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Battle Over Gun Rights On Federal Land Continues

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by tom-n8ies, Mar 24, 2009.

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    Please Please contact your Representative. They vote on this Wednesday.

    Battle Over Gun Rights On Federal Land Continues

    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

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009


    An amendment to repeal the National Park Service (NPS) gun ban is headed
    to the floor of the U.S. House on Wednesday, March 25.

    The massive public land bill, which has bounced between the House and
    Senate in recent weeks, has sidestepped the issue of your right to
    self-defense. Several pro-gun representatives tried to amend the bill so
    that it offers real protection of Second Amendment rights, but they were
    prevented by the anti-gun leadership.

    Repeal of the gun ban takes on added urgency after a federal appeals
    court issued an injunction last week to stop changes made by the Bush
    administration to allow concealed carry on NPS land from taking effect.

    When the bill comes to the floor on Wednesday, pro-gun Representatives
    Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Rob Bishop (R-UT) plan to offer an amendment to
    repeal the onerous NPS gun ban.

    First, a procedural vote, known as "Ordering the Previous Question,"
    will be voted on. A "no" vote is the pro-gun position on that motion.

    If we are successful on that vote, there will be a vote on an amendment
    to repeal the NPS gun ban. Urge your representative to vote IN FAVOR of
    the Hastings-Bishop amendment.

    And tell them not to be fooled by language that was recently added to
    the bill to protect hunting and fishing on certain parts of federal
    land, as if the Founding Fathers pledged their lives, fortunes and
    sacred honor to protect a recreational pastime.

    Please urge you representative to support the Hastings-Bishop amendment,
    protecting your right to carry a firearm for self-defense, hunting or
    any other lawful purpose.

    NPS bureaucrats and federal judges should not be empowered to negate
    self-defense on YOUR land.

    ACTION: Please immediately use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center
    at http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative the
    pre-written message below.


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

    Dear Representative:

    On Wednesday morning, the Omnibus Public Land Act (H.R. 146) will come
    to the floor.

    This bill, which has bounced between the House and Senate in recent
    weeks, has completely sidestepped the issue of my right to self-defense.

    Several pro-gun representatives tried to amend the bill so that it
    offers real protection of Second Amendment rights on National Park
    Service and Fish & Wildlife Service lands, but those efforts were
    defeated.

    Repeal of the NPS gun ban takes on added urgency after a federal appeals
    court issued an injunction last week to stop changes made by the Bush
    administration to allow concealed carry on NPS land from taking effect.

    And please don't be fooled by language that was recently added to the
    bill to protect hunting and fishing on certain parts of federal land, as
    if the Founding Fathers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor
    to protect a recreational pastime.

    First, there will be a vote on Ordering the Previous Question. I urge
    you to vote "NO" on that motion, in order to allow for consideration of
    an amendment by Reps. Doc Hastings and Rob Bishop.

    The Hastings-Bishop amendment to repeal the NPS gun ban protects my
    right to self-defense on OUR public lands, and I urge you to SUPPORT it.

    Gun Owners of America will inform me of how you vote, and will rate the
    procedural vote and the vote on the amendment in its upcoming
    Congressional rating.

    Sincerely,
     
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