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Librarian
05-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Even though I counsel patience and waiting for actual bills, vigilance is still required - because here are some bills.

This thread is just to catalog the continuing efforts of the anti-freedom crowd in the 111th Congress.

I'll add newest items at the top.


June 22 S 1317 `Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN01317:) Lautenberg
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Related to HR 2159)
May 13 H R 2401 'No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.02401:) McCarthy
Status: In House Judiciary Committee
May 7 HR 2324 'Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009' (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.111hr2324) Castle
Status: In House Judiciary Committee
Apr 30 S.941 : A bill to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00941:)
4/30/2009 Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
April 29 HR 2159 'Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.02159:) King
Status: In House Judiciary Committee
April 21 S 843 'Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00843:) Lautenberg
Status: In Senate Judiciary Committee
Feb 9 HR 45 'Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.0045:) Rush
Status: In House Judiciary Committee


On the other hand, not all bills are anti-freedom. That said, these don't necessarily have a good chance to become law, any more than the 'bad' bills do.

May 7 HR 2296 To reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.2296:) - 67 cosponsors
5/7/2009 Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means
Apr 30 HR 2202 To amend the Internal Revenue Code (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.2202:) of 1986 to provide for a nonrefundable tax credit against income tax for individuals who purchase a residential safe storage device for the safe storage of firearms.
4/30/2009 Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Apr 2 S.816 : A bill to preserve the rights granted under second amendment to the Constitution in national parks and national wildlife refuge areas. (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00816:)
4/2/2009 Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Mar 23 S.669 : A bill to amend title 38 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00669:), United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
5/21/2009 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Mar 19 HR 1620 'Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.1620:) Boozman (and 31 co-sponsors)
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Feb 13 Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.1074:)
Status: 3/16/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Feb 3 S 371 'Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00371:) Thune (and 22 co-sponsors)
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan 9 Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2009 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.0442:)
2/9/2009 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan 6 HR 17 'Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.0017:) Bartlett
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan 6 HR 197 'National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009' (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.0197:) Stearns
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.


Senate Judiciary Committee (http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/)
House Judiciary Committee (http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/calendar.html)

Legasat
05-16-2009, 2:10 PM
No political will to go after the 2A folks? Yeah right...they're not going to come after us [/sarcasm]

Librarian
05-16-2009, 2:38 PM
There's a difference between

understanding there are politicians who will use the issue for their own perceived advantage with their constituents - I think Gillibrand of New York is the perfect example of that - as well as a few who are simply irrational on any gun issue,

and

determining that there are enough votes in either or both Houses to get these bills passed.

Look, for instance, at S 843. The list of cosponsors there makes me pay a lot of attention to that bill, because that's approximately the entire Usual Gang of Idiots, mostly very senior Senators. We can track what the Judiciary Committee thinks it will be doing at http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/, but there's nothing about any bill (or topic of any of these bills) in May, and no schedule at all beyond May (as of today).

Similarly, the House Juciciary Committee schedule is at
http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/calendar.html
The Committee appears to be ignoring HR 45 (but of course, can always come back to it), as expected from the way the identical bill was treated last session.

Gator Monroe
05-16-2009, 2:54 PM
they need to get more of the structural elements of socialism in place, then they will tackle the smaller demons like gun control. Piece by piece they build a utopia for the elitist oligarchs. And nail by nail we shall dismantle their monstrosity.

Not if we can't convince Dem/Lib posters here that voting for the likes of Feinstein & Boxer & Pelosi is bad for 2A ...:sleeping:

1859sharps
05-16-2009, 3:34 PM
No political will to go after the 2A folks? Yeah right...they're not going to come after us [/sarcasm]

again, I think you are confusing the political will/momentum to see a bill from start through congress, to the desk of the president and signed into law by Obama and company with individuals introducing gun control bills regardless of their chance of success. This kind of thing has been going on as long as I can remember.

I have yet to see anyone here say there won't be a gun control bill introduced this year. I have also not seem anyone post that IF a gun control bill is introduced we have nothing to worry about it won't pass. But some have interpreted comment to mean this.

What I have seen is people post and say the odds are not good. chances are slim. bigger fish to fry. Things are not as bleak as 1994. we have better resources compared to 1994, we have hope this time etc. in response to the "sky is falling" and "game over" posts.

Big difference between the two.

The fact that we need to watch closely for the inevitable control bills and give our 110% best to defeat them as early as possible has never changed. This needed to be done with Bush as President. It needs to be done with Obama as President. It will need to be done with whoever Obama is followed by when his term(s) are over.

Gator Monroe
05-16-2009, 7:18 PM
Our next move will be Take back the House & Senate in 10 (and make it a little more even in amount of GOP State reps & State Senators compared to dems)

elenius
05-16-2009, 7:33 PM
Aren't there some pro-gun bills floating around too?

Gator Monroe
05-16-2009, 7:40 PM
Aren't there some pro-gun bills floating around too?

Yes , in Montana !:TFH:

Librarian
05-17-2009, 12:57 AM
Aren't there some pro-gun bills floating around too?

Yes, there are some - let me go back through my NRA emails and I'll add them to the first post in a day or so.

Librarian
05-17-2009, 3:46 PM
Bump for the 'good' bills.

I don't pretend to be complete in this list - there are things like the Coburn amendment to the credit card bill (which would restore National Parks CCW via law, replacing the stopped regulatory change from the last administration) that I don't have.

Librarian
06-10-2009, 12:18 PM
More bills...