The Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act (H.R. 45) is a bill pending in
the 111th United States Congress. The bill was introduced on January 6, 2009 by Representative
Bobby Rush of Illinois. In 1969, Bobby Rush, co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party,
served six months in prison for felony possession of firearms.
The main objective of the bill is to provide for stricter gun control. A person would be
prohibited by law from possessing a firearm unless approved by a state-run system or having
been issued a license that would have to be renewed every five years within thirty days of
the expiration date.
The Attorney General would set up a tracking system of all sales with dealers having
to be licensed. Production figures of each licensed manufacturer would be made public.
If passed, the bill would require all current handgun and semi-automatic firearms owners
to become certified by the Attorney General within two years or risk losing their private
property and/or be considered a "criminal" for possession of a firearm without a license.
To see a complete version of this breakdown of H.R. 45 go to
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