GOA event in 1997 -WAGC
I was there, that was quit an experience!
GOA to hold Press Conference / GOF to host Seminar Luncheon
-- plus other odds and ends
by Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 321-8585, fax: 321-8408
(Thursday, June 26, 1997) In cooperation with the office of Representative
Helen Chenoweth (R-ID), two events will be held on Capitol Hill the
afternoon of Monday, July 14, 1997. Both events are free; GOA members and
supporters are invited to attend.
First, Gun Owners Foundation will present a seminar/luncheon. Members of
Congress and their Firearms/Judiciary Staffs will receive invitations.
Are women placed at risk by the new Lautenberg Act? Does a law that
supposedly protects women and children actually endanger those same groups? These
questions will be answered over lunch as the following speakers share
their knowledge and experience:
Dr. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp
Member Texas State House of Representatives
Survivor of the Luby's massacre in Killeen, Texas
President, Women Against Gun Control
Rebecca John Wyatt
President, SWARM (Safety for Women and Responsible Motherhood)
*Additional Speakers TBA*
Following the luncheon, Gun Owners of America will hold a press
conference. Its purpose will be to accelerate efforts to repeal the Lautenberg
Domestic Violence Gun Ban. As you may know, Rep. Chenoweth's bill (H.R. 1009) is
the only legislation currently before Congress which will repeal the gun
ban in its entirety. It is also the leading repeal initiative, as its 27
cosponsors will attest.
Rep. Chenoweth, GOA personnel, and representatives of several grass-roots
organizations will gather with members of the press to focus attention on
the issue. One highlight will be when Janalee Tobias, President of Women
Against Gun Control, presents Rep. Chenoweth with boxes of petitions in
support of the repeal -- petitions that many of you have signed. Note: if you
have not as yet signed the Women Against Gun Control petition, a cgi version
is at http://www.gunowners.org/petition.htm
on the GOA website. We will append your
personal information and any comment you care to make to a copy of the
petition and deliver it to WAGC. Men and women both are invited to sign. Help
make the presentation of the petition a visually exciting moment! If you do
not have web access, we will fax or e-mail you a copy upon request.
Any Second Amendment supporter who will be in the D.C. area on July 14 is
welcome to attend these events. However, space is limited. Please call
Jerry Tramontano at GOA headquarters (703) 321-8585 to reserve your seat if you
wish to be a part of this historic day. You may also RSVP via e-mail.