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I am responding to the individual who questioned the validity of the statements on the Background Check bill that failed in the Senate in my letter that ran May 3. The only mistake that I made was listing the section as 922 when the proper section was 122(t)(4). I have copied the exact wording as it is written. It obviously it does not name Eric Holder in the section of the bill as it needs to apply to whoever the attorney general is at any given time. The following is the exact wording:
“‘(4)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Attorney General may implement this subsection with regulations.
“(B) Regulations promulgated under this paragraph--
“(i) shall include a provision setting a maximum fee that may be charged by licensees for services provided in accordance with paragraph (1); and
“(ii) shall include a provision requiring a record of transaction of any transfer that occurred between an unlicensed transferor and unlicensed transferee accordance with paragraph (1).’.
The key wording above is “The Attorney General may implement this subsection with regulations” gives the attorney general the authority to set a maximum fee for services. If anyone does not believe the Attorney General, (Eric Holder) will abuse this section, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Arizona. If he can set a maxium fee he can also set a minimum fee
The other section is also copied directly from the proposed Background Check bill and is as follows:
“SEC. 123. LOST AND STOLEN REPORTING.
“(a) In General- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end--
“(aa) It shall be unlawful for any person who lawfully possesses or owns a firearm that has been shipped or transported in, or has been possessed in or affecting, interstate or foreign commerce, to fail to report the theft or loss of the firearm, within 24 hours after the person discovers the theft or loss, to the Attorney General and to the appropriate local authorities.’.
“(b) Penalty- Section 924(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
“(B) knowingly violates subsection (a)(4), (f), (k), (q), or (aa) of section 922;”
I stand by my prior statement that you published in your editorial section on Friday, May 3.