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    House Resolution HR 45 Proposed

    Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms
    'This is nothing less than a declaration of war on American gun owners'
    Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms

    Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms
    'This is nothing less than a declaration of war on American gun owners'

    Posted: January 13, 2009
    10:08 pm Eastern
    By Drew Zahn
    2009 WorldNetDaily

    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 public against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."

    Columnist David Codrea of Guns Magazine, however, calls it a "ridiculous affront to liberty."

    "This is nothing less than a declaration of war on American gun owners," Codrea writes on Gun Rights Examiner.

    Rush's proposed bill, H.R. 45, is alternatively known as "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009," named after an Illinois teenager killed by a gunshot.
    According the bill's text, "On the afternoon of May 10, 2007, Blair Holt, a junior at Julian High School in Chicago, was killed on a public bus riding home from school when he used his body to shield a girl who was in the line of fire after a young man boarded the bus and started shooting."

    The bill then argues that interstate firearm trafficking and children dying from gun violence create legitimate cause for the federal government to monitor gun ownership and transfers in new ways.

    If passed, the bill would make it illegal to own or possess a "qualifying firearm" defined as any handgun or any semiautomatic firearm that takes an ammunition clip without a "Blair Holt" license.

    To obtain a "Blair Holt" license, an application must be made that includes a photo, address, all previous aliases, thumb print, completion of a written firearm safety test, release of mental health records to the attorney general and a fee not to exceed $25.

    Further, the bill makes it illegal to transfer ownership of a qualifying firearm to anyone who is not a licensed gun dealer or collector. Exceptions to this rule include transfer to family members by gift or bequest and loans, not to exceed 30 days, of a firearm for lawful purposes "between persons who are personally known to each other."

    The bill also requires qualifying firearm owners to report all transfers to the attorney general's database. It would also be illegal for a licensed gun owner to fail to record a gun loss or theft within 72 hours or fail to report a change of address within 60 days.

    And if a minor obtains a weapon and injures someone with it, the owner of the gun if deemed to have failed to meet certain safety requirements faces a multiple-year jail sentence.

    H.R. 45 is a resurfacing of 2007's H.R. 2666, which contained much of the same language and was co-sponsored by 15 other representatives and Barack Obama's current chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel. H.R. 2666 was assigned to the House Judiciary committee, where no action was taken.

    H.R. 45 currently has no co-sponsors and is likewise assigned to the House Judiciary committee.
    Last edited by lukem; 02-07-2009 at 09:01 PM.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    The Heart of Dixie
    More liberal anti-gun legislation.... The dems declared war on gun owners long ago. It is just now heating up since BO is the President Elect. More reason to join NRA, GOA, etc... Also, keep writing your state senators and house reps asking them to oppose any legislation that would infringe on our 2A rights!!!

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    gpbarth Guest
    And so it begins...

    Know your government representatives, and let all of them know you oppose this resolution. We all have to make a stand now, or we'll be making a more sacrificial stand later.

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    They want to know where the guns are so when they get ready for house to house searches they will be ready.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  6. Ive already contacted mine on this and on HR17 which is a good bill. Im betting my legislators will be knowing me by name soon enough as Ive written about every other day. LOL
    Kel Tec Freak & 2A Activist
    Grass Roots Gun Rights SC

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    Sep 2007
    Less than five years ago, I would have siad that this bill had no chance in h*ll of passing. However, with expanded Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate and Obama in the White House, I'm not so sure. The only thing that provides some measure of comfort for me is that there won't be 60 Democrats in the Senate to stop the filibuster that Republicans are almost certain to wage against this bill.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

    Benjamin Franklin

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    hopefully this bill will fail. It will not keep guns out of the wrong peoples hands. It will just be a headache for us law abiding citizens

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    somewhere in north texas

    last i heard

    this bill had no sponsors. but we need to be on watch always for this kind of nitwittery.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    They want to know where the guns are so when they get ready for house to house searches they will be ready.
    Absolutely. N. Sarkozy of France (and EU President), G. Brown of England, and our beloved Obama are all talking about New Workld Order, Global Governance, One World Government, etc. The only way to do this is to first get complete governmental control of all peoples. This cannot happen until the 2nd Amendment is destroyed, so beware of any attempt to attack it.


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    If Obama is really as anti gun as they say he is. Then i see him coming after the NRA and GOA with the full force of the US GOV. The few things the are yet to be answered is,(1) Will the US people really sit back and watch/let this happen. (2) What will they go after when all the guns are banned.gone? (3) Will we be looking at another Revolution/ Civil war? (4) If so what side will you be on? (5) Will the Minuteman/Sons of Liberty Be ready when they hear the call to arms? (6) LOL will they still have any arms to pick up?

    Here is a song by "John Dickinson 1768" called "The Liberty Song"

    Come, join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
    And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call;
    No tyrannous acts shall suppress your just claim,
    Or stain with dishonor America's name.

    In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
    Our purses are ready. Steady, friends, steady;
    Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.

    Our worthy forefathers, let's give them a cheer,
    To climates unknown did courageously steer;
    Thro' oceans to deserts for Freedom they came,
    And dying, bequeath'd us their freedom and fame.


    The tree their own hands had to Liberty rear'd,
    They lived to behold growing strong and revered;
    With transport they cried, Now our wishes we gain,
    For our children shall gather the fruits of our pain.


    Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
    By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;
    In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,
    For heaven approves of each generous deed

    It just seems to fit.


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