Sunday, July 05, 2009
There is a bill making its way through congress that so far is staying fairly well under the radar. It is known as H.R. 45, the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009.
This bill is a significant threat to your 2nd Amendments rights and is a huge step toward making it illegal to own a firearm of any kind. It would make it illegal for you to own a firearm unless it is registered, you are fingerprinted and would require you to supply your current driver’s license and Social Security number.
Under this bill, if you sell a firearm without reporting the sale to the government you automatically lose the right to own any firearm and could be sentenced to a year in jail.
If you own a registered gun, it gives the government the right to come into your home and inspect how you are storing your firearms. If you are not “adequately” preventing access to your firearms to any child under the age of 18 you could be sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Whether there are hunters in your family or not, this is an assault on our freedom that we shouldn’t take lightly. Please contact your representatives in congress to let them know how you feel about this bill.