H.R.45 - Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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FWHICHARD 08/19/2009 7:42am

I just don’t see how a firearm tax will solve anything. Appears to be another tax and spend “solution” that just increase govenerment involvement in our everyday existence. Please leave us alone.

AlmostFreeAmerican 08/19/2009 6:01am

The only ‘carry permit’ I need is my birth certificate.

AnnetteBaker 08/18/2009 6:46pm
in reply to bikegunner Aug 18, 2009 10:54am

“First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.” is just one of many variations of a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
Maybe we should make it “First they came for our guns…” Those who forget the past are condemed to repeat it.

bikegunner 08/18/2009 10:54am

I thought Hitler was dead-guess he did survive.I have this from an old newspaper———-“This year will go down in History.For the first time,a cicilized nation has full gun registion!Our streets will be safer,our police more efficient,and the world will follow our lead into the future” signed,Adolph Hitler,1935

Foundersfury 08/18/2009 4:33am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 04, 2009 8:20am

Just as King George’s actions against the colonies firearms rights helped ignite the greatest freedom and liberty experiment known to man, this tyranny will also fall if they continue to under-estimate the resolve of the Sleeping Giant. Those of us who will defend this right because it gives us our freedom are far more in number than those who will surrender there rights to registration and confiscation. In addition those serving in the armed forces in great majority and police will not obey this order if it comes. They like Yamamoto know what it means to have a rifleman behind every tree.

Come and Take It….from my cold dead hands and MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AMERICA and those who are resisting the tyranny that we are now faced with.

romoore14 08/18/2009 12:59am
in reply to Bowtie41 Aug 17, 2009 9:24pm

Yes, very true Bowtie41! When the criminal sees your Glock on your hip he’ll definitely think twice before victimizing you! What better deterrent for crime plus it takes the guess work out of the equation for the bad guy on whether you are concealed carrying or not!

Bowtie41 08/17/2009 9:24pm
in reply to Bowtie41 Aug 17, 2009 9:20pm

On second thought,forget all about concealed carry.Let us SHOW our LEGAL weapons,and I guarantee there will be less crimes,because the bad guys will know who not to mess with.

Bowtie41 08/17/2009 9:20pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 25, 2009 3:17pm

I agree.I live in Illinois about 5 miles from St. Louis,MO.I don’t know who the bureaucrats are trying to fool?Many,many times,people have gone across the river to get a gun illegally in bad neighborhoods,committed crimes,and chucked it out the window crossing the river bridge back home.All this resolution will do is make more criminals.All of my guns are registered,I would be stupid to use them for a crime.Just because it’s easy to get one illegally,doesn’t make it right.If they change the law,all of us law-abiding citizens who are either trying to protect our families,or enjoy the sport of shooting,will be labeled criminals.They need to get their heads out of their rears,and at least ATTEMPT to get the ILLEGAL weapons off the streets.I wonder if any of our senators/representatives,if they were ever confronted with a robber or worse with a gun,is going to ask..“Is that thing registered?”or how many keep their OWN guns that aren’t in the books?Just my 2 cents.

FallenMorgan 08/16/2009 5:46pm

Care to read the Second Amendment?

wowwhatsnext 08/16/2009 7:33am

Wow, what’s next? Plastic bagel knives and safety scissors? Find me ONE born and raised Texan who thinks this is going to work out. Good luck.

mallory51503 08/13/2009 12:05pm

How many times do “We the People” have to go through this? Why can’t they understand that this will never keep the guns out of the hands of criminals! They should be making it easier for the us to own guns, then the bad guys will not be so eager!

Ateretk 08/12/2009 11:39am

Need we forget that the black market is still up and running? A sure way for the criminals to continue getting their weapons. Just as they are capable of smuggling drugs of every kind into the United States. Where is our liberty?

jcarbaugh 08/11/2009 5:17pm
in reply to billzbub Aug 11, 2009 1:23pm

Where do you see this? This bill has no supporters (co-sponsors).

billzbub 08/11/2009 1:23pm

Ron Paul supports this piece of rotting pig sh1t???
WTF Ron?

jcarbaugh 08/10/2009 5:42am
in reply to ProBodyguard Aug 09, 2009 3:55am

Congress would be quite surprised to see a million armed citizens opposed to this bill standing outside the Capitol. They would be surprised because no one supports this bill except for the sponsor, Bobby Rush.

There are no co-sponsors on the bill and it will die in committee without ever seeing a vote on the House floor.

jcarbaugh 08/10/2009 5:37am
in reply to JimT Aug 08, 2009 4:26pm

I am not aware that Obama has expressed support for this bill. Is there anything you can cite to backup your claim?

rugrat 08/09/2009 6:58pm
in reply to CommonSense Jun 16, 2009 7:20am

US 307+ million
Canada 30+ million and allot stricter gun laws.(Shouldn’t it be zero?)
Their gun laws are almost a mirror image of H.R. 45 so did it work? NO the people who were for it say that 90% were registered. Against figure its closer to 30% (law abiding are now criminals). Most provinces don’t enforce it cost to much (didn’t have a problem with law abiding people before why try).Crime went up (police)Crime went down (for restriction).
The 30,000 homicides every where I looked had figure’s around 55-60% were suicide’s (CDC website 99-07)
The 30,000 was a total of gun shot deaths. It includes homicides,suicide’s and accidental. Most were suicide’s ( if your going to do it you will find a way gun or not). There were 3-4 time as many people killed by cars than guns in homicides.
DC had the strictest gun laws but highest homicide rate with guns 21.7 per 100,000.

rugrat 08/09/2009 2:57pm
in reply to Alven Jan 25, 2009 6:19am

That’s just it LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. They know we want to follow the law and we do. They cant admit that the laws out there now don’t stop crooks.

ProBodyguard 08/09/2009 3:55am

How about a Million-Man March on DC?

How do you think the Congress and Senate would react to seeing 1,000,000+ armed citizens standing outside? What would Law Enforcement do? Try and disarm and arrest 1,000,000 armed citizens. Even 50,000 people marching on DC would make a huge impact.


Sometimes drastic times require drastic measures.

Maybe it’s time for a Militia to be formed. A National organization of Gun Owners; not just the NRA. Choose a uniform that everyone can afford (511 is good) and create State, County and City Chapters – just like the Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis!

Clean up DC, and then clean up the streets and borders.

JimT 08/08/2009 4:26pm
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in reply to jcarbaugh Aug 06, 2009 2:19am

Even if President Obeyme gets this act of treason passed, many state governments have said they will not enforce or even recognize it as law. I live in Texas and I know it will never happen here. They will get my guns bullets first!

jcarbaugh 08/06/2009 2:19am

I’ll say this again:

Take a deep breath. This bill has no co-sponsors and is likely to die in committee. If, on some off chance, it makes it out of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and comes up for a vote in the House Committee on the Judiciary, then you can start worrying.

Anyone in the House can introduce a bill, but only a very small minority ever get voted on by the full House: http://assets.sunlightlabs.com/billvisualization/graphs/stagehistogram.html. This bill has no support and will never see a vote on the House floor.

leevankirk 08/04/2009 8:23am

The sponsor of this bill should be recalled. More of Illinois polical corruption.

leevankirk 08/04/2009 8:21am

I never thought I would have to go back to War after Vietnam but I will once again volunteer for this “war”. Lt Colonel Ret US Army RVN soldier

apache01 07/30/2009 5:49pm
in reply to AlphaOmega Jul 26, 2009 7:06pm

I hear ya, and agree!! Thing is, each and every Senater and Congressional Rep, as well as the Supreme Court Judges, and the President and Vice, ALL took the same oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, Just as each and every person who has ever served in the military. From ALL enemies, both Foreign and Domestic! So by them taking those oathes upon election, or “placement” into those offices of our government, and by willing taking a side to do ANYTHING contrary to the Constitution and the People of the United States of America, they are each and every one guilty of comitting High Treason against the People of America AND against the very Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. Not just ship them all out of office or the country, but prosecute all those offenders to the fullest extent of the laws of this land! Just as they used to deal with those who were traitors!

apache01 07/30/2009 5:37pm
in reply to MrKill816 Jul 25, 2009 5:33pm

Yeah, I’m also a verteran, who like you, owned guns before service, grew up with em, and knew the dangers thereof at an early age. And I agree with you! I too, am against this bill completely, but do support HR17. BUT, sadly, our deceitful politicians here once again, in typical dictatorship fashion from BOTH parties, have attached this piece of garbage bill, to HR17. If people would push their Reps and Senators to SEPERATE the two bills, then we could get HR17 pushed thru without having to worry about this trash.

ncccmedic 07/29/2009 5:16pm
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Ah yes, welcome to the United Socialist States of America, not only does the government tell you that you must have health insurance now they want to tell you that it will be a simple bit of paper work to own a gun. Hell they already own a car company or two, and a few banks. Its time to wake up America and get your head out of the sand. Those who voted for “the change” are about to give us the biggest change this country has ever seen, and it’s not for the good. Maybe everyone needs to view the “We The People” web site. I think there is some truth to the slogan of re-elect no-one.

americanmuscle 07/27/2009 3:12pm

All it comes down to is government control. The elites do not trust us with guns. They are not idiots as much as we believe they are. Gun laws only hurt law abiding citizens not criminals. The fact is that if we can not defend ourselves we have to rely on who else but the government to do it. When was the last time a police officer was right there to stop a robbery, rape, shooting, or some other crime. Not often, but there are others, or the victim, if armed that could stop it.

Terrco 07/27/2009 8:52am
in reply to AlphaOmega Jul 26, 2009 7:04pm

That’s well and good EXCEPT when you have kinder-care retards sitting on the bench in DC. Constitution becomes null and void when they speak. I vote to put them on the next ocean kayak headed east.

AlphaOmega 07/26/2009 7:06pm

Boyd v. U.S., 116 U.S. 616
“The court is to protect against any encroachment of Constitutionally secured liberties.”

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436
“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation, which would abrogate them.”

Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425
“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

Miller v. U.S., 230 F.2d. 486, 489
“The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”

AlphaOmega 07/26/2009 7:04pm

Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137
“The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land. Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.”

Murdock v. Penn., 319 US 105
“No state shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and attach a fee to it.”

Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham, 373 US 262
“If the state converts a liberty into a privilege, the citizen can engage in the right with impunity.”

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