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Denying Firearms Act 2009 HR2159

Denying Firearms Act 2009 HR2159

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Published by Guy Razer
Yep...if you are on any secret list they can come and get your guns!! Or if the Attorney General decides on a whim....they have gone way too far!!
Yep...if you are on any secret list they can come and get your guns!! Or if the Attorney General decides on a whim....they have gone way too far!!

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I
111
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
H. R. 2159
To increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny thetransfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licensesto a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 A 
PRIL
29, 2009Mr. K 
ING
of New York (for himself, Mr. R
 ANGEL
, Mr. C
 ASTLE
, Mrs. M
C
C
 AR
-
THY
of New York, Mr. K 
IRK 
, Mr. M
ORAN
of Virginia, and Mr. S
MITH
 of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary 
A BILL
To increase public safety by permitting the Attorney Generalto deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspecteddangerous terrorist.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Denying Firearms and
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Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009’’.
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SEC. 2. GRANTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE AUTHOR-
1
ITY TO DENY THE SALE, DELIVERY, OR
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TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR THE ISSUANCE
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OF A FIREARMS OR EXPLOSIVES LICENSE OR
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PERMIT TO DANGEROUS TERRORISTS.
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(a) S
TANDARD FOR
E
 XERCISING
 A 
TTORNEY
G
EN
-
6
ERAL
D
ISCRETION
R
EGARDING
T
RANSFERRING
F
IRE
-
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 ARMS OR
I
SSUING
F
IREARMS
P
ERMITS TO
D
 ANGEROUS
 
8
T
ERRORISTS
.—Chapter 44 of title 18, United States
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Code, is amended—
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(1) by inserting the following new section after
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section 922:
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‘‘§922A. Attorney General’s discretion to deny trans-
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fer of a firearm
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‘‘The Attorney General may deny the transfer of a
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firearm pursuant to section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) if the Attor-
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ney General determines that the transferee is known (or
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appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in
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conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or re-
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lated to terrorism, or providing material support thereof,
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and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the
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prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection
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 with terrorism.’’;
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(2) by inserting the following new section after
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section 922A:
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‘‘§922B. Attorney General’s discretion regarding ap-
1
plicants for firearm permits which would
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qualify for the exemption provided under
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section 922(t)(3)
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‘‘The Attorney General may determine that an appli-
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cant for a firearm permit which would qualify for an ex-
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emption under section 922(t) is known (or appropriately 
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suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct consti-
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tuting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to ter-
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rorism, or providing material support thereof, and the At-
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torney General has a reasonable belief that the applicant
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may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.’’; and
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(3) in section 921(a), by adding at the end the
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following:
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‘‘(36) The term ‘terrorism’ means ‘international ter-
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rorism’ as defined in section 2331(1), and ‘domestic ter-
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rorism’ as defined in section 2331(5).
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‘‘(37) The term ‘material support’ means ‘material
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support or resources’ within the meaning of section 2339A 
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or 2339B.
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‘‘(38) The term ‘responsible person’ means an indi-
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 vidual who has the power, directly or indirectly, to direct
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or cause the direction of the management and policies of 
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the applicant or licensee pertaining to firearms.’’.
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(b) E
FFECT OF
 A 
TTORNEY
G
ENERAL
D
ISCRE
-
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TIONARY
D
ENIAL
T
HROUGH THE
N
 ATIONAL
I
NSTANT
 
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