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Questions about firearms on census?
By Al Johnson


August 08, 2009

Editor Sitnews,

I have been asking Senator Murkowski's office for a copy of the forthcoming census format or confirmation that there are question(s) regarding firearms on the form, and that the question of being a honest US.Citizen is not.

I have found the subject of consequence regarding the census on a internet website and reflect it below.

The subject of firearms is not pertinent to the purpose of the census. The second has a huge importance if we are addressing the subject of illegal immigrants.

Both my wife and I are willing to pay the $100.00 fine should either of these items are found to be true when presented by the census taker.

Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers

(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.

Al Johnson
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 08, 2009 - Published August 08, 2009


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