Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin, May 16, 2007.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*


    Dingell, McCarthy, Working on 'Compromise' Gun Bill

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

    "The Gun Owners of America [has] already launched a public campaign
    to block the legislation that the NRA supports, warning that the
    proposal could 'block millions of additional, honest gun owners from
    buying firearms.'" -- Newsweek, April 24, 2007


    1. It is imperative that you contact your Representative immediately
    and urge him to oppose the McCarthy/Dingell bill. A "compromise"
    [read: gun control] deal is in the works and all legislators --
    especially those who are pro-gun -- need to hear from gun owners
    right away.

    GOA members have received a mailing from us within the past week,
    asking them to send postcards to their U.S. Senators. It is
    IMPERATIVE that you mail those postcards in. We want to increase the
    heat on these legislators by deluging them with thousands of
    postcards. Now, once you've sent in those postcards, we would ask
    you to e-mail the specially-tailored message that is included below
    along with contact information.

    2. Please circulate this alert to all your pro-gun friends and
    family, and encourage them to take action as well.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    Anti-gun Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) continues his assault on American
    gun owners.

    Dingell has been tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to broker a
    compromise with Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on H.R. 297, a gun control
    bill being pushed in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting.

    The bill provides about $1 billion to the states to "provide the
    National Instant Criminal Background Check System [NICS] with all
    records concerning persons who are prohibited from possessing or
    receiving a firearm... regardless of the elapsed time since the
    disqualifying event."

    As GOA has pointed out in previous alerts, this could lead to
    millions more Americans being included in the FBI's database of
    prohibited persons.

    Dingell, being a former NRA board member, is in a unique position in
    the Congress on Second Amendment issues. Despite the fact that he
    betrayed gun owners by supporting the Clinton semi-auto ban, he is
    still viewed on the Hill as one of the few pro-gun Democrats.

    So his support gives the bill the appearance of having the support of
    gun owners, when actually it is the most massive expansion of gun
    control in over a decade.

    McCarthy, of course, is the most notorious anti-gunner in the
    Congress. Her sitting down with Dingell to decide the fate of our
    gun rights is like two foxes deciding how to best guard the henhouse.

    To make matters worse, Dingell is in negotiations with the NRA to
    come up with a 'compromise' as quickly as possible.

    The NRA itself told Newsweek in an exclusive interview on April 24
    that the group "backs [the] proposed new legislation" in the House.

    Newsweek reported, "The NRA's position puts the group at odds with
    the Gun Owners of America, which has already launched a public
    campaign to block the legislation that the NRA supports, warning that
    the proposal could 'block millions of additional, honest gun owners
    from buying firearms.'"

    Politicians always seek to pass laws in the aftermath of a tragedy,
    as if one more law will stop evil people from doing evil deeds.
    Instead of passing more and more laws that ultimately will snuff out
    our liberty, we should consider repealing gun control laws that
    prevent citizens from defending themselves when a madman strikes.

    CONTACT INFORMATION: You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action
    Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your
    Representative the pre-written e-mail message below. And, you can
    call your Representative at 202-225-3121 or toll-free at

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

    Dear Representative:

    Gun Owners of America informs me that H.R. 297, a colossal gun
    control bill, is on the fast track. I strongly urge you to oppose
    this bill.

    The Virginia Tech tragedy, which Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is using to
    try to push this bill, highlights the failure, not success, of gun

    Instead of passing yet more laws that restrict my Second Amendment
    rights, Congress should consider repealing the failed gun control
    laws already on the books -- laws that increasingly result in
    law-abiding adults being disarmed just when they need their guns the

    Please oppose the McCarthy bill, H.R. 297, and let me know what you
    intend to do.


  2. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    sent! thanks for the heads up marlin!

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I had already sent mine both to our Mississippi Congressman and to my good friend from our former district in Alabama before posting.

    PLEASE, EVERYBODY, respond to this note. Dingell is particularly dangerous since many will feel he is okay having been an NRA Director in the past. BEWARE, it is just a smoke screen...... :( :mad: :mad: :mad:
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Another UNconstitutional bill........SURPRISE.........NOT.
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