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The Back Door To Gun Control

January 31, 2009
American Free Press

Shortly before leaving office, President Bush managed to stick it to Americans one more time by signing into law a dangerous measure that makes it tougher for people to exercise their Second Amendment rights without fear of being tracked and monitored.

On Jan. 8, Bush signed the “NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” (H.R. 2640), which streamlines the process by which information on individuals prohibited from possessing firearms is transmitted by state and local government and federal agencies to the Justice Department-administered National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Advocates of the bill argued that it would protect Americans by keeping firearms out of the hands of violent lunatics, like the mentally disturbed young man who shot up the university in Blacksburg, Va., in 2007.

But supporters of the Second Amendment counter that the bill creates an atmosphere where Americans are considered guilty and must prove themselves innocent before they can own a firearm. Worse still, according to the bill, a “thought crime” conviction could even threaten your right to purchase or own a firearm. This would all happen administratively without you ever going before a jury of your peers.

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