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    Call To Action: New DC Gun Control Bill Moving In The U.S. House

    As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban
    -- Your Representative now needs to hear from you

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Monday, September 15, 2008


    How quickly things can change.

    Last week, the early reports indicated that the Childers bill to repeal the
    DC gun ban, HR 6691, was going to be a "cake walk" in the House of
    Representatives.

    But now, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has managed to get an
    alternative, anti-gun bill onto the floor of the House. Her bill passed out
    of committee last week on a whopping 17-1 vote. Every Republican on the
    committee -- except for Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) -- voted for the Norton bill.

    The Norton bill would allow the DC council to continue enacting gun control,
    while the Childers bill (HR 6691) would repeal the ban on semi-auto pistols
    and rifles in DC, the registration requirements which require residents to
    get permission from the city council before they can own a weapon, and the
    lock-up-your-safety provision.

    Representatives will now have a choice between the two bills -- and the fact
    that every Republican in the committee, except for one, voted for the Norton
    gun control bill is not a good sign.

    ACTION: Please urge your Representative to vote IN FAVOR of the Childers
    bill (HR 6691) and to vote AGAINST the Norton gun control bill (HR 6842).
    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 Representative:

    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 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.

    However, I strongly oppose the Norton gun control bill which would allow the
    District to continue passing gun control legislation. Please vote for HR
    6691 and against the Norton compromise (HR 6842). Thank you.

    Sincerely,


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    What committee did the Norton bill get approval from? I'd be interested in knowing this for the simple fact that I'd be interested in knowing Republicans voted for this.

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