Tac401 Administrator Posts: 6863 (1/21/03 10:08:32 pm) Reply Gun Owners of America Alert! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GOA Alert! Tuesday, January 21, 2003 -- Congress has been sworn in and will be getting back to work soon after the President's State of the Union message next week. This means it's time for grassroots gun owners to get back to work as well. We are coming off a very good year, having forced anti-gun extremists to swallow legislation arming pilots in the cockpit. But don't expect the other side to just slink away now that they've taken one "on the chin." Hardly. Last week, published reports revealed that the Brady Center filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster because of the sniper shootings committed with one of their rifles in October 2002. (Isn't that just like gun haters to go after the "gun," rather than the perpetrator who used it?) Likewise, the legislative agenda this year could involve a lot of gun battles, and people should realize that a Republican majority does not necessarily mean there is a pro-gun majority -- as evidenced by GOA's ratings for the new 108th Congress, which are posted on the GOA website. In 2003, gun owners should expect to see gun grabbers rallying to stop the semi-auto gun ban from expiring. The gun ban, which includes a prohibition on magazines containing more than 10 rounds, is scheduled to sunset in September of next year. GOA will be fighting hard to make sure this Second Amendment infringement goes the way of Prohibition. Other gun issues will include GOA-backed bills that both prevent anti-self-defense extremists from suing gun makers out of existence and extend concealed carry reciprocity throughout the country. Defensively, we will almost certainly have to fight efforts to ban gun shows or, at a minimum, to extend gun registration to private sales at these events. GOA will also be fighting state and federal attempts to force gun owners to lock up their safety. Opportunities For Gun Owners In addition to all that is on the legislative agenda, there are some opportunities to help GOA and its pilot allies to be as strong financially as possible. The pilot group APSA (Airline Pilots Security Alliance) was extremely effective during the battle to arm pilots. They need to remain active. Incredibly, cargo pilots were removed right at the last minute. Yet cargo planes would make an easier target because there would be no passengers to help them fight off hijackers. Moreover, the administration needs constant monitoring to make sure that it does not make the training too burdensome. This could reduce the maximum number of pilots who might otherwise choose to be armed in the cockpit. 1. GOA has started an area on its website -- www.gunowners.org/adpage.htm -- for companies to take out advertisements. These ads are tax deductible for the business as a normal advertising expense and they give them exposure to thousands of visitors each day. We encourage you to visit that section and support those businesses that are supporting GOA. Also, if you have a business of your own, or know of a business or foundation that might be interested in supporting GOA with their advertising dollars, you can use the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information. You could also call Marty Ohlson at 920-625-3975. 2. You can now defend the 2nd Amendment through creative arrangements for long-term support. Please email or phone Marty Ohlson for information regarding a) a bequest, b) a retirement plan, c) a will or living trust or d) an insurance policy. 3. You can support GOA by making long distance calls using Promise Vision. They offer very competitive rates and return 15% of your long distance bill to GOA. Go to gunowners.org/pvld.htm to find out more information and to sign up. 4. Rock star Ted Nugent has strongly endorsed GOA: "Be a real American Warrior for gun rights & freedom. Join GOA & sign up as many members as you can." You are encouraged to check out Nugent's webpage at www.tednugent.com/supports.shtml and browse through his e-store. Folks, I edited out certain portions of this transcricpt directive, for the simple reason of which, I will not, nor do I think it's right to ask ANY of our members for ANY funds period, let alone for anything other than the causes this site finds appropriate enough to directly have an impact on. Not to say that GOA isn't one of, if not THE best ORG. to contribute to, however, we are TFF and WE will decide what and who needs what! Just my .02 which is as always, holds no greater weight than yours 99% of the time. Thanks, Tac DON'T SHOOT ME, I'M ONLY THE PIANI PLAYER" TFF VMBB Email Tac Edited by: Tac401 at: 1/21/03 10:09:35 pm ysacres V.I.P. Member Posts: 593 (1/21/03 10:41:12 pm) Reply Re: Gun Owners of America Alert! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAC401 You aint gettin paid enough for the fine job you do. I will donate my 02 to TFF and GOA Terrible Ted alredy has $60 of mine in concert tickets. X gets the firearms flying fickle finger of fate award!