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OT- HR4205, Anyone heard of it? (Bad legislation)

I was reading the Oct issue of "Old Cars" and in it found an letter on some proposed legislation buried in some appropriations package that can potentially have a very negative impact on military vehicle owners. According to the letter the proposal "would call for the registration of ownership of all tactical property that was ever contracted for or owned by the government...even the tech manuals for such." With the understood objective to confiscate or disable all such property. This would include JEEPS!, 4x4's, 6x6's...and thousands of autos and pickups. Also, parts of the legislation address all of the tens of thousands of collectible rifles, carbines, and pistols that were sold under the governments Civilian Marksmanship Program. The worst parts are suppossed to be in Sections 361 and 362 of Act HR4205.
Now before everyone thinks I'm some conspiracy wacko, I am just trying to check on the validity of this letter. I searched the internet but am not able to read the act itself (no Adobe Acrobat). I just wanted to know if anyone else has heard of this.
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Re: OT- HR4205, Anyone heard of it? (Bad legislation)

I did just read on the Military Vehicle Preservation Assn. site that they have successfully lobbied to remove one of the offending sections (361, regarding demilitarization of military vehicles). The second offending section, 362, about the tracking of military munition sales is still in the legislation. I still have not been able to read the actual text myself.

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Re: OT- HR4205, Anyone heard of it? (Bad legislation)

The word I got from Gun Owners of America (I'm on their email alert list) is that the bill is either dead or altered enough to be harmless at this point.

The net effect of it, for guns, would have been to seize back or render unusable all of the M1s and other weapons distributed through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

I hadn't thought of the implications for surplus military vehicles, but it would be pretty severe there too.

Face it. Our government doesn't trust us much anymore. Should the reverse be true?

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Re: OT- HR4205, Anyone heard of it? (Bad legislation)

Well I hope you're right. The bill itself is probably not dead since it is the DOD's appropriations authorization. But hopefully that part has been removed or altered enough to be harmless. Just another example the left-wing, liberals trying to seize our rights without letting us know about it. Thanks for the reply.
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