Semi-auto Sunset: Final Round! Special Alert!

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  1. Admin

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    Just Five More Days Until the Semi-auto Ban Sunsets!
    -- But Brady Bunch making one last push on the House, Senate and
    Oval Office

    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:

    1. Ask President Bush to resist the efforts of police chiefs, who
    will be pressing him this week to reauthorize the Clinton semi-auto
    ban. A pre-written letter is provided below.

    2. Celebrate the approaching sunset of the semi-auto ban by buying
    another gun. While the gun being auctioned below is not a
    semi-automatic firearm, it is the actual gun that was used to save
    the lives of hundreds of South Africans from a terrorist attack more
    than 10 years ago.


    Wednesday, September 8, 2004

    Only five more days.

    That's all that is left until the Clinton ban on more than 180 types
    of semi-automatic firearms and magazines sunsets. The magic date is
    September 13.

    One of the most hated gun bans ever enacted will cease to exist. But
    not if the Brady Bunch has its way.

    Sarah Brady's disciples in the House and Senate are considering
    amendments to reauthorize the ban. And in the nation's capital,
    press reports indicate that dozens of police chiefs will travel to
    Washington this week to urge President Bush to renew the ban.

    In the House, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has vowed she will not let the
    semi-auto ban die without a fight. According to Congressional
    Quarterly, a Capitol Hill news service, McCarthy is threatening to
    offer semi-auto renewal language as an amendment to the Labor-HHS
    appropriations bill.

    Gun Owners of America is virtually certain McCarthy will be
    unsuccessful in the House, because Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX)
    is 100% opposed to this ban and is ready, procedurally, to keep her
    amendment from being offered to the spending bill.

    In the Senate, anti-gun Senators could be eyeing the intelligence
    reorganization bill -- implementing the recommendations from the 9/11
    commission -- as the vehicle of choice for a gun ban renewal.

    Again, Gun Owners of America has been working with Senate offices to
    make sure this doesn't happen. But please stay close to your
    keyboard in upcoming weeks; we will notify you of any anti-gun
    movement in the Senate. (Even after the ban sunsets, Congress could
    still pass a new law to bring it back.)

    Ultimately, the key to killing the gun ban in the House and Senate is
    to make sure that George Bush does not start asking both houses of
    Congress to send him a bill renewing the ban.

    You might remember that President Bush has indicated support for the
    ban in the past. That's the bad news. The good news is that, to
    date, he has not pressured the Republican leadership in either house
    to send him such a bill.

    But if that were to change -- if the President were to start asking
    Congress to send him a gun ban extension -- it is not inconceivable
    that the Republican leadership in either house might allow a vote on
    the noxious ban.

    For this reason, GOA urges you to remind the President that it is
    time to let the semi-auto ban sunset. The ban is unconstitutional.
    It doesn't take guns out of criminals' hands. And it should be sent
    to the trash heap.

    CONTACT INFO: You can use the pre-written message below and send it
    as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm on the GOA website.

    Anti-gun groups are encouraging their people to contact the White
    House on Thursday, Sept. 9. Please consider placing a call or
    sending a fax in addition to your e-mail. You can reach the White
    House at:

    Phone: (202) 456-1414
    Fax: (202) 456-2461


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

    Dear President Bush:

    The facts are in. The 1994 gun ban signed by your predecessor,
    President Bill Clinton, has NOT worked to reduce crime.

    The Washington Times reported on August 17 on a recent study
    published by your own National Institute of Justice. In an article
    entitled, "Ban of assault weapons didn't reduce violence," Jerry
    Seper quotes the NIJ as saying, "We cannot clearly credit the ban
    with any of the nation's recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed,
    there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and
    injuriousness of gun violence."

    This study reflects the results of two studies that were conducted
    during the Clinton administration. The Bureau of Justice Statistics
    found in 1993 and 1997 that military-styled firearms -- the so-called
    "assault weapons" banned in 1994 -- were used in less than two
    percent of crimes nationwide.

    In other words, these guns were never "weapons of choice" for
    criminals -- either before or after the ban.

    Please be clear about one thing: the guns banned by President
    Clinton are NOT truly assault weapons. They are semi-automatic
    firearms, which means the guns Clinton banned are not used by any
    military on earth. Soldiers use fully automatic machine guns; they
    don't settle for weapons that can only fire one bullet with each pull
    of the trigger.

    I hope you will resist efforts by an unrepresentative gaggle of
    police chiefs this week who claim that America's cops want this gun
    ban extended.

    Real cops, the ones who walk the "beat," oppose banning
    semi-automatic firearms. Over 90% of the officers polled by the
    National Association of Chiefs of Police in 1995 said the semi-auto
    ban will in no way stop criminals from getting these guns or
    magazines.

    And in an earlier survey, almost 90% of cops said that private
    citizens should have these types of guns to help defend the nation in
    the event of natural disasters or terrorism when the National Guard
    has been mobilized.

    I urge you stand with gun owners, to uphold the Constitution, and to
    oppose all efforts at extending this horrible gun ban. Thank you.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************

    Chance to Win a Freedom Gun
    -- Used in South Africa to Save Hundreds of Lives

    Charl van Wyk was at church on a Sunday night in 1993 when terrorists
    began spraying machine gun fire and tossing hand grenades into the
    ranks of the worshippers.

    Charl pulled out his Rossi .38 and -- from the back of the church --
    fired shots that ended up saving hundreds of lives, by police
    estimates.

    (The account of this incredible evening is in Charl's book Shooting
    Back which is carried at http://www.gunowners.com/books1053.htm in
    the GOA bookstore.)

    If you would like to bid on this gun, which is being auctioned for
    the next few days, go to:
    http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=22600537

    If the gun is won by a U.S. bidder, the winning bid (minus the actual
    value of the gun) can be receipted for a tax deduction, since the
    proceeds will go to a U.S. missionary organization (ITMI).

    Check it out today. This is a truly historic firearm!
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    My letter went upon receipt of the NOTICE from GOA.

    Everyone should respond.
  3. Admin

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    You bet'cha!

    Tac
  4. SouthernMoss

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  5. Tony Mig

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    Same here....I sent one to the Pres, and another to my congressman....
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