Everyone in Washington, D.C. is looking around nervously, waiting for the next shoe to drop.
No one believes for a second the fight ended when the Senate voted down President Obama’s anti-gun agenda last week.
In fact, I’m now getting word from Capitol Hill insiders, gun control could be back on the Senate calendar as early as the end of this week!
Not only that, but less than 24 hours after the United States Senate defeated the Toomey-Manchin Background Check (NATIONAL GUN REGISTRATION) Bill, House Speaker John Boehner announced the House would also “look at [gun violence].”
That’s why I’m going to ask you to sign a No Gun Control, No Deals petition to your Congressman in just a moment.
But first let me explain exactly what we’re facing.
If there’s one thing you and I have learned during the first five years of the Obama presidency, it’s that he’ll do whatever it takes to get his way.
Twisting rules. Twisting arms. Threatening and demonizing the opposition. Effectively bribing Members of Congress with schemes like the “Cornhusker Kickback.”
You name it.
And he’s already stated he has much more in store, saying, “I see this as just round one.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated ominously, “It is only a matter of time.”
Of course facts don’t matter to gun-grabbers, they will say anything to get their way.
After Boston’s terror attack, gun-grabbers claimed that the terrorists used guns without going through Massachusetts’ registration scheme proves we need a national gun registration system. Up is down in the gun-grabbers’ world.
And as Wednesday’s amendment votes showed, perhaps the greatest threat on our plate right now is so-called “anti-trafficking” legislation — or better-named, the ATF Witch Hunt Bill.
If passed, the ATF Witch Hunt Bill would impose harsh sentences on gun owners — up to 20 years in prison — for buying a firearm to sell or give to a “prohibited person.”
So just buying a shotgun for a son returning home from Afghanistan so you can spend some time in the woods hunting like the old days could be enough to land you in jail for 20 years.
Already, 100,000 veterans are banned from owning guns because they sought help for stress after returning from war.
And since Barack Obama just issued an Executive Order calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to “review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun,” the definition of “prohibited” could change any day.
Under ATF Witch Hunt legislation, it doesn’t matter if you know whether someone is a “prohibited person” or not — you’re going to prison either way.
The only way for law-abiding Second Amendment supporters to ultimately prove their innocence would be if every firearms transfer is signed off on by the federal government — paving the way for a national gun registry.
And you and I both know, so-called “gun registration” is the first step toward TOTAL GUN CONFISCATION!
This legislation was defeated by only two votes in the Senate!
And in the House, a Republican — Scott Rigell of Virginia — has introduced similar legislation with Democrat Carolyn Maloney of New York.
It could hardly work out more perfectly for the gun-grabbers.
After all, as I’ve told you, Senator Reid’s ONLY goal at this point is to get a gun bill — ANY gun bill — through the Senate.
President Obama and his anti-gun allies don’t believe the House will present much of a problem — especially since Speaker Boehner is unashamedly discussing moving a gun control bill of his own, and said he’d “consider” anti-gun legislation Harry Reid rams through the Senate.
Anyone familiar with Washington-speak knows what Speaker Boehner is saying is that all he’ll ask is to just add an amendment or two to whatever bill Harry Reid wants before he passes it . . .
At that point, all bets are off.
The gun-grabbers’ number-one goal in this fight is to get slightly different versions of the same legislation through both chambers of Congress so they can get to an Obama-controlled Conference Committee.
Once they go to Conference Committee, the bill can be dressed up with all kinds of last-minute anti-gun goodies and rammed through both chambers of Congress and to Obama’s desk before you and I know what hit us.
Already this year, Speaker Boehner has passed three bills through the U.S. House against the will of a majority of Republicans.
He just counted on Nancy Pelosi to round up the Democrat votes he needed to get the job done.
But now, with a Republican introducing the House bill, President Obama is virtually assured of getting the “bipartisan” House majority he so desperately wants to pass this bill into law.
In fact, the House could end up “taking the lead!”
That’s why your support today is so critical.
Behind closed doors right now, President Obama, Harry Reid and the rest of the gun-grabbers are turning up the heat to switch the handful of Senate votes they need to strip away more of our Second Amendment rights.
And House movement on gun control could begin any day, as well.
So you and I cannot afford to let up the pressure on Congress for an instant.
Instead, I need to start pressuring key members of BOTH houses of Congress.
That’s why your No Gun Control, No Deals petition is so critical.
Executive Vice President
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