The official “intent” of this gun control bill is 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, and for other purposes.
On January 6, 2009 – the first day in session by the 111th Congress — a bill was introduced into the House of Representatives by Bobby Rush of Illinois (D) which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois, born in 1946, has served in Congress since 1993. Rush co-founded the Illinois Black Panther Party in 1968.
It will be illegal to own a “qualifying firearm” without a “firearm license” on or after the applicable date (depends when you acquired the firearm), unless you are a licensed: a) importer; b) manufacturer; c) dealer; d) collector
It will be illegal to receive, sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm unless you are or a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector.
An exception to transfer of firearms would be the “infrequent” transfer of a firearm by gift, bequest, intestate succession or other means to a parent, child, grandparent, or to any loan of a firearm for any lawful purpose for not more than 30 days between persons who are personally known to each other.”.
Loss or theft of a firearm must be reported to the Attorney General within 72 hours after the loss or theft is discovered
To acquire a firearm license an applicant must pass a background check. Submit a valid identification along with a passport-sized photograph of clear, accurate likeness in addition to a thumb print. Name, address, date and place of birth. Any other names used or known by. A statement must be submitted that you are not prohibited from obtaining a firearm. Applicant must certify the firearm will be safely stored out of the possession of persons under 18 years of age. Release of mental health records. A certificate of completion of a written firearms examination.
The written firearms examination will include safe handling, safe storage, safe use, legal responsibilities and any other subjects deemed appropriate by the Attorney General.
The completed application must be forwarded to the Attorney General no later than 48 hours after submission
There will be a fee of no more than $25 fiscally. The license shall be renewed every five years. Change of address must be reported within 60 days.
The firearm license will be issued in the form of a temper resistant card that will read “FIREARM LICENSE-NOT VALID FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE” and will include the photograph, address, birthdate, issued license number, expiration date, and signature of licensee.
To renew the license you must submit a new photo, address, etc. The Attorney General reserves the rights to change any criteria.
The licensed dealer shall submit tracking authorization as evidence that the licensed dealer has verified the validity of the license and submit within 14 days. The tracking information shall include date of sale, manufacturer of firearm, model name or number, serial number, and firearm license number
The Attorney General shall establish and maintain a Federal record (database) within 9 months after enactment of Act.
The Attorney General may, during regular business hours, enter any place in which firearms or firearm products are manufactured, stored, or held, for distribution in commerce, and inspect those areas where the products are so manufactured, stored, or held.
The short title of this bill is cited as “Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.”
HR 45 <— read the entire bill here