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Thread: HR 2401 is a violation of the Bill of Rights. Contact your legislator to stop the bill in committee

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    On May 13 2009 Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy introduced
    H.R. 2401 No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009

    This bill will merge the Transportation Security Administration’s No-Fly list with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a point-of-sale system for determining eligibility to purchase a firearm in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico
    Bill text: To increase public safety and reduce the threat to domestic security by including persons who may be prevented from boarding an aircraft in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.
    View bill here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...tab=committees

    THIS BILL VIOLATES THE U.S. Constitution’s 2nd, 4th and 5th amendments that We the People wrote.

    2nd amendment A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

    4th amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    5th amendment No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    The bill has been referred to the following committee: House Judiciary

    There are 39 members on this committee to contact:
    AZ Rep Trent Franks https://forms.house.gov/franks/email_zipcheck.shtml
    CA Rep Elton Gallegly http://www.house.gov/gallegly/
    CA Rep Darrell Issa http://issa.house.gov/index.cfm?Fuse...ct.ContactForm
    CA Rep Zoe Lofgren http://forms.house.gov/lofgren/webforms/landing.html
    CA Rep Daniel Lungren https://forms.house.gov/lungren/forms/email.shtml
    CA Rep Linda Sánchez http://lindasanchez.house.gov/index.cfm?section=contact
    CA Rep Adam Schiff http://schiff.house.gov/HoR/CA29/Con...on/Contact.htm
    CA Rep Brad Sherman http://www.house.gov/sherman/contact/index.shtml
    CA rep Howard Berman http://www.house.gov/berman/contact/index.shtml
    CA Rep Maxine Waters http://www.house.gov/waters/IMA/issue.htm
    FL Rep Thomas Rooney http://rooney.house.gov/?sectionid=4&sectiontree=4
    FL Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/zipauth.htm
    FL Rep Robert Wexler http://wexler.house.gov/contact.shtml
    GA Rep Henry Johnson, Jr.http://hankjohnson.house.gov/contact_hank_write.shtml
    IA Rep Steve King http://steveking.house.gov/index.cfm...Us.ContactForm
    IL Rep Luis Gutiérrez http://luisgutierrez.house.gov/singl...px?newsid=1262
    MA Rep William (Bill) Delahunt William.Delahunt@mail.house.gov
    MI Rep John Conyers, Jr john.conyers@mail.house.gov
    MS Rep Gregg Harper http://harper.house.gov/contact/
    NC Rep Howard Coble howard.coble@mail.house.gov
    NC Rep Melvin Watt http://watt.house.gov/contactinfo.asp
    NY Rep Anthony Weiner http://weiner.house.gov/email_anthony.aspx
    NY Rep Daniel Maffei https://forms.house.gov/maffei/contact-form.shtml
    or for a non constituent go
    https://forms.house.gov/maffei/non_c...act-form.shtml
    NY rep Jerrold Nadler http://www.house.gov/nadler/contact.shtml
    OH Rep Jim Jordan http://jordan.house.gov/contactform_zipcheck.shtml
    Puerto Rico Rep Pedro Pierluisi case.work@mail.house.gov
    TN Rep Steve Cohen http://cohen.house.gov/
    TX Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov/contact-form.shtml
    TX Rep Charles Gonzalez http://www.gonzalez.house.gov/
    TX Rep Ted Poe http://poe.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm
    TX Rep Lamar Smith http://lamarsmith.house.gov/contact.aspx?section=Mail
    TX Rep Louis Gohmert, Jr. http://gohmert.house.gov/?sectionid=...sectiontree=36
    VA Rep Robert Goodlatte http://www.house.gov/goodlatte/contact.htm
    VA Rep Frederick (Rick) Boucher http://www.boucher.house.gov/
    VA Rep James Forbes http://forbes.house.gov/zipauth.html
    VA Rep Robert Scott http://www.bobbyscott.house.gov/
    WI Rep Tammy Baldwin http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/get_address.html
    WI Rep F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/email_zip.htm
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    Sample letter to copy and paste (feel free to add other topics of your concerns).

    Dear Honorable Representative,

    I am writing to you as you are on the House Judiciary Committee that is considering critical legislation that is in direct violation of our Bill of Rights.
    DO NOT PASS H.R. 2401 No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009

    It is a violation of We the People’s Constitutional 2nd, 4th and 5th amendments

    2nd Amendment.. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

    4th Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    5th Amendment ..No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation

    I need to remind you of the oath you swore when you accepted the position of
    Congress , in place since 1884 “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

    We The People as the Informed Electorate hold you accountable to vote as we direct you to do and to uphold our sacred Constitution as required by all American citizens.
    If you do not vote in the prescribed way, We the People have a duty to vote you out of the office you hold currently. It is our solemn promise to do so as you are The People’s elected representative and must hold allegiance to the Constitution and The People and no others period.

    You must vote to audit and eliminate the Federal Reserve Bank HR 1207 and HR 833 as the Constitution clearly states it is your function, not a function of a private bank that charges the taxpayers interest in the form of a federal income tax on the fiat paper currency it prints out of thin air. Section 8 - Powers of Congress # 5To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures, no state shall make anything but gold and silver tender.

    In Truth and Liberty,
    American Patriot and Lover of the Constitution

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    H.R. 2401 -

    No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)

    HR 2401 IH


    111th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 2401
    To increase public safety and reduce the threat to domestic security by including persons who may be prevented from boarding an aircraft in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.


    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    May 13, 2009
    Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York (for herself and Mr. ISRAEL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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    A BILL
    To increase public safety and reduce the threat to domestic security by including persons who may be prevented from boarding an aircraft in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009'.

    SEC. 2. INCLUSION OF PERSONS WHO MAY BE PREVENTED FROM BOARDING AN AIRCRAFT IN THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM.

    (a) In General- Section 103(f) of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (18 U.S.C. 922 note) is amended by inserting `, notwithstanding any regulation prescribed under section 40119(b) of title 49, United States Code' before the period.

    (b) Transfer or Other Disposition of Firearm to Such Persons- Section 922(d) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

    (1) by striking `or' at the end of paragraph (8);

    (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting `; or'; and

    (3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

    `(10) is an individual who is required, under regulations prescribed under section 114(h) of title 49, United States Code, to be prevented from boarding an aircraft.'.

    (c) Shipment, Transport, Possession, or Receipt of Firearm by Such Persons- Section 922(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

    (1) by striking `or' at the end of paragraph (8);

    (2) by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting `; or'; and

    (3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

    `(10) who is an individual who is required, under regulations prescribed under section 114(h) of title 49, United States Code, to be prevented from boarding an aircraft,'.

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    Well, there it is. The bill is currently in House Committee on the Judiciary - and we have to make sure it stays buried there. It's probably going to go to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. The members of which (with their contact info) is listed below:

    Bobby Scott - 3rd Dist. VA
    (202) 225-8351 | FAX (202) 225-8354

    Louie Gohmert - 1st Dist. TX
    Phone: 202.225.3035 | FAX: 202.226.1230

    Pedro Pierluisi - P.R.
    Phone: (202) 225-2615/FAX: (202) 225-2154

    Ted Poe - 2nd Dist. TX
    Phone: (202) 225-6565/FAX: (202) 225-5547

    Jerrold Nadler - 8th Dist. NY
    Phone: (202) 225-5635/ FAX: (202) 225-6923

    Bob Goodlatte - 6th Dist. VA
    Phone: (202) 225-5431/ FAX: (202) 225-9681

    Zoe Lofgren - 16th Dist. CA
    Phone: (202) 225-3072/ FAX202) 225-3336

    Daniel Lungren 3rd Dist. CA
    Phone: (202) 225-5716 • FAX: (202) 226-1298

    Sheila Jackson - 18th Dist. TX
    Phone: (202) 225-3816/ FAX: (202) 225-3317

    J. Randy Forbes - 4th Dist. VA
    Phone: (202) 225 - 6365/ FAX: (202) 226 - 1170

    Maxine Waters - 35th Dist. CA
    Phone: (202) 225-2201/ FAX: (202) 225-7854

    Thomas J. Rooney - 16th Dist. FL
    Phone: (202) 225-5792/FAX: (202) 225-3132

    Steven Cohen - 9th Dist. TN
    Phone: (202) 225-3265/FAX: (202) 225-5663

    Anthony Weiner - 9th Dist. NY
    Phone: (202) 225-6616/ FAX: (202) 226-7253

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz - 20th Dist. FL
    Phone: 202-225-7931/FAX: 202-226-2052

    Mike Quigley - 5th Dist. IL
    Phone: (202) 225-4061/FAX: (202) 225-5603

    This is the sample letter I'm FAX'ing to each of them:

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    H.R. 2401 Needs BURIED in your Committee - Forever

    This totally-misguided proposed bill fails muster for several reasons:

    (1) The "No Fly" list itself is buried in secrecy, in-accuracy and fails to follow even the pretense of "due process" regarding those whose names are put on it.

    It is impossible to find out if you're on it, why you're on it or how to correct it if your name is there erroneously.

    The "No Fly" list contains in-accurate, out-dated information, duplications, many "generic" names and a lot of the names on there are names that have NOTHING to do with suspected "terrorists".

    The inclusion of such a pitifully-inadequate list into the NICS database would be a horrible travesty of justice.

    This is nothing more than yet another attempt by a gun-grabbing "Representative" from New York to inhibit the lawful, God-given, Constitutionally-guaranteed right of legitimate, law-abiding Americans to purchase guns.

    I ask you to both consider and uphold your Oath of Office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

    This proposed bill is UN-Constitutional on its' face by any measure you care to name.

    Kill it and bury it in your Committee - because it's the right thing to do. Thank you.

    (Signed)

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    This bill has got to never see the light of day - or the House or Senate floor. It has the potential for being more damaging than nearly every other bill extant by enabling the denial of a weapons purchase by any 2nd Amendment activist or proponent - simply by having their name added to a "list".

    Contact as many of those Committee-members as you can. I gave only their Washington phone/FAX numbers because the majority of them do not accept emails from non-constituents.

    If you are one of their constituents, then by all means go here: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml and email them the same message.

    If this thing goes to the Floor, we will only have me and thee to blame. Pete

    http://www.alarmandmuster.com/





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    The 'No Fly" list needs to be dumped in the first place. Nobody is going to be able to highjack another airliner after what happened on 9/11. Even unruly and obnoxiouspassengers are taken down and detained by other passengers, now. I can't imagine anyone not being ripped to shreds if they attampted to take over another plane.

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    I hope people realize that a bill - even if it is "in Committee" is still a very potent latent threat.

    A co-ordinated, well-timed effort on the part of the "sponsor" could (especially if backed by the anti-gun faction of the Administration) come zipping out of Committee and up for a vote when the regular "pro"-gun Representatives have already left for the day (or the weekend) - a situation where a simple majority vote of those present in the Chamber at that time, or a "quorum", could blind-side everyone with a surprise passage of such a bill.

    Not only does contacting the specific Committee members help give them pause for trying such a stunt, but it let's them see (by hearing from people other than their own constituents) exactly how broad-based the opposition is - and how many people are watching their actions.

    And that's a GOOD thing. Pete

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