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#1 TommyFan

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:44 PM

Don't forget to keep your congressman and senators updated on where you stand. We are getting closer, and the rabid dogs are starting to slobber on the National Mall.
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 10:04 PM

Bunch of bitches! Just like a bunch of women, just don't know when to shut up.
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Posted 12 May 2004 - 07:45 AM

I wonder what they'd make of this website:

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:25 PM

In case you don't subscribe to Sunset News [sunsetnews@awbansunset.com]
here' what they say:

A recent news story at thehill.com quoted Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) as being confident there were enough votes in the House to pass a ban renewal if it came to the floor, and indicated he was considering filing a discharge petition (which requires the support of a simple majority of House members) to force a vote on the bill.

You can view the article here:

http://www.thehill.c...051204/nra.aspx

While he might be overly optimistic on how the ban would fare in the House, we would be foolish to ignore the possibility of Republican leadership caving on this issue.

We must make it absolutely clear that, while many of us are willing to set aside our disappointment in the fact that Bush has expressed support for renewing the ban in the past, we WILL NOT vote to reelect him if the ban is actually signed into law. Plus, House leadership needs to be reminded of how they gained control in 1994, widely acknowledged as being a direct result of the original ban being passed.

In addition, you can point out the following:

· The government-funded study (conducted under the Clinton administration) on the effects of the ban found no detectable reduction in crime that could be attributed to the ban, as these guns were only rarely used in crime even before the ban.

· The firearms restricted by this ban are nearly identical to non-banned guns, differing only by "minor cosmetic changes" (a catch-phrase used by many anti-gun organizations in the context of complaining about how manufacturers changed their products to comply with the law). They do not fire any faster, nor are they any more powerful than non-banned guns, despite their menacing looks and scary-sounding names.

· The radically anti-gun Violence Policy Center freely admits the expiration of the ban will have no adverse effects, calling the ban "a joke."

Let us send a clear message of how strongly we feel about this issue. Take a few moments to contact the following people, and POLITELY make your opinion known. If possible, please call, as well as fax and mail a letter.

Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
235 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2976
Fax: (202) 225-0697

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay
H-107 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4000
Fax: (202) 225-5117

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt
H-329 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0197

House Policy Committee Chairman Christopher Cox
2402 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5611
Fax: (202) 225-9177

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1111
Fax: 202-456-2461

In addition, contact your own representative, and urge him/her to not support a discharge petition on a bill to renew the ban on so-called "assault weapons." You can find the contact information for you representative by entering your zip code on this page:

http://www.house.gov/


Please send this to anyone you know who shares your view on this issue.







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Posted 13 May 2004 - 08:01 AM

Chip, thanks for the great information! I agree about being polite. I would rather have Washington see the pro Second Amendment people as rational, logical, informed, law abiding citizens. Let the opposition show themselves as mad dogs, we have had too much bad publicity already as ignorant, hateful and non-caring.

This is a job that requires salesmanship or we may not get our views across and defeat the ban!

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