Friday, November 18, 2011

Re: H.R. 822 moves to Senate

I'm going to analyze the passed bill and will put out a VA-ALERT on it soon

On Nov 16, 2011, at 11:57 PM, Mike Prunty wrote:

> Phil … looks like our guys just blew it again …unfortunately! Are they STILL not reading the bills they are voting on … or just doing what they are told by leadership like a bunch of mindless _ _ _ _ _ _? I think the inmates are finally running the asylum!
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> Mike Prunty
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> From: Sue Long [mailto:suelong1@hughes.net]
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:23 PM
> Subject: H.R. 822 moves to Senate
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> Sue,
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> I was right to be concerned.
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> Not only was H.R. 822 -- the Trojan horse gun control bill -- passed out of the House of Representatives this evening, it was passed with an amendment that would open the door to federal biometric requirements for concealed firearms permits and a federally-administered database of all permit holders.
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> Only 7 Republican Members of Congress stood against federal overreach in the concealed carry process by opposing this bill (you can see how your Representative voted here:http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll852.xml).
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> The bill was amended this afternoon by ostensibly "pro-gun" Republicans to require a study be done on the ability of law enforcement officers to verify the validity of out-of-state concealed firearm permits.
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> You and I both know what this means. A year from now, the study will come back stating that the only way to "verify" out-of-state permits is through federally-mandated biometric requirements for concealed firearm permits and Congress "must" create a nationally administered database of all concealed weapon permit holders.
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> One of my biggest concerns about this bill -- the lists of gun owners a permit process creates -- should send shivers down your spine: Imagine Eric Holder and the BATFE with a national database of concealed carry permit holders.
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> It's bad enough to have those lists exist at a state level. Once Eric Holder and his cronies find a way to request that list from a state, they'll do it -- all the in the name of "implementing H.R. 822."
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> The legislation now moves to the Harry Reid-run Senate, where companion legislation is expected to be introduced in the coming days. I have no doubt that the anti-gunners in the Senate will use this as an opportunity to make H.R. 822 even worse.
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> What troubles me most about this battle is the institutional gun lobby has been leading the charge for this legislation. In fact, they've been brow-beating Members of Congress who dare to question the consequences of passing such a broad, overreaching piece of legislation.
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> Republican Congressman Justin Amash (MI-03) fought back against the institutional gun lobby for its support of H.R. 822:
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> "It's remarkably bold of the National Rifle Association to send out false and misleading messages regarding H R 822, an unconstitutional bill that improperly applies the Commerce Clause to concealed carry licensing. I would support legislation that gets the federal government out of the way of states that want to recognize other states' concealed carry permits. In contrast, H R 822 will hurt gun rights by conceding broad new authority to the federal government to override state sovereignty.
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> Gun rights advocates have fought hard to prevent liberal abuse of the Commerce Clause that would restrict gun rights... I am disappointed that the NRA has decided to put its own interests ahead of the interests of gun owners. Fortunately, many other gun rights groups rightly oppose H R 822."
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> Please call your Senator at (202) 224-3121 and tell them you want to keep the government's hands off your permit and that you oppose federal intrusion into the concealed weapons permit process.
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> Thank you for taking action to keep the federal government out of the concealed firearms permit system.
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> For Freedom,
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