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For Gun Owners

If you've read this column for very long you know that I rarely ever ask anybody to support any cause, but there is an emergency developing in this nation and as usual the media is ignoring it and I feel it is urgent to get the word out.

There is currently a bill making it's way through Congress, it is called H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 and it is designed for no other reason but to restrict gun ownership and make it difficult and expensive to buy ammunition.

In my humble opinion the milksops on Capitol Hill are trying to slip this one through without attracting any attention.

If you are a gun owner, as I am, and believe you have a Constitutional right to own firearms, as I do, and don't trust the Congress of the United States to protect that right, which I don't. I'm going to ask you to take just a few minutes of your time and do what I'm doing.

I am writing to every Congressman and Senator who represents Tennessee, where I live, and asking them some simple questions.

I am going to do it with hard copies through the regular mail but you can do it by email if you want, although I think the actual letters have more impact and then if and when they answer you have an actual signature.

It's really a very simple letter to make your representatives declare themselves on this issue, here's what I'm writing.

Dear Congressman/Senator whoever:

I am extremely concerned about the climate in Washington concerning firearms control.

In this day of rampant crime, home invasion and potential terrorist attacks, We The People need to know what our elected officials are thinking on the subject.

So I ask, with all due respect, and please don't parse or elaborate, a simple sentence or two will suffice. Where do you stand on gun owner's rights, and do you or will you support H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009?

Anxiously awaiting your honest response.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

The reason for doing this is to make the people we hire to represent us take a stand one way or another, and at least we'll know who the enemy is.

Charlton Heston was a great American and a proud gun owner, which didn't sit too well with some the Hollywood crowd. I have no way of verifying it but I heard that when the Rodney King riots started in Los Angeles some of Mr. Heston's detractors were calling him wanting to know if he had an extra gun they could borrow.

It's funny how fast idealism bows to self-preservation when push comes to shove.

This is serious, folks; and I cannot sound the alarm loudly enough. I urge you to at least hold elected officials responsible or one of these days we'll wake up and only criminals and terrorists will have guns.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels
 

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Sean,
Please see my comment under the subject "Does This Sound Threatening to Anyone Else"?

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Sean,

I already wrote this letter below to my senators :)

Senator,

Tonight I have read the Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 which was referred to the House committee on 1/6/2009.

The Act prohibits the following items Found in the link below.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.45:

Prohibits: (1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions; (2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act; (3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours; (4) failing to report to the Attorney General an address change within 60 days; or (5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.

How on earth would this not be a violation of the right to bear arms? Our second amendment, backed by the ninth amendment stating it shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people makes this rather clear.

As a lawful citizen I have a right to posses and own firearms. I do not wish for additional gun regulation for my firearms. I purchased all of them legally, and guard them with due care in my home. I keep them for sporting purposes, and also for self defense. Why would I be prohibited from keeping a loaded firearm where a child is capable of gaining access. Is this to be something else for a judge left to be determined? I have an inalienable right to self defense, and a constitutional right which shall not be infringed upon to bear arms.

Additional legislation on the horizon such as an improved Brady Act, Ammunition Accountability Act, and Obama’s plans for gun control are also unconstitutional. As powerful as the ammunition accountability act is, it would make it unlawful for me to posess ammunition which I may have crafted with my own hands. Ammunition which I legally purchased and paid taxes for would have to be destroyed. Think about the science in that. If all ammunition needed to be coded, how long would it take for a criminal to defeat now VERY expensive ammunition, with a simple bag to catch the ammunition. Millions of dollars of research gone to waste because of a Wal-Mart plastic bag.

The updated Brady bill seeks to have micro stamping on all firearms, and would be the basis for turning in all firearms not stamped. This would leave all unstamped rifles in the hands of criminals, who already break the law, and therefore would not mind breaking it some more. Yet again only the law abiding citizens are paying.

Lastly with the Obama gun proposals the following appears on change.gov.

Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.

What is a childproof gun? There is no such thing. Only children who are properly trained by their parents and supervised. Criminals do not care what laws you pass, they will break them. The assault weapons ban has prevented no crime. Look at the statistics that will be provided, how many assault weapons have been involved in crimes. Assault weapons are simply not practical for the average criminal to have. The only people that are buying assault weapons LEGALLY are citizens who have to go through existing gun laws to get them. In most cases having to wait for them. These proposals are all lofty, and will be punishing the law abiding citizens.

In most cases with these laws passed, it would make law abiding citizens criminals because they would not comply with something breaking their constitutional right. Please do not let that happen.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Justin
 
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