Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Marlin, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Time To Hit Your Senators One Last Time
    -- And "chew" on those squishy Senators who seem too willing to
    compromise with Obama

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

    "I have many serious questions about Mr. Holder's nomination [and] at
    the top of the list are his anti-2nd amendment right positions." -- U.S.
    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    It was a disappointing result, to be sure. The Senate Judiciary
    Committee passed the nomination of Eric Holder yesterday by a 17-2 vote.

    Only Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Cornyn (R-TX) voted against the
    anti-gun nominee for Attorney General.

    One of the things that gravely hurt us in committee was Senator Orrin
    Hatch's support for Holder. Even though Hatch holds a lukewarm "C"
    rating with GOA, he is generally viewed as "pro-gun" on the
    Hill. His
    support for Holder certainly pulled a lot of Senators with him from his
    side of the aisle.

    Thankfully, there are some Senators who are lining up against Holder:

    * Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R-WY): "Given Holder's career of
    attacks on the Second Amendment, his nomination continues to be of great
    concern to me.... Our nation's highest law enforcement officer must be
    committed to protecting and defending our individual rights to keep and
    bear arms. I intend to vote no on the nomination of Eric Holder."

    * Senator David Vitter (R-LA): "[Holder has] clearly advocated near
    universal licensing and registration, and he joined and filed an amicus
    brief in the District of Columbia v. Heller U.S. Supreme Court case
    arguing that the 2nd amendment was NOT an individual right. That's
    deeply disturbing."

    Unfortunately, there are very few Senators right now who are willing to
    stand up to Obama's anti-gun nomination. Another conservative firebrand
    who opposes the Holder nomination is Senator James DeMint (R-SC). In
    addition to Vitter and Barrasso, DeMint is one of the few voices crying
    out in the wilderness of a "country club" Senate.

    "Club friendships [have become] more important," DeMint says, than
    "where we're going as a country."

    Sen. DeMint is simply standing firm on conservative, constitutional
    principles. Politico.com noted on Tuesday that DeMint is "less willing
    to compromise with Democrats than many in his party."

    Translation: A lot of other Republicans would rather compromise than
    stand up to Obama, and that spells bad news for our gun rights.

    So what can we do?

    The Politico article notes an important lesson that DeMint has learned
    over the years. He has tried pushing good policy, being persuasive and
    being nice. He's tried it all, he says. But finally, he realized that
    lawmakers in both parties "only respond to pain."

    That's the key... dishing out political pain! And that's why your
    grassroots involvement is so critical. It is imperative that we keep
    banging on the Senate. Pressure from gun owners has already helped to
    slow down the momentum to confirm Eric Holder. But if confirmed, he
    will be in a position where he will be able to use the force of
    government to discourage or outlaw gun ownership in America.

    ACTION: Please contact your two Senators, even if you have done so
    already, and strongly urge them to vote AGAINST Eric Holder for Attorney
    General. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators a
    pre-written e-mail message.

    NOTE: The pre-written letter will differ according to whether your
    Senator is a Republican or Democrat.
  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas

  3. Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Mine was just sent
  4. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    A wretched hive of scum and villiany
    I sent emails on this yesterday.
  5. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
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