GOA ACTION REQUEST - Important

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    As A Rabidly Anti-gun Executive Takes His Oath Of Office...
    There is some good news for gun owners

    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

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009


    "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...."

    As our new President takes his oath of office today, the war against
    our rights is soon to begin. In fact, it has already begun, as Obama's
    choice for Attorney General (Eric Holder) is one of the most anti-gun
    picks that he could have made.

    As we mentioned in last week's alert, Holder supported policies --
    during his tenure in the Clinton administration -- that were aimed at
    driving the nation's gun dealers and manufacturers out of business. As
    part of an Obama administration, he will have even more power to
    continue his war against gun owners.

    At lot has happened since you received our alert last week. GOA was
    asked by the Judiciary Committee to testify at the Senate hearings on
    Eric Holder, as we were the ONLY national gun group that has told
    Senators we will rate their vote on confirming Holder.

    We also "hammered" one of the Republican members of the
    Judiciary Committee -- Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah -- in his home state
    after he announced his support of the Holder nomination.

    Last week, GOA issued a stinging alert and mobilized its members in the
    state of Utah after The Hill reported on January 12 that Hatch
    "will support Eric Holder's nomination for attorney general,
    giving him a major boost toward confirmation."

    GOA is never timid about putting the heat on faltering legislators, no
    matter what their party affiliation. Strangely, GOA was disinvited
    from appearing before the Judiciary Committee, and not allowed to
    present testimony.

    Well, the Committee might try to squelch our voice, but they cannot
    squelch yours. Your Senators have to answer to you -- and they need to
    hear that an Attorney General who just argued (in the DC v. Heller
    case) that there is no individual right to keep and bear arms does NOT
    deserve to be confirmed.

    Please take the recommended action suggested below, even if you have
    already contacted your Senators. This is just too important.

    And now for some good news... Bush commutes the sentences of Ramos and
    Compean!

    You might remember that, last month, GOA and its members issued a
    strong plea to President Bush, urging him to pardon Ignacio Ramos and
    Jose Antonio Compean -- two Border Patrol agents who were sentenced to
    ten years in prison in 2007 for shooting a smuggler. Their conviction
    was fraudulent, as there is no such crime as "using a gun in a
    federal crime."

    Because this precedent could greatly impact all gun owners, GOA got
    involved in this case and submitted amicus briefs in the courts. If
    the feds can prosecute its own agents on trumped up charges for
    "using" a gun in a crime, then why not also a mom or dad who
    is driving their kids through a gun free school zone while armed?

    Well, good news arrived yesterday when President Bush -- as one of his
    last acts in office -- listened to GOA members and commuted the two
    agents' sentences! We wish a full pardon had been granted, erasing
    their felony conviction, but at least they will be home soon with their
    families.

    ACTION: Please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the
    pre-written e-mail message below.


    ----- Prewritten Letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    I urge you to vote AGAINST Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General.

    Holder has been a long-time gun control activist. Most recently, he
    joined 12 other former Justice Department officials in SUPPORTING the
    DC gun ban and arguing the Second Amendment does NOT protect an
    individual right.

    Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled against Holder in the DC v. Heller
    case. But this is a man who will try any means to enforce gun control.

    Remember his attempts -- as an official in the Clinton Administration
    -- to make an end-run around Congress and use the courts (through
    litigation) to impose gun control? He strongly approved of the HUD
    lawsuits against the gun industry, where through a system of extortion,
    HUD only promised to drop the lawsuits if gun makers would impose
    certain gun restrictions.

    Eric Holder is tremendously out of step with the American people. In
    February, 2008, a USA Today/Gallup poll reported that 73% of all
    Americans support the INDIVIDUAL right to keep and bear arms. Eric
    Holder is in the extreme minority. Please don't vote to put him into a
    position where he will be able to use the force of government to
    discourage gun ownership in America.

    Please vote NO on Eric Holder for Attorney General.

    Sincerely,


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    What's Your Current GOA Status?

    Obviously, we now face years of invigorated attacks on our gun rights.
    Shutting down gun shows, prohibitions on specific calibers, another
    semi-auto ban, and the anti-gun extremists' Holy Grail of mandatory
    federal licensing and registration of all gun owners -- these are just
    some of the horrors that we already know we'll have to defeat head-on.

    It can't be done without every single voice being counted. That's why
    we are asking you to consider making the commitment of becoming a Gun
    Owners of America Life Member. By doing so, you put the politicians on
    notice that neither you nor GOA is going away -- that no matter who's
    in the White House, there is always going to be a solid wall of
    resistance.

    Now is a perfect time to come a Life Member. In addition to providing
    GOA an infusion of much-needed funds, you can take advantage of a free
    firearms inventory software promotion.

    And if you aren't a GOA member at all, isn't it time you became one? Or
    maybe you are a current member and can't commit to Life at this time,
    but could spare another small additional donation. In those instances,
    the free software also applies... because GOA is doing all it can at
    this time to line up the troops for the battles that surely must be
    fought.

    Please go to http://www.gunowners.org/ordercs.htm to upgrade your
    participation in GOA.


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  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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    sent to one senator, other one not accepting email at this time.
  3. cutter

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    Sent to both of my senator's! Have been e-mailing a lot since election. Holder is a very scary person as is most of his picks!!! We may have to ban together!!!
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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