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11-20-2012, 9:27 PM
After all the hubbub about the White House petition website the other week with state secession and whatnot I was doing some searching and found this and figured it would be worth sharing here for those interested:
11-20-2012, 9:33 PM
"Petitions that do nothing on issues that don't exist... "
I would be curious as to how many people would actually sign such a petition, last I heard the number one petition to the White House for the last four years was for the legalization of Marijuana.
Would be funny for Obama to call for legalization of Marijuana because the prohibition was a failure while out the other side of his mouth would be a call for the prohibition of "Assault Weapons" because that would be a success.
11-21-2012, 12:04 AM
This is actually weirder, because the petition is real, but the problem it hopes to prevent is not real.
But come back in January for the nationwide release ...
11-21-2012, 12:20 AM
Let me use this one to point people to PROPER sources of information on the prospective AW legislation.
This is Thomas: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
This is the United States Senate: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm -- it also uses Thomas.
This is govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/
When one or another of these has a BILL NUMBER and TEXT to link to (and post) then such a bill will be on-topic for the 2A forum at Calguns.
Since the 113th Congress begins January 3, 2013, anything you see in email or web sites or on picket signs before then is still speculative. Even a press release from DiFi is worthless as to the specific text - the bill has to go to the Bill Clerk for numbering - THAT version is 'the bill' until it may be amended.
See also the 'how a bill becomes law' for the US Senate, http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/legprocessflowchart.pdf
If we're going to be concerned about this stuff, let us at least be concerned with the real thing, not rumors or fears.
And, once again, our Calguns members are very creative. Let us not act as unpaid consultants to improve bad bills introduced.
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