Legislation Still Under the Radar Would Devastate U.S. Gun Ownership Rights

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  1. 77johns

    77johns New Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Just got this report and wanted to share it with you guys.

    Legislation Still Under the Radar Would Devastate U.S. Gun Ownership Rights | Personal Liberty Digest

    Legislation Still Under the Radar Would Devastate U.S. Gun Ownership Rights

    September 30, 2009 by Bob Livingston

    [​IMG] And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.–President Barack Obama in San Francisco at a 2008 fundraiser.
    While high profile issues like passage of a healthcare reform bill and cap and trade energy tax are getting front page headlines and top billing by television talking heads, be very wary of stealth legislation slowly working its way through Congress to restrict gun ownership.
    Passage of either of two bills, HR 45 (also known as Blair-Holt Firearm Licensing and Record Sale Act of 2009) and S 1317, would be a devastating blow to Second Amendment rights.
    HR 45, introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush, would make it illegal to own a gun unless you are fingerprinted and can provide a driver’s license and Social Security number.
    Additionally under HR 45, a person buying a gun would have to undergo both a physical and mental evaluation before making a firearm purchase. It also would require guns be secured from access by children under age 18, and would empower law enforcement officers to come into your home to check compliance.
    S 1317, introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenburg, would give the attorney general the right to block gun sales to people on terror watch lists. A third bill, HR 2647, contains a companion clause to S 1317 that gives the attorney general the authority to determine who belongs on terrorist watch lists.
    And who are the terrorists? In Obamaworld it’s not the Islamo-fascists flying airliners into buildings, planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or strapping bombs to their waists and setting them off in crowded areas.
    No, because in Obamaworld, the word terrorism no longer applies to those who were once called terrorists. And those who used to be considered terrorists no longer commit acts of terrorism. No they commit man-caused disasters. The word terrorist, at least in its past usage, has been dropped from the lexicon.
    Today’s terrorists, according to those now in power in the United States, are people in flyover country who believe the Constitution is sacrosanct, and that the Second Amendment actually means that people are free to own guns without restriction.
    Our own country’s Department of Homeland Security issued an assessment earlier this year warning law enforcement of a possible rise in home-grown terrorism from “right wing extremists.” And who are those rightwing extremists? The assessment tell us: “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
    As we’ve reported before in related stories here and here the current administration is no friend to gun owners.
    And what does Eric Holder—attorney general for the United States and the person who would under S 1317 be granted the authority to determine who belongs on terrorist watch groups—think about guns?
    Following are few of his quotes that have appeared in various newspapers over the last few years:

    • “As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons.”

    • “The second amendment does not protect firearms possession or use that is unrelated to participation in a well-regulated militia.”

    • “To further strengthen the ability of law enforcement officials to track those suspected of terrorism or other criminal acts in this country, Congress should also pass legislation that would give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms a record of every firearm sale.”
    Holder’s boss, the president, is equally unfriendly to gun owners. Writing for Gun Digest last October, gun lobbyist Richard A. Pearson called Obama an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. You can read his article here.
    Some of Obama’s own quotes, as they have appeared in various publications, will back this up:

    • “I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.”

    • “I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”

    • “The package (legislation passed in the Illinois Senate) closes the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card loopholes which resulted in the shooting out in Melrose Park. We’re eliminating 17 specific assault weapons. There is no reason why anybody should need an assault weapon to protect themselves or their family. We’re limiting handgun sales to one a month. We’re calling for handgun registration. It’s very hard right now to track whether or not a felon has turned in his weapons or if he has a FOID card because we don’t know how many weapons he has purchased.”
    Without a doubt, the current administration is the most anti-gun administration in our nation’s history. Don’t let the hullabaloo over health care and cap and trade cause you to let your guard down.
    And be sure you cling to your guns and religion. They may soon be all you have.

  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    Good grief; the sky must be fallling.

    All I will say is do your OWN research, and don't depend on end of the world sources.
  3. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

    May 12, 2009
    i have been clearing clouds and chunks of sky out of my yard for the last 9 months.

    i am all for DIY research.
    and the conclusions i ahve come to are ALOT worse than stated above.

    i mean... have you heard about the brown shirts?
  4. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    HR 45 is dead. It's ancient. Let's move on to real, current bills.
  5. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

    Feb 7, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Ever Vigilant!

    Peter and the Wolf syndrome?
  6. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I think HR45 is aimed more at constantly annoying people than actually threatening firearm registration.

    People mean well, but damn ... this is a horribly untimely and dead article at best.
  7. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    This was in yesterdays news.
    The point is it is staying in the lime light and the libs will keep it out there in the forefront.
    It may seem dead but many times dead bills have risen to become law.
    Don't turn your back just because you think your safe!!!!!
    The reason for the re-post is it is staying in the forefront.
    I once had the opinion of "it's dead" but when major news sources keep putting it out there, there is still that possibility of it tasking on speed and gaining support.

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