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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ibnanouk 02/13/2009 5:09am

This bill is an attempt to get around the recent USSC (US Supreme Court) case of “DC vs Heller” (google this) that reaffirmed the 2nd Amendment was “an individual right … for self-defense…”. By taxing both the ownership of guns and ammo, this bill does not overstep the “DC vs Heller” decision. In other words, the fight will go to the phrase “shall not be infringed,” as opposed to trying to limit the right to a “well-organized militia” which “DC vs. Heller” settled for now at least until the Court makeup changes to the left.

benflying 02/11/2009 2:52am

Congress has no business even getting involved in this. Each state should have its own laws the handle these issues and treated as that state sees fit. There is no way Washington has a clue on the needs and wants on this issue that residents of a particular state may have and need. Would seem to me, this another attempt by FEDS to dictate what a state should do as they see it rather than the folks that live in that state. FEDS have no right or business in this issue.

Anonymous 02/11/2009 7:58am

It’s a common fact that the police don’t or can’t protect us, we have a legal right to self-protection. HR 45 is just the first step that allows the “government” to re-possess all firearms in the US. Can you say Australia?

Anonymous 02/09/2009 1:10pm

Scary. Hitler did this, Stalin did this…

SSCHRIBER 03/03/2009 2:48am
in reply to brian4jc Jan 14, 2009 11:45am

The way things are going we will have to change our initials. Welcome to the U.S.S.A.. The Ununited Socialist States of America.

WildCard 02/05/2009 4:56am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 04, 2009 8:57am

Please, why don’t we get back to personal accountability!!! Stop blaming everything on everyone else. We are our own worst enemy. We let this happen. The power that be and the media see an opportunity every time someone uses a firearm unlawfully and cries we must save the children and no one wants to see children hurt or killed right? So lets ban guns. what a joke that is.

Education is certainly the key but it is every individuals responsibility to get the answers to their questions. The problem is that most people don’t care enough to bother. They have what I call the FAT AND HAPPY SYNDROME.

RBJ 03/06/2009 6:30am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 04, 2009 8:20am

I think sponsoring a bill to restrict citizens’ firearms is a foolish act for politicians in light of how they are expecting citizens and taxpayers to bail out their Wall Street and banking cronies.

We want our country to thrive economically and every other way. Right now we’re willing to pay pay pay pay pay if it will benefit America. But that can change. Or am I the only one who is beginning to think we have “taxation without representation”? Politicians need to buckle down, stop worrying about what perks and privileges they can glean for themselves while in office, do the job they were elected to do, stop fighting among themselves like kindergartners, and leave our right to keep and bear arms ALONE.

Repair the economic damage done to our country, by Washington, and focus on promoting citizens’ well being until that job is done.

gonejon 02/11/2009 10:10am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 11, 2009 7:59am

Are you daft?

I hope you are just honestly mistaken but to state that Ron Paul introduced this pile of filth is woefully inaccurate.

Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] is the one to blame for this one.

Anonymous 03/01/2009 5:45am
in reply to brian4jc Jan 14, 2009 11:45am

HEY CONGRESS! Remember, you work for us. Let us also remember that we have the right to ask them to step down if they are not representing the goals, needs and rights of their respective constituencies.

We do not have to set back and accept their voting patterns which are based on an internal process of ‘saving their job’ more than saving their charges.

If your Congressman or Senator is failing, make it VERY PUBLIC, as many times as you can, on as many blogs as you can. Email the very public News entities who can post your true feelings about Political Failure.

What have you got to lose? Your freedoms that the boys in Iraq, Afganistan, Vietnam, Korea, and the WW2 laid down their lives for.

They say they are doing for the good of the Nation, but its for their own that they craft a bill to remove our rights while giving themselves raises, full benefits, and full retirement as nothing but “PART-TIME” workers.

pegwinn 02/10/2009 6:52pm

Ok, I am not going to get all hysterical here…… But, did anyone notice that Congress has proposed licensing one of the fundamental rights codified in the first ten amendments? How long before you need a license to exercise free speech, or attend a certain church?

kkg003 03/01/2009 1:25pm
in reply to brian4jc Jan 14, 2009 11:45am

It’s total B.S. What really gets me is that even if you’re able to maintain the stupid license required to own a gun, you still have to wave your rights, allowing the officials to enter your home at any time (without a warrant) to make sure your gun is locked and out of reach of children. They hide behind the “we want to keep children safe” caveat, but really that’s just their way of taking away our rights and getting around the warrant process. How am I going to keep my kid safe if I can’t get to my gun when I need it? Basically, if you own a gun, you’re opening your door to officials at any time. Welcome to the start of socialism/communism/total government control. So, if this passes, I can say, “hey criminal, come into my house and do whatever you want. I have a gun, but don’t worry because it’s locked up securely enough that I can’t get to it in time to protect myself.” Congratulations criminals. This is your lucky day! Sleep easy fellow Americans!

mutt 02/07/2009 1:16pm

Stand by to stand by …… the same thing happened in Illinois and now it is going to happen nation wide. Hold on tight to your 2nd ammendment rights. They are not gonna be around too long unless everyone stands up and says something. Has anyone else notice how this has not been in the news at all? Wonder why they are trying to sneak this thing through. How about some media coverage and a little public outrage/discussion.

Anonymous 02/05/2009 2:24pm

H.R.45 is the type of legislation which would immediately make millions of innocent Americans criminals while doing nothing at all to hinder true violent criminals. It is an affront to our second amendment constitutional rights and is obviously written by a person who never bothered to read the constitution or actually cares about a citizens rights. Keep this idiot in Illinois.

wildwest2009 04/23/2009 11:01am

i will never give up my right to bear arms. never. the government work for us, not us for them. this is what happens when you don’t vote, or don’t vote right. i will not live under a dictator. how much blood shed did our ancestors give for our freedom? are we going to let this administration undo all of that? hell no

Anonymous 02/09/2009 1:13pm

This is THE scariest thing I have heard, ever. This is crazy talk. Are our leaders begging for an uprising? A revolution?

thegovernmentsucks 03/14/2009 6:53pm
in reply to AlphaOmega Mar 14, 2009 6:20pm

right on!!!

Anonymous 02/01/2009 8:07pm

Molon labe!

Anonymous 02/09/2009 10:22am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 18, 2009 7:06am

You forgot Castro. Armas para que!…..Once Castro took control he made this statement (Arms, for what?), he then took from the people that which was afforded him to overthrow the government. 50 years later he’s still in control.

col1968 02/07/2009 3:20pm

There is no place, anywhere, for the idiocy and repugnant thinking and language used in some of these posts.

It only distracts from the real issue. We are so concerned with criminals rights that we want to impede the right of ordinary honest citizens to defend themselves. Creation of another great administrative bog to add to the mass of unproductive government will only make the criminals more free to conduct business. I do not believe there is such a thing as excessive vioolence in response to any kind of home invasion. Any criminal who enters my home should know that his (or her) life is at fisk.

GillisonvilleVoter 02/08/2009 8:47am

As most LEO will tell you, the problem is not armed law-abiding citizens, it’s violent, thug criminals. should this abomination pass and be signed into law, it will hurt and hinder the law abiding only. I do not support this or any other restriction of my God-given rights.

Encourage your Congressman and Senators to promote laws which exist now to put away violent criminals and keep them away. Also encourage local/ state government to stop the practice of plea-bargaining away gun charges (harder to prove in court, so easier to plea-bargain away) which allow criminals to face only other charges singly without gun related charges in court.

A citizen’s first best defense, is to remain armed against criminals.

Anonymous 02/14/2009 2:09am


Anonymous 02/24/2009 11:22am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 22, 2009 12:33pm

Your rights are non-negotiable….period.

georgec 02/08/2009 12:08pm

Your guns will be taken away whether you want them to or not. The government can not have total control if it’s citizens are armed.

Anonymous 02/06/2009 6:34am
in reply to Anonymous Jan 27, 2009 9:42am

I am a white, law abiding, gun owning, citizen. This racsist hogwash view will do nothing to help us retain our right to own guns. It will convince the other side they have a reason.

AlphaOmega 04/08/2009 1:59pm

Did any of you ever read the 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto?
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

Anonymous 02/07/2009 8:21am

I’d like to live to see the day when legislators such as this one who introduce bill’s that thearten the founding principels of this country would be dragged out of the House of Representatives, Charged with Treason Agianst the People of the United States of American, and impresoned in a super MAX for the rest of their miserable lives.

the day we stop honoring the principels our founding fathers established in 1771, we stop being a free democracy……

Anonymous 02/25/2009 2:02pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 24, 2009 6:46am

Wake up!!! It’s just another way to gain more control of our firearms. Plain and simple!!!

Drew_R 02/09/2009 9:14pm
in reply to Anonymous Jan 26, 2009 4:50pm


nbourdoumis 02/08/2009 3:31pm

I guess I need to go to the local gun store and stimulate the economy before they the democrats take another freedom away.

mshill 03/11/2009 8:18pm

The blatant unconstitutionality of the entire bill is so breathtaking, I wouldn’t know where to begin with a critique. Consequently, I believe the author and any cosponsors and anybody who votes for it are all guilty of treason. They swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and are clearly violating that oath. At best, they fail to understand the Constitution; at worst, they view its protections as obstacles to be subverted.

Remember, the entire point and purpose of the Constitution was, and is, to protect the citizens of the United States against government power, not the other way around.

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