GOA Action Notice - IMPORTANT

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Subject: Contacts To Congress Needed BEFORE Christmas
    To: "Marlin"
    From: "Gun Owners of America"



    Hold Your Horses... It's Not Christmas Yet!

    -- There's one VERY IMPORTANT action item before the holidays begin

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006


    Imagine this scenario. It's June of 2007, and the House of
    Representatives is getting ready to vote on renewing the semi-auto
    gun ban which sunset three years before.

    You've called your Congressman and asked him to oppose the gun ban.
    He assures you that he is with you, and in fact, he carries through
    with his promise and votes "no." But the ban still passes narrowly.

    The reason this scenario could occur during the next two years --
    whether it's the semi-auto ban or the Brady expansion act or a gun
    show ban -- is because the REAL VOTE for killing gun control will
    occur on January 4, 2007.

    On that day, the House of Representatives will vote for Speaker of
    the House. On that day, your Congressman will help determine which
    bills get pushed to the floor for a vote and, likewise, which bills
    will die in committee. That is the power of the House Speaker. That
    is the power that Nancy Pelosi will have, should she be elected to
    the top post in the House.

    And that's why Gun Owners of America is telling every Representative
    in Congress that GOA will be rating the vote for Speaker on January
    4. A vote in favor of Nancy Pelosi will be counted as an ANTI-GUN
    vote. A vote for Pelosi will be considered as a vote for gun
    control.

    The democratic congresswoman from California is rabidly anti-gun.
    She is an avowed socialist who is F- rated by Gun Owners of America.


    Consider that Pelosi was one of only 99 Representatives who voted IN
    FAVOR of gun confiscation in July. That vote saw more than 300
    congressmen cast their ballots to prohibit federal agents from
    stealing firearms from law-abiding citizens. It was truly an
    overwhelming majority who supported the Second Amendment rights of
    Americans.

    But in that July vote, Nancy Pelosi joined the hard core left in
    Congress to SUPPORT gun confiscation. She actually voted to let
    government agents burst into your home and steal your firearms!

    That's the woman who will be determining which bills will be voted on
    next year in the House of Representatives. Yes, there still may be a
    majority of congressmen who oppose the outright gun confiscation of
    gun owners' guns.

    But in Nancy Pelosi's new Congress, a bill to prohibit such gun
    confiscation will never see the light of day! She will decide what
    gun bills come to the floor.

    And that's why we need your help. Gun Owners will be telling each
    Congressman that the vote for the Speaker of the House is a "ratings
    vote." A vote for a gun grabber like Pelosi will be considered an
    anti-Second Amendment vote.

    But we need you to back us up on this. Tell them that you agree with
    this strategy. We're not asking that Democrats vote for a Republican
    for Speaker. To quote a common proverb, "Hell will freeze over
    before that happens."

    All we're asking is that the House does not elevate a committed
    supporter of gun confiscation to the top leadership spot in that
    chamber.

    This vote will be especially tough for some of the newly elected,
    so-called Blue Dog Democrats who campaigned as pro-gun before the
    recent election. But that's okay. Let's find out how pro-gun these
    new congressmen really are.

    ACTION: Please ask your Representative to vote NO on choosing Nancy Pelosi for the Speaker of the House. You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to
    send your Representatives a pre-written e-mail message. And, you
    can call your Representatives toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

    -----Pre-written letter-----

    Dear Representative:

    As a supporter of the Second Amendment, I am asking you to vote for a
    gun rights supporter in early January, when you cast your ballot for
    the Speaker of the House.

    And just to be clear... Rep. Nancy Pelosi is not a supporter of the
    Second Amendment.

    Thus, I will consider a vote for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker to be
    an anti-gun vote. Gun Owners of America has told me that they will
    be rating this vote, and I agree with them.

    Pelosi is a supporter of gun confiscation, as evidenced by her vote
    against HR 5013 last year, when she voted to let government agents
    burst into my home and steal my firearms in the wake of a natural
    disaster. More than 300 Congressmen -- an overwhelming majority --
    voted right on this bill. But Pelosi was part of the small minority
    that actually voted in favor of gun confiscation.

    She has truly earned her F- rating with the Gun Owners of America.
    She will prevent constitutional bills from coming to the floor and
    will do her best to push the most extreme versions of gun control.

    Given all of the above, I urge you to vote AGAINST Nancy Pelosi as
    Speaker of the House in early January.

    Sincerely,


    ******************************
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Mine has been sent not only to our Mississippi man, but also to my good friend in Congress from Alabama.
  3. Nighthawk

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  4. Yeah, I sent a letter too, Marlin, but alas, I don't think it will do us much good. That Neanderthal throwback is a shoo in for the Speaker's job. :mad:
  5. rosierita

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    sent from here!
  6. johnston3407

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    Thanks for the heads up!
  7. pickenup

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    We will see.
  8. southernshooter

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    Thanks for the warning Marlin
  9. ironsight65

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    Done. Thanks.
  10. Bruce FLinch

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    Sent from the Left Coast. It might take a Christmas Miracle!
  11. BIGBOOMER

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    I sent mine today.
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