Thursday, June 23, 2011

HR 2252: A National Castle Doctrine?

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) has introduced HR 2252 on Tuesday. While the text of the bill is not available, the working title is "To protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide for the enforcement of such right."

This sounds almost like a national castle doctrine to me. We won't know for sure until the text of the bill is released.

Currently, HR 2252 has 18 co-sponsors including:
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5]
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5]
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44]
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2]
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17]
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4]
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2]
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11]
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5]
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24]
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11]
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7]
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10]
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15]
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12]
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2]
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2]
As soon as the text of the bill is available, I will post it. The bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

1 comment:

  1. The right to obtain part interests me. As I noted a few days back, it ought to be within the powers of congress to force shall-issue of permits to purchase and own, and probably to force shall-issue of permits to carry.