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    Nationwide Call To Action: Harry Reid Blocking Gun Ban Repeal Vote

    Dozens of Senators Now Supporting Effort To Repeal The DC Gun Ban
    -- But Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking a vote on the bill

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

    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Your hard work is reaping benefits once again!

    Last week, we told you how the U.S. House of Representatives had
    overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill repealing the D.C. gun ban (HR 6842).

    But we also warned you that there was not much time left in the legislative
    session, and that Majority Leader Harry Reid might try to kill the bill.

    That's why we asked you to petition your Senators to urge Reid for a vote in
    the Senate.

    Well, the good news is that 47 Senators have listened to you and have
    cosigned a letter addressed to the Majority Leader from Senator Kay Bailey
    Hutchison. These signatures were obtained in two short days with Senators
    getting ready to leave town.

    The bad news is that our predictions have come true. Sen. Reid is trying to
    use procedural maneuvers to keep the bill from coming to the Senate floor
    for a vote.

    Without a vote in the Senate, it becomes clear that the House vote was an
    election year ploy... a deal cut by two anti-gunners: House Speaker Nancy
    Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

    Put another way, the House vote merely provides "cover" for many "F" rated

    After all, 47 congressmen who voted in favor of the bill are rated "F" by
    Gun Owners of America. Included in this number are three Democrats who are
    running statewide for open U.S. Senate seats (Tom Udall in New Mexico, Mark
    Udall in Colorado and Tom Allen in Maine).

    Four congressmen who voted to repeal D.C.'s gun laws also cosponsored a bill
    to ban so-called assault weapons!

    So after giving "F" rated Democrats in the House a chance to vote pro-gun,
    the Democrat leadership is keeping their party members in the Senate from
    voting on the bill (to prevent the bill from being signed into law by the

    It is vital that more Senators support the Hutchison effort. Her letter
    states that, "For more than thirty years, the District of Columbia has
    subjected residents to the most prohibitive gun control laws of any city in
    the nation, requiring rifles and shotguns to be registered, stored unloaded,
    and either locked or disassembled. Despite the Court's ruling in June, the
    District of Columbia city council has continued to exact onerous and
    unconstitutional firearm regulations on law-abiding residents."

    That's why HR 6842 is needed. Time is of the essence.


    1) Please contact your Senators again and make sure they continue to put
    pressure on Majority Leader Harry Reid, to force him to bring up HR 6842
    (the D.C. gun ban repeal) for a vote.

    2) GOA is the only national group that both has a plan for pushing this bill
    through the Senate and is actively working to get cosignatories on the
    Hutchison letter. Please ask other groups to join this effort to get
    signatures on the letter and, ultimately, to get Reid to schedule a vote in
    the Senate on repealing the D.C. gun ban.

    CONTACT INFORMATION: You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center
    at GOA Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the
    pre-written e-mail message below. And, you can call your Senators at
    202-224-3121 or toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

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

    Dear Senator:

    If you have already signed on to the Kay Bailey Hutchison letter -- directed
    to Sen. Harry Reid -- then I want to thank you. If you have done that, then
    please keep urging him to bring up the D.C. gun ban repeal (HR 6842) for a

    If you have not joined on to this letter yet, I urge you to cosign it right
    away. This important letter urges Reid "to ensure that D.C. residents do
    not have to wait any longer to realize their constitutional rights by
    allowing the full Senate to consider H.R. 6842 before the 110th Congress

    This is an issue that I strongly believe in, and if you support the Second
    Amendment, then you should support the rights of D.C. residents by signing
    on to this letter, as well.

    Gun Owners of America will score the signing of this letter in its upcoming
    congressional rating. Please let me know how you intend to act.Sincerely,


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    Sep 2007
    Didn't the D.C. City Council recently ease some of its restrictions on its own recently?

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    I have decided to expend all of my resources in defeating this...person... in 2010 when the seat is up for vote again.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

  5. My U.S. Senators are Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer.

    'Nuff said!:suicide:
    Stay safe - DW
    NRA Endowment Member
    Retired Fed

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingwolf View Post
    My U.S. Senators are Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer.

    'Nuff said!:suicide:
    Unlucky you! Not surprisingly, they both made this top ten list of the ten most anti gun senators.

    Top 10 Anti-Gun Senators | Human Events | Find Articles at BNET

    Since Mike DeWine lost his reelection bid in 2006, I would replace his name on the list with that of Barack Obama.

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