Posted 29 January 2004 - 02:40 PM
I live in Nevada, in an area where I can fire my M1 out the back door (scares hell out of the coyotes)
I worked many a year in Silicon Valley to be able to live free. I hope all those on the board can do the same.
But, like others have said before me; don't sit - vote!
Posted 30 January 2004 - 02:38 PM
Dear Mr. Hensley:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the issue of gun control and the
reauthorization of the semiautomatic assault weapons ban, which sunsets on
September 13, 2004.
I support the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens to possess
firearms for sporting, collecting, and defensive purposes, and I support Indiana
law related to the purchase and ownership of firearms.
I also believe law enforcement should endeavor to keep guns out of the
hands of convicted felons. Since my days as Mayor of Indianapolis, I have
favored background checks for the purchase of firearms as a tool to target
criminal possession of guns. I have supported movement to an effective instant
check system as rapidly as possible so that checks will not delay the vast
majority of gun purchases that are legitimate. I also oppose maintaining
permanent records created by the checks.
I have noted your position on this issue and will closely follow the progress of
any movement to reauthorize the semiautomatic assault weapons ban. Thank you,
again, for contacting me.
Richard G. Lugar
United States Senator
Posted 30 January 2004 - 03:02 PM
Please note that he did not say he would oppose the re authorization of the AWB. Oft times what they don’t say is more important than what they do.
Posted 30 January 2004 - 05:08 PM
PK, those politicans are a slippery lot, aren't they? Regards, Walter
Posted 13 February 2004 - 12:04 PM
I've noticed that in many of the response letters from elected officials that people have forwarded to me, they say something along the lines of "rest assured, I will oppose H.R.2038 / S.1431" while not specifically saying they will also oppose a Feinstein-style renewal of the ban.
This doesn't necessarily mean that there's anything devious going on... after all, no House version of S.1034 (the Feinstein/Schumer bill that renews the ban, with some additional restrictions on imported magazines) has been introduced yet, and not specifically stating an opposition to Feinstein's renewal of the ban doesn't necessarily mean they would support it. But still, as we continue to call and write letters to our elected officials, we need to be certain to make it absolutely clear that we oppose ANY effort to expand or renew the ban, not just the draconian McCarthy/Conyers/Lautenberg ban.
H.R.2038, and its Senate companion bill, are serving their purpose well. These bills have no chance of being passed, existing primarily as a diversion to distract gun owners into focusing our efforts on defeating this radical expansion of the ban, and also to frame Feinstein's ban renewal as a more "moderate" compromise.
Neal Knox reports that it is very likely that the latter tactic will be employed in the Senate during the upcoming debate on S.659, the junk lawsuit protection bill that already has already passed in the House and has the support of a majority of Senators.
The battle for the renewal of the AWB begins in about 3 weeks... writing letters is always a good idea, but right now it's not enough. Please take just a moment to CALL both of your Senators, voicing your opposition to amending a renewal of the so-called "assault weapons" ban to S.659. Fortunately, we have the facts on our side... the firearms that are the subject of this ban were never used in significant numbers even before the ban took effect, and, contrary to the blatantly false statements we see in the media and in anti-gun press releases, these guns do NOT fire any faster and are no more powerful (and in many cases, are much less powerful) than traditional-looking semiautomatics.
You can easily locate your Senators' phone numbers here:
Defeating the ban in the Senate would be a stunning blow to the anti-gun lobby. Do your part by making sure your Senators know your stance on this issue.
Posted 13 February 2004 - 03:36 PM
P.S. Don't forget to tell them that you vote regularly, on this issue!
Posted 13 February 2004 - 04:42 PM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:20 PM