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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Sen. Coburn Standing Alone In Holding Up The Veterans Disarmament Act
    -- Coburn needs your help right away!

    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

    Thursday, September 27, 2007


    "When the NRA and Chuck Schumer agree, that tells you it's something
    worth doing," Schumer said. -- The Associated Press, September 26,
    2007


    The quote above explains the problem we are facing. Both sides of
    the gun control debate -- with the exception of Gun Owners of America
    and many pro-gun groups at the state level -- are supporting the
    Veterans Disarmament Act (HR 2640).

    "Propelled by a rare alliance between the National Rifle Association
    and majority Democrats," the AP explained, "the legislation was
    passed in similar form by the House and would be the first major gun
    control law in more than a decade." Both sides are screaming for
    passage of this bill!

    But you should realize that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has been working
    with Gun Owners of America and, right now, is standing ALONE in the
    U.S. Senate to hold up this dangerous piece of legislation -- which
    is being pushed by the Queen of Gun Control in the House (Carolyn
    McCarthy of New York) and the King of Gun Control in the Senate
    (Chuck Schumer of New York).

    Consider what the above news report had to say late last night:

    "Majority Democrats in the Senate were poised as early as this past
    Monday to bring the bill to a vote until Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.,
    objected," the AP stated.

    Sen. Coburn understands that the bill is anathema to gun rights and
    will result in the disarmament of (potentially) millions of
    additional, law-abiding Americans. "Veterans, or any other American,
    should not lose their Second Amendment rights," he said, "if they
    have been unfairly tagged as having mental health concerns."

    Coburn gets it. He is absolutely correct in regard to his concerns
    with the bill. But why aren't other pro-gun Senators standing with
    him?

    Your help is desperately needed right now. Even if you have taken
    action against this bill in the past -- even the recent past -- we
    still need you to do so again. There are two important action items:

    ACTION ITEM #1:

    Please contact Senator Tom Coburn via his webform at
    http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCoburn.Home
    to thank him for his defense of gun rights. He's willing to fight the fight,
    but it will help him know that he has millions of gun owners standing
    behind him. (A pre-written letter is provided below to guide your
    comments to Sen. Coburn.)

    ACTION ITEM #2:

    Please use the second pre-written message to contact one of the other
    Senators who need to join Sen. Coburn in actively working to defeat
    the Veterans Disarmament Act -- just choose the one nearest to you.
    The Senators who need to hear from you, and their contact info, are
    as follows:

    Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana
    Webform:
    http://vitter.senate.gov/?module=webformIQV1
    Phone: 202-224-4623

    Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky
    Webform:
    http://bunning.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
    Phone: 202-224-4343

    Sen. James Inhofe
    Webform:
    http://inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
    Phone: 202-224-4721

    Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho
    Webform:
    http://crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
    Phone: 202-224-6142

    Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina
    Webform:
    http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
    Phone: 202-224-6121


    ----- Pre-written letter to Sen. Coburn -----

    Dear Senator Coburn:

    Thank you so much for standing up for the rights of gun owners! You
    are a breath of fresh air in an institution where senators often put
    the interests of their fellow legislators above the interests of the
    American people.

    Your defense of liberty is being noticed out here in the "hustings."
    And we are very grateful for what you've done in opposing the
    Veterans Disarmament Act (HR 2640). Please continue to stand strong;
    you have our support behind you!

    Sincerely,


    ----- Pre-written letter to Senators Vitter (R-LA), Bunning (R-KY),
    Inhofe (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID) or DeMint (R-SC) -----

    Dear Senator:

    I gather from press reports that Senator Tom Coburn is courageously
    blocking passage of the Veterans Disarmament Act (HR 2640). I know
    that you are a pro-gun senator, and it just seems to me that you
    should be standing beside him in actively opposing this bill.

    The Associated Press noted the "rare alliance between the National
    Rifle Association and majority Democrats." It also quotes the
    notoriously anti-gun Senator Schumer as saying, "When the NRA and
    Chuck Schumer agree, that tells you it's something worth doing."
    Well, I disagree.

    While the NRA does some good work in the areas of shooting
    competitions, firearms training, etc., THEY DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME when
    they support the Veterans Disarmament Act, which is being sponsored
    by Carolyn McCarthy in the House (HR 2640) and is being pushed by
    Chuck Schumer in the Senate.

    Please... please... please... stand with Senator Coburn in fighting
    this legislation. The bill is anathema to gun rights and will result
    in the disarmament of (potentially) millions of additional,
    law-abiding Americans.

    That is why the Military Order of the Purple Heart is opposed to it,
    having stated on June 18 of this year, that "[f]or the first time the
    legislation, if enacted, would statutorily impose a lifetime gun ban
    on battle-scarred veterans."

    Grassroots gun owners are opposed to it, too. So please do
    EVERYTHING you can to kill this bill. I hope you will contact me and
    let me know what you intend to do.

    Sincerely,
  2. berto64

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