Register or Else! It's Really Here!

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by magicofmt, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2005
    HR 45 - Coming after your firearms

    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. Will we the citizenry be as lucky this time with a super majority Democrat Congress?
    Send this on to all true patriots! Protect your Second Amendment rights! Write your Congressperson to vote NO on HR 45!

    The following is a summary of the bill as provided by the Congressional Research Service. If you read the whole bill:

    Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress) you'll find it will effectively preclude the ownership of ANY firearms by law-abiding people unless licensed by the Attorney General. Congressional Research Service Summary The 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.

    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.

    (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 chan ge 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.
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    A neighbor brought me a copy of this this morning. Is ths for real??? I tried to snopes it with no luck.


  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2008

    HR-45 is real.
  4. road warrior

    road warrior Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    We have a gun regisry in Canada an I ca'nt remember how many hundreds of millions it cost the tax payers but it's stupid and it did'nt do a bit of good.
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    I heard that very few people registered and it was repealed... any truth to that?
  6. AlbertaAl

    AlbertaAl Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Anyone with a criminal record won't qualify as a gun owner.
    Anyone's spouse, x, or g.f. with negative comments toward you can make it very difficult to be a gun owner.
  7. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Nope, we've still got it. Like mentioned above it's been a huge waste of money.

    Politicians just can't seem to understand that criminals don't register weapons.

    I remember reading a article some time back (can't remember the exact numbers) that said that for the huge amount of money sunk into this registration system, that if you did the math and divided the total amount spent on the system by the number of weapons registered that it worked out to something like 3 - 400$ per firearm. Makes that single shot 12 ga that farmer brown uses once a year for a goose shoot much more valuable doesn't it.

    Nothing but a huge waste.