View Full Version : Jpfo Alert: Congress Shafts Second Amendment Again

01-22-2007, 6:28 PM
I just received this in e mail from JPFO and for those that don't subscribe I thought it might be news worthy.

America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization

January 22, 2007


Well, they certainly didn't wait long, did they?

Alan Korwin, author of "Gun Laws of America" (
www.gunlaws.com ), recently alerted us to some ominous
activity taking place in Congress. Less than three weeks
after the 110th Congress convened, the Democrats have
already proposed four -- yes, FOUR -- new gun laws!

"The Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of
2007," H.R.256 ( http://tinyurl.com/3brx43 ) would raise
the minimum age for the ownership of a semi-automatic rifle
from 18 to 21. In addition, children under 18 attending a
gun show must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Worse, it calls for fines and jailtime if a child gets a
hold of your firearm and uses it to cause death or serious
bodily injury, if you "recklessly disregarded the risk"
that a child could access your firearm.

More ludricrous is H.R. 428 ( http://tinyurl.com/38k7mk ),
entitled "To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission
to ban toys which in size, shape, or overall appearance
resemble real handguns." Yes, you read that right. The
Democrats are pushing the banning of _toy_ guns, if they
resemble real guns in size, shape OR overall appearance.

There's also "The NICS Improvement Act," H.R. 297 (
http://tinyurl.com/2q88lf ). NICS, of course, is the
national firearms background checks for the public required
by the Brady law. We'd like to tell you more about the
bill, but weirdly, no information on it has been posted on
the Thomas Locator site for Congressional legislation.

The most Draconian bill thus far, though, is "The Gun Show
Loophole Closing Act of 2007," H.R. 96 (
http://tinyurl.com/2m8vmr ). This misleadingly-named bill -
- a gun-hater's dream come true -- systematically destroys
not just the Second Amendment but a number of your other
rights as well.

Says Alan Korwin of HR 96:

"Under the original draft, currently legal gun shows are
outlawed without prior federal permission. Gun show
promoters must agree to warrantless searches in order to
operate, and may be arrested if private citizens talk at
the show about gun sales they wish to complete away from
the show. The right to assemble peaceably at a gun show or
even plan for one, carries stiff prison terms unless
federal licenses are issued in advance. I am not making
this up.

"Massive new bureaucracy is created because all shows and
their exhibitors must be registered 30 days before the
show, then again 72 hours before the show, and again five
days after the show. That's in addition to registering
anyone who walks in, plus "any other information" the
Secretary of the Treasury decides, by regulation, is
necessary on vendors, attendees, and the show itself."

This is just the beginning, folks. And we're in this alone.
You may recall that President Bush has declared his
willingness to sign any "assault weapons" bill that comes
across his desk, so we probably shouldn't expect too much
opposition to legislation of this type.

All of these laws, of course, will be enforced by our
"friends" at the BATFE. This begs the question: How many
wake-up calls, and how many knocks at the door do we need?

_The Gang_ ( www.jpfo.org/thegang.htm or
www.thegangmovie.com ) focuses on the arbitrary,
capricious, and yes, malicious activities of the BATFE. Our
goal is not to "reform" or "reprimand" the BATFE: we want
them OUT OF BUSINESS. We want to abolish ALL federal
control and regulations of firearms. _The Gang_ will help
us do that ... but we need you to help _The Gang_.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause. The
Democrats in Congress are not going to stop their assault
on our Second Amendment rights, and the Republicans don't
appear to be able or willing to fight them.

It's up to us.

- The Liberty Crew

01-22-2007, 6:48 PM
I better stock up on toy guns as well so my little boy can play with them. :mad:

This is toooo effin much!

Dont Tread on Me
01-22-2007, 6:51 PM
**** Democrats

Looking out for a NRA call for action on this.

01-22-2007, 7:10 PM
As much as I'd like it to happen, the BATFE isn't going away anytime soon.

01-22-2007, 7:28 PM
This law is useless... I don't know how many guns commited in crimes were purchased legally.

01-22-2007, 9:22 PM
Damnit, I was hoping they were going to lower the age to purchase a handgun to 18 :(

all 4 of those bills are horrible...... I see much more of this BS in the future :(

01-22-2007, 9:41 PM
**** Democrats

Looking out for a NRA call for action on this.

You may recall that President Bush has declared his
willingness to sign any "assault weapons" bill that comes
across his desk, so we probably shouldn't expect too much
opposition to legislation of this type.

Let's not forget our civics class. Congress posesses a majority, but not a 2/3's majority (it's a 54/46 split). Your beloved Republican president can kill a bill like this.

01-22-2007, 10:19 PM
Argh, Bush's approval ratings are in the gutter anyway, I don't get why he would approve of this anti-gun garbage. He's not gonna gain too many friends no matter what, so he might as well follow that Texan instinct when it comes to guns...

01-22-2007, 10:23 PM
They won't pass. The democrats can't risk losing the house again because of gun control laws...beside these bills are coming from the usual suspects (which doesn't surprise me at all.)

01-23-2007, 2:27 AM
I don't see any of those bills even making it to a floor vote.

01-23-2007, 6:24 AM
what part of "shall not be infringed" do these scat munchers not understand?