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  1. nhop13

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    Check this out from an email I recieved from ttgidpa The following is a bill introduced in the AL state
    house (looks like it's in the judiciary committee),
    calling for registration of all semi-automatic and
    automatic firearms. I recommend that you get in
    contact with your state representative and tell them
    to NOT support this unconstitutional piece of garbage.
    Note the bill includes up to a $50 fee for registering
    EACH firearm. Remember registration is always the
    first step before confiscation!

    John David Williams

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    1 HB600
    2 87460-2
    3 By Representatives Todd, Rogers, Robinson (O), Dunn,
    Scott,
    4 Moore (M) and Hilliard
    5 RFD: Judiciary
    6 First Read: 05-APR-07

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    1 87460-2:n:04/04/2007:LLR/tj LRS2007-149R1
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    8 SYNOPSIS: This bill would require each person who
    9 possesses an automatic or semi-automatic weapon to
    10 register the weapon with the Department of Public
    11 Safety pursuant to procedures established by the
    12 department. This bill would define automatic or
    13 semi-automatic weapon. This bill would restrict the
    14 use of the information received from the
    15 registrants. This bill would provide for penalties.
    16 This bill would provide for the disposition of the
    17 fees and penalties.
    18 Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama
    19 of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the
    20 Official Recompilation of the Constitution of
    21 Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general
    22 law whose purpose or effect would be to require a
    23 new or increased expenditure of local funds from
    24 becoming effective with regard to a local
    25 governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote
    26 unless: it comes within one of a number of
    27 specified exceptions; it is approved by the

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    1 affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates
    2 funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to
    3 the entity for the purpose.
    4 The purpose or effect of this bill would be
    5 to require a new or increased expenditure of local
    6 funds within the meaning of the amendment. However,
    7 the bill does not require approval of a local
    8 governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to
    9 become effective because it comes within one of the
    10 specified exceptions contained in the amendment.
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    12 A BILL
    13 TO BE ENTITLED
    14 AN ACT
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    16 To require each person who possesses an automatic
    or
    17 semi-automatic weapon to register the weapon with
    the
    18 Department of Public Safety pursuant to procedures
    established
    19 by the department; to define automatic or
    semi-automatic
    20 weapon; to restrict the use of the information
    received from
    21 the registrants; to provide for fees and penalties;
    to provide
    22 for the disposition of the fees and penalties; and
    in
    23 connection therewith would have as its purpose or
    effect the
    24 requirement of a new or increased expenditure of
    local funds
    25 within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the
    Constitution of
    26 Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of
    the

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    1 Official Recompilation of the Constitution of
    Alabama of 1901,
    2 as amended.
    3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:
    4 Section 1. This Act shall be known and cited as the
    5 "George Amison Jr. Act".
    6 Section 2. (a)(1) Any person who possesses an
    7 automatic or semi-automatic weapon shall register
    the weapon
    8 with the Department of Public Safety pursuant to the
    9 procedures established by the department. The
    registration
    10 shall contain a description of the weapon that
    identifies it
    11 uniquely, including all identification marks, the
    full name,
    12 address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the
    owner, and any
    13 other information that the department may deem
    appropriate.
    14 The department may charge a fee for registration of
    up to
    15 fifty dollars ($50).
    16 (2) The department shall maintain the information
    17 received from each registrant in an automatic or
    18 semi-automatic weapon registry and information
    contained in
    19 the registry shall be released only to law
    enforcement
    20 officers.
    21 (b)(1) Failure to register an automatic or
    22 semi-automatic weapon is a Class A misdemeanor.
    23 (2) Notwithstanding subdivision (1), failure to
    24 register an automatic or semi-automatic weapon is a
    Class C
    25 felony if the weapon has been used by the person in
    the
    26 commission of a crime.

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    1 (c) The proceeds from the fees or fines received or
    2 collected by the department or any court under this
    act, less
    3 administration and processing costs, shall be
    deposited into
    4 the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Fund.
    5 Section 3. For purposes of this act the term
    6 "automatic or semi-automatic weapon" shall mean a
    weapon that
    7 shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily
    restored to
    8 shoot, a succession of bullets so long as the
    trigger is
    9 depressed or until the ammunition supply is
    exhausted or a
    10 weapon that fires a single bullet each time the
    trigger is
    11 pulled, without the need to manually operate a
    bolt, lever, or
    12 other firing or loading mechanism. The term does
    not include
    13 any firearm modified to render the weapon
    permanently
    14 inoperable.
    15 Section 4. Although this bill would have as its
    16 purpose or effect the requirement of a new or
    increased
    17 expenditure of local funds, the bill is excluded
    from further
    18 requirements and application under Amendment 621,
    now
    19 appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official
    Recompilation of
    20 the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended,
    because the
    21 bill defines a new crime or amends the definition
    of an
    22 existing crime.
    23 Section 5. The provisions of this act are
    severable.
    24 If any part of this act is declared invalid or
    25 unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect
    the part
    26 which remains.

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    1 Section 6. This act shall become effective on the
    2 first day of the third month following its passage
    and
    3 approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming
    law.
     

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  2. JMag

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  3. nhop13

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    I hope your right,as a side note all the sponsers are from Jefferson County.
     
  4. mossy500camo

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    We may be safe from crap like this. Every one of my State, local Reps. are all PRO Gun. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. evilghost

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  6. whiteknight3633

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    Thanks for the info. I just copied and pasted it into the forums of our local gun club so that all on that forum would be aware of it as well. Hopefully the more that know about it, the more our Reps phones will ring, snail-mail boxes will fill, and/or e-mail boxes will fill from those of us advising against proposed legislation like this.
     
  7. Vestri Vinco

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    emails sent and phone calls made.
     
  8. lwt210

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    According to the local news, this bill died a quick death in the legislature.

    The bill's sponsor conceeded that it was not such a good idea afterall.

    What an idiot.
     
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  10. Brass Nazi

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    NO BRASS FOR U!

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  11. nhop13

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    I'm glad this idiocy is dead , also cool to see Cooper on tv. If you don't know him he doesn't mince words.
     
  12. FireForged

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    Alabama is one of the last bastions of pro-gun-ness. We should always stay alert to new legislation but I dont think any bill like that would ever last 5min in the House.