Important GOA Alert!!!

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  1. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

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    Gun Owners of America Alert***
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Problems With Attorney General Nomination--
    AG-nominee Backs Semi-auto Ban;
    -- Gonzales tells Senate he supports gun control


    Tuesday, January 25, 2005


    Testifying before the U.S. Senate last week, Alberto Gonzales
    announced he supports President Bush's position on the semi-auto ban.

    "The president has made it clear that he stands ready to sign a
    reauthorization of the federal assault weapons ban if it is sent to
    him by Congress," Gonzales said. "I, of course, support the
    president on this issue."

    While some might be tempted to give Gonzales a "pass" since he was
    parroting his boss' position, Gonzales went even further, indicating
    that gun control was a heart-felt position of his own.

    He spoke of his brother, who is a Houston SWAT officer, and said, "I
    worry about his safety and the types of weapons he will confront on
    the street." Hence, he supports a prohibition on semi-automatics
    that, in truth, only amounts to a ban on ugly guns.

    GOA activists are certainly aware of the fact that President Bush has
    repeatedly trumpeted his support for the Clinton semi-auto ban which
    expired last September. But every time Bush has opened his mouth on
    this issue, GOA activists have led the way in bombarding the White
    House.

    And that is why it is VERY important that gun rights supporters take
    the President to the "political woodshed" once again. No, we
    probably won't change his mind on this issue. But if we barrage his
    office with phone calls, faxes and e-mails, it is very possible that
    we will increase his reluctance to push the ban.

    Most likely, our stiff opposition in the past has already
    accomplished this. A frequent complaint during the campaign last
    year was that Bush was doing very little to press Congressional
    Republicans to send him gun ban legislation.

    Remember the third presidential debate last year? Bush was asked,
    "You said if Congress would vote to extend the ban on assault
    weapons, that you'd sign the legislation, but you did nothing to
    encourage Congress to extend it."

    Yes, maybe Bush was trying to have it both ways. But your outspoken
    opposition to the ban has certainly not hurt our efforts to restrain
    the President from pushing it.

    So please make sure you contact President Bush. While some might
    think that an anti-gun Attorney General is limited in the amount of
    damage he can inflict upon the Second Amendment, we can be sure that
    his position on critical court cases could affect our gun rights for
    generations to come.

    Remember that it was former Attorney General, John Ashcroft, who
    opposed us on the important Emerson case that came before the Supreme
    Court not too long ago. A Fifth Circuit District Court had initially
    ruled in favor of Second Amendment rights, arguing that a federal gun
    statute was unconstitutional -- the law disarmed citizens who were
    not guilty of any crime or had not been convicted by any jury. After
    the Appeals Court reversed the decision, Dr. Emerson appealed to the
    Supreme Court.

    While the Supremes refused to hear the case, gun owners did not fail
    notice that General Ashcroft was in full support of how the Emerson
    case was ultimately decided -- thus, putting him in total support of
    the federal gun restrictions.

    Not only that, but the Ashcroft-led Justice Department also opposed
    gun owners in the Silveira semi-auto ban case and the Lamar Bean
    case.

    All of this to say, it is imperative that we speak out once again --
    if for no other reason than to remind President Bush there are
    millions of gun owners that he, and his party, cannot afford to take
    for granted.

    ACTION: Please contact President Bush and express your outrage that
    he would nominate an Attorney General who supports a federal ban on
    semi-automatic firearms.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written e-mail
    message to President Bush. To call or snail mail the President
    regarding the semi-auto ban, you can use the following contact info:

    President George Bush
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20500
    Fax: 202-456-2461 or 202-456-1907
    Phone: 202-456-1414

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

    Dear President Bush:

    I am very disappointed that you would nominate an anti-gun Attorney
    General such as Alberto Gonzales. He supports the Clinton ban on
    semi-automatic firearms, and I think that's a travesty.

    Please realize that you were reelected President, in large part,
    because gun owners opposed the cockeyed positions of your opponent.
    I would expect to see a bigger difference between the two of you when
    it comes to Second Amendment issues.

    In the future, I hope you will use the Second Amendment as a litmus
    test in nominating candidates who oppose gun control when filling
    important administrative and judicial positions.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************
  2. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

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    Sent my message to Pres. Bush yesterday.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I, too, sent my message yesterday upon receiving my "Alert" from GOA.
  4. SouthernMoss

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  5. rosierita

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    sent mine too. ;) (& emailed a few friends. :D )
  6. dge479

    dge479 New Member

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    I will do that too.
  7. dge479

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    Done deal !!!
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