Rep. Paul Letter to Pres. Bush Re: Semi-Auto Ban

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Admin, May 4, 2003.

  1. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Still No Presidential Response on the Semi-Auto Ban
    -- Rep. Paul needs your help to get Bush on the right side

    Gun Owners of America Alert!
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    "The president supports the [semi-auto ban], and he supports
    reauthorization of the current law" -- White House spokesman
    Scott McClellan (The Washington Post, 4-12-03)

    (Thursday, May 1, 2003) -- With President Bush refusing to recant
    his aide's statement on the semi-auto ban, pro-gun Rep. Ron Paul
    (R-TX) has stepped up to the plate in defense of gun owners.

    Paul is circulating a letter among his colleagues, asking them to
    sign their names in strong opposition to the Clinton-Feinstein-Schumer gun ban. Paul plans to send the Congressional letter to the White House in the near future.

    The Paul letter says that Congress is "thoroughly dismayed" by
    McClellan's statement, in which he said the President supports
    extending the ban on certain semi-automatic firearms and on
    magazines over 10 rounds.

    The President has remained mum on whether the spokesman accurately portrayed his position.

    Two prime backers of the semi-auto ban are Democrats Dianne
    Feinstein of California and Chuck Schumer of New York. Both
    senators were the original sponsors of the gun ban, which later
    passed narrowly in both houses. It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 -- but is scheduled to "sunset" in September, 2004.

    Senators Feinstein and Schumer have committed themselves to
    introducing legislation in the near future to make the ban
    permanent, and they recently applauded President Bush for his

    "We welcome your support and look forward to working with you to gain swift passage of this legislation," the two senators said in a letter to Bush. "With your assistance, we will be able to pass
    legislation to continue the ban and help make America's streets

    This is not the kind of support that President Bush should be

    In the letter Rep. Paul is circulating, he reminds the President
    that "a large and active part of our constituency supports the right to keep and bear arms. It will be a slap in the face to these
    millions of law-abiding gun owners if this White House and Congress support renewal of the semi-auto ban."

    Paul concludes the letter by urging Bush to "listen to the will of
    the people [and] keep your oath to defend the Constitution and do what is right."


    Yesterday, Rep. Paul began soliciting congressional cosigners for
    his letter. So please urge your Representative to sign onto this
    important correspondence.

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send the pre-written
    message below.

    You can also read the Paul letter at on the GOA website.

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

    Dear Representative:

    Rep. Ron Paul is currently soliciting congressional signatures for a
    letter that he will be sending to President George Bush.

    The subject of this letter is extremely important, as it asks him to
    pledge his support to help extinguish one of the most abominable gun bans in the federal code. The ban on commonly owned semi-autos and on magazines over a certain capacity is completely unconstitutional and is strongly opposed by millions of Americans.

    In fact, former President Bill Clinton has repeatedly stated that
    passage of the 1994 semi-auto ban cost his party control of the
    Congress. That is, many Representatives lost their jobs because
    they voted for this ban. And many gun owners will again take this
    vote into consideration when they go to the polls in 2004.

    I am urging you to please notify the Paul office that you will lend
    your name to this important letter. Gun Owners of America will be
    letting me know who signs on to the letter and who does not. Thank you.


  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

  4. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

  5. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
  6. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Done. Also discussed it with my good congressional friend by land-line!

  7. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Good going folks, & good on ya there Marlin![​IMG]
  8. riderbob

    riderbob New Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Just west of " You sure do live a long way from
    Semi ban

    Done !!

  9. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    Is there some way to find out who has signed so far?
  10. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2001

    I'm sure GOA will send along the final results and keep us
    up to date.

    As it comes in, I'll post it as usual!
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