Summary of the eRumor:
The purpose of the bill, according its description in the Thomas legislative information directory of the Library of Congress, is "To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes."
Currently, the bill has been referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Click here for the description and status of HR-45
The bill calls for universal background checks of gun owners, the keeping of records of maintenance and permits, the prevention of child access to firearms, the notification that the gun owner had changed addresses within 60 days and mandatory reporting to the Attorney General of loss or theft of firearms within 72 hours.
If passed, the bill would require gun owners to fill out an application for a firearm license and provide name, address, birthday, place of birth, any known aliases, a passport sized photograph and a thumb print. The applicant will also have to sign a statement declaring that they are not prohibited by the state or federal government from possessing a firearm. Part of the process included is the signing of a certification that the firearm will be safely stored and out of the reach of minors. The bill also says that the fee for the license is not to exceed $25US.
The bill also requires a written firearm safety examination be passed testing the gun owner's knowledge in storage, handling, use, state, local and federal legal responsibilities and "any other subjects, as the Attorney General determines to be appropriate."
The bill does not call for physical or mental evaluations but require "authorization by the applicant to release to the Attorney General or an authorized representative of the Attorney General any mental health records pertaining to the applicant."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is keeping a watchful eye on the progress of this bill, calling it a "licensing and registration scheme" and noting that it will "further require the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer, and owner's address in America." Click here for NRA information page on HR-45
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Very Important for you to be aware of a new bill HR 45 introduced into the House.
This is the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act of 2009. We just learned yesterday about this on the Peter Boyles radio program.
Even gun shop owners didn't know about this because it is flying under the radar.
To find out about this - go to any government website and type in HR 45 or Google HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009. You will get all the information.
Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm - any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:
*It is registered
*You are fingerprinted
*You supply a current Driver's License
*You supply your Social Security #
*You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing
*Each update - change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25 - Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.
*There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18.
They would have the right to come and inspect that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.
If you think this is a joke - go to the website and take your pick of many options to read this. It is long and lengthy. But, more and more people are becoming aware of this. Pass the word along. Any hunters
in your family - pass this along.
Peter Boyles is on this and having guests. Listen to him on KHOW 630 a.m. in the morning. He suggests the best way to fight this is to tell all your friends about it and "spring into action". Also he suggests we all join a pro-gun group like the Colorado Rifle Association, hunting associations, gun clubs and especially the NRA.
This is just a "termite" approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense - chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it.
This is one to act on whether you own a gun or not.
If you take my gun, only the criminal will have one to use against me. HR 45 only makes me/us less safe. After working with convicts for 26 years I know this bill, if passed, would make them happy and in less danger from their victims.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-45Please.. copy and send this out to EVERYONE in the USA.