It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote this in reference to a gun control bill from 2007:
If the left is willing to introduce this when there is no chance of it becoming law, you know they are chomping at the bit to get this same bill in front of Obama. And he will sign it.
Congressman Bobby Rush, representative for the crime ridden south side of Chicago, has introduced HR 45.
Urban Grounds, where I found out about this, notes what the bill requires:
- Require you to get a license for each gun that you own, thereby registering with the federal government each and every handgun and semi-automatic weapon you own. Not just the ones you purchase after this becomes law, but the ones you purchased before as well
- Allow the government to scrutinize your medical records before they issue you a license
- Require you to take a gun safety class, get your picture taken, give them a copy of your birth certificate, and a thumb print in order to get that license.
- Require you to sign an affidavit that you will keep guns out of kids hands
And then you get to do it all again in five years. Yep, the license is only good for five years.
I should also mention that the license comes with a $25 price tag. Each one. For example, if you have five guns, that’s $125 to exercise your Constitutional right to bear arms. That is, if you register each one.
So, tell me this? How exactly does this stop crime? And what makes you think Obama won’t sign it into law?