Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today the 2nd Amendment...

Sunny - Hi 88 Lo 69 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 69 Lo 46 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Rain - Hi 65 Lo 43 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Damn Right I Got the Blues, Buddy Guy

Podcast of the week: Dennis Prager - Trivializing Nazis, The Dennis Prager Show. Running Time: 54:55


It is hard to keep up with all the national and world events. One that has caught the collective eye of many of the blogs I read is Bill H.R. 45.... Michael and I were at a little party and a comment was made in response to a comment I made about Armageddon being around the corner. The reply of the young lady turned my blood cold, as it is someone I love very much. She said that this was a scare initiated by the NRA.... Now, I have no doubt her flippant reply was in response to my flippant comment, however, her sentiment is one that can be read all over the Internet. My Grandfather's voice is in my head... "The Socialists in this country are going to do their best to disarm the American people."

"It" is H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress by U. S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Jan. 6, 2009. Failing to attract any co-sponsors, it was referred for consideration to the House Committee on the Judiciary, where it now rests awaiting further action.

This bill is sweeping in its gun control proposals. Its summary description reads, "To provide for the implementation of a system for licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes."

If enacted, this bill would prohibit anyone from owning any type of handgun without obtaining a license for such ownership. The same would be true for any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition-feeding device.

Further, all sales of these firearms would have to go through a licensed dealer. The bill also directs the Attorney General to establish and run a federal record-of-sale system. And it would make it a criminal act not to register as an owner of a firearm.

Read more at ESPN Outdoors.

Here is a link to the Bill: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 (Introduced in House) H.R. 45

Stop the ACLU has details on the bill. A few things that caught my eye in the bill are: gun owners would be required to be photographed and thumb printed, testing would be required--- and the gun owner is required to notify the feds of any change of address, or if your gun is lost or stolen, but the best catch all- any other subjects, as the Attorney General determines to be appropriate.

There are fewer and fewer of The Greatest Generation to remind us of tyranny and what can happen when our rights are slowly and quietly taken away... "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." We are on our way folks...if we do nothing...

Call your Congressman (I have links on my sidebar)... So far this is just sitting in Committee... let it die there.

I'm working on a new blog idea-- I'm calling it The Slippery Slope. It's not quite ready, but feel free to take a sneak peak if you like. I intend to keep track of all the initiatives, executive orders, policy changes, and laws that erode our liberties... starting with seat belt and helmet laws, smoking bans, and baggy pants laws. This is the slippery slope that leads to legislative proposals such as gun control laws... If you have something you would like to contribute, please let me know... it is going to be a huge task but I hope to illustrate how our liberties are at risk.

Scooter Trash Hubby made an interesting observation in the car the other day. We were listening to the radio and national news came on... One of the items reported was about a car accident killing 5 or 6. Now no doubt this is profoundly sad... but why is this NATIONAL news?

Next week we'll chat about the 1st Amendment...

Have a great week everyone!



    You'll love this song. Happy Sunday to ya Cathy!

  2. What people just don't understand is that it doesn't matter if you are a gun person or not, it's just bad news for EVERYONE. You don't mess with the Constitution. The Libs want the 2nd Amendment gone but if that happens, it will be Open Season on the Constitution and it will be torn apart by anyone and everyone who finds something in it that they disagree with.

    Love the new blog idea.