national gun registration scheme – has proven itself an abysmal failure, as that country's violent crime rates are double those reported in the United States, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) noted today. "We looked at violent crime rates per 100,000 population in both countries, using the most recent available data," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "and we were not surprised at what we found. Since Canada started this ridiculous and costly program, violent crime has gone up dramatically, at the same time that crime in...