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    Anti-gun Zealots Trying To Ram Disarmament Bill Through Senate

    URGENT ALERT!!!
    Anti-gun Zealots Trying To Ram Disarmament Bill Through Senate
    -- Immediate action required

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2007


    You'd think that when rabid, anti-gun legislators like Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy join together to pass anti-gun legislation, it would raise a few red flags.

    But these two New York Democrats are currently planning to roll over gun owners with H.R. 2640 -- legislation which would bar you from owning guns if:

    * You are a battle-scarred veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; or

    * As a kid, you were diagnosed with ADHD.

    Not to mention the fact that your ailing grandfather could have his entire gun collection seized, based only on a diagnosis of Alzheimer's (and there goes the family inheritance).

    Gun owners have been desperately fighting this bill for several months. You will remember that it passed in the House with an unrecorded voice vote in June and was later passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- also without a recorded vote.

    Sen. Schumer is pushing hard to pass this legislation -- dubbed the Veterans Disarmament Act -- so he is circulating an "agreement" which would waive the Senate rules in order to bring up and pass the bill.

    This agreement could come about in the next few hours or the next couple of days!

    This agreement is extremely diabolical, as it would eliminate the ability of pro-gun senators to offer amendments which would clean up the legislation... and would grease the skids for immediate passage!

    But there is good news: In order for Schumer's "agreement" to prevail, he must get "unanimous consent." This means that just ONE single senator can block it.

    ACTION: Please contact your two U.S. Senators RIGHT AWAY and urge them to OBJECT to Senator Chuck Schumer's "unanimous consent agreement" to steamroll H.R. 2640, the McCarthy anti-gun bill.

    You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers are also available). ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Currently, anti-gun zealot Chuck Schumer is trying to get "unanimous consent" to steamroll the Senate in connection with Carolyn McCarthy's anti-gun bill, H.R. 2640.

    If this bill is passed, an American would be barred from owning guns if:

    * He is a U.S. veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; or

    * As a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD in connection with the IDEA program.

    Not to mention the fact that an ailing grandfather could have his entire gun collection seized, based only on a diagnosis of Alzheimer's from a Medicare home health provider (and there goes the family inheritance).

    Gun owners don't support this legislation, better known as the Veterans Disarmament Act. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is opposed to it, having stated on June 18 of this year, that "For the first time the legislation, if enacted, would statutorily impose a lifetime gun ban on battle-scarred veterans."

    Please place a hold on the McCarthy bill and object to any unanimous consent agreement to discharge the bill.

    Sincerely,


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    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

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    Letters sent!!!!! These kind of things are getting out of hand. I just wish our elected officials could pull their heads out and get a clue!
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    --- Some of the friendliest people I have ever talked to are gun owners and shooters and according to the gun activists we are the mass murders and felons of the nation???

  4. DONE! Thanks for the "heads up"!


    ALWAYS carry! ~ NEVER tell!

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    Done! Thanks for the heads-up.

  6. Letters on the way

    Sent anyway (Knowing that this IS Illinois)! Hope it will do something.

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    Mine was sent in a few weeks ago when I was notified of this bull. We need everyone to follow up on this. Letters/email does work!
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    Vet disarmament bill

    No point as I live in NJ. But I've done poiintless things before. LOL John

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    This is the response I got from one of my senators.

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Torch:

    Thank you for contacting me about federal firearms laws. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.

    It is essential to safeguard the law-abiding citizen's right to own and use firearms designed for legitimate purposes such as hunting, target shooting, collecting, and self protection. Restricting this right runs counter to the intent of our Founding Fathers, who expressly guaranteed that citizens would retain the right to keep and bear arms.

    As a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General, I have firsthand knowledge of crime-fighting policies that work, and I believe that citizens' Second Amendment rights should not be restricted because of the actions of criminals. Rather, we must respect the rights of law-abiding citizens and focus our attention on the source of violent crime: criminals who use firearms to commit crimes. I believe that strictly enforcing the law and meting out longer sentences for career criminals and those who use firearms when committing crimes will reduce crime much more effectively than gun or equipment bans.

    I appreciate the opportunity to represent Texans in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will continue working with my colleagues to uphold our Second Amendment rights. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

    Sincerely,

    JOHN CORNYN
    United States Senator

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    After actually reading the text of this legislation, it's clear that the original post to this thread is in error. The bill isn't a disarmament bill, it ensures more accurate information is available on folks who are CURRENTLY prohibited from buying firearms. Here is the text:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...bill=h110-2640

    The NRA has weighed in on this at http://www.nraila.org/Issues/Article...=246&issue=018

    I respect the viewpoints of hardcore 2nd amendment advocates that no prohibitions should ever be made, this is something we can have reasonable debate about. But, let's not allow false information to cloud our discussions. The original posting was in error.
    Last edited by ishi; 09-29-2007 at 06:10 PM. Reason: edited after being alerted by a poster on the 2nd page...

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    Another Schumer/McCarthy attempt to disarm us all

    Senators contacted.

    This is but another grasping at whatever disarmament straws these yahoos can dream up.

    Sure would like to see the statistics on how many PTSD-suffering and Altzheimer-afflicted veterans have committed crimes with firearms.

    Bet this'll take a big bite out of crime. Yea Gods And Little Kittens.

    ElZorro

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