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NEW: Langevin Proposes Crackdown On ‘Deadbeat’ Gun Dealers

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin introduced a bill today to track down and punish what he calls “the most irresponsible” gun dealers in the country in an effort to reduce gun violence in America.

Know as “The Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act”, the bill would increase the power of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Under the provisions of the Act, the ATF would have the power to make sure that federal firearms licensees are staying in compliance with recordkeeping requirements by increasing the cap on inspections from one per year to three.

In addition, the penalties issues to dealers who intentionally misrepresent the facts about a firearm sale would increase and the Attorney General would be authorized to suspend a dealer’s license and asses civil penalties for firearms violations, including “failure to have secure gun storage or safety devices.”

“The vast majority of gun dealers, like the vast majority of gun owners, are responsible law-abiding citizens,” Langevin said. “We can protect their rights and livelihoods while taking sensible steps to address what should be the top priority of our gun laws: preventing the wrong weapons from getting into the wrong hands.”


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Quote: Alinsky's Rule 12: Destroy the Individual
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Comment: Mr. Langevin..... This legislation is obviously intended to be for harrassment purposes of a legal business owner...... If you can justify harrassment on this level then you should be submitting the same type of harrassment legislation that targets Doctors and Phamacy's responsible for overdoses of medications that fall into the wrong hands...... I think that pain medication you're on has finally burnt a hole into that pea brain of your's bringing your IQ to the level of Cicillini and Whitehouse.....

Comment #1 by Stephen Waldeck on 2013 01 15

This is part of the "gun grab" mentality, pass whatever we can now while emotions are high.
Firearms used at the Sandy Hook School were legally owned by the mother. This is just throwing stuff at the wall, that will inconvenience gun dealers, seeing if it will stick.

Congressman Langevin, as you know ATF is part of the Dept. of Justice the ones that ran Operation Fast and Furious, they allowed straw purchases of firearms that they knew would go to criminals.
Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry is dead because of this ATF operation.

Now you want to "increase the power" of the ATF with a new regulation that has nothing to do with the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Do you really expect us to believe you are doing this for our safety and not for political reasons?

Comment #2 by Wuggly Ump on 2013 01 16

Langevin "goes along to get along." President Obama hopped on gun control for ideological reasons, using the Sandy Hook tragedy as his opportunity. So Langevin figures he better get some legislation, any legislation, into the works so he can appear one of the team.

Comment #3 by Art West on 2013 01 16

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