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H.R.137 Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.

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

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  • 16% of users support H.R.137

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    16% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.137.
  • H.R.137 has been viewed 2,920 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • National Physicians Alliance

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    • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

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    • Center for American Progress

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    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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    • National Rifle Association

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    • Firearms Policy Coalition

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    • National Association for Gun Rights

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      I know that the organization National Association for Gun Rights opposes H.R.137

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 04, 2013, by Patriot16 - I think that it is disgusting that these politicians exploit tragedies to advance their unconstitutional anti-2nd Amendment agenda. They will try to convince us that we should sacrifice safety for liberty. If we fall for their propaganda we will have neither safety nor liberty. The 2nd Amendment provides a check and balance to the Government protecting free citizens from potential tyranny. This right is not to be confused with hunting and sport. These politicians have an invested interest in disarming the public. Remember that when they say "you don't need that to hunt." They are not to tell us what we need or don't need.They are to serve their country, constituents, and follow the Constitution of the United States!

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      As noted by Patriot16, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 04, 2013, "I think that it is disgusting that these politicians exploit tragedies to advance their unconstitutional anti-2nd Amendment agenda. They will try to convince us that we should sacrifice safety for liberty. If we fall for their propaganda we will have neither safety nor liberty. The 2nd Amendment provides a check and balance to the Government protecting free citizens from potential tyranny. This right is not to be confused with hunting and sport. These politicians have an invested interest in disarming the public. Remember that when they say "you don't need that to hunt." They are not to tell us what we need or don't need.They are to serve their country, constituents, and follow the Constitution of the United States! "
    • On January 15, 2013, by molonlabe - This law requires background checks for every firearm sale. Ridiculous! As, the bill’s sponsor intends, private gun sales would be nearly eliminated. As George Washington said: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon, and the citizen’s firearms are indelibly related…When firearms go, all goes—we need them every hour.”

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      As noted by molonlabe, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 15, 2013, "This law requires background checks for every firearm sale. Ridiculous! As, the bill’s sponsor intends, private gun sales would be nearly eliminated. As George Washington said: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon, and the citizen’s firearms are indelibly related…When firearms go, all goes—we need them every hour.”"
    • On January 25, 2013, by ryanesexton - I oppose any bill that tries to limit my Rights. Support of any Bill that infringes on my constitutionally protected rights is punishable under USC › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 241 Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section … may be sentenced to death. Feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to give you a primer on the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and what the term Freedom means. Sincerely, SSG Ryan Sexton United States Army

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      As noted by ryanesexton, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 25, 2013, " I oppose any bill that tries to limit my Rights. Support of any Bill that infringes on my constitutionally protected rights is punishable under USC › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 241 Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section … may be sentenced to death. Feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to give you a primer on the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and what the term Freedom means. Sincerely, SSG Ryan Sexton United States Army "

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    • A list of gun bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature - March 08, 2013 by The San Jose Mercury News - ...bill is based upon New Jersey's mandatory handgun registration law. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.00117: HR 137, the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. -- HR 137 would require a background check for every fir

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      As noted by The San Jose Mercury News on March 08, 2013, "...bill is based upon New Jersey's mandatory handgun registration law. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.00117: HR 137, the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013, by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. -- HR 137 would require a background check for every fir" (http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_22724226/list-gun-bills-pending-congress-and-california-legislature?source=rss_emailed)
    • A list of gun bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature - March 06, 2013 by Contra Costa Times - ...of mental-health situations reportable to the FBI's background check database. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.137: HR 226, the Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction (SAFER) for our Streets Act, by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn

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      As noted by Contra Costa Times on March 06, 2013, "...of mental-health situations reportable to the FBI's background check database. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.137: HR 226, the Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction (SAFER) for our Streets Act, by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn" (http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_22724227/list-gun-bills-pending-congress-and-california-legislature?source=rss)
    • A list of gun bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature - March 05, 2013 by Marin Independent Journal - The debate over guns is taking center stage from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento and all points in between. Here's a list of significant gun-control or gun-rights bills introduced so far in the current sessions of Congress and the California Legislature.

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      As noted by Marin Independent Journal on March 05, 2013, "The debate over guns is taking center stage from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento and all points in between. Here's a list of significant gun-control or gun-rights bills introduced so far in the current sessions of Congress and the California Legislature." (http://www.marinij.com/ci_22724226/list-gun-bills-pending-congress-and-california-legislature?source=rss_viewed)
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