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    Call To Action: Imminent Vote In Congress To Repeal DC Gun Ban

    Imminent Vote In Congress To Repeal DC Gun Ban
    -- DC digs in its heels, even while other communities are repealing their
    gun control

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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    Thursday, September 11, 2008


    The Heller earthquake continues to send tremors through gun control
    communities in middle America.

    Following the Supreme Court's U.S. v. Heller decision in June, at least one
    town in West Virginia and two jurisdictions in Illinois have been forced to
    reconsider their gun control laws. The latter two -- in Wilmette and Morton
    Grove, Illinois -- repealed their handgun bans in July.

    But while some communities have "seen the light," others continue to dig in
    their heels. Take Washington, DC, where the city council has thumbed its
    nose at the Court's ruling and has redrafted its registration law to impose
    a burdensome 12-step process that, as summarized in one legislative report,
    involves "multiple trips to gun dealers and government offices,
    fingerprinting, a written exam, and ballistic testing."

    At a minimum, some officers believe this process will take 14 days. But a
    more realistic assessment was offered by DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier who
    said the process "could take months."

    In response, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on
    legislation to simply repeal the DC gun ban -- a vote that could come as
    early as today.

    HR 6691, introduced by Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS), would repeal much of the
    gun control in the District -- including the ban on semi-auto pistols and
    rifles, and the registration requirements which require residents to get
    permission from the city council before they can own a weapon.

    The Childers bill will also strike the "trigger lock" provision which
    endangers gun owners by forcing the lucky ones who successfully jump through
    the 12-step process to render their guns unusable for immediate defensive
    purposes.

    Faced with a discharge petition that had gained tremendous momentum -- in
    large part, thanks to your efforts which was a response to an earlier GOA
    alert -- the Democratic leadership realized that a bill to repeal the DC gun
    ban was definitely going to be brought out of committee and passed on the
    House floor. So the anti-gun leadership decided that the place to kill the
    bill was in the Senate.

    Consider what news reports are saying:

    "Although the bill is expected to pass in the House, possibly as soon as
    this week, its fate is less clear in the Senate," reported The Washington
    Post this past Tuesday. "It has won the backing of 48 [House] Democrats,
    many facing reelection in strongly pro-gun areas, and is expected to pick up
    broad support among Republicans."

    Remarkably, the Post is right. (A stopped clock is also right twice a day.)
    The Democrats are trying to "have their cake and eat it too" by protecting
    Democrats from rural districts -- allowing them to vote pro-gun -- but then
    letting the bill die in the Senate.

    That's why GOA is encouraging members to contact their two senators at this
    time.

    ACTION: Please urge your senators to demand a vote on repealing DC's gun
    control. While we certainly don't want to discourage you from contacting
    your Representative, the main battle is going to be in the other chamber, so
    please make sure you contact both of your senators.

    You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by
    visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at
    GOA Legislative Action Center (where phone and fax numbers are also
    available).


    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    I am glad to see that the House is taking up HR 6691, a bill introduced by
    Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers. His bill would help enforce the
    recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Heller. It would do so by
    repealing the gun ban in the District -- including the ban on semi-auto
    pistols and rifles, and the registration requirements which require
    residents to get permission from the city council before they can own a
    weapon.

    The Childers bill will also strike the "trigger lock" provision which
    endangers gun owners by forcing the lucky ones who successfully jump through
    the 12-step process to render their guns unusable for immediate defensive
    purposes.

    Regardless of what happens to HR 6691, I would implore you, in the strongest
    possible terms, to urge Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to schedule a vote
    on repealing the DC gun ban. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    ....

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    Sent it yesterday, what good does it do to pester lifelong blood suckers.Vote them out.

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    I got that email today. Done!
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
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    It is done. Thanks.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  6. Done!
    Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant'
    is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist '.

  7. This bill HR 6691 is vital to pass. The far left (aka Henry Waxman) wants people to believe that the alternate bill- HR 6842 is a better answer, but it shoud really be called "The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop Act". Left-wing bloggers and left-wing "Gun Advocacy" sites (sites that claim they are for "sportsmen" but are really jumping on the band wagon on this issue.

    Email your Congressman. Tell them to pass HR 6691.

    More on HR 6691 here: The Carden Chronicles: Tale of Two Bills: Enforcing the Second Amendment or The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop

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    Don't know how much it will help being that my Rep. is from PRHI, but I sent off emails to both of them.



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    Why stop at Washington, D.C.? Why not also include Chicago and the half dozen or so of its suburbs that also ban handguns? And while they're at it, include San Francisco's ban on residents possessing firearms in public housing.

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    Its Back!

    Congress May Vote On D.C. Gun Ban Repeal Next Week Friday, April 16, 2010 News reports indicate that the U.S. House of Representatives may consider legislation next week to which an amendment reforming Washington, D.C.’s restrictive gun laws would likely be offered. The bill—H.R. 157, the District of Columbia Voting Rights Act, introduced by the District’s anti-gun delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton—proposes that the city be authorized a vote in the United States House of Representatives.
    NRA members recall that last year, a similar “D.C. House Voting Rights Act” bill—S. 160, introduced by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.)—passed in the Senate after adoption of Sen. John Ensign’s (R-Nev.) amendment restoring the Second Amendment rights of residents of our nation’s capital. Supporters of H.R. 157 did not pursue it at that time, however, to perpetuate gun control in D.C.
    NRA members are urged to check the www.nraila.org website on a daily basis next week, for information concerning the status of H.R. 157 and any amendment that is offered to deal with the District’s gun laws. And, you are encouraged to be ready to contact your U.S. Representatives to ask that they support any such amendment that is proposed.


    NRA-ILA :: Congress May Vote On D.C. Gun Ban Repeal Next Week

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    But the question is what will Obama do if the bill reaches his desk.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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