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Discussion in 'Activism' started by G2065G, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. G2065G

    G2065G Member

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  2. kimbershot

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    i worry about mexican cartels moving into our cities with the guns that they were supplied by our government. :uhoh:
     
  3. G2065G

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    Make sure after you oppose/support you click finish twice. It will bring you to suggested bills to view, and there are a lot of them trying to sneak through that are misrepresented by their title.
     
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  4. bubbameat

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    Yeah, I've "voted" on every single gun bill on the site. And check it every two days or so.
     
  5. Green Lantern

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    I just heard about PopVox today....this site is AWESOME!!!!!!

    Informed, easy activism just does not get any easier! EVERYONE who cares about their gun rights needs to know about this site.

    ...Especially since there ain't a thing keeping the "opposition" from using it!
     
  6. sota

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    well, that took a while but I went through all of them.
     
  7. John3921

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    Wow - some anti site must have gotten ahold of that one!

    I voted opposition - but its 10:1 for background checks on all sales, banning AR's and 'high' cap mags.

    (my bad - this should be in the other popvox thread!)
     
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  8. crm2k5

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    Just registered and sifted through all the bills and supported/opposed accordingly.

    Pretty sweet site, I'll be checking it regularly now.
     
  9. Ryanxia

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    Seems as is if we're winning on the two that I checked out. Over 90% on both.
     
  10. JFtheGR8

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    Just learned about this site. Very handy. Wade through all the categories as there are anti gun bills in more than just the firearms category.


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    I wonder if it's because people see the words "common sense" and actually believe it. Sheeple not people that is.


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  13. blahpony

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    +1 to this tip. There were quite a few more hiding.
     
  14. John3921

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    JF - I think it's 'rigged' to a degree. The bill (not sure it's really a bill) - is written by a coalition of mayors - my guess is the mayors have all their buddies around sending in responses. I'm hoping by awareness we can set it right.
     
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    Take a look at some of the comments.


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    Be careful...some of the newer bills don't have the bill text attached yet. Don't vote until you can actually read what is being proposed. As mentioned, some of the titles are deliberately misleading, I believe.
     
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    How do we get this updated every week?
     
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    Current Popvox list of relevant legislation

    https://www.popvox.com/home

    Don't just pick a position based on the name. Read the information on the proposed legislation for yourself and look at who supports and opposes it before "voting".

    H.R. 138: The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding ...

    H.R. 142: The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act

    H.R. 117: The Handgun Licensing and Registration Act

    H.R. 34: The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record ...

    H.R. 141: The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act

    H.R. 21: The NRA Members' Gun Safety Act

    H.R. 65: Raising the age of legal handgun ownership ...

    S. 35: The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act

    S. 33: The High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

    H.J.Res. 15: Repeal the 22nd amendment, removing ...

    S. 82: The Separation of Powers Restoration and ...

    H.R. 410: The Restore the Constitution Act

    S. 147: The Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act

    H.R. 431: To restore certain authorities of the ...

    H.R. 427: The Trafficking Reduction and Criminal ...

    H.R. 25: The Fair Tax Act

    H.R. 325: The No Budget, No Pay Act
     
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  19. mdauben

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    Thanks, hso! I was just wondering if we had a current, up to date list of all pending firearms releated legislation so I could send another round of letters and emails to my congresscritters. :)

    BTW, does anyone know how H.R. 21: The NRA Members' Gun Safety Act got its name. Reading the summary of the proposed law (UBC and a nationwide return to "May Issue"), I can't believe the NRA had anything to do with it!
     
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    Since this bill included both an AWB and a high cap magazine ban, we need to hit this HARD so we can start shifting the numbers!
     
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    Thanks, there were a few I hadn't voted on. Please make this a sticky for when there are updates.
     
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    I think a weekly list would be a good idea, but a sticky will fill up week after week and get cluttered.
     
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    Refreshed the list so it is current as of 2/2/13 http://www.popvox.com/blog/2013/issue-spotlight-firearms-113th/

    These are the bills introduced in the 113th Congress. (Note: Since some of these bills have just been introduced, bill text isn't available yet. It generally takes a few days for the GPO to make the bill text available -- and will be on POPVOX soon.) The new ones are separated from those that have been known for a week. Please do not support or oppose bills just based on their titles. Look a the summary and at the organizations supporting or opposing them.

    HR 449: To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. --Just introduced!--

    S 179The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act: A bill to prevent gun trafficking. --Just introduced!--

    S 174The Ammunition Background Check Act: A bill to appropriately restrict sales of ammunition. --Just introduced!--

    HR 431: To restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws. --Just introduced!--

    HR 427The Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act: To prevent the illegal sale of firearms.
    S 150The Assault Weapons Ban: A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited.
    S 147The Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act: A bill to establish minimum standards for States that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.
    S 2Sandy Hook Elementary School Violence Reduction Act: A bill to reduce violence and protect the citizens of the United States.
    S 82The Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act: A bill to provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.
    S 54The Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
    HR 410The Restore the Constitution Act: To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.
    HR 404The Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act: To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.
    HRes 40House Resolution expressing that active duty military personnel who are stationed or residing in the District of Columbia should be permitted to exercise fully their rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
    HR 332The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act: To provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil remedies as are available to those injured through other means.
    S 54 A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
    S 35The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act: A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
    S 34The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act: A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.
    S 33The High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act: A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
    S 22 A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.
    HR 321The Firearm Safety and Public Health Research Act: To amend the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112-175) to permit research on firearms safety and gun violence.
    HR 226The SAFER Streets Act: To amend the tax code to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.
    HR 238The Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms has been revoked, whose application to renew such a license has been denied, or who has received a license revocation or renewal denial notice, to transfer business inventory firearms.
    HR 236The Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act: To ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.
    HR 227The Buyback our Safety Act: To establish a gun buyback grant program.
    HR 133The Citizens Protection Act: To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.
    HR 141Closing the ‘gun show loophole.’ To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.
    HR 137The Fix Gun Checks Act: To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.
    HR 142The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act: To require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
    HR 138The High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act: To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
    HR 21The NRA Members' Gun Safety Act: To provide for greater safety in the use of firearms.
    HR 34The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms.
    HR 35Eliminating ‘gun free zones’ in schools. To restore safety to America's schools.
    HR 65Raising the age of legal handgun ownership to 21. To prevent children's access to firearms.
    HR 93The Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms has been revoked, whose application to renew such a license has been denied, or who has received a license revocation or renewal denial notice, to transfer business inventory firearms.
    HR 117The Handgun Licensing and Registration Act: To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns.
    Please keep in mind that highlighting a bill doesn't imply a POPVOX endorsement in any way. Rather, we're simply trying to offer one more way to stay informed of an overwhelmingly complex legislative system.
     
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  24. Pat C.

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    Thanks for the heads up on PopVox !! Just wish I wasn't so doggone vocal!!
     
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    They didn't. It is just more subterfuge.
     

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