This is the most egregious bill yet.
Fail to renew "registration card" on time or if renewal is denied, all firearms get confiscated. "Fees" will also be authorized to be collected for each firearm registered. As I read it, this is on top of the fees for "rifle permits" and permits to carry pistols. There's a whole lot more in it that sets up peaceable citizens for serious prison time and loss of all firearms for mere inaction. If you don't have the money or you forget to renew on time....
Sec. 40. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) When a decision to deny an application to register, to renew a registration card or to revoke a registration card becomes final, the applicant or registrant shall immediately surrender to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection the firearm for which the applicant was denied registration or renewal or for which the registration card was revoked.
(b) If an applicant or registrant fails to surrender his or her firearm to the department after he or she receives notice that the decision to deny an application to register, to renew a registration card or to revoke a registration card becomes final, the department shall retrieve the firearm within forty-eight hours.
Sec. 41. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Registration cards shall expire automatically one year after the date of issuance. To apply for renewal of a registration card, the registrant shall complete an application for registration as described in section 35 of this act.
(b) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall mail renewal notices to each registrant at least ninety days prior to expiration of the registration card. Applications for renewal shall be received by the department sixty days prior to the expiration of the current registration card.
(c) The renewal process for all registrants shall include a background check, as provided in section 36 of this act.
(d) The department shall follow the procedures of section 37 of this act in approving or denying the application for renewal.
There is enough in here to spin our wheels for weeks. One more though -- Say goodbye to any body armor that you acquired legally (the old law required that it be purchased face to face in this state). This bill makes the mere possession of body armor illegal as of July 1, without regard to the prior legal acquisition.
Section 24 (page 36)
(a) A person is guilty of criminal possession of body armor when such person knowingly possesses body armor.
The content in brackets to the right of that is current law and being stricken from this amendment.
We are going to need a tidal wave of support to hammer them.
Probably not. A true ex post facto law makes illegal today that which you did yesterday. This makes illegal tomorrow, your continued possession of body armor that you purchased yesterday. Instead, consider this a "taking."
Sounds like all of this would make OC extremely difficult if it passes.
Sounds like all of this would make OC extremely difficult if it passes. Maybe people's firearms will have boating accidents en masse?
...and lose your right to carry.