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Posted: 9/16/2005 10:06:37 AM EDT
Statement of Rep. McCarthy on Anniversary of Assault Weapons Ban Expiration
Tuesday September 13, 2005
“On September 13, 2004, Congressional Leadership allowed the assault weapons ban to expire without a floor vote. Despite the support of 75% of the American people, nearly every police organization, and President Bush, weapons such as AK-47s and TEC-9s became available in gun stores across the United States.

Since that time, the National Rifle Association and its allies in Congress have pursued a radical agenda to weaken our nation’s gun laws. In July, the Senate passed legislation to give the gun industry unprecedented protections from liability lawsuits resulting from industry negligence. The House is expected to follow suit this fall.

Also, the NRA has begun an effort to lobby state legislatures to pass laws overturning workplace gun bans. Whether it is a school, daycare center, church, or even a facility that manufactures hazardous materials, the NRA wants employees to come to work armed.
Instead of dismissing irresponsible business practices and forcing employers to allow guns in their places of business, Congress should focus on passing legislation that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists.

First, we must strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the database used to check potential firearms buyers for criminal records. Since its inception in 1994, NICS has denied guns to more than 700,000 individuals who failed a criminal background check. But, the system is only as good as the information states provide. Unfortunately, twenty-five states have entered less than sixty per cent of their felony convictions into the NICS system and in thirteen states, domestic violence restraining orders are not accessible through NICS.

I have introduced the NICS Improvement Act of 2005, which requires states and federal agencies to provide the FBI with all relevant records necessary to conduct effective background checks. The bill establishes a nationwide grant program to allow state law enforcement agencies to update and transmit records for inclusion in the federal instant background check database.

Another step towards reducing the threat of gun violence is to include individuals on federal terrorist watch lists in the NICS system. Earlier this year, the United States Government Accounting Office issued a report revealing 44 instances of persons listed on federal terrorist watch lists attempting to purchase firearms during a four month period in 2004. Thirty-five of these transactions resulted in the successful purchase of a firearm.

Our current laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves within our borders. An individual not allowed on a commercial flight because of suspected terrorist ties can walk into a gun store and legally purchase any gun. I have introduced legislation to place persons on the Transportation Security Administration’s No Fly List into the NICS system. If we do not trust an individual to board a plane, common sense dictates that we should not allow them to buy guns.

Both sides of the gun issue have a vested interest in reducing gun violence. In 2002 alone, guns killed 30,000 Americans. Gun violence takes a toll on our economy as well. Studies show gun violence costs our health care system more than $100 billion per year. We can work together to achieve common sense solutions to gun violence without infringing on anybody’s 2nd Amendment Rights
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:10:42 AM EDT


I don't even know where to begin with this one.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:13:48 AM EDT

Our current laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves within our borders. An individual not allowed on a commercial flight because of suspected terrorist ties can walk into a gun store and legally purchase any gun. I have introduced legislation to place persons on the Transportation Security Administration’s No Fly List into the NICS system. If we do not trust an individual to board a plane, common sense dictates that we should not allow them to buy guns.



Forget the constitution and that pesky due process stuff.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:15:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Our current laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves within our borders. An individual not allowed on a commercial flight because of suspected terrorist ties can walk into a gun store and legally purchase any gun. I have introduced legislation to place persons on the Transportation Security Administration’s No Fly List into the NICS system. If we do not trust an individual to board a plane, common sense dictates that we should not allow them to buy guns.



Forget the constitution and that pesky due process stuff.

Maybe if we actually protected the borders we wouldn't have to worry about them.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:26:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 10:27:07 AM EDT by chapperjoe]
does this really deserve a response. This woman is reposponsible for her husbands death. There, I said it. (ETA: of course, retroactively) Who knows how many other innocents have been prevented from defending themselves cause of gun-grabbers like her. I just hope that when she passes on and is reunited with her husband, he sits her down and has a good talking-to. "Honey, you DO realize that had I been armed, not only would I have survived, but others as well, right? Where in G-d's good name do you get off limitting American's rights to keep and bear arms? What were you thinking?"
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:31:07 AM EDT
Why is it that every time she, DiFi or Sarah Brady opens their mouth all I hear is Charlie Brown's school teacher?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:31:32 AM EDT
Just out of curiosity, can you LEGALLY buy a gun in a gun store (not in a private transaction) if you're not an American citizen? That's what the article is implying...
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:33:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MatterhornMonkey:
Just out of curiosity, can you LEGALLY buy a gun in a gun store (not in a private transaction) if you're not an American citizen? That's what the article is implying...



I'm not 100% sure either but here in VA SS# is optional and you only need proff of citizenship for an assault rifle. But there is a question whether you are a citizen. Don't know what happens if you answer no.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:37:40 AM EDT

Despite the support of 75% of the American people, nearly every police organization, and President Bush, weapons such as AK-47s and TEC-9s became available in gun stores across the United States.



I would like to see some valid statistical references backing this claim...
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:41:03 AM EDT
She needs to go and change her son's diaper. And while she's doing that, she needs to realize that her son is a head of lettuce right now BECAUSE OF GUN-GRABBING ASSHOLES JUST LIKE HER!!!!


If her husband or son would have been armed that day, or anybody else on that train, they could have shot that bastard dead. But no-they were law-abiding sheeple, and believed the great state of NY would always protect them.

She should marry Bernie Goetz.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:41:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:

Originally Posted By MatterhornMonkey:
Just out of curiosity, can you LEGALLY buy a gun in a gun store (not in a private transaction) if you're not an American citizen? That's what the article is implying...



I'm not 100% sure either but here in VA SS# is optional and you only need proff of citizenship for an assault rifle. But there is a question whether you are a citizen. Don't know what happens if you answer no.



Yes you can buy a gun as a non citizen, but I believe the FBI background check can take up to 6 months.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:42:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 10:43:29 AM EDT by MatterhornMonkey]

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:

Originally Posted By MatterhornMonkey:
Just out of curiosity, can you LEGALLY buy a gun in a gun store (not in a private transaction) if you're not an American citizen? That's what the article is implying...



I'm not 100% sure either but here in VA SS# is optional and you only need proff of citizenship for an assault rifle. But there is a question whether you are a citizen. Don't know what happens if you answer no.



Interesting, thx for the quick response. One more question, i've read that your Social Security number serves as an ID number and thus an alternative to a National ID Card. Is that true or is it some alarmist BS?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:51:53 AM EDT
Here's a pic of Carolyn McCarthy speaking to a female constituent:




Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:58:18 AM EDT

In July, the Senate passed legislation to give the gun industry unprecedented protections from liability lawsuits resulting from industry negligence.


Um, bald-faced-lie much?

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 11:13:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

In July, the Senate passed legislation to give the gun industry unprecedented protections from liability lawsuits resulting from industry negligence.


Um, bald-faced-lie much?




Yep. Complete and utter bullshit.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 11:18:38 AM EDT
I dont even know who this bitch is. Can I speak out and get on the news for my "informative" views?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 11:23:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
I dont even know who this bitch is. Can I speak out and get on the news for my "informative" views?




Depends on how much you hate America and all the things that have made America great. If you are a committed leftist ( communist, fascist, socialist, demoncrap ) feel free. They will just believe anything that comes out of your mouth.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 11:29:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tifosi:

Despite the support of 75% of the American people, nearly every police organization, and President Bush, weapons such as AK-47s and TEC-9s became available in gun stores across the United States.



I would like to see some valid statistical references backing this claim...


I would also like to know where I easily can buy a AK-47 at a gun store.
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