H.R.442 - Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2009

To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2009 as introduced.

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  • hank 02/10/2009 3:42am

    Protect war relics for our vets.

  • Theultimateg 03/29/2009 12:45am

    Aren’t all guns protected under the 2nd amendment?. is this bill being proposed in the event HR 45 passes? What is this National Firearms Registration contained in this bill referring to?

  • ShadowSpirit 04/10/2009 3:53pm

    I am opposed to any form of registration, no matter how it’s suger coated.

  • thorvaldr 04/23/2009 7:45am

    This bill lets veterans and their families register NFA weapons (machine guns, short barreled rifles, etc.) acquired overseas before 68. Right now, if you have an old war relic machine gun that is not registered you are committing a big federal felony. This doesn’t create any new registration, NFA did that in 68. This just gives people the option to pay $200 to register their old war relic machine gun instead of keeping it illegally.

  • thecat 04/30/2009 9:37pm

    This bill also keeps track of all of the 41years and older relics that the Veterans earned while risking their lives fighting for their Country. They’ve had almost everything else that was promised to them taken away, now you want their souvenirs? What a group of bums you all are. Most of you dodged the military one way or the other, no guts. You don’t have a clue what they went through and you never will. You must be staying up nights to think of things to write bills about if you have to come up with garbage like this. How many people since World War I have been injured by war relics? Not many. More people have been harmed by politicians, and the numbers are growing rapidly.

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    thorvaldr 05/05/2009 5:21am

    No, this bill does not keep track of war relics. NFA has been doing that for you since 1968. This bill gives people in possession of old war relics the option of registering them legally instead of risking a long ride in federal prison when the jack booted thugs from the BATFE find them. There are lots of bills, attempting to step on your constitutional rights, S. 843, H.R. 495, S. 205, H.R. 257, H.R 45 to name a few, but this isn’t one of them. The government doesn’t suddenly “want their souvenirs” they have wanted them since 1968. This bill just give veterans the option to legally keep their souvenirs.

  • RWoodard 05/17/2009 4:12pm

    Knowing higher educated folks they never give anything with out a secondary purpose and you can rest assured that they have another purpose for this one.THE WOODMAN

  • 2100km 05/23/2009 10:35pm

    This isn’t about “giving them a chance to register their weapons.” This is about making sure they know where EVERY LAST WEAPON IS. So they can round ALL OF THEM up. You are exactly right RWoodard.

  • Bud9342 06/01/2009 4:15am

    What kind of moron would even suggest a bill to take away the freedom to own a weapon from the same people who fought for that freedom. Perhaps we need to representation and should vote out EVERY sitting Congressmen and Senator.

  • BillReilly 06/02/2009 5:11am

    This bill isn’t taking away a freedom, it’s giving it. The weapons that fall under this bill have been illegal to own since they came ashore hidden in bags as contraband. If you have one right now, it’s a felony. So what if you have to register your machine gun – at least it will be legal to own, display, talk about, and keep in the family as an heirloom… If you have to hide it in the attic to avoid 10 years in jail, what freedom is that?

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    FreeAmericans 08/04/2009 8:18pm
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    Because the guys fought and there buddies died for FREEDOM. The government just wants to make sure where to go to collect the last of there remembrances.

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    avidhunter 09/02/2009 3:54am

    You still should not have to register any gun at all, it’s just another form of too much governmental control. Why do they need to register something that has been in their possession since WWII or Korea, etc.? So to your comment about “so what if you have to register your machine gun” Would you really like the government to know exactly what all you own and possess in YOUR house??

  • indgosky 06/07/2009 1:45am

    This seems like a sneaky way to get more “untracked” guns registered, thus making them easier to confiscate later.

    Just looking at who the sponsors are should raise some suspicions about how noble the intent is.

  • Anonymous 06/24/2009 2:23pm

    A slick attack on guns any which way !

  • LSKnight 08/13/2009 5:39am

    Vehicles are “tracked” by a license plate number, drivers by DL# and even people by SS#, yet we still have auto accidents, hit and runs and worse. Tracking guns does nothing to prevent crime. Any person or politician who uses that guise to pass legislation to “protect” us does not have your best intensions in mind.

    Legislation for the soldiers should amend the 1968 act and give them an exception clause for their service to this country. Let them keep their relics. Realistically, why does the government even need to know who owns a relic that you can’t even get ammo for?

    Excessive Government and all of these red-tape laws that politicians continue to try and pass to make themselves look busy needs to stop. Back to the basics I say…

  • BillReilly 01/12/2010 10:20am

    a month ago there were 132 co-sponsors, now there seems to be none…How does that happen?

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