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5 years 22 weeks ago, 1:23 PM

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Firearms Legislation In The 111th Congress

Gun Owners of America analysis of current House Bills:
H.R. 17, H.R. 45, H.R. 197, H.R. 442 & H.R. 495

H.R. 17 (Bartlett): This bill would reaffirm the right to use firearms for self-defense and for defense of one’s home and family.

H.R. 45 (Rush): This bill would require a license for handguns and semiautomatics, including those currently possessed. The applicant must be thumbprinted and sign a certification that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner’s family. The applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee of up to $25. The license may be renewed after five years and may be revoked. Private sales 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. With virtually no exceptions, ALL firearms transactions (involving semiautos, handguns, long guns, etc.) would be subject to a Brady check. In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in nearly all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense. A variety of “crimes by omission” (such as failure to report certain things) would be created. Criminal penalties of up to ten years and almost unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.

H.R. 197 (Stearns): This bill would establish national standards for concealed carry reciprocity, but would not protect residents of pro-gun states like Vermont and Alaska which do not require paper permits.

H.R. 442 (Rehberg): This bill would provide amnesty for a veteran who acquired a “souvenir” (such as a machine gun) while serving overseas, so long as it is registered during a 90-day grace period.

H.R. 495 (Rodriguez, Teague, Engel, Reyes): This bill would authorize $15,000,000 for two years to the BATFE for the purpose of enhancing its project to thwart the transportation of firearms across the Mexican border.

5 years 22 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

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H.R. 45

samD,
correct me if I am wrong, but there is no co-sponsor for this bill. With out a co-sponsor, the bill will not make it out of committee, if I remember the rles correctly...

clint

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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Clint re: co-sponsors

They make up their own rules as they go along. You forget they work for the lobbyists and big donors!

5 years 22 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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Good work SamD

keeping us posted. Hope HR 17 gets passed but isnt it common sense?

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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they have no common sense is the problem with them.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 9:24 PM

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

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Anyway, isn't this the guy who was one of the original members of the black panthers? I can't keep all my Washington based criminals straight in my head anymore.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 2:26 AM

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It's amazing to me

how these people get elected. Do people really believe they are being represented? I wonder, what if, instead of helping get borderline friendly career politicians elected and reelected, what if people started running for office? I am going to run when I retire from the army. Screw it, why should people like Al Sharpton and Rush Limbaugh be the only ones who get to be the butts of electoral jokes by running all the time?

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