Obama's Gun Grabbing Begins

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:05:39 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

H.R. 45, "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009", was introduced a week ago by Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois. It forbids transfer of firearms except via a licensed dealer. Anyone possessing a "qualifying firearm" (curently handguns and semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines) must have an accepted federal or state firearm license. And upon transfer, all firearms must be registered with the US Attorney General or a qualifying state record of sale system. Felonies with fines and penalties of from 2 to 10 years for violating various parts of the bill.

Currently in the House Judiciary Committee with no cosponsors. Hopefully, even the democrats will realize that this is a non-starter. Personally, I consider voting for this bill to be sufficient evidence to convict for treason. Were I on a jury for a defendant accused of killing a congress critter who voted for it, I'd vote to acquit; the "he needed killing" defense, in spades.

I will cheer if I hear that someone has rid the planet of Mr. Bobby Rush.


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 Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.

Prohibits transferring or receiving a qualifying firearm unless the recipient presents a valid firearms license, the license is verified, and the dealer records a tracking authorization number. Prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements. Directs the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.

Prohibits: (1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions; (2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act; (3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours; (4) failing to report to the Attorney General an address change within 60 days; or (5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.

Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions covered by this Act.

Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse; (2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries; and (3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer.

Authorizes the Attorney General to certify state firearm licensing or record of sale systems.

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Yeah, that's gonna happen.

Submitted by Joel on Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:47:40 GMT

Since I heard about it this morning, I've pictured all the law enforcement agencies in my very rural, very gun-owning area trying to scrape together enough LEOs willing to die at the hands of their neighbors in the name of enforcing this idiotic law. I...don't think so. But good luck with that, guys.

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Not a new bill

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:13:13 GMT

This is the second time Bobby Rush has submitted a Blair Holt memorial licensing and registration bill. H.R. 2666 which he submitted to the 110th Congress, in June of 2007, a little over a month after Blair Holt was shot to death on a Chicago bus, had 16 cosponsors, and died in a Judiciary subcommittee.

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