Another Push to Ban Semi-Autos Coming Soon
-- Rep. Paul steps up in defense of gun owners
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Friday, May 23, 2003
Gun Owners of America has remained on the front lines of the gun
debate during the last two weeks, defending the right to keep and
bear semi-automatic firearms and magazines.
Last week, The Washington Post quoted from a recent GOA alert when
it reported on this issue.
And when CNN invited GOA to debate the semi-auto ban, GOA
Communications Director Erich Pratt sparred with a spokesman from
the Brady Campaign (formerly known as Handgun Control, Inc.).
At the grassroots level, GOA has launched a postcard/letter campaign
to put the heat on legislators and the White House, letting them
know there are millions of Americans who oppose infringements of
their Second Amendment rights.
But as the battle to block the reauthorization of the semi-auto ban
continues to wage within our own borders, a sinister effort
continues from without. In early June, the United Nations will be
sponsoring a global "Week of Action Against Small Arms."
"Small arms" as defined by UN documents refers to many of the
revolvers, pistols and rifles that millions of Americans already
Lawrence Auster is a Newsmax.com reporter who covered a similar UN
gun control conference in 2001. He says the disarmament agenda at
the UN is so blatant that it "unembarrassedly admits that it wants
to strip small arms from all non-government individuals [like you]
because the possession of such weapons allows people to oppose the
This upcoming disarmament conference is just another U.N. attempt to
pressure member states like the U.S. to adopt more stringent gun
And once again, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is stepping up in defense of
gun owners. He has introduced H.R. 1146, a bill to withdraw the
U.S. from the United Nations, and he is currently petitioning the
House leadership to schedule a vote on his bill.
"The U.S. House routinely spends 15 minutes re-naming post
offices," Paul said. "It should spend 15 minutes to answer the
question an increasing number of Americans are asking: Should the
United States continue to support the United Nations?"
Rep. Paul is sponsoring a citizen's petition drive in an attempt to
garner national support in favor of his bill. You can go to
to sign his petition in favor of H.R. 1146.
As the UN has been active in advocating gun control in
member-states, Paul's bill would do several things, including:
* Repealing the acts authorizing U.S. participation in the United
Nations, UNESCO, WHO, and other UN agencies, conventions, and
* Repealing the agreement authorizing the UN headquarters in New
York, throwing the UN out of government facilities, and revoking
its diplomatic immunity; and
* Prohibiting U.S. appropriations from supporting UN operations or
ACTION: Please go to http://www.Just15.org
and sign the petition in
favor of H.R. 1146. Rep. Paul's bill would preserve our sovereignty
and protect our rights -- especially our Second Amendment rights --
by removing us from under the UN's illegitimate jurisdiction. The
petition deadline is one month from today (June 23, 2003)
BAN GUNS ! MAKE THE STREETS SAFE FOR GOVERNMENT TYRANNY !
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