- From Chris Tisone <email@example.com 3-14-00
- This is regarding the link on the Sightings website.
I am writing to all concerned parties since they are the ones that started
this chain to provide some clarifications on the matter. I have also
included other interested parties that have access to larger mailing lists.
Confirmation of the bill can be found here. A full text of the bill can
be located at the main site by entering S2099 in the bill search box.
Please feel free to redistribute.
- Senate bill S2099 has far reaching implications beyond
the simple registration and taxation of handguns. The bill seeks to classify
these firearms as NFA weapons. NFA stands for the National Firearms Act
of 1934. The NFA created several classifications of weapons of which the
transfer is privileged, and thus subject to a special stamp tax. The original
classifications include machineguns, silencers and destructive devices
(20mm cannon, mortars, etc.) Although this bill seeks to modify the
Internal Revenue Code (Title 26), the IRS will not be responsible for its
enforcement. These matters fall to the BATF whose record of abuse is
legendary. (Anybody remember WACO?)
- If the BATF does not change its procedures, we can expect
the gun world to look like this:
- * Present gun dealers will not be able to buy or sell
handguns on a tax exempt basis. A $50 fee will be required on each
transaction. To handle NFA weapons, they will be required to upgrade
their Federal Firearms License to Class 3 status. This requires payment
of a special occupational tax of $1,000/year. While the license is
federal in nature, it is a federal requirement that local laws be
obeyed. This loophole would probably be exploited in states like California
through state licensing, zoning, etc. (e.g. We don't want any machinegun
dealers within city limits.) * For every pistol transfer, forms must be
sent to the BATF for approval. (i.e. Application to pay the transfer excise
tax of $50) Currently, approval for machinegun transfers takes anywhere
from a few weeks to a few months. * Do you want to have your pistol
customized? Although not technically a transfer, additional paperwork
will be required to be sent to the BATF to drop a pistol off at a gunsmith.
* Do you want to take your pistol across state borders? You will need
to seek BATF permission before doing so. * Since the numbers of pistols
in this country grossly exceeds the present number of NFA weapons, look
for the approval process to bog down and/or expanded BATF funding to be
requested. Believe me, this is one agency we do not want to see get larger.
* Possession of a pistol without a valid tax stamp is felony tax evasion.
(10 years and/or $10,000 fine for each occurrence.) By keeping careful
tax records, the BATF creates a de facto registration database and knows
the location of your pistols. If they are not there, it is presumed that
you have illegally transferred them. (Tax evasion.)
- * The process is subject to additional federal restrictions
in the future. For example, in 1986, legislation was passed that prohibited
an individual from paying the transfer tax on a machinegun manufactured
after May (?) of 1986. This has frozen the supply of machineguns eligible
to be owned by individuals. In reality, the supply shrinks every year
due to breakages, loss or guns simply being worn out. * If 25% of the 200
million firearms in this country are pistols, this represents a $2.5
billion tax in the first year alone. If the bill passes, they may well
waive the tax for initial registration just to get their hands on the
owner information. * Many less expensive guns will disappear due to this
excise tax and the new UPS policies of only shipping handguns overnight.
With sales tax, the additional costs imposed on a $300 pistol due to
its NFA status and the UPS policy would approach 40%. Many dealers
will also disappear, due to shrinking profit margins, overall disgust,
etc. * There may well be an impact on crime. At the federal level,
illegal possession of a pistol is a crime of the same magnitude as illegal
possession of a machinegun. If the penalty is the same, why not opt
for more firepower?*
- The First American Revolution was triggered by the Stamp
Tax Act followed by the government's attempt to seize militia weapons.
Interesting how a new stamp tax may well be used to the same end. We all
may have some hard choices to make before long.
- Sen. Jack Reed (D - RI) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 320 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
- WASHINGTON DC 20510
- You may call him at one of the following toll-free numbers
- Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000 (Introduced
in the Senate)
- 106th CONGRESS
- 2d Session S. 2099
- Latest Major Action: 2-24-00 Referred to Senate committee
- S 2099 IS 106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2099
- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require
the registration of handguns, and for other purposes.
- IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 24, 2000
- Mr. REED introduced the following bill; which was read
twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
- ----------------------- A BILL
- To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require
the registration of handguns, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by
the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America
in Congress assembled,
- SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the
`Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000'.
- SEC. 2. REGISTRATION OF HANDGUNS. a. HANDGUN INCLUDED
IN DEFINITION OF FIREARM- 1. IN GENERAL- Section 5845(a) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 (defining firearm) is amended by striking `and (8)
a destructive device' and inserting `(8) a handgun; and (9) a destructive
device'. 2. DEFINITION OF HANDGUN- Section 5845 of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986 (relating to definitions) is amended by adding at the end
the following: n. HANDGUN- 1. IN GENERAL- The term `handgun' means any
weapon (including a starter gun) which-- A. is designed to or may be readily
converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, and B. has
a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single
hand. 2. DISASSEMBLED PARTS INCLUDED- Such term shall also include the
frame or receiver of any such weapon, and
- any combination of parts from which a handgun can be
assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a
person. 3. EXCLUSION- Such term shall not include a firearm classified
as `any other weapon' under subsection (e).'.
- b. TRANSFER TAX IMPOSED ON HANDGUNS- Section 5811(a)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to rate) is amended by inserting
'or as a handgun under section 5845(a)(8)' after `section
- c. TAX ON MAKING FIREARMS IMPOSED ON HANDGUNS- Section
5821(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to rate) is amended
by inserting ', except, the tax on any firearm classified as
- a handgun under section 5845(a)(8) shall be at the rate
of $50 for each such firearm made' after `firearm made'.
- d. IMPORTATION POLICY CONTINUED- 1. IN GENERAL- Section
5844 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to importation) is
amended by adding at the end the following: "This section shall not
apply to any firearm classified as a handgun under section 5845(a)(8).'.
2. CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 925(d)(3) of title 18, United States Code,
is amended by inserting `(without regard to paragraph (8) thereof)' after
- e. SHARING OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION WITH STATE AND
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES- 1. IN GENERAL- Section 6103(o) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to disclosure of returns and return information
with respect to certain taxes) is amended by adding at the end the following:
'(3) TAXES IMPOSED ON TRANSFER OF HANDGUNS- Returns and return information
with respect to taxes imposed by part II of subchapter A of chapter 53
(relating to tax on transferring firearms) on any firearm classified as
a handgun under section 5845(a)(8) shall be available in an on-line format
for inspection by or disclosure to officers and employees of-- `(A) any
Federal law enforcement agency, and `(B) any State or local law enforcement
agency, whose official duties require such inspection or disclosure.'.
2. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- Section 6103(p)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986 is amended-- (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)-- (i)
by striking `or (o)(1)' and inserting `(o)(1), or (o)(3)(A)', (ii) by striking
`or (l)(6)' and inserting `(l)(6)', (iii) by inserting `or (o)(3)(B),'
after `(16),', and (B) in subparagraph (F)(i)-- (i) by striking `or (l)(6)'
and inserting `(l)(6)', and (ii) by inserting `or (o)(3)(B),' after `(16),',
and (C) in subparagraph (F)(ii), by striking `or (o)(1)' and inserting
`, (o)(1), or (o)(3)(A)'.
- f. TRANSITION RULE FOR NONREGISTERED HANDGUNS- 1. IN
GENERAL- Any person possessing any firearm classified as a handgun under
section 5845(a)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 not registered
in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record maintained by
the Secretary of the Treasury under section 5841 of such Code shall register
such handgun-- A. within 1 year of the date of the enactment of this Act,
or B. upon the transfer of such handgun before such 1 year anniversary
date. 2. TREATMENT OF REGISTRATION AS TRANSFER- For purposes of any tax
imposed by part II of subchapter A of chapter 53 of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986 (relating to tax on transferring firearms) on any firearm
classified as a handgun under section 5845(a)(8) of such Code, any registration
of such handgun under paragraph (1)(A) shall be considered a transfer of
such handgun. 3. NONAPPLICATION OF PENALTY- Section 5861(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 shall not apply with respect to the possession of
any handgun before the date of the registration of such handgun under paragraph
- g. PROVISION OF REGISTRATION FORMS- 1. AVAILABILITY-
To promote and assist compliance with the handgun registration requirements
under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended by this section, the
Secretary of the Treasury shall make available such registration and fingerprint
forms as may be required by the public for compliance with such requirements--
A. to State and local law enforcement agencies and facilities of the Department
of the Treasury throughout the States, the
- United States Postal Service, and such other agencies
- departments of the Federal Government as the Secretary
determines would aid in making such forms available to the public; and
B. through the Internet in a downloadable format. 2. SINGLE FORM- The Secretary
of the Treasury shall make available registration forms that allow an individual
to register the possession or transfer of more than 1 firearm classified
as a handgun under section 5845(a)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
on a single form. h. PROGRAM OF PUBLIC AWARENESS- Within 60 days after
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall
commence a program to broaden public awareness of the handgun registration
requirements under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended by this
section. Such program may include voluntary cooperative efforts with Federal,
State, and local law enforcement agencies and public service announcements
as deemed appropriate by the Secretary. i. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for
the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out the provisions of and amendments
made by this Act.
- j. EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section
shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. _____
- From: BOBWORN@aol.com Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 00:22:21
- FORWARDER'S NOTE: Well, I was waiting for the other shoe
to fall - and it has. But with an unexpected angle - getting the IRS to
register guns. I can just picture it now - the last questions on your 1040
45. "How many guns do you own" ?_________ 46. "How many
guns do you have registered" ?_________ And then the "hook"
- your warning under USC Title 18 Section 1001 .......Any false statements
made on this form are a violation of United States Law and subjects the
offender to $10,000 fine or 5 years imprisionment or both. This is the
hook that they got Al Capone on - Violation of Title 18 - 1001 - not boot-legging.....and
the beat goes on - ever closer to the New World Order. Sadly, Bob Worn
- http://TeamInfinity.com/~ralph/matrix.txt <- READ
& WAKE UP !!!
- THE FOLLOWING SHOCKING ADMISSION is from Sherman Skolnick:
[who happens to be JEWISH and a friend] _____
- Another very deep, dark secret of the 20th Century, is
how some Chief Rabbis---certainly not all of them---operated in countries
around Nazi Germany. In Poland, for example, these purported holymen were
the community bankers. The ordinary people not having local banks available,
such as in the U.S., they entrusted them with their money and valuables.
And these Chief Rabbis, too often, told their people, after the invasion
by the Germans, after 1939, "Shush, quiet, say nothing, get on the
train. The Germans want you to work on the farm".
- The ordinary Jews were fed these fairy tales. The trains
took them to places like Auschwitz where many perished, having been worked
to death as slave laborers for I.G. Farben and other Nazi indusry. Some
concentration camp survivors I have known in Chicago have given me eyewitness
accounts. They claim the grandchildren of these Chief Rabbis are big dealers
in real estate and other businesses in the Chicago-area, with the treasures
stolen by their Chief Rabbi grandfathers from fellow Jews, who naively
believed what they were told, and got on the train "for the farm".
- "You know who they are! Sue them! Expose them! The
hour is late. You are 80 years old. What are you waiting for?" I have
pleaded. My offer to volunteer my expertise on legal research has so far
not been answered or accepted. In vain, I want this particular Great Secret
of the 20th Century to be a matter of undisputed court record.
- sounds like someone needs to RECORD ALL this INFO by
ANY legal means before those in the know take this knowledge to the tomb.
This is CRITICAL INFO corroborating the dirty secret of jewish creation
of nazism, as in Eichmann being Jewish, Hitler being half Jewish, Goebbels
being 100% Sephardic Jewish etc etc see webpage:
- Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since
1963, founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing
certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders.
Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of one-hour,weekly
public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on Channel
21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed stories,
send $5.00 [U.S. funds] and a stamped, self-addressed business sized envelope
[4-1/4 x 9-1/2 #10 size] WITH THREE STAMPS ON IT, to Citizen's Committee
to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick, Chairman, 9800 South Oglesby
Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870. Office, 7 days, 8 a.m. to midnight, (773)
375-5741 [PLEASE, no "just routine calls]. Before sending FAX, call.
- "Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries
are protected by public incredulity."
- - Marshall McLuhan in his 1972 book 'Take Today' _____
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