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Posted 06 September 2004 - 11:54 AM

From AW Ban Sunset.

This is it! The final week of the ill-conceived "assault weapons" ban. Get on the phone tomorrow (Tuesday) and make your view on this issue known. It's late in the fourth quarter, and we're ahead by 28. But as any New Orleans Saints fan knows, this is no guarantee of victory. We cannot let up right now, especially considering the all-out assault that the anti-gun lobby will unleash this week.

To help ensure a steady flow throughout the day, I suggest that we stagger our calls.

If your last name begins with:

A - F: call between 9:30am - 11:00am eastern time.
G - L: call between 11:00am - 12:30pm eastern time.
M - S: call between 12:30pm - 2:00pm eastern time.
T - Z: call between 2:00pm - 3:30 eastern time.

Of course, this is merely a suggestion... don't fret if you can't call at your "designated" time. Just call at whatever time you can! Make these phone calls Tuesday, and Wednesday too if you can.

You can easily obtain your elected officials' contact info here:


In addition, call the White House and state your opposition to renewing the ban. 202-456-1111. Though President Bush has expressed support for the ban in the past, he has not pushed Congress to pass a renewal, largely due to US. Take this opportunity to politely remind him of how important this issue is to us.

Forward this to everyone you know, and let us leave no doubt in the minds of our elected officials as to just how unpopular this gun ban is!

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#2 Bob B

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 11:47 PM

Just watched the 11:00 PM News on WJLA (ABC's Washington D.C. affiliate) which reported out of the blue that Congress will be back in session tomorrow with renewal of the AW Ban the #1 "hot button" issue. Gotta love how they give the impression it doesn't stand a chance, and NOTHING about it is mentioned in the mainstream media before now, and suddenly it's the #1 issue. Jeez, if it weren't for the NRA nobody would know a damn thing until they passed legislation banning EVERYTHING! mad.gif

Don't wait and just hope they allow it to expire. Get on the phone FIRST THING!!!
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:12 AM

should i buy a colt sp-1 this week or wait??ron
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:55 AM

Hardrede, I don't think I would do that (give a cash donation instead), even if the ban dies. I just don't trust the slimy liberal gun-grabbers. They have an agenda and they just don't give up! We can't either!!They want all of our guns and all of our ammunition banned and confiscated! ohmy.gif I would vote this November, and let my representatives and President Bush know just where I stand on this and all gun-control measures. I would let them know that it is a hot-button, third rail issue (touch it and die-politically)! blink.gif unsure.gif Gun-grabbers in their own words (Note the dates and the variety of individuals quoted; we're in a war for our Second Amendment): http://www.duke.edu/~gnsmith/word.htm mad.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 05:35 AM

Betting the political hacks will sell us out. There will be a last minute stroke my back move, and we will be the victims.

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#6 The Virginian

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:06 AM

I spoke to my Congressman in the grocery store last month and he indicated that it will be dead on arrival in the HR if it gets through the Senate. It will expire and I'm sure the Dummycrats will scream foul that Republicans were behind putting assault weapons on every street corner....hmmmm that sounds like a safer society to me! biggrin.gif
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:31 PM

They're at it again! ABC network news is running a special called "Keeping America Safe" or some such thing. The preview of tomorrow's segment showed somebody doing a rapid fire mag dump with a handgun (of all things) while an ominous voiceover intoned "The assault weapons ban is due to expire September 13, and police departments across the country are scared to death ..." Haven't heard such utter fear-mongering bogieman crapola since Orson Welles doing "War Of The Worlds". All neatly interwoven with the stuff about terrorists coming to kill us in our beds (because we're free), and all to justify imposing even more of a Constitution-less police state than we have already. IMHO this isn't about Repubs versus Dems or Libs versus Cons - it's about who gets to make who do what, and they're all just as bad. Why don't the control freaks just bully each other and leave everybody else the hell alone? mad.gif (end of rant)

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