The men in the funny white suits (or maybe brown shirts) are coming!
Introduced into the 111th Congress was a bill, H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009. Why don’t they just call it what it really is? The Denying Firearms to Anyone Who Fails to Accept the Liberal Lies Act of 2009.
The opening text of the bill goes something like this:
To 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.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009’.
SEC. 2. GRANTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE AUTHORITY TO DENY THE SALE, DELIVERY, OR TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR THE ISSUANCE OF A FIREARMS OR EXPLOSIVES LICENSE OR PERMIT TO DANGEROUS TERRORISTS.
(a) Standard for Exercising Attorney General Discretion Regarding Transferring Firearms or Issuing Firearms Permits to Dangerous Terrorists- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended–
(1) by inserting the following new section after section 922:
‘Sec. 922A. Attorney General’s discretion to deny transfer of a firearm
‘The Attorney General may deny the transfer of a firearm pursuant to section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.
Last I heard, being a terrorist is already a felony crime, so why the need for this bill? A look to the recent Department of Homeland Security memos about domestic terrorism quantifies anyone that believes the government is plotting to take away our Second Amendment rights is a potential right-wing extremist.
Many rightwing extremist groups perceive recent gun control legislation as a
threat to their right to bear arms and in response have increased weapons and ammunition stockpiling, as well as renewed participation in paramilitary training exercises. Such activity, combined with a heightened level of extremist paranoia, has the potential to facilitate criminal activity and violence.
If you voice your opinion about any of the following items, you could be (in the DHS eyes) a terrorist
1. Current Economic and Political Climate
2. Historical Presidential Election
3. Illegal Immigration
or if you are a one of the Disgruntled Military Veterans you fit the profile of a domestic terrorist.
So, because I believe that President Obama is leading our country to financial disaster with his stimulus bill, because I’ve expressed my concern on the internet that I believe President Obama may not fit the legal requirements to be President, because I believe that illegal immigrants are criminals and should not get a penny of US taxpayer money and should be shipped back to where-ever they came from, and because I believe that, through bills like this and the Blair Holt Firearms Registration Act, the government is trying to take away my Second Amendment rights…….. You see where I’m going with this?
This bill, if made law, would give the Attorney General the ability to indiscriminately strip US citizens of their Constitutional rights. This bill isn’t about keeping real terrorists from acquiring firearms, that is already covered by the National Firearms Act and countless other state and federal laws. This bill would enable the government to systematically remove guns from the hands of it’s citizens. Not only that, but it provides the government the ability to illegally label anyone, not following along like a faithful puppy, a terrorist.
Can you say Socialism anyone?