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Alabama Gun Bill Alert (HB 6000)

Discussion in 'Activism' started by ojibweindian, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Union Grove, Alabama
    While cruising around Legal and Political, I learned that there is a proposal by Rep. Hilliard to register automatic and semi-automatic weapons with the state and to gather and maintain the full name, address, dob, etc of the owners.

    The text of the bill is:

    Link to the bill is: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/SearchableInstruments/2007RS/Bills/HB600.htm

    This bill is new enough that GOA wasn't aware of it (I've called and emailed them a few minutes ago).

    Please contact your Alabama state representative and senator as soon as possible. Let's kill this bill before it even gets a chance to crawl.
  2. MeekandMild

    MeekandMild Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Sample letter

    This is a letter sent to a RKBA-friendly Alabama weekly newspaper. RKBA friendly readers are encouraged to borrow from it to fit their own needs, however I'm retaining copyright and will sue (really--in front of an Alabama jury) anyone using it for anti-RKBA purposes. :D

    Rust Never Sleeps - Birmingham representative plans
    yet another wasteful gun registration scheme -

    According to sources at http://www.thehighroad.org
    this summer's rust in the machinery of Alabama
    government comes in the form of a gun registration
    scheme proposed by State Representative Patricia Todd
    of District 54, Jefferson County. Every time a bill
    like this gains momentum it puts another rust spot on
    both our right to keep and bear arms and our budget.
    You know rust comes back time and again so you can
    expect the same bill to reappear in 2008, 2009 and
    every year until she is either voted out of office or
    gains an ounce of understanding of human nature.

    Here is a quote from her website,

    "Patricia is putting the finishing touches on several
    bills she is planning on introducing into the
    Legislature during this session. One of the bills she
    will personally be sponsoring, "The George Ormand
    Bill," will require that all automatic and
    semi-automatic weapons are registered with the
    Department of Public Safety. This bill was named
    after the 22 month old child that was murdered by a
    stray bullet from a semi-automatic weapon in the Druid
    Hills neighborhood last year."

    The bare naked truth of the matter is your gun didn't
    kill George, in fact it has probably been sitting in
    the closet since hunting season, but she still wants
    you to register it, what lawyers call "prior
    restraint", similar to fingerprinting everyone in case
    they might someday commit a crime.

    Besides being violations of the right to privacy these
    schemes are extraordinarilly expensive. Canada imposed
    gun registration a few years ago and it has cost them,
    according to a 2006 Canadian Broadcasting Company
    report, an estimated one billion dollars. Prorating
    the cost to Alabama's population (4.6 million versus
    33 million) gives a cost of over 130 million Canadian
    dollars, or about 115 million US dollars. That is
    money down the drain because criminals don't abide by
    laws in the first place.

    This may be a good time to contact your State
    Representative to tell them you don't want to pay for
    a $115,000,000 gun control scheme to make the liberal
    Birmingham crowd happy while it rusts away our right
    to privacy. That money would pay for a lot of gun
    safety education as well as neighborhood watches,
    police on the streets and alcohol/drug education to
    REALLY reduce crime.

    Here is a quick reference web address to find the name
    of your State Representative:

    Thank you,
    name deleted
    Last edited: May 17, 2007
  3. McCall911

    McCall911 Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Whew! Thanks for the heads up!

    We've got to dump that POS bill pronto!
  4. khadre

    khadre Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Actually, we need to DUMP moronic-lesbie-bleeding-hearts politician like Patricia Todd.

    Trying to enhance her poly-tick-shun career by trying to introduce that bill.
  5. moweaver

    moweaver Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    What do we do?

    Hey everyone - new member from Alabama - I have looked up my district Representatives and gotten email/phone numbers. I don't however know the best way to word my objection:fire: to this bill. Any help would be appreciated!!
  6. tydephan

    tydephan Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Huntsville, AL

    Welcome to THR! And a fellow 'Bamian too! I like to see neighbors joining the board!


    This bill has been discussed in the thread above.

    The popular consensus is that it is dead. There were even reports that Ms. Todd requested that her bill die in subcomittee.

    I haven't heard any recent updates, but I'm pretty sure this is not a significant threat anymore.
  7. moweaver

    moweaver Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    All right.

    Well that works too - guess I won't be beating anybody up today.
    Appreciate the quick reply - enjoy what I am seeing here so far.
    Got here from packing.org.

  8. obxned

    obxned Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    OBX, NC
    Sounds like this bill should have been named after either Bozo The Clown or Adolf Hitler (or a combination of the two: Patricia Todd).
  9. tydephan

    tydephan Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Huntsville, AL
    No problemo!

    Enjoy your stay at THR. There is more information here than you can process. Just be careful, it is addictive!
  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006
    Folks around here say it won't go anywhere. We will see, but we should be OK as long as we keep fighting it. It is relatively gun friendly around her. Our Mayor said publicly that we should arm ourselves and fight back against the criminals here. He caught some flak for that of course. :)
  11. elrod

    elrod Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Heart of the Heart of Dixie
    Great job!!! I have emailed Rep. Barry Mask (my rep) with my opposition. We sure don't need Earl (the pearl) Hilliard or Ms Todd messing with our guns!! Truth be known, they probably want the $50 per gun as much as the info!:cuss::cuss::cuss::fire:
  12. RonSC

    RonSC Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Just an observation:

    "Section 3. For purposes of this act the term "automatic or semi-automatic weapon" shall mean a weapon that shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, a succession of bullets so long as the trigger is depressed or until the ammunition supply is exhausted (or a weapon that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled, without the need to manually operate a bolt, lever, or other firing or loading mechanism.) The term does not include any firearm modified to render the weapon permanently inoperable."

    By it's very definition (lines 7-10), a REVOLVER would be considered a "semi-automatic" weapon. Funny how wording can be so all-inclusive which I'm sure was NO accident. :mad: Yet another glaring example of how shrewd lawyers and covert semantics can affect the meaning of a bill ie: "Saturday Night Special" or "Assault Weapon"...:banghead: Damn I despise these weasles...:cuss:

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