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DC Gun Ban Repeal not over yet. Please help

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by tom-n8ies, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. tom-n8ies

    tom-n8ies Member

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    I thought I would pass this along incase anyone wanted to help the cause.

    tom

    Senate Repeals D.C. Gun Ban By Large Vote
    -- But the fight in the House is just beginning

    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

    Monday, March 2, 2009


    By a resounding vote of 62 to 36 last week, the U.S. Senate has approved
    an amendment, offered by Senator John Ensign of Nevada, to repeal the
    D.C. gun ban.

    Congratulations!

    But the battle is not over.

    This week, the House will take up the D.C. voting legislation. And
    anti-gun Speaker Nancy Pelosi is angling to impose a "gag rule" on the
    House, so that D.C. gets its unconstitutional representative, while
    continuing its draconian anti-gun laws (like microstamping).

    So here's the deal: The House will be asked to consider a "rule" which
    establishes the time for debate and provides for which amendments may be
    considered -- and which may not.

    It is expected that the Pelosi rule will seek to deny the House any vote
    on the D.C. gun ban and thereby strip the repeal of the ban from the
    House bill.

    So what we are asking you to do is to write and/or call your congressman
    and demand that he oppose any rule that strips the D.C. gun ban repeal
    from the D.C. voting bill.

    Just to remind you of how draconian the D.C. gun law is:

    * Following the Supreme Court's decision in Heller declaring the law to
    be unconstitutional, D.C. made a few cosmetic changes which will, as a
    practical matter, allow it to continue to deny its citizens the right to
    keep and bear arms.

    * Then, the City Council passed a whole series of new anti-gun measures.
    These include a requirement that most guns used for self-defense
    "microstamp" fired casings in two places with a "unique serial number."


    Aside from being ineffectual with respect to stolen guns or crimes where
    the brass has not been left behind, this microstamping provision is
    intended to make guns so expensive that they won't be available anywhere
    -- including your state.

    ACTION: Write your Representative and urge him or her in the strongest
    terms to oppose any rule which will strip the gun ban repeal from the
    D.C. voting bill.

    You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative the
    pre-written e-mail message below.

    You can also call him or her toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

    ----- Prewritten Letter -----

    Dear Representative:

    This week, when the House takes up the D.C. voting legislation, please
    vote against any rule that strips the Senate's pro-gun language and/or
    imposes a "gag rule" on members of the House.

    Just to remind you of how virulently anti-gun the D.C. gun law is:
    Following the Supreme Court's decision in Heller declaring the law to be
    unconstitutional, D.C. made a few cosmetic changes which will, as a
    practical matter, allow it to continue to deny its citizens the right to
    keep and bear arms.

    But, in addition, the City Council passed a whole series of new anti-gun
    measures. These include a requirement that most guns used for
    self-defense "microstamp" fired casings in two places with a "unique
    serial number."

    Aside from being ineffectual with respect to stolen guns or crimes where
    the brass has not been left behind, this microstamping provision is
    intended to make guns so expensive that they won't be available anywhere
    -- including my state.

    I urge you, in the strongest terms, to oppose any rule that makes it
    impossible for you to vote on the D.C. gun ban repeal.

    Sincerely,
     
  2. grunt

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    Just sent letter to my congressman. You can do it on TS.
     
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