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Big Brother’s New Target: Tracking Firearms (H.R. 45)

Friday, February 6, 2009

As we previously reported, last month, U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) sponsored H.R. 45, also known as “Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act.”  The bill is, at its core and as its name implies, a licensing and registration scheme.


The measure calls for all handgun owners to submit to the federal government an application that shall include, among many other things:  a photo; an address; a thumbprint; a completed, written firearm safety test; private mental health records; and a fee.  And those are only some of the requirements to be licensed!  To read more, please click here.  

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