GOA Alert HR 1022 Time to write

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  1. 22WRF

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    Far-reaching Gun Ban Would Cripple The Second Amendment
    -- McCarthy's bill to outlaw millions of guns

    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

    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    The Democrats are back in power and their anti-gun wing is trying to
    make up for lost time as far as gun control legislation is concerned.
    There are a number of bills that have been introduced already, but
    GOA will be there to meet every challenge.

    Right now, we need your help in beating back a reintroduction of the
    so-called "assault weapons ban," the infamous bill that
    outlawed many
    types of firearms based primarily on cosmetics, misinformation and
    scare tactics.

    The bill is HR 1022, and last month it was introduced by the Queen of
    Gun Control, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). Its 30 cosponsors
    comprise a list of the usual anti-gun suspects -- so we need to make
    sure that no pro-gun congressmen are duped into signing their names
    onto this anti-gun piece of trash.

    McCarthy entitled her bill the Assault Weapons Ban and Law
    Enforcement Protection Act of 2007, knowing these firearms aren't
    "assault weapons" and knowing the bill she is reintroducing does
    nothing to prevent violent crime -- since the guns in question have
    seldom been used in crime.

    McCarthy's bill would reinstate all of the now defunct provisions
    related to semi-automatic firearms and large capacity magazines. The
    manufacture and/or importation of many firearms would be prohibited.
    This would be paired with a strong ban on the possession or transfer
    of detachable magazines having moderate or larger capacities.

    Truth be told, HR 1022 is the old ban on steroids. Fourteen more
    guns are listed by name than in the '94 ban, and only one
    "dangerous"
    feature, such as a pistol grip, is needed to make a "nice"
    gun into a
    "bad" gun. The old ban required two "dangerous"
    features, such as a
    pistol grip and a folding stock. This distinction effectively
    expands the scope of the bill to ban a far broader variety of
    firearms.

    Since the U.S. Department of Justice has already documented that the
    previous "assault weapons" ban did absolutely nothing to stop
    violent
    crime, it is clear that HR 1022 is simply a direct attack on the 2nd
    Amendment rights of gun owners.

    More than 10 years ago, the anti-gun lobby and their friends in the
    media began waging a campaign to frighten people and convince them
    that the so-called "assault weapons" are rapid fire machine guns
    when, in reality, they are merely semi-automatic firearms that look
    different than traditional hunting rifles.

    This bill is designed to cripple the firearms industry while
    infringing on the rights of all gun owners. It is proof positive
    that the rabid, anti-gun members of Congress really don't care about
    stopping crime or saving lives -- they just want to take our guns
    away.

    What are the odds of this bill getting through the Congress? Who
    knows? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just gave Rep. Jefferson a seat on
    the Homeland Security Panel. Jefferson was the guy who had $90,000
    dollars of bribe money stuffed into his freezer.

    If the liberals now in control of the Democrat Party feel they are
    strong enough to get away with that kind of outrage, they may feel
    they can get away with passing a gun ban that does nothing but punish
    law-abiding gun owners.

    We must take seriously every anti-gun bill introduced in this
    Congress. But, at the same time, this bill is an opportunity to beat
    up those members of Congress who hate guns and will stop at nothing
    to eliminate our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

    If we can give them a good thrashing on HR 1022, we may be able to
    discourage them from bringing forth more bills like this. And that
    is why we need your help in beating down HR 1022 quickly, and making
    sure that none of the good guys get suckered into supporting this.

    ACTION: Please use the pre-written letter below to direct your
    comments to your Congressman. And circulate this alert to your
    pro-gun friends and family.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative a
    pre-written e-mail message. And, you can call your Representative
    toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

    ---- Pre-written letter to your Representative ----

    Dear Representative:

    I'm sure you are aware that Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has
    reintroduced, in the form of HR 1022, the Clinton semi-auto gun ban
    that sunset a couple of years ago. The Justice Department reported
    that the ban's impact on gun violence was small at best, and too
    small to be statistically valid.

    By contrast, states adopting concealed carry laws had significant
    decreases in violent crime while states and cities maintaining strict
    gun control laws continued to have the nation's highest rates of
    violent crime.

    I agree with Gun Owners of America that the only people affected by
    the so-called "assault weapons ban" of 1994 were law-abiding gun
    owners, manufacturers and importers. Clearly, this bill is nothing
    less than an infringement on the rights of gun owners. And we won't
    stand for it.

    The supporters of HR 1022 will be identified as anti-gun Congressmen
    and, hopefully, targeted for defeat at the next election. As your
    constituent, I urge you to oppose this or any other gun grabbing bill
    in the 110th Congress.

    Sincerely,

  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Sent mine to our Mississippi man and also to my good friend in Congress from Alabama.

    We are fortunate in that BOTH of these are "A" rated but I always send a letter of this type with a personal paragraph inserted. Incidentally, I ALWAYS get a reply from Alabama; frequently get one from Mississippi man.
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