GUN H.R. 2296 -BATFE Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. House

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  1. Jake!

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    H.R. 2296 -BATFE Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. House

    Friday, May 08, 2009


    As we reported last week, the companion bill to S. 941 -- the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act" that was introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on April 30 -- was introduced in the U.S. House this week.

    Sponsored by Representatives Steve King (R-Iowa) and Zack Space (D-Ohio), H.R. 2296 is bipartisan reform legislation that represents the culmination of efforts to address BATFE abuses and problems highlighted in several congressional oversight hearings in 2006. (To read more about those hearings, please click here.) H.R. 2296 represents NRA-ILA's latest efforts to pass legislation that will make it easier for gun owners and dealers to comply with federal law and regulations, while ensuring that criminals are punished accordingly. This bipartisan bill also serves as a vital step toward modernizing and improving BATFE's overall operations. The bill would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codify longstanding congressional policies in the firearms arena. The House passed similar legislation (H.R. 5092) in the 109th Congress by a 277-131 vote. A majority of the House -- 224 congressmen -- cosponsored a similar bill (H.R. 4900) in the 110th Congress.

    A fact sheet on S. 941/H.R. 2296 can be found here.
    Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and Senators and ask them to cosponsor and support H.R. 2296 and S. 941! You can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, and your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121.
     
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    good thing I can click on this hyperlink.
     
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    hmm...i dont trust it.
     
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    "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act"

    key word for distrust
     
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    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=251&issue=28

     
  7. Keesh

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    Hope this passes
     
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    :werd: so do I
     
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    Briefly read the above post. Seems like the key points are fairly good. Banning the creation of an electronic database of dealer sales records, allowing new machine guns to be imported by manufacturers for testing, allow dealers to be suspended if they fuck up instead of totally revoking their license.
     
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    Considering it was put together by the NRA-ILA, I'd say this is part of the "good" legislation. Too bad the democratic congress probably won't pass it.
     
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    why would the NRA support that?
     

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