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  1. Marlin

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    House Getting Ready to "Roll Over and Play Dead"
    -- Ask your Representative to insist on H.R. 800, rather than S. 397


    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


    Friday, September 9, 2005

    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is
    considering legislation to protect the gun industry from predatory
    lawsuits. What has not yet been determined, however, is which bill
    (House or Senate) will be voted on.

    You will remember that when the Senate passed S. 397 in July, it
    included two anti-gun amendments. But the House bill, H.R. 800, is
    free and clear of ANY gun control whatsoever.

    S. 397 provides for a troublesome study that could result in the
    BATFE concluding that almost all rifle bullets are armor piercing.
    Also, S. 397 requires the sale of trigger locks -- whether you want
    one or not -- with all new guns.

    The trigger lock measure is guaranteed to get worse in the near
    future. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who has promoted this bad idea, is just
    waiting for sales of gun locks to be required so she can come back
    for more -- namely, requiring you to use those locks and, thus,
    forcing you to "lock up your safety."

    Do you think Congress would never do that? Did anyone think that
    requiring seat belts to be in cars would result in laws penalizing
    those who drive without them?

    The anti-gunners are playing chess with us, and they are always
    looking several moves ahead. That is why it is imperative that we
    act today!

    ACTION: It is crucial that we tell the House leadership and Rep.
    Sensenbrenner that H.R. 800 is the only acceptable version of the
    lawsuit protection bill. Please use the letter below to ask your
    Representative to tell the House leadership and Rep. Sensenbrenner
    that S. 397 is unacceptable gun control.

    You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by
    visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers
    are also available).

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

    Dear Representative:

    I am alarmed that the House is on the verge of passing gun control in
    the name of protecting the gun industry. The House should ditch S.
    397 and use its own bill, H.R. 800, instead.

    S. 397 is gun control pure and simple. The trigger lock provision is
    no different from the requirement years ago that seat belts "just be
    in cars." We all know what happened later, however. Once the belts
    were in, it became a punishable offense not to use them.

    Anti-gun leaders are just waiting to do the same thing with my
    firearms. First, S. 397 will require them to be sold with all
    handguns, then at a future date, it will become a crime for me to
    have immediate access to my firearm for self-defense. But please
    understand that if I am forced to have a trigger lock on my guns,
    then they will be unusable during a moment of crisis.

    Why should American citizens be asked to submit to anti-gun
    amendments so that gun manufacturers can get special privileges? I
    want Congress to help gun manufacturers, but not at the expense of
    individual gun rights!

    Please tell the Speaker and the Majority Leader of the House that S.
    397 is unacceptable to gun owners. Instead, send H.R. 800 to the
    Senate or tack it on as an amendment to some "must pass" legislation.

    Also, please give Rep. Sensenbrenner the same message. S. 397 is gun
    control, and H.R. 800 is the only acceptable way to provide relief to
    the gun industry from predatory lawyers.

    Sincerely,

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    Gun Confiscations in New Orleans



    GOA has received reports that the confiscation of legally-owned
    firearms has commenced in New Orleans. In addition to denouncing
    this in the press, GOA will also be looking to draft legislation at
    both the state and federal level to preclude authorities from
    imposing ANY firearms restrictions during emergency response
    activities.



    This is expected to be a lengthy and arduous process. If you haven't
    joined GOA yet, please consider going to
    http://www.gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm and doing so to help in this
    endeavor.




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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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