Great gun-grab scam
To the editor:
Also known as H.R. 45 (Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009) this was introduced by Rep Bobby Rush, a Democrat from Illinois. All gun owners should be very angry about this, as it will affect all handguns and rifles with removable magazines. If the Democrat-controlled administration can get this through, they will be after the rest of the guns.
Make no mistake, if this gets to the president, he will jump at the chance to sign it.
This administration has the worst record ever when it comes to our Second Amendment rights. This administration will wage war on our Second Amendment rights.
If you are not a gun owner, you should be terrified as well. This is a blatant shot at the destruction of the Constitution. Our civil rights and liberties have been slowly eroding during the years and at a much faster rate since 9/11.
The passage of this bill would be a major blow.
The intent of H.R. 45 is to make it too much trouble to comply with the rules (there is a test by the way) or make you an instant criminal if you do not.
Consider that you will have to have a license and pay a fee set by the U.S. Attorney General. It will start cheap, but once they have your information, then he can set the fee at whatever he chooses.
Keep in mind this bypasses your congressmen and senators; this decision is left to one man who can be under a lot of pressure from the president. You will have to renew this license every five years, you will have to notify the AG if you move, and you will have to notify the AG almost immediately if your gun is lost or stolen. You will have to provide, at minimum, a thumbprint and any and all mental health records.
All of these provisions can be changed at the whim of the AG's office. Registration is the first step towards confiscation.
For you "pry the guns from your cold, dead fingers" people, it is less messy and painful to write or call your representatives. Do it soon. Tell them no amendments or compromises. They need to kill the bill totally. If they get swamped on this issue, they will have no choice but to act as needed.
Make it clear that you will be following this bill and their actions on it.
You also may want to use the links below to check out H.J. Res. 5. This is an attempt to repeal the 22nd article of amendment to the constitution, Removing the law that lets the president serve only two terms.
Can you spell dictator?
Please use the links shown below to check this out, and bookmark them so you can return to them and use them again.
Library of Congress: thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html
Non-Partisan Site? www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h45/text