H.R. 2640-Rep. McCarthy D-NY


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Byron Quick
June 23, 2007, 02:38 AM
H. R. 2640

Link to ongoing thread in L&P- http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=284196

The following is my post to the thread-
There are three versions of the bill. This is a link to the version referred to Senate committee from the House: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/.../~c110sThWZb::

I just finished reading the version that has been sent to the Senate. I saw no language that would allow physicians any such power. In fact, I saw nothing that would allow NICS any information it is not supposed to have access to already. All I saw would require the states(and help them pay for doing so) to send the Justice Department the information they should have been sending already under current law.

That doesn't necessarily mean I agree with the current restrictions. However,that is neither here nor there. The only people who should be disqualified by this are people who currently have fell through the cracks of the current system due to not being reported for whatever reason.

I don't like the disqualification for a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence. It's not the domestic violence bit I dislike but the misdemeanor bit. What's the solution? Advocating that all acts of domestic violence be legislated to be felonies? At least that would close the current foot in the door of having a misdemeanor-any misdemeanor-disqualify a citizen from firearms ownership.

I went and read the statutory definitions. I don't see any broadening of NICS from this bill. Read the thing and see if you see something I didn't.

I think some of our allies and fellow travelers are being somewhat less than accurate in their reporting of this. Imagine! a conservative journalist who does the same type of crap reporting the liberals do. AND a gun rights lobbying organization that is pointing the finger at another guns rights organization while screaming betrayal and begging for more money to prevent disaster. Whodathunkit?

The purpose of this post is evaluation of the bill in order to allow the participants to decide if a plan is necessary to oppose this bill or, alternatively, to work for alteration of parts of the bill.

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