Firearm Transfer Improvement Act


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SomeKid
June 16, 2006, 07:28 PM
Ok, so I wrote my Rep a while back regarding the ATF screwing with the people in Virginia at the gun show. The following is the entire response.

Dear James :

The government, in an effort to protect its citizens, sometimes takes steps that infringe on those citizens' rights and actually inhibit public safety and national security. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' prohibition of face-to-face dealing is one such case.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms prohibits federally licensed gun dealers from different states from trading firearms. This prohibition makes it necessary for unlicensed individuals to ship the firearms between dealers. Common sense argues that face-to-face sale and transfer of a firearm by two dealers who have been licensed by the government would much safer than forcing the firearms to be shipped through unlicensed hands.

I have decided to cosponsor the Firearm Transfer Improvement Act, which will allow face-to-face firearm sales between federally licensed dealers. One of the rights specifically protected in our bill of rights, second only to the freedom of speech is that "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The Constitution is clear about this. I will continue to support and vote for legislation that protects your right to bear arms.

Warmest Regards,

Zach Wamp
Member of Congress

As you can all see, there is no bill number. Does anyone know what legislation he is talking about? I wonder if it is actually going to be good stuff, or if it is garbage in disguise. Wamp tends to be a good Rep, so I am not too worried, but still, anyone know?

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LAR-15
June 16, 2006, 07:35 PM
I think it's a bill to allow interstate handgun purchases by dealers face to face.

Wiley
June 17, 2006, 09:17 AM
HR 5551


http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c109:2:./temp/~c109tvNjAn::

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