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A press release from the Second Amendment Foundation:

GONZALES WANTS ARBITRARY POWER TO BLOCK GUN PURCHASES
SAF SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN

For Immediate Release: 5/1/2007

BELLEVUE, WA – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ troubling support of legislation that would allow him and future attorneys general the arbitrary power to block firearms purchases without due process is cause for him to step down as the nation’s highest ranking law enforcement officer, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

The bill, S. 1237, was introduced last week at the Justice Department’s request by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the most extreme anti-gunners in Congress. Called the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007,” this legislation would give the Attorney General discretionary authority to deny the purchase of a firearm or the issuance of a firearm license or permit because of some vague suspicion that an American citizen may be up to no good.

“This bill,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, “raises serious concerns about how someone becomes a ‘suspected terrorist.’ Nobody has explained how one gets their name on such a list, and worse, nobody knows how to get one’s name off such a list.

“The process by which someone may appeal the Attorney General’s arbitrary denial seems weak at best,” Gottlieb suggested, “and there is a greater concern. When did we decide as a nation that it is a good idea to give a cabinet member the power to deny someone’s constitutional right simply on suspicion, without a trial or anything approaching due process?

“We’re not surprised that General Gonzales has found an agreeable sponsor in Frank Lautenberg,” Gottlieb observed. “The senator from New Jersey has never seen a restrictive gun control scheme he did not immediately embrace, and S. 1237 is loaded with red flags. It would allow an appointed bureaucrat the authority to suspend or cancel someone’s Second Amendment right without even being charged with a crime.

“Attorney General Gonzales has no business asking for that kind of power over any tenet in the Bill of Rights,” Gottlieb said. “He took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not trample it. Perhaps it is time for him to go.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nations oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

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The press release can be found at; http://www.saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=223

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"This is an honest, honorable man, in whom I have confidence." - George Bush, on 4.23.07, in regard to Gonzales' testimony to Congress toward their lack of confidence in his performance and decision making
 

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The Library of Congress > THOMAS Home > Bills, Resolutions > Search Results

The text of S.1337 has not yet been received from GPO
Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from the Government Printing Office a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate. Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.

Source - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
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I didn't agree on the reasons people wanted him gone because of the firings, but this is a whole new ball game.
 

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Honestly...this is just more of the same from Gonzalez and the Bush administration.

I'm totally not surprised this has come along, and in a clever play of 'bipartisanship' they shopped it to a Dem to run up down field.
These people are smart, bright, motivated, and in their own right like the terrorists they chase are an enemy to American citizens and America.

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Nose Nuggets said:
i wonder from what local gun store 'terrorists' purchase their firearms.


"Guns, Drugs, and the CIA"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/gunsdrugscia.html

"How U.S. Arms and Technology Were Transferred to Iraq"
Ted Koppel - ABC NEWS Nightline Show # 2690 - Air Date: September 13, 1991
http://www.jonathanpollard.org/1991/091391.htm

'Iran-Contra Affair'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair

'Arms sales to Iraq 1973-1990'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_sales_to_Iraq_1973-1990

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Janq said:
Honestly...this is just more of the same from Gonzalez and the Bush administration.

I'm totally not surprised this has come along, and in a clever play of 'bipartisanship' they shopped it to a Dem to run up down field.
These people are smart, bright, motivated, and in their own right like the terrorists they chase are an enemy to American citizens and America.

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And I don't even want to say this, but sometimes you gotta wonder why there aren't more disappearances of people in govt. So many traitors we have.
 

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Nose Nuggets said:
fuckin touche my friend. very well played indeed

/golf clap


yep the CIA is everywhere - but at home


too much money to be made over seas
 

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Yeah, more scary semi-totalinarianism from the current administration.


And people think I'm a nut for not trusting the government.
 
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