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Posted: 5/16/2003 10:24:25 AM EDT
Instead of waiting for the Democrats to submit legislation on extending or enacting a new AWB, why don't the Republicans in Congress try to end the existing AWB? It should easily pass the House, how about the Senate?
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:11:54 AM EDT
Not gonna happen. 1) The Repubs won't win any elections for repealing the AWB. Those that oppose the ban (us) already know what is what and we aren't gonna vote DEM. 2) The DEMs would love to see it. Make hay with it in the election. 3) This is like being sentenced to 10 years, and then 3 months before being released deciding you want to appeal. WTF? Take a chance of it going the other way. Forget it. The whole thing is a dead issue with both parties. They'll let it die with limited posturing by DEMs from very liberal states.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 11:28:18 AM EDT
This is close... Second Amendment Protection Act of 2003 (Introduced in House) HR 153 IH 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 153 To restore the second amendment rights of all Americans. SEC. 3. REPEAL OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN BAN. Title XI of Public Law 103-322 is hereby repealed, and any provisions of law amended or repealed by such title are restored or revived as if such title had not been enacted. SEC. 4. REPEAL OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL DISTINCTION. (a) Section 201 of title 11 of Public Law 90-618 is amended by striking `which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes,' and `which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes.' (b) Public Law 90-351, as amended, is amended as follows: (1) In section 902, strike `which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes,' `which the owner intends to use solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes,' `a projectile which the Secretary finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes,' `devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms in the community,' `determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes and,' `(A) determined by the Secretary to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes, or determined by the Department of Defense to be a type of firearm normally classified as a war souvenir, and (B),' `and is generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes,' and `provided that such handguns are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes,'. (2) Strike `lawful sporting purposes' and insert in lieu thereof `lawful purposes'. Go to [url] http://thomas.loc.gov [/url] for full text.
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