H.R. 45 introduced to Congress

H.R. 45 was introduced on January 6, 2009 by Representative Bobby Rush. [Any surprise that he is a Democrat from Illoinois?]

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.00045:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.45: (click Beginning)

Bill would mandate:

– a national firearm license (photo, bio, fingerprint, firearms safe handling certificate & an open ended “any other subjects, as Attorney General determines to be appropriate”)

– access to mental health records

– fee not to exceed $25

– renewal needed

– no private sales of handguns or semi-autos

– establishes a gun registry (Federal record of sale system)

– limits loaning of firearm to 30 days maximum

– 72 hours to report loss or theft of firearm

– must report change of address within 60 days

– child controls, confusingly worded to mean either just punishment if something happens or could be interpreted if merely the owner “knows that a child is capable of gaining access to the firearm”.  Note, an exception is given for “only ones”.

– grants Attorney General indeterminate rights of regulation.

– grants Attorney General to conduct a spot inspection on dealers and manufacturers at anytime during business hours.

– grants Attorney General the right to prohibit sale OR transfer of any firearm. Essentially, allowing for the ban of weapons and preventing those from even being handed down from generation to generation.

– establish a firearm injury clearinghouse and conduct studies and maintain a record of all production and sales figures for each licensed manufacturer.

– all government levels excluded from these rules, fyi

– amendments of act to take place 1 year after date of enactment. (“Hey this is good, it gives us a year to max out our credit cards!”)

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Bobby Rush interesting fact “He is the only person ever to defeat President-elect Barack Obama in an election for any office.” (per Wikipedia, not Wikipedia also quotes him as calling Obama a fool)

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Frankly, I think we need a Constitutional Amendment that names cannot be attached to legislation. (ie: I don’t want to have to refer to a stupid law as “Blair Holt’s Handgun Licensing and Record Act).

Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. […] NUGUN info on H.R. 45 […]

  2. Typo fixed courtesty of Eric Shelton and the Handgun Podcast.

  3. Am I missing something, or does it also forbid anyone under 18 from touching a gun.. At ALL?

    There goes doing anything with my kids, Boy Scouts, etc.

  4. we need to stop this bill before it gets pasted


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