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New Jersey Democrat senator Frank R. Lautenberg plans to introduce legislation designed to cancel the Second Amend rights of well over a million U.S. citizens this coming week, according to the New York Times. “Mr. Lautenberg plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales to people on terror watch lists,” the newspaper reports.
Lautenberg’s proposed bill is one of several now working their way through the labyrinth of Congress. On April 29, with little fanfare or corporate media coverage, H.R. 2159 was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill would “increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.” Another bill, H.R. 1022, sponsored by New York Democrat Carolyn McCarthy and 67 co-sponsors, would provide AG Holder with the ability to ban guns at will.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, told WorldNetDaily that H.R. 2159 will be used in conjunction with the DHS “Rightwing Extremism” report. “By those standards, I’m one of [DHS Secretary] Janet Napolitano’s terrorists,” Pratt said. “This bill would enable the attorney general to put all of the people who voted against Obama on no-gun lists, because according to the DHS, they’re all potential terrorists.”
Lautenberg’s proposed bill would go one step further and allow Holder to deny the Second Amendment to officially designated enemies of the state.
The Inspector General of the Justice Department reported that the Terrorist Screening Center — the FBI-administered organization that consolidates terrorist watch list information in the United States — had over 700,000 names in its database as of April 2007 and that the list was growing by an average of over 20,000 records per month, according to the ACLU. In March of this year the list hit the one million mark, a 32% increase from 2007.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Yup, you can still visit your cousin Ted, or your uncle's friend Bill, or those guys from the Mexican Mafia down the street, or the Gang-Bangers that ride around in circles downtown. When they ask for ID they are expecting to see something that identifies you as Benjamin Franklin the Third, William McKinley or Grover Cleveland.
No Gun Laws will make it impossible for a criminal or terrorist to obtain a gun. Actually, they won't even make it particularly difficult to obtain a gun.
All these Gun Laws do is create one more bureaucratic red-tape hoop that honest citizens have to jump through to get a firearm.
The only thing that struck me as odd is the quote "designed to cancel the Second Amend rights of well over a million U.S. citizens"...I didn't realize that we had over a million U.S. citizens classified as "terrorists". If there are 218,544,291 of eligible age to own a firearm, minus the 4,700,000 of those who are ineligible to own a firearm due to a felony, and you have 1:214 Americans is a "terrorist". Let's see, if you live in a population center of 50,000 that means you have a "Terror Cell" of 234 "terrorists" living amongst you as your neighbors. That's more than the entire enrollment of a 4-year High School for that sized population! Why am I finding those figures difficult to believe?
Originally posted by SchefSalad
I'm actually from new jersey and in case you aren't or have ever visited the area this isnt neccesarily bad due to the fact that gun violence has been a great big problem. 2004 my home city was named most dangerous place in america. Believe me limiting the amount of guns on Jersey streets is not a bad thing.
Originally posted by mikerussellus
The number refers to (I think) the people on the watch list. Now if they start adding numbers due to DHS criteria on domestic terrorists I can image it will rise sharply.
Originally posted by antmax21
I hate these people.
We all, are already on their lists, and honestly I do not care.
We will take our country back and we will kick them all out of the Government.
Domestic terrorists my ass...I'd die for the true citizens of this great country, now those ridiculous, trash, unworthy, and reckless politicians.