A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Voluntary Deferment of HB 869

On May 30, State Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) requested a voluntary deferment on his anti-gun bill, HB 869. The Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee approved the deferrment. This means the bill was not considered, but it can lie in the grass like a venomous snake, ready to strike at it's sponsor's request.

HB 869 would target every firearm modified to conform with the now defunct Assault Weapon Ban plus many other semi-automatic firearms which are not linked to those rifles or having any military association whatsoever. HB 869 would compel current owners of targeted firearms to register their guns with the Louisiana State Police, obtain and renew a costly license annually to keep them, restrict how and where they may be used or transported, and allow the State Police to inspect private homes for compliance. This proposed legislation is some of the most ominous revelations to come down the pike in Louisiana. It has not gone away. Until Cedric Richmond is gone from office, the threat lingers.



Anonymous zene said...

A recent attempt at something very similar occurred in Pennsylvania, but that one would have been all guns which were affected. It died in committee, reportedly because of the huge public outrage and the expression thereof. It seems you folks in Louisiana have some shouting to do! Best of luck in defeating this cockamamie thing.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

I was just reading that the first "nasty gun" registration had an estimated response of 1%. That was the NFA of '34. Calif's second one had an estimated response of about 2%, IIRC. That was after they had a confiscation of a rifle that was added to the first ban/registration list, and then denied. Kiss it goodbye. Plus, NYC and NJ did a registrate/confiscate deal about the same time.
You would think the idiots might get a clue by now. You have to be really stupid to think there is any practical reason for a gun registration other than to enable the politicians to confiscate them. Registration is ALWAYS followed by confiscation. It's just that they don't always do it all at once.

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I've tried repeatedly to get his law clerk on the phone, but they're apparently unwilling to offer any justification for the proposed legislation. Oh, well.

BTW, what part of Louisiana do you call home?

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Roger.45 said...

This is typical of the City of New Orleans. A do-good politician that cannot come up with a way to stop the shootings in the city he represents wants the rest of the state to have fewer gun rights. BS!

Get your own crime-ridden city under control then worry about everyone else. The chances of being shot and killed in New Orleans are near, if not better, than in Iraq.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

The chances of being shot and killed in New Orleans are near, if not better, than in Iraq.

Except for the fact that this is completely false, you'd have a point.

Although NOLA has had a lot of violent crime recently, it's almost entirely within a small population that's all slinging rock.

That's a far cry from the violence in Iraq.

9:01 AM  

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