It seems that there is a Bill Introduced in the new congress called HB 45 (The Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009) which is somewhat onerous (MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!) to gun ownership in America. It wants to (in a nutshell) require in order for you to own ANY gun:
1: You to have to carry a Federally issued photo ID firearms license.
2: A training class is required to license.
3: Disclosure of your storage method (like in a safe, under a tree buried, in your trucks back window).
4: A thumb print is required to obtain a license. (I assume the owners thumb print)
5: Every sale be recorded by the federal gov’t meaning no more private sales.
6: If you move, you have 60 days to inform the Attorney General or you are a felon.
7: If your gun is stolen and you don’t report it within three days, you are a criminal.
8: There will be no grandfathered firearms, you must register every gun you have.
9: If you do not obtain a license and report every firearm you currently own, you are a criminal.
10: The gov’t will charge us a license fee and a fee for the “services” provided at purchase time.
11: Licenses must be renewed every 5 years.
12: You must keep firearms unloaded and inaccessible to a child unless the child uses the firearm in self-defense (go figure and just how does that work? I’m not making this up folks!)
13: If you break the law under this act, you can be subject to a 10 year prison sentence or fined or both.
A pdf of the Bill submitted January 6th to the Judiciary Committee is available at:
We all will have 1 year from the date of such bills passage to register 100 million firearms or those that don’t will be a criminal.
Putting it simply, we now don’t have to worry about unemployment in America because the bureaucracy that will have to be created to deal with the mountain of paperwork and the funneling of same will hire many thousands and cost billions of dollars.
Honestly, this would be laughable if it weren’t so serious. The implications for our second amendment rights are staggering. The creation of an enormous class of criminals by the government as a result of “inaction” by the owners is unheard of. There are hundreds of “what if’s” I could come up with were an unsuspecting person could have a firearm on their property and not know it.
Besides, this is just another registration scheme who’s eventual goal is the entire elimination of privately owned firearms from our citizenry. Obviously! Why make law abiding citizens register guns when outlaws won’t register them in the first place and will still be outlaws. You run the risk of making good citizens criminals. You aren’t making anyone safer by this act and the cost will be huge!. Just ask the Canadians who tried just this same scheme and are now backing down because of the difficulties and the cost.
I mean this is just plain nuts but the problem is, the congress in it’s current configuration just might pass it. Stranger things will get through this newly elected body.
Contact your congressman and senator to request in the nicest possible way to defeat this and any other gun control legislation that comes across their desk. Write President Obama and ask him to VETO any bill that would register every firearm in the country and make criminals out of millions.
Protect your rights because once they are gone, they are gone.
Contact your senator at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm