Brady Campaign on a rampage


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LickitySplit
January 7, 2009, 09:13 PM
Realistically... I can see maybe 5-6 (which is 5-6 too many), of these proposals gaining any ground in the next 2-4 years, but it's obvious what the Bradys game plan is... think big... settle for small and appear as being the reasonable and fair ones.

CONTENTS
THE CASE FOR COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS ............................................................ 1
PART ONE: REVERSING THE DAMAGE DONE DURING THE BUSH
ADMINISTRATION .............................................................................................................. 2
REPEAL THE TIAHRT AMENDMENT’S UNWARRANTED RESTRICTIONS ON ATF ............ 2
REPEAL RESTRICTIONS ON DISCLOSURE OF CRIME GUN DATA .............................. 2
REPEAL THE 24-HOUR BRADY RECORD DESTRUCTION REQUIREMENT................ 2-3
REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON ATF’S POWER TO REQUIRE DEALER INVENTORY
AUDITS..................................................................................................................... 3
REPEAL NEW RULES ALLOWING CONCEALED CARRY IN NATIONAL PARKS............... 3-4
REPEAL OR AMEND THE FEDERAL GUN INDUSTRY LEGAL PROTECTION STATUTE
TO RESTORE EQUAL JUSTICE FOR GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS........................................... 4
PART TWO: MOVING FORWARD TO REDUCE CRIME AND PREVENT GUN
VIOLEN 5
EXTEND AND STRENGTHEN BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS TO KEEP GUNS FROM
DANGEROUS PURCHASERS ................................................................................................. 5
EXTEND BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS TO ALL GUN SALES, INCLUDING ALL
GUN SHOW SALES.................................................................................................... 5
FULLY FUND THE NICS IMPROVEMENT ACT.......................................................... 6
CLOSE THE “TERROR GAP” TO DENY FIREARMS TO TERRORISTS .......................... 6
PROHIBIT GUN POSSESSION BY VIOLENT MISDEMEANANTS AND PERSONS
CONVICTED OF VIOLENT ACTS AS JUVENILES ........................................................ 7
STRENGTHEN ATF AUTHORITY TO REGULATE DEALERS, CRACK DOWN ON
CORRUPT DEALERS, AND FIGHT GUN TRAFFICKING........................................................ 7
RESTRICT LARGE-VOLUME HANDGUN SALES TO REDUCE TRAFFICKING ............... 7
GIVE ATF STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE
LAW AGAINST CORRUPT DEALERS........................................................................... 8
STRENGTHEN ATF’S ABILITY TO CRACK DOWN ON GUN DEALERS WHO SELL TO
STRAW PURCHASERS................................................................................................ 8
REQUIRE GUN OWNERS TO REPORT LOST OR STOLEN GUNS ............................... 8-9ഊREQUIRE LICENSED DEALERS TO ADOPT MINIMUM SECURITY SAFEGUARDS TO
PREVENT GUN THEFTS............................................................................................ 9
REQUIRE LICENSED GUN MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS TO PERFORM
BACKGROUND CHECKS ON THEIR EMPLOYEES ....................................................... 9
PREVENT DEALERS FROM LIQUIDATING THEIR INVENTORY WITHOUT
BACKGROUND CHECKS AFTER THEIR LICENSES HAVE BEEN REVOKED ........... 9-10
STRENGTHEN TRACING OF CRIME GUNS TO HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT SOLVE
CRIMES
REQUIRE ALL NEW GUNS TO HAVE MICROSTAMPING CAPABILITY BY A DATE
CERTAIN ................................................................................................................ 10
REQUIRE DEALERS TO REPORT INFORMATION ABOUT GUNS SOLD TO
MANUFACTURERS TO STREAMLINE TRACING OF CRIME GUNS............................. 10
RESTRICT MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS .......................................................................... 11
REQUIRE CONSUMER SAFETY STANDARDS AND CHILDPROOF SAFETY FEATURES
FOR FIREARMS .................................................................................................................. 11
REQUIRE MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HANDGUN OWNERS AND IMPROVE
RECORDKEEPING OF HANDGUN TRANSFERS.............................................................. 11-12
IMPROVE NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM DATA, AND RESTORE
FIREARMS RESEARCH FUNDING FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND
PREVENTION

Complete text here...

http://www.bradycampaign.org/xshare/pdf/politics/obama-transition-memo.pdf

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ArmedBear
January 7, 2009, 10:59 PM
Yeah. The Obama machine owes a lot to a lot of unsavory entities. But the Brady Bunch ain't one of 'em.

Doesn't mean I won't pay attention, just that the Obama campaign doesn't take its marching orders from the Brady Bunch.

(It seems it may get them from corrupt labor unions, first and foremost, BTW.)

DoubleTapDrew
January 7, 2009, 11:57 PM
It's just a reminder that we can't stop pushing back, not for a minute because they will keep pushing their agenda. You can't appease the anti-gun movement so don't give an inch! They'll take every concession we give them and keep clamoring for more until the second amendment is gone. Even if it's something you have no interest in owning or shooting, keep up the fight. We outnumber them if we can just stand together. Stand up for me and I'll stand up for you, even if our tastes in firearms differ.

tpaw
January 8, 2009, 12:56 AM
It's just a reminder that we can't stop pushing back, not for a minute because they will keep pushing their agenda. You can't appease the anti-gun movement so don't give an inch! They'll take every concession we give them and keep clamoring for more until the second amendment is gone. Even if it's something you have no interest in owning or shooting, keep up the fight. We outnumber them if we can just stand together. Stand up for me and I'll stand up for you, even if our tastes in firearms differ.

Excellent post DoubleTapDrew! I could not agree more. We can't sit back and let up for one moment. As the saying goes, " You snooze, you loose".

subknave
January 8, 2009, 10:31 AM
So is the "terror gap" going to be the next "gun show loophole"? If they can't even get the "Terror list" right and prevent people from flying how will they do it to stop terrorists from buying guns. Not to mention that theywould probably get them illegally anyway and I cannot recall a terrorist attack in the US using guns.

subknave
January 8, 2009, 03:35 PM
If you actually read this it decries that firearm homicide is the leading cause of death for black men 15-34 and 2nd for hispanics 15-24. This demographic ring any bells? Can you say G-A-N-G-S. I would think working to get rid of gangs would be more productive than gun bans. How about a age restriction that you have to be over 25 to buy a handgun. Would that stop anything ?probably not. Stopping Gang violence would stop more than anything else.

Thay need to take a big dose of reality and stop pursuing the myth of massive gun traffickers buying huge amounts of weapons from legal dealers then selling them on the street. Sometimes you just want to say WAKE UP.

I personnally am very worried if Holder is confirmed as AG. That would have more of an impact than any future legislation. When the ATF comes knocking at your door it doesn't matter if you are innocent or not you will have to PROVE you are innocent.

benEzra
January 8, 2009, 07:55 PM
So is the "terror gap" going to be the next "gun show loophole"? If they can't even get the "Terror list" right and prevent people from flying how will they do it to stop terrorists from buying guns. Not to mention that theywould probably get them illegally anyway and I cannot recall a terrorist attack in the US using guns.
The Bradyites are asking the Obama administration to perpetuate the Bush administration's secret "watchlists" (which have included environmental activists, peace protesters, toddlers, Congressmen, Medal of Honor recipients, and people added to the list to meet quotas, all based on secret evidence that you can't challenge in court) and use them as a basis to arbitrarily revoke gun rights. This was originally an Alberto "No Habeas Corpus" Gonzales proposal, who was no friend of gun owners.

Thing is, the Dems (and probably Obama himself) vigorously criticized Gonzales and the Bush Administration for the secret watchlists, so it would be rather awkward for them to turn around and say "we changed our mind, we love them now." Not that they might not be tempted to do just that, but there would be a political cost.

ServiceSoon
January 9, 2009, 09:46 PM
Thing is, the Dems (and probably Obama himself) vigorously criticized Gonzales and the Bush Administration for the secret watchlists, so it would be rather awkward for them to turn around and say "we changed our mind, we love them now." Not that they might not be tempted to do just that, but there would be a political cost.You know that quote about power corrupts...? Well, at one time Obama said he thought it made sense for local government to regulate certain firearms. Ok. Now he wants to ban assault rifles at the federal level. It appears he didn't have a problem changing his mind that time.

Dave in PA
January 10, 2009, 04:05 PM
He was probably OK with state level restrictions when he was a state level pol. Now he's going to be a federal level pol......

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