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Old January 10, 2009, 10:13 AM   #1
Bartholomew Roberts
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Watch-list For New Proposed Legislation to Obama Administration

A list of legislation the Brady Campaign is proposing to the new incoming administration can be found here: http://www.bradycampaign.org/xshare/...ition-memo.pdf

Here is a quick peek at the Table of Contents:

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CONTENTS
THE CASE FOR COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS ............................................................ 1

PART ONE: REVERSING THE DAMAGE DONE DURING THE BUSH
ADMINISTRATION .............................................................................................................. 2

REPEAL THE TIAHRT AMENDMENT’S UNWARRANTED RESTRICTIONS ON ATF ............ 2
REPEAL RESTRICTIONS ON DISCLOSURE OF CRIME GUN DATA .............................. 2
REPEAL THE 24-HOUR BRADY RECORD DESTRUCTION REQUIREMENT................ 2-3
REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON ATF’S POWER TO REQUIRE DEALER INVENTORY
AUDITS..................................................................................................................... 3
REPEAL NEW RULES ALLOWING CONCEALED CARRY IN NATIONAL PARKS............... 3-4
REPEAL OR AMEND THE FEDERAL GUN INDUSTRY LEGAL PROTECTION STATUTE
TO RESTORE EQUAL JUSTICE FOR GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS........................................... 4

PART TWO: MOVING FORWARD TO REDUCE CRIME AND PREVENT GUN
VIOLEN 5

EXTEND AND STRENGTHEN BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS TO KEEP GUNS FROM
DANGEROUS PURCHASERS ................................................................................................. 5
EXTEND BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS TO ALL GUN SALES, INCLUDING ALL
GUN SHOW SALES.................................................................................................... 5
FULLY FUND THE NICS IMPROVEMENT ACT.......................................................... 6
CLOSE THE “TERROR GAP” TO DENY FIREARMS TO TERRORISTS .......................... 6
PROHIBIT GUN POSSESSION BY VIOLENT MISDEMEANANTS AND PERSONS
CONVICTED OF VIOLENT ACTS AS JUVENILES ........................................................ 7
STRENGTHEN ATF AUTHORITY TO REGULATE DEALERS, CRACK DOWN ON
CORRUPT DEALERS, AND FIGHT GUN TRAFFICKING........................................................ 7
RESTRICT LARGE-VOLUME HANDGUN SALES TO REDUCE TRAFFICKING ............... 7
GIVE ATF STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE
LAW AGAINST CORRUPT DEALERS........................................................................... 8
STRENGTHEN ATF’S ABILITY TO CRACK DOWN ON GUN DEALERS WHO SELL TO STRAW PURCHASERS................................................................................................ 8
REQUIRE GUN OWNERS TO REPORT LOST OR STOLEN GUNS ............................... 8-9
REQUIRE LICENSED DEALERS TO ADOPT MINIMUM SECURITY SAFEGUARDS TO
PREVENT GUN THEFTS............................................................................................ 9
REQUIRE LICENSED GUN MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS TO PERFORM
BACKGROUND CHECKS ON THEIR EMPLOYEES ....................................................... 9
PREVENT DEALERS FROM LIQUIDATING THEIR INVENTORY WITHOUT
BACKGROUND CHECKS AFTER THEIR LICENSES HAVE BEEN REVOKED ........... 9-10
STRENGTHEN TRACING OF CRIME GUNS TO HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT SOLVE
CRIMES
REQUIRE ALL NEW GUNS TO HAVE MICROSTAMPING CAPABILITY BY A DATE
CERTAIN ................................................................................................................ 10
REQUIRE DEALERS TO REPORT INFORMATION ABOUT GUNS SOLD TO
MANUFACTURERS TO STREAMLINE TRACING OF CRIME GUNS............................. 10
RESTRICT MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS .......................................................................... 11
REQUIRE CONSUMER SAFETY STANDARDS AND CHILDPROOF SAFETY FEATURES
FOR FIREARMS .................................................................................................................. 11
REQUIRE MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HANDGUN OWNERS AND IMPROVE
RECORDKEEPING OF HANDGUN TRANSFERS.............................................................. 11-12
IMPROVE NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM DATA, AND RESTORE
FIREARMS RESEARCH FUNDING FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND
PREVENTION
On the good news side, for the first time I can remember, the antis are spending a lot of time and effort trying to repeal previous laws rather than force new laws down our throat (though as you can see, they still devote the majority of time and effort to that). It shows what eight years of playing offense can do to help protect our rights during the more trying times. I think the memo also gives gun owners a peek at what the more "moderate" Brady Campaign is trying to achieve after having been foiled on their original goal of banning handguns (everybody here at TFL surely remembers the original name of the Brady Campaign, right?)

More importantly, by better understanding the laws the Brady Campaign is proposing, we will better understand what type of effect these laws may have on our rights.

Last edited by Al Norris; January 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Title Change
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