A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Louisiana HB 869

Louisiana State Representative and Mom'n'em poster child Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) has introduced House Bill 869, which would establish historic restrictions on semi-automatic firearms (dubbing them "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 869 affects every firearm modified to conform with the now defunct Clinton Gun Ban plus many other semi-automatic firearms that have no lineage to those rifles or any military orientation whatsoever.

Like the failed Clinton Gun Ban that sunsetted in 2004, this bill is about demonizing certain firearms based on how they look, not about crime fighting. But unlike the previous federal law, which banned the manufacture and sale of many commonly owned semi-automatic firearms to civilians after the effective date of the act, HB 869 goes much further. HB 869 would require current owners of such firearms to register their firearms with the State Police, obtain and renew a 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. HB 869 has been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.

Apparently Cedric Richmond did not learn the lessons of New Orleans. It's time he learned the lessons of the polls. If you live in Louisiana (or if Mom'n'em do), contact the committee members below next week in Baton Rouge and urge them to oppose HB 869:

Chairman Danny Martiny

Rep. Alex Heaton

Rep. Damon Baldone

Rep. Beverly Bruce

Rep. Roy Burrell

Rep. Don Cazayoux

Rep. Charlie DeWitt

Rep. Eric LaFleur

Rep. "Romo" Romero

Rep. Jane Smith

Rep. Warren Triche

Rep. "Bodi" White

Rep. Ernest Wooton

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Blogger Cybrludite said...

If this passes, it'll be the final straw for me. I've already emailed the folks on the committee politely expressing my views & have made plans to store keep my affected firearms over in Mississippi until I can relocate to a non-banana republic state.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Dixie Amazon said...

Well said.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Firehand said...

Notice something consistent in these proposals(aside of idiocy)? They all say "If you own one of these, the police can conduct a warrantless search of your home any time they want".

Bastards don't give a damn about the Constitution at all, do they?

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is unconstitutional at best. I am not surprised, though. They always blame the chunk of steel rather than the person behind it.


11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

US President Tim Kalemkarian, US Senate Tim Kalemkarian, US House Tim Kalemkarian: best major candidate.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mhiggi says that only the dope dealers are not affected by this latest Nazi tactic.

9:53 AM  

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