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nhop13
04-20-2007, 17:43
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.
11
12 A BILL
13 TO BE ENTITLED
14 AN ACT
15
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.

JMag
04-20-2007, 18:04
Hasn't a snowball's chance in Hades...

nhop13
04-20-2007, 19:13
I hope your right,as a side note all the sponsers are from Jefferson County.

mossy500camo
04-20-2007, 22:53
We may be safe from crap like this. Every one of my State, local Reps. are all PRO Gun. Thanks for the heads up.

evilghost
04-21-2007, 20:33
Removed

whiteknight3633
04-22-2007, 14:17
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.

Vestri Vinco
04-24-2007, 08:15
emails sent and phone calls made.

lwt210
04-25-2007, 21:11
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.

evilghost
04-26-2007, 07:38
Removed.

Brass Nazi
04-26-2007, 15:05
http://www.whnt.com/Global/story.asp?S=6427941


There is a link on that page for you to see Dan Cooper's reactions.

Dan is the owner of Sand Mountain Shooters Club near Boaz.

nhop13
04-26-2007, 15:28
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.

FireForged
04-27-2007, 17:00
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.