GOA NOTICE Re:" DC Bill in SENATE

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    House Passes Bill To Repeal D.C. Gun Ban
    -- Action now needed in the U.S. Senate

    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, September 17, 2008


    Thank you so much for your activism!

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives opted to pass Representative
    Childers' D.C. gun ban repeal instead of the anti-gun bill sponsored by Del.
    Eleanor Holmes Norton -- which would have allowed D.C. to continue enacting
    gun control.

    The bill now goes to the Senate, but unless there is a ton of pressure put
    on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the bill will languish in committee.

    Thankfully, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is spearheading an effort to
    get a vote on the House-passed bill. She is asking her fellow Senators to
    cosponsor a letter which she will then deliver to Sen. Reid.

    The Hutchison letter points out that, "In DC v. Heller, the court affirmed
    that the District of Columbia's ban on ownership of handguns was an
    unconstitutional restriction on that right."

    After noting that D.C. has continued to deprive its residents of their
    Second Amendment rights for more than 30 years, the letter asks Sen. Reid
    "to ensure that D.C. residents do not have to wait any longer to realize
    their constitutional rights by allowing the full Senate to consider H.R.
    6842 before the 110th Congress concludes."

    (Norton's bill was the original HR 6842, but it now contains the Childers
    pro-gun language instead -- thanks in no small part to your efforts.)

    There are not many days left before Congress recesses for the remainder of
    the year, and Sen. Reid is expected to try to run out the clock on the D.C.
    repeal bill. That's why it's important to act quickly and contact your own
    two U.S. Senators.

    This is the last chance we have this year to put some teeth into the Supreme
    Court's decision in Heller. Gun Owners of America will score the signing of
    this letter in its upcoming congressional rating.

    ACTION: Please contact your two Senators and ask them to cosign the
    Hutchison letter to Senator Reid. You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative
    Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators
    the pre-written e-mail message below. And, you can call your Senators at
    202-224-3121 or toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.


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

    Dear Senator:

    I was happy to see that the House of Representatives voted for the Childers
    substitute language which will repeal the D.C. gun ban (HR 6842).

    I recognize that there is not much time left in the legislative session, and
    so I hope you will do everything in your power to pressure Majority Leader
    Harry Reid to bring up HR 6842 for a vote.

    Hence, I urge you to cosign by Friday the Hutchison letter which urges Reid
    "to ensure that D.C. residents do not have to wait any longer to realize
    their constitutional rights by allowing the full Senate to consider H.R.
    6842 before the 110th Congress concludes."

    Gun Owners of America will score the signing of this letter in its upcoming
    congressional rating. Please let me know how you intend to act.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************
  2. ponycar17

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    Sent... Thanks for the alerts Marlin!
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    Thanks for the link.

    Don't forget to read and take action on the Airport ban on concealed carry (in non secure portions of the airport) that is being pushed by the TSA. This is taking place in Atlanta and will affect ALL airports.
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