Dingell, McCarthy, Working on ‘Compromise’ Gun Bill

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm “The Gun Owners of America [has] already launched a public campaignto block the legislation that the NRA supports, warning that theproposal could ‘block millions of additional, honest gun owners frombuying firearms.'” — Newsweek, April 24, 2007 ACTION: 1. It is imperative that you contact your Representative immediatelyand urge him to oppose the McCarthy/Dingell bill. A “compromise”[read: gun control] deal is in the works and all legislators –especially those who are pro-gun — need to hear from gun ownersright away. GOA members have received a mailing from us within the past week,asking them to send postcards to their U.S. Senators. It isIMPERATIVE that you mail those postcards in. We want to increase theheat on these legislators by deluging them with thousands ofpostcards. Now, once you’ve sent in those postcards, we would askyou to e-mail the specially-tailored message that is included belowalong with contact information. 2. Please circulate this alert to all your pro-gun friends andfamily, and encourage them to take action as well. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Anti-gun Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) continues his assault on Americangun owners. Dingell has been tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to broker acompromise with Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on H.R. 297, a gun controlbill being pushed in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting. The bill provides about $1 billion to the states to “provide theNational Instant Criminal Background Check System [NICS] with allrecords concerning persons who are prohibited from possessing orreceiving a firearm… regardless of the elapsed time since thedisqualifying event.” As GOA has pointed out in previous alerts, this could lead tomillions more Americans being included in the FBI’s database ofprohibited persons. Dingell, being a former NRA board member, is in a unique position inthe Congress on Second Amendment issues. Despite the fact that hebetrayed gun owners by supporting the Clinton semi-auto ban, he isstill viewed on the Hill as one of the few pro-gun Democrats. So his support gives the bill the appearance of having the support ofgun owners, when actually it is the most massive expansion of guncontrol in over a decade. McCarthy, of course, is the most notorious anti-gunner in theCongress. Her sitting down with Dingell to decide the fate of ourgun rights is like two foxes deciding how to best guard the henhouse. To make matters worse, Dingell is in negotiations with the NRA tocome up with a ‘compromise’ as quickly as possible. The NRA itself told Newsweek in an exclusive interview on April 24that the group “backs [the] proposed new legislation” in the House. Newsweek reported, “The NRA’s position puts the group at odds withthe Gun Owners of America, which has already launched a publiccampaign to block the legislation that the NRA supports, warning thatthe proposal could ‘block millions of additional, honest gun ownersfrom buying firearms.'” Politicians always seek to pass laws in the aftermath of a tragedy,as if one more law will stop evil people from doing evil deeds.Instead of passing more and more laws that ultimately will snuff outour liberty, we should consider repealing gun control laws thatprevent citizens from defending themselves when a madman strikes. CONTACT INFORMATION: You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative ActionCenter at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send yourRepresentative the pre-written e-mail message below. And, you cancall your Representative at 202-225-3121 or toll-free at1-877-762-8762. —– Pre-written letter —– Dear Representative: Gun Owners of America informs me that H.R. 297, a colossal guncontrol bill, is on the fast track. I strongly urge you to opposethis bill. The Virginia Tech tragedy, which Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is using totry to push this bill, highlights the failure, not success, of guncontrol. Instead of passing yet more laws that restrict my Second Amendmentrights, Congress should consider repealing the failed gun controllaws already on the books — laws that increasingly result inlaw-abiding adults being disarmed just when they need their guns themost. Please oppose the McCarthy bill, H.R. 297, and let me know what youintend to do. Sincerely, **************************** “Live Fire” radio with Larry Pratt is broadcast by the InformationRadio Network on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern. “Live Fire” issimulcast on the web at http://inforadionet.com and previous episodesare archived at http://www.soundwaves2000.com/livefire/ with a numberof listening formats supported

Can anyone figure out why I no longer gice donations to the NRA, which I am a Life Member of?


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