Thursday, March 19, 2009
Liberals Hate Your Guns, Part Two (with Guest Blogger Jim)
Blair Holt, a good kid in the wrong place at the wrong time, killed trying to shield someone in the crossfire.
PART TWO is courtesy of returning Guest Blogger Jim, who originally wrote this last month:
Today I read, with both interest and concern, of a new bill before congress, HR 45, the Blair Holt Licensing Act of 2009. Blair Holt was 16 and riding home from school on May 10, 2007, on a Chicago public transit bus when a subject got on and started shooting. Blair selflessly positioned himself in front of a girl, was shot, and subsequently died of his wounds. Police have since made two arrests and determined that Blair was just an innocent victim, who in a time of peril, chose others over self, and paid the ultimate price. This speaks volumes about his upbringing and character.
In my opinion, to simply label Blair a hero does not adequately memorialize his sacrifice. And to be honest , I don't know what would. To Ron Holt and Annette Nance-Holt, thank you for raising such a fine young man. I'm sure he was, and continues to be, an inspiration to all who knew him.
Now along comes Bobby Rush (D-IL), with HR45. This is a bill that, if passed into law, would require the licensing of all "qualified" firearms, to whit: any handgun or any semi-auto firearm that accepts a detachable magazine. The fee would be $25 and the bill does not state whether this is per gun or per gun owner. My guess is (knowing how Libs think) it will be per gun.
Some of your requirements under this bill to keep your 2nd Amendment rights would be:
>to submit a photo and thumb print.
>give your name, address and place of birth.
>completion of the 1968 form, (ie: I'm not crazy according to the courts/I'm not addicted to drugs etc.)
>a promise to keep your guns safely stored and out of the possession of persons under the age of 18.
>submit to a written test which would test your "knowledge and ability" to store safely firearms" particularly in the vicinity" of persons under 18 years of age, the safe handling of firearms, the use of firearms in the home and the risks associated with same, the legal responsibility of firearm owners and any other subject determined to be appropriate.
That’s for buying a gun in the first two years of this being voted into law; after that it’s for all guns owned. If you fuck up, you lose your guns and maybe get relocated to the house with many doors. I forgot to mention you have to apply for renewal every five years…
So thinking back on Blair Holt’s sacrifice, I'm trying to draw the corollary between what he did and this piece of shit bill the gun grabbers are trying to force on you. Attention liberal government agents: I own zero guns…(heh heh)
Keep in mind this happened in Chicago, where its already illegal to own a handgun. No amount of legislation would have kept that gun out of the shooter’s hand. A study conducted by the Force Science Research Center of Minnesota State University, who investigated 40 cases involving gun violence against law enforcement officers, revealed that the hand gun was the weapon of choice. In the cases studied it was determined that all but one of the weapons were acquired illegally. The FBI found through interviewing these subjects that none of the felons they spoke to were hindered by any federal, state, or local law that had ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws. If they are willing to do this type of violence towards cops, they won't stop for me or you or Blair.
What happened to Blair and his family is tragic; however no amount of legislation forced on law abiding, responsible citizens will bring him back. Stricter enforcement of most current laws, coupled with longer sentences will keep the scum off the streets, making us all safer. Damn few men sentenced at age 25 to 50 plus years in the pokey, without the chance for parole, will get out to re-offend.
If you love your liberty and freedom call, write or email your members of congress and tell them to vote no on HR45.
Additional notes from MojoSteve....
Gun control is being able to hit your target...
Here are some fun facts that pertain to HR45:
1. Most likely all US citizens will have to register their firearm(s) with the government. All Canadians must do this now and those who didn’t do it were arrested, charged and sent to prison. Socialism is fun, no?
2. Police will not need a warrant to enter your premises if and when you violate any laws that pertain to HR45.
3. Your medical records will be the final determination of your ability to own a firearm legally.
If you're wondering about the third one , here’s some news for you. Once the Obama administration approves the nationalization of medical care (btw-that was slipped into the stimulus package), your medical records will be stored in a central data base; therefore the government will have access to your medical records. Again, say hello to Obamunism.
One other thing in the bill that boggles the brain:
(1) IN GENERAL. It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to possess a qualifying firearm on or after the applicable date, unless that person has been issued a firearm license . . .
So, under this bill, after awhile no one can own a gun without a government license, and those licenses will be unavailable to the average Joe Schmoe.
Say hello to Socialism, kids!!!!
Gun Control makes Baby Jesus cry...