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Posted: 8/23/2001 2:18:58 PM EDT
[url]http://www.gtrt.org/currentgunlawsin107.htm[/url] Check some of the Bills out.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 2:58:07 PM EDT
If reading this doesn't get your blood pressure up, you're dead...[pissed]
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 3:06:00 PM EDT
[size=5]THE GOOD[/size=5] H.R. 507 (Hilleary): This bill would grant a $1,500 nonrefundable tax credit for purchase of a residential safe storage device. H.R. 507 (Hilleary): This bill would grant a tax credit, not to exceed $1,500, for the purchase of a residential safe storage device for firearms. H.R. 1146 (Paul): This bill would pull the United States out of the anti-gun United Nations. In recent years, the U.N. has been quietly moving to "harmonize" gun control laws worldwide and is seeking ways to lead member states (like the U.S. ) down the road to stricter gun control laws H.R. 1762 (Paul): This bill would: repeal the Brady Law; repeal the semi-auto ban; repeal provisions allowing the prohibition of import of firearms which are not for "sporting purposes." H.R. 1770 (Bartlett): This bill would prohibit the Army from purchasing berets for non-specialized units until the Secretary of the Army certifies that the shortfall of ammunition has been eliminated. S. 906 (Enzi): This version of the "Smith Amendment" would outlaw the gun tax and prohibit the use of Instantcheck records to create a national firearms registry.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 3:08:10 PM EDT
[size=5]THE BAD[/size=5] H.R. 74 (Jackson-Lee): This bill would amend the Hate Crimes Law to impose a ten-year prison sentence (life imprisonment for serious offenses) for using a firearm to cause or attempt to cause bodily injury on the basis of, among other things, the sexual orientation of the victim. In addition, it would authorize increased funding for grants and enforcement. H.R. 139 (Nadler): This bill would provide for a 15% increase in some federal crime funds to any state which implemented an approved handgun registration program. H.R. 225 (Wexler): With limited exceptions, this bill would impose a one-gun-a-month limit on handgun purchases, allowing prosecutions against dealers for both intentional and negligent violations H.R. 233 (Millender-McDonald): This bill would: impose civil penalties on any licensee who transfers a handgun without a government-approved trigger lock; set aside proceeds from gun taxes for "public education on safe storage of firearms."
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 3:10:55 PM EDT
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[size=5]AND THE UGLY[/size=5] [img]http://www.house.gov/nadler/collage.jpg[/img] H.R. 278 (Kennedy): This bill would establish a grant program for state and local governments conducting community gun buy back programs. H.R. 114 (Holt): This bill would require federal registration of handguns (including handguns already owned) in any state which had failed to implement a handgun registration program. H.R. 215 (Towns): This bill would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban any toy which resembles a handgun. H.R. 408 (Andrews): This bill would require firearms manufacturers to provide ballistics information on all new firearms to BATF, which would retain the information in a National Firearms Ballistics Database. H.R. 671 (Kennedy): This bill would give BATF complete regulatory authority over the design, manufacture, and performance of firearms and ammunition. BATF could (1) order recalls, (2) ban firearms, (3) conduct unlimited inspections. In addition, manufacturers would be required to label firearms and notify BATF of new models. "Stockpiling" would be prohibited. Violations would be punishable by (1) a civil penalty of up to $20,000 for each firearm, (2) injunctions, (3) seizure, (4) a private right to sue, (5) up to 2 years in prison. H.R. 693 (Pascrell): This bill would criminalize the manufacture of any handgun that cannot be "personalized" (i.e., that does not have an integral feature limiting use to one or two persons
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 3:15:57 PM EDT
Jackson, Lee, Holt, Nadler, Towns, Wexler, Millender, McDonald, Gilman, Kennedy, Miller, Andrews, Becerra, Conyers, Engel, Crenshaw, Pascrell, Andrews, Moore, Smith, Morella, Payne, Carson, Hoeffel, Meehan, DeFazio, (the appropriately named) Wiener, Daschle, Leahy, Biden, Schumer, Durbin, Boxer, Breaux, Clinton, Corzine, Rockefeller, Levin, Johnson, Kerry, Kennedy, Feinstein, McCain, Feingold, Toricelli, Kerry, DeWine, Kohl... When will it be time to water the tree?
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