Wake up America! The media wants to distract you with the legislation about Barbie's being banned but there is FAR more dangerous legislation entering into congress.
HR 45 is a bill introduced by Illinois Congressman (coincidence?) Bobby Rush. This Bill is aimed at further restricting all hand guns and semi automatic guns (except antiques) in that it requires ALL law abiding citizens to ask permission of the government to own a gun. Citizens with a gun or who desire to own a gun will not be able to do so without first paying for and acquiring a gun license. Additionally, you must keep your address and information current at all times or face penalty and fines. There is much more to the bill but these are the key elements.
This is nothing more than another case of the government restricting and putting a tax on rights guaranteed to Americans in the Constitution. Rights should not and must not be restricted or taxed by the Federal Government. This sets an extremely dangerous precedent that threatens the very core of our freedoms and democracy. The Constitution exists to protect people from the repressive nature of their government, yet our government never ceases to circumvent these protections and this is simply another case in point. A right is not a right if it can be denied to law abiding citizens for lack of payment or is mired in regulation.
It is time to stand up and call your congressman and senators and demand they not touch any bill that further strips the freedoms of Americans. Stand up and be heard before it is too late.
Text of the Bill:
Contact your Congressman: