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Why “Liberals” Balk at the RKBA:
is that I don’t trust myself walking around with a handgun strapped to
my waist. Many people nowadays are so arrogant, ignorant and
inconsiderate I think that if I could just reach down to my belt and
pull out a gun when faced with such people, I might someday use it.
Just standing in line at a cash register sometimes is enough to make
you just want to reach out and knock some sense into the ignorant and
inconsiderate people who often hold up the line. I can’t imagine having
a semi-automatic pistol handy to help speed things up. Or how about
when you’re driving? If I had had a gun handy, I might have already
killed a few people who’ve cut me off because they are so engrossed
with talking nonsense on their cell phones… (Isn’t it amazing how those
of us who do carry are able to resist such impulses?)
v. City of Chicago
November 16, the NRA filed its brief with the U.S. Supreme Court as
Respondent in Support of Petitioner in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The
NRA brief asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that the Second Amendment
applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth
McDonald case is one of several that were filed immediately after last
year's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Court
upheld the Second Amendment as an individual right and struck down
Washington, D.C.'s ban on handgun possession, as well as the capital
city's ban on keeping loaded, operable firearms for self-defense in the
follow-up cases were filed by NRA and other organizations against
Chicago and several of its suburbs. Each of these suits was
at the same goal: establishing that the Second Amendment applies to
state and local governments as well as the federal government.
News in SC is
currently slow with the Legislature not in
regular session.Steven P.S
Hysteria: HR 45 has not even gained one co-sponsor in
committee and S 2099 died nine years ago.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) recently sponsored H.R. 45, also known as "Blair
Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act." The bill
is, at its core and as its name implies, a licensing and registration
scheme. The measure calls for
all handgun owners to submit to the federal government an application
that shall include, among many other things: a photo; an
address; a thumbprint; a completed, written firearm safety test;
private mental health records; and a fee. And those are only
some of the requirements to be licensed!
The bill would further
require the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun
sale, transfer, and owner's address in America. Moreover, the
bill would make it illegal to own or possess a "qualifying firearm" --
defined as "any handgun; or any semiautomatic firearm that can accept
any detachable ammunition feeding device…" without one of the proposed
Additionally, the bill
would make it illegal to transfer ownership of a "qualifying firearm"
to anyone who is not a licensed gun dealer or collector (with very few
exceptions), and would require "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. Further, if a minor obtains a firearm and injures
someone with it, the owner of the firearm may face a multiple-year jail
H.R. 45 is essentially
a reintroduction of H.R. 2666, which Rush introduced in 2007.
H.R. 2666 contained much of the same language as H.R. 45, and was
co-sponsored by several well-known anti-gun legislators--including
Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. H.R. 45
currently has no co-sponsors.
Rest assured that
NRA-ILA will continue to monitor this bill closely, and will keep you
informed of any developments if they materialize.
May 29, 2009
In the last few weeks,
NRA-ILA has received hundreds of e-mails warning us about “SB-2099,” a
bill that would supposedly require you to report all your guns on your
income tax return every April 15.
Like many rumors,
there’s just a grain of truth to this one. Someone’s
recycling an old alert, which wasn’t even very accurate when it was new.
There actually was a
U.S. Senate bill with that number that would have taxed handguns - nine
years ago. It was introduced by anti-gun Sen. Jack Reed
(D-R.I.), and it would have included handguns under the National
Firearms Act’s tax and registration scheme. This has nothing
to do with anyone’s Form 1040, of course.
Fortunately, S. 2099
disappeared without any action by the Senate, back when Bill Clinton
was still in the White House. We reported about it back then,
just as we report about new anti-gun bills every week. Now,
it’s time for gun owners to drop this old distraction and focus on the
real threats at hand.
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