Thursday, May 01, 2003

Sen. Lautenburg (D-NJ) of the Lautenburg Amendment fame is at it again. This time he wants to alter the Brady law so that no sales can be made without direct governmental approval while we are at a heightened state of alert. Current law allows a sale to got through if no word from the government has been given after 3 days. Lautenburg wants that 3 day cut-off to be eliminated unless we are at the lowest level of national security for 180 days straight. Since the attacks on the world trade center we have not fallen below the midpoint on the national security alert system, not even for one day. Lautenburg's proposed bill would also add restrictions & penalties for licensed gun sellers.

In a CNS article Jeff Johnson compares Lautenburg's proposal to Nazi gun laws.

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