Gun Ban Alert

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Shizamus, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Shizamus

    Shizamus New Member

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    Gun Ban Scheduled in the House for November 5
    -- Ban would outlaw non-existing gun

    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


    ACTION: Please use the pre-written text below to help direct your
    comments to your Representative. The vote on the gun ban is
    scheduled in the House for Wednesday, November 5.


    Tuesday, November 4, 2003


    It's outrageous. The Republicans in the House of Representatives
    tell us they don't have enough time to pass a concealed carry bill
    or the Citizen's Self-Defense Act.

    But they have time to take up a ban on guns that don't even exist.

    H.R. 3348, which is scheduled for a vote tomorrow, would renew the
    unconstitutional ban on plastic guns.

    This firearm has never existed, and it may never. Yet the House
    will consider renewing the ban for another 10 years.

    If a totally plastic gun is ever developed, a ban will not keep bad
    guys from getting their hands on such a firearm any more than the
    other 20,000 or so gun laws keep murderers and thieves from getting
    their hands on guns now.

    Has the Congress taken care of real problems related to terrorism?
    Have they gotten the Transportation Safety Administration to arm
    pilots? Not unless 200 or so pilots (out of 100,000-plus) is their
    idea of arming pilots.

    The real answer to airport security is to arm the pilots. Had they
    been armed on 9-11, terrorists never would have tried to hijack
    those four planes.

    And how about forcing the TSA to hire the North Carolina college
    student, Nathaniel Heatwole, to instruct the TSA on how to tighten
    their "security" procedures at airports. Heatwole is the student
    who successfully smuggled boxcutters and other weapons on several
    planes. He was only caught because he e-mailed the Transportation
    Safety Agency about what he had done.

    But before the TSA is made to hire Mr. Heatwole, Congress should do
    something really useful, such as letting any pilot with a concealed
    carry permit to take a gun inside the cockpit so we can have
    effective homeland security. Obviously, we will never have armed
    pilots as long as Congress tolerates the TSA's mismanagement of this
    program.

    This is a serious issue. If Congress can exercise unconstitutional
    power to ban plastic guns, they can do the same with semi-automatic
    firearms.

    Please visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm RIGHT AWAY to send the
    pre-written message below to your Representative.


    ----- Pre-written message -----

    Dear Representative:

    I urge you to vote against H.R. 3348. This bill is
    unconstitutional, and it is a useless waste of taxpayers' money and
    of your time. Plus, the gun it purports to ban doesn't even exist!

    If a totally plastic gun is ever developed, a ban will not keep bad
    guys from getting their hands on such a firearm any more than the
    other 20,000 or so gun laws keep murderers and thieves from getting
    their hands on guns now.

    You have much more important things to do. Please, instead of
    wasting your time banning a gun that does not exist, force the
    Transportation Safety Administration to arm pilots.

    You might also spend your time getting the TSA to figure out how a
    college student repeatedly got weapons past the "security" points
    at airports and was only discovered because he sent an e-mail to
    the TSA.

    Perhaps that same student could help your own "security" screeners
    on Capitol Hill, since they were rather embarrassed by a staffer who
    inadvertently snuck past them with a toy gun that was part of a
    Halloween costume.

    Gun Owners of America will inform me how you vote. Please vote
    against H.R. 3348.

    Sincerely
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    This item was posted prviously in General Discussion under the thread entitled: Ram this down your rep's throat.

    It has been responded to by several, including me with extensive letters to not only my representative but also to my good friend and former representative in Alabama.
  3. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    Although, Shizamus did post it in the correct forum. :)
  4. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Personally, I think an alert of this nature should be posted in both forums. We are, afterall, supossed to be somewhat related to guns. :D

    Pops
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Agreed, Pops.

    I only meant it to point out that we already had many that had answered the plea for help. I'm glad that Shiz put it in here, too.
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