The 2nd Amendment is once again under attack, this time by a bipartisan anti-gun coalition in the US House.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has introduced H.R. 2159 (aka “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009″) seeks to give Obama’s gun ban enthusiast Attorney General Eric Holder sole discretion to decide who can and who cannot purchase a firearm. No trial, no hearing, just Eric Holder’s whimsical determination that a person might be involved in a terrorist act, now or sometime in the future, will be enough to keep an American citizen to exercise his/her constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
According to the NRA, “H.R. 2159 would give ‘the Attorney General the authority to deny the sale, delivery, or transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit to dangerous terrorists. . . . if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.’”
Not long ago, the Department of Homeland Security distributed a classified memo declaring virtually every conservative American and veteran a potential terrorist. So all of us considered “right-wing extremists” by the current administration are likely to find ourselves on Holder’s list of Americans who will be denied this constitutional right.
I seem to recall, in the not too distant past, liberals up in arms claiming President Bush was using fear of terrorism as an excuse to suspend Americans’ constitutional rights. (And Obama continues these very same practices today.) I guess these liberals consider it okay for a Democrat to trash the Constitution.
I think HR2159 has been discussed before. The NRA brought this to our groups attention. We cannot sit back and expect someone else to “take care of it”. I have published a piece on this bit of legislation on our website in the hopes that all will read it and know this administration for what it is.
Does the name Benedict Arnold ring any bells?
It is exciting to see all the Obama tag-alongs jumping ship, unfortunately, I doubt if Eric Holder will join them.
im outraged at the thought of this law being passed. this kind of government activity is the very reason the founders wrote the 2nd amm. i will do every thing in my power as a voter,law abiding citizen, and gun owner to stop this. we law abiding americans must use our right to vote and make our voices heard, we have to use the legal system put in place to protect our civil liberties and rights.