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H.R.2159 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 12, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • 93% of users oppose H.R.2159

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    93% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.2159.
  • H.R.2159 has been viewed 39,278 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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    • Gun Owners of America

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      I know that the organization Gun Owners of America opposes H.R.2159
    • National Association for Gun Rights

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      I know that the organization National Association for Gun Rights opposes H.R.2159
    • Campaign for Liberty

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    • National Rifle Association

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      I know that the organization National Rifle Association opposes H.R.2159

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 09, 2009, by thorvaldr - This bill is not ambiguous. It is very specific in removing without due process the second amendment rights of anyone suspected of disagreeing with the government. This bill is tyranny, pure and simple. This bill and the despots that cosponsor it can not be tolerated in a free society.

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      As noted by thorvaldr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 09, 2009, "This bill is not ambiguous. It is very specific in removing without due process the second amendment rights of anyone suspected of disagreeing with the government. This bill is tyranny, pure and simple. This bill and the despots that cosponsor it can not be tolerated in a free society."
    • On May 09, 2009, by Strankon - Remember a couple of weeks ago, when the DHS released the documents pertaining to radicals in the U.S.? You know, Ron Paul supporters, Tea party attendees, tax protesters, military personell returning from Iraq..ect..ect. these are the so called terrorist this bill is focused on! This is just another blatant attack on the second ammendment, with no regard for the inalienable rights of we the people.

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      As noted by Strankon, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 09, 2009, "Remember a couple of weeks ago, when the DHS released the documents pertaining to radicals in the U.S.? You know, Ron Paul supporters, Tea party attendees, tax protesters, military personell returning from Iraq..ect..ect. these are the so called terrorist this bill is focused on! This is just another blatant attack on the second ammendment, with no regard for the inalienable rights of we the people."
    • On May 09, 2009, by Piskami - This is just a bill to get around the 2nd Amendment. They can call ANY ONE a terrorist and remove there second amendment right. Christians, terrorist. Jews, terrorist. Anyone expelled from school, terrorist. I hope you all see my point. This bill is just another staple in American Tyranny.

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      As noted by Piskami, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 09, 2009, "This is just a bill to get around the 2nd Amendment. They can call ANY ONE a terrorist and remove there second amendment right. Christians, terrorist. Jews, terrorist. Anyone expelled from school, terrorist. I hope you all see my point. This bill is just another staple in American Tyranny. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2159: Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening ... - OpenCongress - June 13, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 13, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2159/show&sa=U&ei=g0DUT9LEM-iY2wXg_8C_Dw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE7ZI7_UQ42mXa03LqnCh-h6yRzOA)
    • H.R.2159: Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening ... - OpenCongress - June 13, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 13, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2159/show&sa=U&ei=o43TT4eRKsLQ2wX30q2gDw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFuKBGhq5r74uvlkUwcK0jhokfd5A)
    • H.R.2159: Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening ... - OpenCongress - June 13, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 13, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Official: To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2159/show&sa=U&ei=fLKNT8s7heDZBbqVxYMM&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE2bwZrB0FO1FqYp3nVJo9Li08u6w)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Patriot: More Gun Laws...To Stop People From Breaking Gun Laws - May 11, 2010 by Town Hall - By my estimation, would-be terrorist Faisal Shahzad likely broke multiple gun laws in his underachieving attempt to set off a bomb in Times Square.  A Kel-Tec Sub 2000 carbine, chambered for the 9mm pistol cartridge was found in his vehicle, parked at

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      As noted by Town Hall on May 11, 2010, "By my estimation, would-be terrorist Faisal Shahzad likely broke multiple gun laws in his underachieving attempt to set off a bomb in Times Square.  A Kel-Tec Sub 2000 carbine, chambered for the 9mm pistol cartridge was found in his vehicle, parked at" (http://thepatriot.blogtownhall.com/2010/05/11/more_gun_lawsto_stop_people_from_breaking_gun_laws.thtml)
    • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: A "MAN-CAUSED DISASTER" - May 21, 2009 by NewsWithViews.com - Perry King, a Republican, has sponsored HR 2159, the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act.” This bill will permit the attorney ...

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      As noted by NewsWithViews.com on May 21, 2009, "Perry King, a Republican, has sponsored HR 2159, the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act.” This bill will permit the attorney ..." (http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom139.htm)
    • Randy E. Barnett - May 21, 2009 by Forbes - King sponsoring HR 2159)we can do better than was done in 1787, or better than what was done in the Bill of Rights? We wouldn't. ...

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      As noted by Forbes on May 21, 2009, "King sponsoring HR 2159)we can do better than was done in 1787, or better than what was done in the Bill of Rights? We wouldn't. ..." (http://rate.forbes.com/comments/CommentServlet?op=cpage&sourcename=story&StoryURI=2009/05/20/bill-of-federalism-constitution-states-supreme-court-opinions-contributors-randy-barnett.html&com=67202)
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