Legislation update.

The following is an update on dangerous legislation in the Congress today. Subcommittee hearings on H.R. 256 to enhance Federal enforcement of hate crimes, and for other purposes have been held, so we can expect a vote if it comes out of committee. Sheila Jackson-Lee is the one who proved she cannot understand the English language when she said the Federalist Papers prove that a misdemeanor only applies to matters of national security during the impeachment of Bill Clinton. More likely, she just doesn’t care what the founding fathers meant by the Constitution at all. Most of the gun control measures are still in committee.

H.R. 808, the stupidest, to establish a Department of Peace actually has 70 co-sponsors including including Rep Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona’s Seventh District.

H.R.45
Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 1/6/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R. 256
To enhance Federal enforcement of hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/7/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held.

H.R. 257
To prevent children’s access to firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/7/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Sponsor: Rep Reyes,

H. R. 623
To provide for greater judicial discretion in sentencing for certain firearms offenses committed in exceptional circumstances. (Introduced in House)
Silvestre [TX-16] (introduced 1/21/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H. R. 675
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide police officers, criminal investigators, and game law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/26/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R.808
Department of Peace Act (Introduced in House)
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 2/3/2009) Cosponsors (70) including Rep Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona’s Seventh District

Latest Major Action: 7/23/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R.1303 (brought to you by the Communist who brought you H.R. 45)
CAN DO Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 3/4/2009) Cosponsors (6)
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

(F) GUNS OFF OUR STREETS PROGRAM- The Strategy Group shall oversee the Guns off Our Streets Program under subsection (b) for the community and shall–

(i) flag for investigation each firearms trace conducted under such program that shows guns used or found in high-risk neighborhoods of the community, as identified by the Strategy Group, and guns that are associated with gang members in the community; and

(ii) establish and maintain a database or other data collection that compares trace data determined through the program, as described in subsection (b)(2), and data on individuals collected or maintained by the Strategy Group under subparagraph (B) on individuals described in such subparagraph.

(b) Guns Off Our Streets Program- Each community that receives a grant under section 3(a) shall provide for a Guns off Our Streets Program under which–

(1) the local law enforcement agencies work together with the district attorney’s office involved and, as appropriate, in consultation with the United States Attorney’s office involved and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, to investigate firearm trafficking in the community and crime committed by repeat criminal offenders in the community;

(2) the local law enforcement agencies shall submit to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives information necessary for the Bureau to trace through the Bureau’s National Tracing Center each gun recovered by such agencies to discover sources of illegal weapons and firearms-trafficking patterns in the community and the Bureau shall conduct such traces;

(3) the local law enforcement agencies and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will work in collaboration to ensure all Federal firearms licenses issued in the community are in compliance with Federal laws; and

(4) the local law enforcement agencies shall attempt to gather information on the firearms market from criminal offenders in the community.

(c) DOJ Assistance- Upon request of the Strategy Group, the Attorney General may detail, on a reimbursable basis, the appropriate personnel of the Department of Justice to the Strategy Group to assist it in carrying out its duties under this section.

H. R. 1448
To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to increase resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations and for other unlawful activities by providing for border security grants to local law enforcement agencies and reinforcing Federal resources on the border, and for other purposes.
Features one hundred and fifty million a year budget with no limitation.
Sponsor: Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] (introduced 3/11/2009) Cosponsors (12)
Related Bills: H.R.495, H.R.1437, H.R.1867, S.205
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

H. R. 2202
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a nonrefundable tax credit against income tax for individuals who purchase a residential safe storage device for the safe storage of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] (introduced 4/30/2009) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 4/30/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

One might wonder about why the last one is considered dangerous. If H.R. 623 passes, will you be be punished more harshly if you did not take advantage of their wonderful offer? Even if you still could not afford it? Or if H.R. 257 passes? Of course not, you paranoid bastard, say the Dims. And Social Security and Medicare won’t be that bad. And the check’s in the mail. Honest.

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