Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Marlin, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban
    -- Your Representative now needs to hear from you

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

    Monday, September 15, 2008

    How quickly things can change.

    Last week, the early reports indicated that the Childers bill to repeal the
    DC gun ban, HR 6691, was going to be a "cake walk" in the House of

    But now, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has managed to get an
    alternative, anti-gun bill onto the floor of the House. Her bill passed out
    of committee last week on a whopping 17-1 vote. Every Republican on the
    committee -- except for Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) -- voted for the Norton bill.

    The Norton bill would allow the DC council to continue enacting gun control,
    while the Childers bill (HR 6691) would repeal the ban on semi-auto pistols
    and rifles in DC, the registration requirements which require residents to
    get permission from the city council before they can own a weapon, and the
    lock-up-your-safety provision.

    Representatives will now have a choice between the two bills -- and the fact
    that every Republican in the committee, except for one, voted for the Norton
    gun control bill is not a good sign.

    ACTION: Please urge your Representative to vote IN FAVOR of the Childers
    bill (HR 6691) and to vote AGAINST the Norton gun control bill (HR 6842).
    You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by
    visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at (where phone and fax numbers are also

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

    Dear Representative:

    I am glad to see that the House is taking up HR 6691, a bill introduced by
    Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers. His bill would help enforce the
    recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Heller by repealing the gun ban in
    the District -- including the ban on semi-auto pistols and rifles, and the
    registration requirements which require residents to get permission from the
    city council before they can own a weapon.

    The Childers bill will also strike the "trigger lock" provision which
    endangers gun owners by forcing the lucky ones who successfully jump through
    the 12-step process to render their guns unusable for immediate defensive

    However, I strongly oppose the Norton gun control bill which would allow the
    District to continue passing gun control legislation. Please vote for HR
    6691 and against the Norton compromise (HR 6842). Thank you.


  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    I said it before and I'm saying it again.

    Republicans, Democrats; I wouldn't give a bucket of twice fired brass for either of em'.

  3. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    That's my Dan Burton! I've only been able to vote twice, but I've voted for him both times!
    I'm glad to see at least one has some sense. I just wish he were a bit more persuasive...
  4. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
  5. ArkSoldja

    ArkSoldja New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Centerton, Ar
    Politics... I hate em. Consider it done
  6. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    No comment.
    I would be chastised for being a moderator on a gun forum, and pointing out what the REPUBLICANS are doing.

    And Marlin, your admin. :eek:
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