Another sneaky way to get gun control enacted.
It seemed so unbelievable that gun control would be included in subjects relating to education, so we checked out the document and found this article by the Liberty Belles to be true. Please pass the word.
The Act has 146 pages. It is called “Leave No Child Behind Act of 2003”. You can locate the gun control subject in Title XI. In calling Washington, D.C., we learned that this legislation has not yet passed (as of November 18, 2004). It is in the Finance Committee on the federal level. Look for the Act at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:H.R.936.IH:
No Child Behind: Backdoor Gun Control
by Jennifer Freeman
In an attempt to further their own agenda, while riding on the coattails of President Bush's popularity, congressional Democrats have introduced two bills that would eliminate a number of our remaining firearms freedoms, under the guise of being "for the children."
The bills are inappropriately named the Leave No Child Behind Act of 2003. The problem with this name is that President Bush signed into law an education bill known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is a blueprint that would hold educators and institutions accountable for providing a quality education. Any state that agrees to participate in the program will receive federal money to implement their education plan.
In contrast, the Leave No Child Behind Act of 2003 would ban private party transfers at gun shows, would ban the import of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, would require trigger locks to be sold with every firearm, and more. This is hardly a bill "for the children" as much as it is a sneaky way to pass gun control legislation that would otherwise be unpassable.
By taking advantage of an existing program supported by the President and the American people, the anti-gun congressional Democrats hope to dupe Americans into supporting an underhanded scheme that is as anti-American as it is deceitful.
Although the Liberty Belles is a non-partisan organization, it seems evident by this action that the Democratic Party, in general, has no interest in supporting the Second Amendment rights of Americans. To the contrary, they are actively working to eliminate these rights.
And so, we have elected influential government officials who cannot be trusted to preserve our precious freedoms. It remains our responsibility, therefore, to maintain an ever watchful eye on these officials and their various proposals. They must not go unchallened or ignored, but must be recognized and held accountable to their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
The only way we can really make a lasting difference is by voting for the candidates who hold our liberties sacred. If you have moved recently or are not currently registered to vote, please register to vote today. Make a difference that will last for generations.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF
Signed into law in 2002
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 contains one firearms regulation known as the Gun Free Schools Act of 1994. In general, this act requires a minimum of one year expulsion for a student who has been determined to have brought a weapon to school. The act contains a few provisions and exceptions. Highlights are as follows:
LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND ACT
Legislative bill - not signed into law yet
Unlike President Bush's education bill, the Leave No Child Behind Act is filled with a variety of gun control measures that have failed on their own merits. The bills include the following anti-self defense measures: