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HR 45, Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act

This is provided as information that should alarm most of you.

The air has not yet stilled from the peaceful change of power in this country and already the Democrats have marshalled the anti-gun forces to license and fingerprint you into a National Database of gun owners. Note that there is no National Database of Convicted Felons and those who have lost their citizen's rights to gun ownership, but there will be one that seeks to make you either a dupe or a felon if this law is passed.

I request and suggest that you contact your elected representatives to voice your opposition to this bill to abridge your Rights. Note that the original author of this bill is Rahm Emanuel.

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Are you ready for the House Bill titled 'HR 45, Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act of 2009'. It will make it illegal to own a firearm unless it is registered with the database in Washington D.C. As a gun owner you will have to be finger printed, you will be required to provide your DL#, SS#, you must maintain a valid address at all times, submit to mental and physical health records being put on file, you will also be required to file any address changes and any ownership changes even if a private sale. Each update will cost $25 and if you fail to comply you will lose your right to own firearms. This bill and its language mirror almost completely one defeated last year in the House of Representatives by soon to be Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Will we the citizenry be as lucky this time?

Pass this on to everyone who believes in strict Constitutionalism and remember that laws only apply to those who obey them. Criminals by definition and nature do not abide by laws. New laws and restrictions only apply to the law abiding citizen and are not written with the criminal in mind. With guns, it is not about having laws on the books to prosecute individuals, it is about taking guns away from the people so that no one has them in the first place. One last item to note, when assuming power and creating a facist state, Hitler was a proponent of strong gun laws because a disarmed populace was much easier to control than an armed one. The kings of old also outlawed weapons of any kind in any region that they conquered to quell the ability of the citizens to uprise against them.

The Founding Fathers of this nation understood all of the above and because of this they included the second amendment in the constitution. In fact, they knew that at some point in every society's life span that the need for the population to arise came about. To this end they made the right to keep and bear arms against a tyrannical state an absolute right that could not be revoked. They did this because the first thing tyrants and despots do is to remove a population's right to defend themselves. When this is done, the tyrants have no problem with the destruction of society as we know it.

Send this on to all true patriots! Protect your Second Amendment!

The following is a summary of the bill as provided by the Congressional Research Service. If you read the whole bill, you'll find it will effectively preclude the ownership of ANY firearms by law-abiding people unless licensed by the Attorney General. How long do you think THAT would take??Congressional Research Service SummaryThe following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. GovTrack did not write and has no control over these summaries.

1/6/2009--Introduced.

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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http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h45/show

Has only been introduced and is likely going nowhere.

Kinda like these from the ammo accountability act notice the end result:

Alabama Senate Bill 541: It was indefinitely postponed in House of origin. It will not pass and would have to be reintroduced.

Arizona House Bill 2833: It never got heard in any committee. Never voted on. It would have to be reintroduced.

California Senate Bill 997: SB997 has no Info on it, and died in committee. SB1471 passed and is now known as the "Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007." It was authored by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) and was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can read the final bill here. The bill is in regard to handguns and microstamping, not ammunition. It also has no wording in it that would indicate that citizens would need to turn in their guns. It could also be rendered moot depending on the technology. It is not a part of the AAA agenda.

Connecticut Raised Bill 603: The bill was raised and had a public hearing. No action was taken. Bill would need to be re-introduced.

Hawaii House Bill 2392, Hawaii Senate Bill 2020, Hawaii Senate Bill 2076: All bills were deferred to the judiciary with no further action taken. Bill would need to be reintroduced.

Illinois House Bills 4258, 4259, 4269, 4349. Illinois Senate Bill 1095: All bills referred to Rules Committee. No other actions were taken.

Indiana House Bill 1260: Was sent to committee and not acted on again. It would need to be reintroduced.

Kentucky House Bill 715: Was withdrawn.

Maryland House Bill 517: No copy of the report. It didn't pass. Would need to be reintroduced.

Mississippi Senate Bill 2286: Died in Committee.

Missouri Senate Bill 1200: Referred to Judiciary. Would need to be reintroduced.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 2490: Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. Would need to be reintroduced.

Pennsylvania House Bill: Referred to the Judiciary on Feb. 5, 2008. No other action taken.

Rhode Island Senate Bill 2742: Committee recommended measure be held for further study. It would need to be reintroduced.

South Carolina Senate Bill 1259: Was referred to a subcommittee with no further action taken. Would need to be reintroduced.

Tennessee House Bill 3245, Tennessee Senate Bill 3395: Both were sent to the judiciary committee with no other action taken. Would need to be reintroduced.

Washington House Bill 3359: Was referred to the Judiciary with no other action taken. Would need to be reintroduced.

Ammunitionaccountability.org: This Web site was last update on Dec. 3, 2008.

link: http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/2009/01/14/the-ammunition-accountability-...

For those of us who have forgotten, How A Bill Becomes A Law:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In3V3FknAsE

Just become some bozo introduces one doesn't mean it's a done deal.

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I'll have to double check, but I believe HR45 still has no co-sponser.

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Wow, did you just refer to Rahm Emanuel as a "bozo"?

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Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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rogie wrote:
Wow, did you just refer to Rahm Emanuel as a "bozo"?

Rogie

Well Rahm didn't sponsor the bill and even if he had I'm not emotionally attached to the man so if I or others call him a bozo, I care not. Big smile

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The problem is that all these bozo's keep bringing these things up instead of focusing on real problems.

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No. The problem is the people are allowing bozos to reach seats of authority.

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The problem is that all these bozo's keep posting these things up instead of focusing on real problems

Uh huh

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Mirage wrote:
The problem is that all these bozo's keep bringing these things up instead of focusing on real problems.

I see your point, but will add you also have to be able to differentiate between legitimate and BS threats. People will always sponsor bills, it ain't going to end anytime soon, for a variety of causes and beliefs. To get into hysterics over bills like this one which won't likely gain any traction and die is what is keeping ammo out of stock in our stores and allows retailers and manufacturers to inflate prices.

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SoCoKHntr wrote:
Mirage wrote:
The problem is that all these bozo's keep bringing these things up instead of focusing on real problems.

I see your point, but will add you also have to be able to differentiate between legitimate and BS threats. People will always sponsor bills, it ain't going to end anytime soon, for a variety of causes and beliefs. To get into hysterics over bills like this one which won't likely gain any traction and die is what is keeping ammo out of stock in our stores and allows retailers and manufacturers to inflate prices.

I agree. There is no sense in stressing over something that has yet to blossom. The best thing is to be informed and watch. When it gains momentum with co-sponsors, and begins to show up on the floor during roll call, that's when its time to look closer. (It is alarming just the same though).

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