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Senate Bill SB-2099 e-mails are a hoax printable page Submitted by drieck on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 23:05. * Education In recent weeks, people from all over Ohio have been bombarding us with copies of a hoax e-mail about Senate Bill SB-2099. The e-mail warns that SB-2099 would require you to list all guns on your IRS income tax return. No matter how many times we explain that this e-mail is a hoax, people just keep forwarding it to us. The NRA reports it's getting hundreds of these forwarded e-mails. Trust us. This is a hoax. We've checked it out. The NRA has checked it out. The bill was real nine years ago, but it died having never been voted on. It's possible that pro-gun people don't know it's a dead bill. Or it's possible anti-gun people are trying to mess with their enemies. Either way, we implore you ... STOP SENDING THIS BOGUS E-MAIL ABOUT SB-2099! Not only will forwarding it make you look silly. Sending it to large groups of people could annoy those who have seen this a dozen times already and result in someone reporting you as a spammer. Internet Service Providers take this very seriously. What follows is some background information on this persistent e-mail hoax on SB-2099.
Clearing Up the Rumors: The Truth About The “Gun Tax Bill” Friday, May 29, 2009 In the last few weeks, NRA-ILA has received hundreds of e-mails warning us about “SB-2099,” a bill that would supposedly require you to report all your guns on your income tax return every April 15. Like many rumors, there’s just a grain of truth to this one. Someone’s recycling an old alert, which wasn’t even very accurate when it was new. There actually was a U.S. Senate bill with that number that would have taxed handguns—nine years ago. It was introduced by anti-gun Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and it would have included handguns under the National Firearms Act’s tax and registration scheme. This has nothing to do with anyone’s Form 1040, of course. Fortunately, S. 2099 disappeared without any action by the Senate, back when Bill Clinton was still in the White House. We reported about it back then, just as we report about new anti-gun bills every week. Now, it’s time for gun owners to drop this old distraction and focus on the real threats at hand.
Originally posted by Polynomial C
reply to post by mkultraangel
No .. They send bogus e-mails because of their irrational hate for Obama.. they spread lies and misinformation about him all the time...
Originally posted by mkultraangel
I am just wondering if this kind of e-mail can create a DDOS if it is sent to enough people? I NEVER send out e-mails that say "send this to everyone you know" because of that reason, this can create WAY to much traffic and even shut sites down. I am sure the person that sent it to me thought he was being patriotic just as most people that send this to everyone they know do. But the person that began this e-mail obviously knew how to do his/her research with all the links they posted...it really does look legit.
So it makes me wonder...what's the deal here?
The Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act would establish a nationwide system for prohibiting unlicensed gun-ownership. If approved, the law would require gun owners to apply for five-year licenses to own firearms, and would give the U.S. Attorney General broad authority over the program.
This is a fringe bill with no co-sponsors that has virtually zero chance of becoming law. For more background on why there are bills in Congress like this one that are essentially dead on arrival, see this blog post.