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    BATFE Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate

    Friday, May 01, 2009


    Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 941 -- the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act" -- on April 30. Senator Leahy is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which S. 941 has been referred.

    S. 941 represents the first time such BATFE Reform legislation has been introduced in the Senate. However, the House passed similar legislation (H.R. 5092) in the 109th Congress by a 277-131 vote. A majority of the House -- 224 congressmen -- cosponsored a similar bill (H.R. 4900), in the 110th Congress.

    This bipartisan reform legislation is the culmination of efforts to address BATFE abuses and problems that were highlighted in several congressional oversight hearings in 2006. (To read more about these hearings, please click here.) S. 941 represents NRA-ILA's latest efforts to pass legislation that will make it easier for lawful gun owners and dealers to comply with federal law and regulations, while ensuring that those who break the law are punished accordingly. This bipartisan bill also serves as a vital step toward modernizing and improving BATFE's overall operations. The bill would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codify longstanding congressional policies in the firearms arena, and is a vital step needed to modernize and improve BATFE operations.

    A fact sheet on S. 941 can be found here. The House companion to S. 941 will be introduced next week.
    Please be sure to contact your two U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor and support S. 941! You can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121.

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    The bills' text isn't up on THOMAS yet.

    Judging by nearly everything that I've ever read about them, the BATFE most definitely needs some "reforming"!

    Anyone that can find the time needs to both call and email/FAX their Senator(s) to get them "on-board" with this one.

    Senate contact info: http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm

    Let's keep the pressure on for the "good" stuff, too! Pete

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    This is the email/FAX I've sent concerning both S.941 and the Harold Koh nomination:

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    Your attention to these two Second Amendment Issues, please:

    First, I urge you to both become a co-sponsor to and vote FOR S.931 (the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act" ).
    The abuses of the BATFE have been extensively written about and documented, and it needs your support to move forward.

    ( The House passed similar legislation (H.R. 5092) in the 109th Congress by a 277-131 vote. A majority of the House -- 224 congressmen -- cosponsored a similar bill (H.R. 4900), in the 110th Congress).

    The second issue is Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominee, and ACTUAL nominee for legal advisor at the State Department, Harold Koh:

    One of the many concerns with Koh is his belief that international organizations should be empowered to regulate the Second Amendment right to own a firearm.

    On April 2, 2002, Koh gave a speech to the Fordham University School of Law titled “A World Drowning in Guns” where he mapped out his vision of global gun control. Koh advocated an international “marking and tracing regime.” He complained that “the United States is now the major supplier of small arms in the world, yet the United States and its allies do not trace their newly manufactured weapons in any consistent way.” Koh advocated a U.N.-governed regime to force the U.S. “to submit information about their small arms production.”

    Koh supports the idea that the U.N. should be granted the power “to standardize national laws and procedures with member states of regional organizations.” Koh feels that U.S. should “establish a national firearms control system and a register of manufacturers, traders, importers and exporters” of guns to comply with international obligations. This regulatory regime would allow U.N. members such as Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran to have a say in what type of gun regulations are imposed on American citizens.

    Taken to their logical conclusion, Koh’s ideas could lead to a national database of all firearm owners, as well as the use of international law to force the U.S. to pass laws to find out who owns guns. All who care about freedom should read his speech.

    I both ask for and expect your total opposition and “NAY” vote on this mans’ confirmation if he IS nominated.

    I eagerly await your response – and thank you for listening.

    (Signed)

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    You might want to get your Senators' info here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm and send them either that or something similar of your own. Pete


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