HR 45

It recently came to my attention that there is a bill currently in Congress called the “Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009” also known as HR 45.

Under this bill, many honest, law-abiding citizens will become criminals.

As I understand it:
HR 45 will make it illegal for anyone to possess a firearm without a federally issued license.  To get a license (from the Attorney General), citizens will have to not only register every gun they own, they will also have to provide full details about where they are stored and how they are stored, in addition to providing personal information including mental health records.  Citizens will also have to pass a federal test on firearms and firearm safety, as well as pass a universal background check.

Failure to report a change of address; sale, loss, or theft of a firearm; possession without your license; or letting a child (defined as anyone under 18) use a firearm or have access to a firearm will earn you jail time.  The minimum penalty is two years, and you will be federally prosecuted.

To read the full text of it, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/home/c111query.html and search for HR 45.

As of 1/6/09, HR 45 was referred to the Judiciary committee for consideration, but don’t wait to see if they will approve or disprove it.  Please.  Email, call, or write a letter to your Representatives and Senators.  It only takes a minute, and there is no guarantee your government will protect your rights.  You have to make yourself heard.

To locate your Representatives (by state), go here:
http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml

To locate your Senators (you can search/limit by State using the drop-down menu), go here:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

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Published in: on February 6, 2009 at 6:14 pm  Comments Off on HR 45  
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