Gonzales Wants Arbitrary Power To Block Gun Purchases; Saf Says He Should Resign

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  1. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Goldsboro, NC
    You have to watch these nimrods like children:mad:

    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.”
  2. charagrin

    charagrin Former Guest

    Mar 6, 2007
    Indeed, thats is the whole point of democratsy. To NOT allow any one person control of another without due reason. And a vague "He might be a bad guy so dont allow him his rights" rule wouldnt last long. After awhile anyone the Controller doesnt like or has ever had a problem with wont be able to get a gun or anything gun related.:mad:

  3. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Lautenberg should not even be a senator except for the breaking of the law by the left leaning NJ supremes. They pulled a real fast one to get him on the ballot. Someone please explain to me again how we should not fear liberal dems and their agenda? Please explain how anyone with any integrity can trust a dem?
  4. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Does anyone in Washington know anything about our Constitution????
  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
  6. Havoc

    Havoc New Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Gonzales is proving once again to be a complete moron. I could see NON-CITIZENS maybe. He's lost all credibility.
  7. Now Gonsales has worn out his welcome. Pandering to the Libs. :mad:
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