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Old January 10, 2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Bills in the 113th Congress, 01/10/2013

I have not read these in depth, but they sort of jumped out at me as deserving of our attention:

1) H.R.34 -- Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013

2) H. R. 35 -- To restore safety to America's schools.

3) H.R.65 -- Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013

4) H.R.93 -- Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

5) H.R.117 -- Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013
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Old January 10, 2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Old January 10, 2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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HR35 is repeal of the safe schools act.

No chance of passing but good bill.
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Old January 10, 2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Way to go H.R. 35!
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Old January 10, 2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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HR 34 - License required to purchase and hold firearms.
HR 35 - CCWs allowed for school employees to have firearms on school grounds
HR 65 - Raises age to buy firearms to 21, everyone needs a gun lock/storage, more government funding for gun safety/fear programs
HR 93 - Harsher penalties for licensed FFLs who have had their license revoked
HR 117 - Handgun Registration, mandatory

34 and 117 are easily unconstitutional, and I thoroughly oppose it.
35 makes me hip hip hooray
65 doesn't do anything to me, and it wont really change anything at all. I can see it passing, and I havent decided how much i dislike it yet.
93 i cant comment on. Can someone who works for an FFL comment?
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Old January 11, 2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Actually, HR 93 is pretty troubling.

It shall be unlawful for a person who has been notified by the Attorney General that the Attorney General has made a determination to revoke a license issued to the person under this chapter to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms, or to deny an application of the person to renew such a license, to--

`(i) transfer a business inventory firearm of the person--

`(I) into a personal collection of the person; or

`(II) to an employee of the person, or to an individual described in section 923(d)(1)(B) with respect to the person; or

`(ii) receive a firearm that was a business inventory firearm of the person as of the date the person received the notice.
So, what happens to the guns the dealer paid for and legally owns?

FFL's can be revoked for many reasons, not all being acts of malfeasance. Likewise, a denial could be a result of paperwork simply being submitted improperly.

This one's vindictive, and it doesn't really serve any utility to the general public.

HR 34 is the Blair Holt act, that Rep. Rush introduces every year. Notice the lack of cosponsors. HR 117 also lacks any support.

(Rush went AWOL from the Army in 1968, and he went on to found the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers, who kicked him out within a year. In 1969, he was jailed on weapons charges.)

As far as HR 65, I'm a bit confused. Lee wants to append something about "semiautomatic assault weapons" to 922, but that term doesn't appear anywhere, and she fails to define what an "assault weapon" is. So, um...yeah. Also, no cosponsors.
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