This bill introduced into congress by Mr Rush, H.R. 45 - "Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009" which the awful text can be found HERE. If this isn't a gun-hater's beginning of the dream bill, I don't know what is. As I read the bill, I was reminded of much of the Bill of Rights..and how it's trampled by this bill introduced. What this bill fails to take into account, is that the gun crime that he wants to curb, is done by *criminals*, who really don't give a flip about any new laws. These laws only serve and suffice to make the law-abiding populace miserable, and generally unarmed. Other countries have registered weapons before, and then confiscated them - because they knew where they were, and who had them. This Mr. Rush might have had good intentions, but he's going about it all wrong. He would be better served, by making up more task forces to go after gangs, and scrambling for federal dollars for police forces to man up to go after gangs.
I find this paragraph interesting:
(2) it is in the national interest and within the role of the Federal Government to ensure that the regulation of firearms is uniform among the States, that law enforcement can quickly and effectively trace firearms used in crime, and that firearms owners know how to use and safely store their firearms.
Again, its NOT the role of federal government! Where in the constitution is this found? Again the 10th Amendment is being trampled.
X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
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