Ten New Gun Bills Introduced On First Day Of Congress


On the first day of the 113th Congress, ten new bills were introduced with an emphasis on guns. The majority of these, eight, were introduced by Democrats. The two that were introduced by freshmen Republican Congressmen are designed to eliminate schools as "gun free zones."

Four of the bills came from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), who has been active for some time in trying to push more gun control legislation because of the fact that her husband was shot to death in 1993. McCarthy introduced HR 137, 138, 141, and 142.

HR 137 and HR138 would require people who are prohibited from purchasing a firearm to be cataloged in a national database and would also prevent transfers of high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Her HR 141 bill would require criminal background checks at all gun shows, while her HR 142 bill would require face-to-face purchases of ammunition, the licensing of dealers, and the reporting of bulk ammunition purchases. Can you imagine what this will do to internet business regarding ammunition? That's right, it will kill it.

Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) each put forth their bills, HR 34 and HR 117, which would tighten firearms licensing requirements.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) proposed HR 65 which would raise the eligibility age of a person to carry a handgun from 18 to 21. Clearly she, along with others, have no concept of what "shall not be infringed" means.

Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) re-introduced his HR 21 bill, which would require background checks for all gun sales. It would also require gun owners to report when their guns have been stolen. While he claims that polls regarding the National Rifle Association's membership support his bill, he doesn't provide any sources for his claims.

In addition, Republican congressmen Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) put forth HR 35 and HR 133 which would end the federal law requires areas around schools to be designated as "gun free zones." Their bills are based in reality with data that demonstrates that violence both in and around schools increased when the federal law took effect in 1990.

"By disarming qualified citizens and officials in schools we have created a dangerous situation for our children," Stockman said. "In the 22 years before enactment of 'gun free school zones' there were two mass school shootings.

"In the 22 years since enactment of 'gun free schools' there have been 10 mass school shootings," he continued. "Not only has the bill utterly failed to protect our children it appears to have placed them in danger."

So what of Feinstein's legislation? According to Senate leaders, they have set aside January 22 as the first day that the Senate will allow new legislation to be proposed. We'll keep you informed.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.chappell.73 Ronald Chappell

    Apparently the (D) representatives, small r , did not feel the need to wait for the findings of O's gun control Czar:
    How did Mr. O manage to even screw up choosing his gun control Czar?

    On September 20, 2008, then Senator Joe Biden told a
    crowd in Castlewood, Virgnia, "I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking
    my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey." He added, "Don't buy
    that malarkey. They're going to start peddling that to you. I've got two. If he
    tries to fool my Beretta, he's got a problem."
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  • Disgusted!

    Dems: Perfect at doing the opposite of what should be done and I see it every single time! I am getting sick and tired of seeing these stupid dumbocraps crap all over our Country! IMPEACH ALL DEMOCRATS WILL DO A LOT FOR THIS COUNTRY!

  • Big Bob

    Interesting slant on things
    AMERICA'S HUNTERS ---
    Pretty Amazing!

    The world's largest army... America 's hunters!
    I had never thought about
    this...

    A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a
    handful of states and
    arrived at a striking
    conclusion:

    There were over 600,000 hunters
    this season in the state of Wisconsin ..
    Allow me to restate that number:
    600,000

    Over the last several months,
    Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in
    the world.

    More men under arms than in Iran .

    More than France and Germany combined.

    These men deployed to
    the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin , to hunt with
    firearms, and no one was killed.

    That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and
    Michigan's 700,000 hunters,
    all of whom have now returned home safely.
    Toss in a quarter million hunters
    in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the
    hunters of those four states alone
    would comprise the largest army in the world.
    And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
    It's millions more.

    The point?

    America will forever be safe
    from foreign invasion with that
    kind of home-grown firepower.

    Hunting...
    it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national
    security.

    ***************************************
    That's why all enemies,
    foreign and domestic,
    want to see us
    disarmed.

    Food for thought,
    when next we consider gun control.

    Overall it's true,
    so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters
    don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question
    would still remain...
    What army of 2 million would want to face 30, 40, 50 million armed citizens???

    (IF YOU AGREE, AS I DO, PASS IT ON, I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS)

    For the sake of our freedom,
    don't ever allow gun control
    or confiscation of guns.

  • Big Bob

    Aren't statistics wonderful?
    Doctors
    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

    Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Now think about this:
    Guns
    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.

    (Yes, that's 80 million)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is 1,500.
    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188
    Statistics courtesy of FBI.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    So, statistically, doctors are approximately
    9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has at least one doctor.
    This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
    We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Out of concern for the public at large, we withheld the statistics on
    Lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and run to their doctors to seek medical attention!

  • Dianna9490

    These people that WE PAY BETTER LEAVE AMERICANS GUNS ALONE! Americans will NEVER give up their guns!

  • djw663

    The elementary school system that my daughters used to attend had a D.A.R.E. officer on the premisis and that officer carried his Glock 22. This officer goes between 5 schools in his district and guess how many gun incidents we've had at our schools, can you say zero injuries or worse, ZERO! Just having the presence of an officer or the potential of law enforcement to be on the premisis deters most would be offenders.

  • D.Dog

    In Michigan we run background checks for rifles, shotguns, handguns and even .177 co2 pistols. The cO2 pistol even requires a purchase permit. An 18 year can buy a rifle or shotgun on their own but you must be twenty one to buy the handgun. With paperwork and background check we average about twenty minutes a person. So this whole walk in walk out stuff is a crock. We do a total of three checks on the paperwork and even then we sometimes still have to call someone back to fix the smallest of an error. We get a lot of delays and even some denials when we run background checks. The FBI says a delay can procceed in 3 days, we wait for 8 days. We have also refused sales because of the oder of alchol or pot on someone. And just one more thing. Alot of the sales are from people that say they more than likely never would have bought a firearm. But with the left doing all they can to take away ones choice this is why they are buying. Because at least for now they still have a choice.

  • servant

    AHHH is it GRAND? To see all the knee-Jerks, flocking to the horror like moths to a flame?
    But please tell IF one more or a 100 more laws will force the law breakers to obey any law?
    It may be old but so is truth........>
    "When guns are outlawed ONLY outlaws will have guns!"

  • Laurence Almand

    The Gun Grabbers are at it again - as if there were not 20,000-odd gun control laws on the books already! We have to remain vigilatn and stop these inane bills one by one as they come up. Keep the pressure on your representatives NOT to vote for these bills!

  • John Caile

    Republicans have been handed a hanging curve ball, just begging to be hit out of the park, but I am concerned that their ever decreasing "testicular fortitude" will continue, and they will roll over, in a misguided attempt to curry favor with those mythical moderates. But their response SHOULD be a resounding "NO!" or better yet, "Hell, NO!" (see link below)
    http://www.redstate.com/cmndr45/2012/12/24/enough-its-time-to-say-hell-no/

  • Greg137

    In england they are resorting to banning kitchen knives, because the gun control doesn't work, and even when it does, the killing keep happening, because the lunatics use knives instead since they can't get guns... So the liberals are not about safety they are about control... Added note: Remember the London riots? The rioters were using molotov cocktails, and were setting fire to the place.. Alot of innocent people died as a result... Guns weren't involved, but the L.A. riot featured that large sections of the business districts were spared thanks to assault, and automatic rifles... Keep your powder dry!

  • adamenochnoah

    Everyone needs to make up their mind that govt force will be met with citizen force should they choose to violate the 2nd Amendment.

  • george

    The worthless S&DoB&B are not as valuable as soiled toilet tissue!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-H-Goetz-Sr/1400808625 Robert H Goetz Sr

    This says it all,

    “By disarming qualified citizens and officials in schools we have created a dangerous situation for our children,” Stockman said. “In the 22 years before enactment of ‘gun free school zones’ there were two mass school shootings.

    “In the 22 years since enactment of ‘gun free schools’ there have been 10 mass school shootings,” he continued. “Not only has the bill utterly failed to protect our children it appears to have placed them in danger.”

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/01/ten-new-gun-bills-introduced-on-first-day-of-congress/#ixzz2H9rtwuMr

  • allamerican

    its time to clear out dodge and take the war to congress and shoot them out like swiss cheese! Time to clean house and get rid of all those masons/liberals/congressmen/senators/lobbyists/lawyers/the federal mint that is backed by worthless legal tender because they are the main cause why we are in so much debt and the government is responsible for letting them do this. TREASON@! hang high!! hang them all

  • Conservative Chick

    The issue of course is not GUNS!. The liberals have made it the issue, and made people who carry or own firearms criminals. They abhor violence, (or so they say) but all you see and hear from them is they want to KILL the NRA president and all the members. When the very logical suggestion to help protect children in schools, is to add armed retired military or police, the presidents response is "I don't think adding guns in our schools is the answer"! Well of course not, that may solve the problem and then what excuse would they have to ban all weapons. Not to mention, Obama's kids, and others at the Sidwell Friends schools has 11 armed guards!. This is all about jumping on an excuse to try and take away the citizens weapons. The government cannot take over the citizens as long as they can defend themselves.I get so angry when I hear the stupidity that comes out of the mouths of these idiots that have no clue about guns. They probably wouldn't know which end the bullett comes out. I have recently purchased a gun. I am joining the local gun club, and going for my CPL. I plan on buying more. I will protect myself and my property.
    The hipocracy of the left is just disgusting. Feinstein does have a gun she carries, and was fumbling all over the place when asked about it by a reporter. Bloomberg is a control freak and it is beyond me why the peole of New York city let him get away with what he does. The Journal who posted the names, address and phone numbers of people who have guns in two counties in New York is totally irresponsible. They have not only endangered the people named, but the people who were not listed as gun owners. They better hope to God no one gets hurt or killed with what they have done, if so they will have one major lawsuit. Too bad someone doesn't start posting info about the editor and CEO of that paper and start printing it and see how they feel.
    It's too bad liberals have no common sense, but I guess you just can't fix stupid.

  • Unique-Lies

    These law will only apply to 14th amendment citizens who are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the US Central government. The constitution guarantees "We the people", the sovereignty, the right to bear arms with no limits to what arms are. Gun control laws are a violation of your right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, not just your right to bear arms.
    Any law that is contrary to the US Constitution is null and void. All laws must be in harmony with our constitution.
    Any attempt to change, repeal, remove or amend the constitution's 2nd amendment would be a violation of the Supreme law of the land.
    Any rights given to the people by the constitution CAN NOT BE TAKEN AWAY from the people.

  • skipfoss

    When the half breed ,Pelosi,,Holder Ried rest of our so called representitives sen the SS and their armed guardians away and walk around like they want us to do I might,might think about turning in a gun or two ,but until then they can forget it Oh yeah when the HNIC quits riding around in his bomb proof car ,I just might think about it but until then they can KOSA (Kiss Ole Skips Ass).

  • dave3200

    The question of gun control is not the business of the national government. It is up to the states and local governments to establish and enforce laws as appropriate for their jurisdictions. The feds should butt-out!