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GOA IMMEDIATE ACTION Notice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Bush Summit To Discuss Solutions For School Violence
    -- Great opportunity for GOA to show politicos facts, not emotions

    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, October 10, 2006

    After three fatal school shootings in a week, President Bush has told
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Education Secretary Margaret
    Spellings to come up with solutions to addressing the problem in our
    nation's schools. Specifically, the meetings -- which begin this
    week -- will host educators and law-enforcement officials from around
    the country.

    They are charged with reviewing security procedures around our
    nation's schools to help prevent campus-based violence.

    GOA has a great opportunity to show the President and others how to
    stop gun violence on school grounds. Of course, it's inevitable that
    the gun issue is going to come up. The media is already clamoring
    for that.

    "There is a link in these killings," opined The Charlotte Observer.
    "A gun was used." So, we need more gun control, the paper's editors
    say.

    The Charlotte Observer is not alone. And that's why it is important
    that the gun owning community present evidence showing how we can
    make our schools safer. As GOA pointed out last week:

    1. No amount of gun control would have stopped Charles Carl Roberts
    from acquiring guns to commit his atrocity. Roberts had a clean
    record and would have passed any and every background check.

    2. The so-called "gun free school zones" have to go. Such
    disarmament zones never stop bad guys from taking guns into a
    restricted area. In fact, statistics show that the jurisdictions
    that ban guns tend to be the same areas with the highest murder or
    crime rates (Washington, D.C., England, etc.).

    3. The only school shootings that have been stopped prematurely were
    ended because law-abiding citizens had guns -- such as in Pearl
    Mississippi (1997) and at the Appalachian School of Law (2002), where
    faculty and responsible adults were able to bring their own defensive
    firearms to bear. This is an idea that Americans support, as 85% of
    the American public find it appropriate for a principal or teacher to
    use "a gun at school to defend the lives of students" in stopping a
    school massacre (Research 2000 Poll).

    To this end, Wisconsin state representative, Frank Lasee, will be
    introducing legislation to allow teachers or principals to defend
    students with guns. GOA has already appeared on MSNBC and other
    media outlets to plug Lasee's bill.

    This summit is a great opportunity to invite groups like GOA to
    present the facts above and give concrete solutions for how to combat
    school violence in our nation's schools.

    ACTION: Because the subject of gun control is destined to arise at
    the summit this week, please urge President Bush and Education
    Secretary Margaret Spellings to invite gun groups like GOA and the
    NRA to present the real facts regarding gun ownership in this
    country. They need to see that arming teachers and principals is a
    solution that works and is supported by 85% of the American public.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send Bush and Spellings a
    pre-written e-mail message. You can also reach them at:

    PRESIDENT BUSH
    Comments: 202-456-1111
    Switchboard: 202-456-1414
    FAX: 202-456-2461
    E-Mail: president@whitehouse.gov

    SECRETARY SPELLINGS
    Phone: 202-401-3000
    FAX: 202-401-0596
    E-Mail: margaret.spellings@ed.gov


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

    Dear

    I hope that you will strongly consider giving groups like Gun Owners
    of America a seat at the table when the school violence summit
    commences this week. Because the subject of gun control is destined
    to arise at this summit, gun groups will be able to present the real
    facts regarding gun ownership in this country -- facts such as the
    following:

    First, banning guns in school zones has failed. Criminals don't obey
    the laws and will always manage to get firearms. Putting a "gun free
    zone" sign on the front of a school only emboldens criminals who love
    disarmed victims.

    Second, the only school shootings that have been stopped prematurely
    were ended because law-abiding citizens had guns -- such as in Pearl
    Mississippi (1997) and at the Appalachian School of Law (2002), where
    faculty and responsible adults were able to bring their own defensive
    firearms to bear.

    Third, at least one legislator has already stepped forward to allow
    teachers and principals to use guns in self-defense. This is an idea
    that Americans support, as 85% of the American public find it
    appropriate for a principal or teacher to use "a gun at school to
    defend the lives of students" in stopping a school massacre (Research
    2000 Poll).

    I also hope you will do everything in your power to urge Congress to
    repeal the ineffective Gun Free School Zones law. Thank you.

    Sincerely,


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  2. Marlin

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    thanks for the heads up marlin! i hadnt checked my mail yet today..

    taken care of from this house too.
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    sent and joined GOA
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    Sent them out. Hope it does some good.
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    Just sent them out, thanks for the heads up Marlin
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    Done, thanks for the notice.
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