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H.R.437 Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.

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  • 11% of users support H.R.437

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    • On February 15, 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 February 15, 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 February 27, 2013, by SMLArmory - Tyranny. End of freedom. I will never comply. MOLON LABE

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      As noted by SMLArmory, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 27, 2013, "Tyranny. End of freedom. I will never comply. MOLON LABE"
    • On March 14, 2013, by ucbn1dxer - Through executive orders, President Obama has already gutted the first ammendment and now congress is after the second ammendment! If they get a foot in the door with this legislation the next stop will be no guns for citizens. From there a tyrannical government will surely ensue. We are afforded protection of our gun rights by the constitution for this reason only...not for hunting and self defense as the politicians would have you believe.

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      As noted by ucbn1dxer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 14, 2013, "Through executive orders, President Obama has already gutted the first ammendment and now congress is after the second ammendment! If they get a foot in the door with this legislation the next stop will be no guns for citizens. From there a tyrannical government will surely ensue. We are afforded protection of our gun rights by the constitution for this reason only...not for hunting and self defense as the politicians would have you believe."

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    • H.R.437 Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 - February 14, 2013 by OpenCongress - To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) Short: as introduced.Official: To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not un

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      As noted by OpenCongress on February 14, 2013, "To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) Short: as introduced.Official: To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not un" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h437/show)
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